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Previous Poll Results:
Question: How often do you look at the scanlation releases on MangaUpdates?
Multiple times a day - votes: 602 (22.9%)
Once a day - votes: 399 (15.2%)
Few times a week - votes: 570 (21.7%)
Once a week or less - votes: 631 (24%)
Never - votes: 425 (16.2%)
There were 2627 total votes.
The poll ended: April 30th, 2022 3:31pm PDT
I don't think many of you realize that the red numbers for most recently chapter in your reading lists are driven by the releases that are added here
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» vigorousjammer on April 30th, 2022, 5:46pm
So, on average, yeah, they still suck.
» F_J on April 30th, 2022, 10:32pm
» VawX on April 30th, 2022, 11:14pm
But Ghost in the Shell kinda bad so I'm not so sure mmm...
» Ceiye on May 1st, 2022, 2:30am
» Trimutius on May 1st, 2022, 3:59am
» Joese on May 1st, 2022, 8:19am
I also quite dislike Asian adaptations and how many actors heavily bleach their hair and look nothing like what they're adapting
» mallika23 on May 2nd, 2022, 1:33am
I watched Erased, Ruroni Kenshin, and Homunculus recently, and I was surprised that I quite enjoyed them. Especially Erased. I thought, "Ah, does JDrama/films adapted from manga finally got a new light?" 😅
Anyway, I do realize that new chapter updates notifications on my list came from the Releases page. It's just I'm not too sure if I should answer "every day" or "never", since I always checked directly on my list page. 😂
» Katsono on May 2nd, 2022, 4:15am
» amy_levi on May 2nd, 2022, 11:51am
» residentgrigo on May 6th, 2022, 11:07am
Novel adaptations that strike out aren´t really new either. See Hachi: A Dog's Tale (2008). Remakes as The Magnificent Seven and Yojimbo from the 60s are also noteworthy. Even Star Wars was a remake of The Hidden Fortress in one of the early drafts but none of these are recognizable to have "Japanese" origins. Who knows what the next accidentally good Hollywood adaptation will be but it needs to feel or look "anime" to move the needle. Gundam by Netflix? I sadly have to go with still suck as no signs of a turnaround can be seen as of now.
Nolan and Phase One of the MCU were needed to give superhero films a baseline of quality. Full-on turds like Hellboy 2019 or hacked together messes like Dark Pheonix, Josstice League and Morbius are now exceptions. CBMs rarely offend unless the production process was disturbed. You can´t say that about the 00s despite giving us genre highlights such as Road To Perdition, Nolan´s Batman, Spider-man 1/2, Watchmen or X-men 2. Something like Jump Studios and one of the Big 5 going all-in on animanga would be needed to reach current CBM production standards but I could see the almost respectable stage being reached in a decade if things begin to turn around and fast. Award Buzz, a billion-dollar film and top positions on streaming are the goals and not "just" good films/shows.
» hkanz on May 6th, 2022, 4:07pm
» Suxinn on May 6th, 2022, 6:11pm
I find adaptations in general a hard thing to get right, in any medium, and live-action adaptation of anime/manga just balloons that difficulty exponentially since most anime/manga are made without any thought to realism or budgeting.
Modern-day CG has certainly brought down the expenses of making SFF live-action, but it's still a dicey risk to take, doubly so with a foreign franchise. And of course, most aren't really made with any thought to it taking place in the real world -- I mean, shoujo school-life series get plenty of (Asian) live-action adaptations, but Hollywood? Wants all the shounen action stuff with their wild action sequences and gravity-defying, multi-color hair. (But, then again, the western remake of Taiyou no Uta sucked, so we might be dodging a bullet with Hollywood's utter disinterest in shoujo romance adaptations.)
There are plenty of stuff that could work really well as a western live-action show, like Urasawa's thrillers, but those are somehow always the ones that end up stuck in development hell for some reason.