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Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 05:48 PM Reply

Okay, many of you hate anime and thats fair enough, but for those who dont, I bring bad news.

Akira is being adapted into a live action movie. I dont know when it was announced so I may be late to the party, but just to make sure they really, totally fuck it up beyond recognition, heres some of hollywoods great ideas:

- It is no longer taking place in Tokyo, it's now New York.
- Justin Timberlake and Robert Pattinson are rumoured to be part of the main cast, even though they're all like, 15.
- Its an all white cast. No Japanese allowed.
- It's PG-13, and split into two parts.
- Tetsuo, is now Travis.

If you wanna read more, then go here.

So, yeah, for anyone who was a fan of Akira, the shits about to hit the fan...

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 05:49 PM Reply

I'll just do the same thing that I did with the DBZ movie.

I gave no shit.


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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 05:50 PM Reply

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 05:54 PM Reply

As long as they get the casting and director right, i'll still be highly anticipating the movie.
Tokyo, live action, caucasian or not. Garrett Hedlund would be fucking hardcore! Tetsuo needs a lot more thought in the casting!!

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 05:59 PM Reply

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 06:07 PM Reply

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At 3/30/11 05:50 PM, Corky-D wrote: TEEEEEEEEEETSUOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 06:10 PM Reply

This doesn't exist. It's all a lie...it has to be...oh god no...

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 06:10 PM Reply

At 3/30/11 06:07 PM, Corky-D wrote:
At 3/30/11 05:59 PM, TheSouthernTower wrote:
At 3/30/11 05:50 PM, Corky-D wrote: TEEEEEEEEEETSUOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 06:12 PM Reply

I may not watch anime but it does get on my tits seeing hollywood butcher other franchises


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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 06:17 PM Reply

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 06:19 PM Reply

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At 3/30/11 06:10 PM, TheSouthernTower wrote:
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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 06:19 PM Reply

At 3/30/11 05:48 PM, megakill wrote:
Akira is being adapted into a live action movie. I dont know when it was announced so I may be late to the party, but just to make sure they really, totally fuck it up beyond recognition, heres some of hollywoods great ideas:

- It is no longer taking place in Tokyo, it's now New York.

This is a pragmatic change, really. I don't think any American executive would think that Tokyo would be that relatable to most audiences in the US.
That part might be for the best.

- Justin Timberlake and Robert Pattinson are rumoured to be part of the main cast, even though they're all like, 15.

Justin Timberlake is almost 30, and he can actually act.
I highly recommend Black Snake Moan. He does a great job in that, even though his role is smaller than Christina Ricchi's or Samuel L Jackson's.

- Its an all white cast. No Japanese allowed.

Yes, because Holywood is going to put a bunch of Japanese people (or any other asians) in a film to please a bunch of anime fans.

- It's PG-13, and split into two parts.

OH MAN IT'S HARRY POTTER ALL OVER AGAIN.

I don't know, most of the things that would make it R rated would be easy to trim (cursing and such), while they could still pull off horrifying violence, since the MPAA has next to no problem with that.

Or they could go the way of Alien of The Thing and make the horrors only on the periphery of the audience's vision.
It's always shit when they show EVERYTHING THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE HORRIFYING AND SCARY.
Leave some to the imagination, and you'll be amazed at how effective it is.

- Tetsuo, is now Travis.:

Well, have you ever heard of an American called Tetsuo?
It's more believable for an American to be called Travis than Tetsuo, a Japanese name that would probably be unknown if he wasn't a notable anime/manga character.


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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 06:20 PM Reply

PG-13, oh wow.

How they ever figured that out is amazing.


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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 06:26 PM Reply

At 3/30/11 05:48 PM, megakill wrote: - Justin Timberlake and Robert Pattinson are rumoured to be part of the main cast, even though they're all like, 15.
- It's PG-13, and split into two parts.

Two biggest flaws, right here.

The main cast of Akira were teenagers for a reason. You can't have the impact of the whole "gang violence" setting without that. PG-13? The movie was EXTREMELY graphic, so this is a facepalm. AND FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, THIS IS FILMMAKING 101: DO NOT SPLIT THE MOVIE UNLESS YOU KNOW IT WILL BE SUCCESSFUL. Jesus, this is common fucking sense.

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 08:01 PM Reply

you think thats bad, hollywood is getting their hands on death note and making Zack Efron star as L


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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 08:45 PM Reply

At 3/30/11 06:19 PM, EvilerBowser1001 wrote:
At 3/30/11 05:48 PM, megakill wrote:
Akira is being adapted into a live action movie. I dont know when it was announced so I may be late to the party, but just to make sure they really, totally fuck it up beyond recognition, heres some of hollywoods great ideas:

- It is no longer taking place in Tokyo, it's now New York.
This is a pragmatic change, really. I don't think any American executive would think that Tokyo would be that relatable to most audiences in the US.
That part might be for the best.

- Justin Timberlake and Robert Pattinson are rumoured to be part of the main cast, even though they're all like, 15.
Justin Timberlake is almost 30, and he can actually act.
I highly recommend Black Snake Moan. He does a great job in that, even though his role is smaller than Christina Ricchi's or Samuel L Jackson's.

- Its an all white cast. No Japanese allowed.
Yes, because Holywood is going to put a bunch of Japanese people (or any other asians) in a film to please a bunch of anime fans.

- It's PG-13, and split into two parts.
OH MAN IT'S HARRY POTTER ALL OVER AGAIN.

I don't know, most of the things that would make it R rated would be easy to trim (cursing and such), while they could still pull off horrifying violence, since the MPAA has next to no problem with that.

Or they could go the way of Alien of The Thing and make the horrors only on the periphery of the audience's vision.
It's always shit when they show EVERYTHING THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE HORRIFYING AND SCARY.
Leave some to the imagination, and you'll be amazed at how effective it is.

- Tetsuo, is now Travis.:
Well, have you ever heard of an American called Tetsuo?
It's more believable for an American to be called Travis than Tetsuo, a Japanese name that would probably be unknown if he wasn't a notable anime/manga character.

You make some good points, you know, about American audiences being able to relate to it taking place in America, Justin Timberlake being able to act, not throwing in Japanese people for the hell of it, and Travis being more relateable to Americans than Tetsuo.

Except the original film was mostly addressing what its like to be a teenager in Japan. Not an American, in America. Sure the story was about ascending to a higher state of conciousness and not being able to handle the transformation and such, but it still doesnt change the fact that a lot of it was to do with being a pubescent teenager, in Japan. And yes, Justin can act, however, Tetsuo is like, 15. Justin is 30. How can that possibly work out?

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 08:47 PM Reply

They're basing an anime on the upcoming Akira movie? So unoriginal.


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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 08:47 PM Reply

At 3/30/11 08:01 PM, gothicawolf wrote: you think thats bad, hollywood is getting their hands on death note and making Zack Efron star as L

SHUT. DOWN. EVERYTHING!!!!

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 08:51 PM Reply

Seeing how Tetsuo shared the same VA with Johan Liebert and some dude from Yu Yu Hakusho, I wouldn't be surprised if the studio decides to troll everyone by mixing up those references together for the film.

Tetsuo is a psychotic killer who shoots beam of energy out of his finger and a Canadian tourist named Kaneda is the only one who can stop him...

Cue the DBE style fight scene!

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 08:53 PM Reply

Poor Japan, why does Hollywood keep raping its franchises? Dragonball, Godzilla, now this?

I swear, Naruto's day is coming...


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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 08:56 PM Reply

At 3/30/11 08:53 PM, RockLou wrote: Poor Japan, why does Hollywood keep raping its franchises? Dragonball, Godzilla, now this?

I swear, Naruto's day is coming...

In Naruto's case, no biggie.

Just don't adapt any of those magical girls anime...


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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 09:38 PM Reply

Akira was gay to begin with.


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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 09:57 PM Reply

I think even people who hate Anime could enjoy Akira. But that being said, It's inevitable that Hollywood will continue to ruin our nice things...this is why we can't have nice things damn it. Just accept it, appreciate the original thing and move on.

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 10:26 PM Reply

They should at least add someone Asian enough in the cast to make the movie more believable to me.
I don't know. I'll just be looking forward to the critics' reviews. :|

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 10:47 PM Reply

At 3/30/11 05:48 PM, megakill wrote: Okay, many of you hate anime and thats fair enough, but for those who dont, I bring bad news.

Akira is being adapted into a live action movie. I dont know when it was announced so I may be late to the party, but just to make sure they really, totally fuck it up beyond recognition, heres some of hollywoods great ideas:

Oh come on, a live action version of an old anime movie might be bad, but it can't be horrible.

- It is no longer taking place in Tokyo, it's now New York.

...ok...I can see they are trying to make it more American, nothin' too wrong with that...

- Justin Timberlake and Robert Pattinson are rumoured to be part of the main cast, even though they're all like, 15.

Now they are trying to piss us off.

- Its an all white cast. No Japanese allowed.

Again with more American, but still NO JAPANESE? You can't have a live action anime without japanese, it's a horrible idea!

- It's PG-13, and split into two parts.

no.....NONONONONO!!! I don't care about spliting it into two parts, but it pisses me off that it's going to be pg-13, since the original was bloody and violent to the point of no return.

- Tetsuo, is now Travis.

You motherfuckers!!!

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So, yeah, for anyone who was a fan of Akira, the shits about to hit the fan...

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 30th, 2011 @ 10:57 PM Reply

All those questions are retarded.


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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 31st, 2011 @ 12:31 AM Reply

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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 31st, 2011 @ 01:59 AM Reply

The first anime I actually watched that wasn't pokemon and the like. It was very good...PG13 really doesnt work with that film...

Also...yea...what an incredibly shit and pathetic idea to make a live action movie of that, or almost anything who even cares for live action movies why do they keep doing them they all suck demon balls....and demon balls aren't good.


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Response to Akira...the live action movie... Mar. 31st, 2011 @ 02:17 AM Reply

At 3/30/11 05:48 PM, megakill wrote: - It's PG-13, and split into two parts.

Like... 2 movies? How's that going to work if the first one falls flat on it's face? Also, PG-13... ughhhhhh.


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