Every upcoming Hollywood anime live action adaptation

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Much like the phrase “video game adaptation” shoots fear into the hearts of gamers around the world, the words “anime live-action adaptation” have the world’s webs cowering in fear. While the former has experienced an increase in quality with people like Detective Pikachu and HBO’s The Last of Us, Anime adaptations featuring people cosplaying as beloved characters tend to be an insult to their respective fandoms.

Recently the Netflix live-action adaptation of the popular 90’s sci-fi anime Cowboy Bebop prompted both fans and the show’s creator, Shinichiro Watanabe, to express his displeasure with the direction of the canceled show. In conversation with forbesWatanabe said it was “very difficult” for him to get through the live-action show’s casino scene (his first scene, btw). In fact, Watanabe gave up after the people at Netflix sent him a video of the opening scene.

“It clearly wasn’t that Cowboy Bebop and I realized at that point that it wouldn’t be if I wasn’t involved Cowboy Bebop‘ Watanabe said forbes I felt like maybe I should have done that. Although the value of the original anime is somehow much higher now.”

Continue reading: Fans in Japan don’t want these animes to be adapted into live-action films

Suffice it to say that live-action anime adaptations are an arduous endeavor for both the creators and the fans. Despite what history has taught us, production studios and streamers are pushing ahead with their live-action anime adaptations. As a service to my fellow anime lovers, here is a list of all the confirmed animes to get the live-action treatment.

https://kotaku.com/netflix-one-piece-yu-yu-hakusho-anime-live-action-netfl-1850050620 Every upcoming Hollywood anime live action adaptation

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