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Keiichi Morisato

Ghost in the Shell Live Action, Your Thoughts?

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The point is, it was done by a Japanese production studio, not an American movie studio. That series was just not what I consider to be a good adaption. When you don't include Natsumi's superhuman abilities or use Mariah Carey's music as the series opening theme, then it's not going to be received very well. I have watched the eight episode series and while it's a typical Japanese police drama, it's just in name only of the original anime and manga series and isn't very faithful to the original source content.

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Truth be told, i dont think Scarlet Johanson did a bad interpretation of the Major. In all honesty, i don't think the original anime movie was THAT much good either. So much fuss about it, but i never really enjoyed it.

Some movie scenes are awesome, like the Major falling from the building, or entering through the window.

 

Now that you think about it, what anime movie wouldn't look just plain retarded if converted to a live action movie?

 

The best thing i've ever seen, (and it wasnt even an official anime-movie) was the Pacific Rim. I swear it could pass as an Evangelion live action movie..

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The thing is, Hollywood would be better off just doing anime feature films instead of the disaster films that we have been getting with the live action films. Fans have become so acclimated to English dubbed audio and these movie studios wouldn't have to worry about the backlash regarding "whitewashing" when it comes to these fan favorite anime characters. After all, many animated studios here in the states have went so far as to co-produce anime shows and anime fans with the anime studios. I just think that Hollywood has an abysmal track record when it comes to adapting popular anime into live action and the blowback usually ends up with disappointing ticket sales and losses to the movie studio. If I didn't know better, I would say they are doing this deliberately just for tax purposes, so they can write off the films when tax season comes around.

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15 hours ago, Urd said:

Now that you think about it, what anime movie wouldn't look just plain retarded if converted to a live action movie?

I personally found the "City Hunter" live action movie featuring Jackie Chan pretty good.

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Traditionally, the only studios who can do a live action adaption of an anime properly is the originating publishers and studios of the anime and manga. I've just never been too fond of American adaptions of anime and manga, ever since I saw Warriors of the Wind and found out that it was from an anime film based on a manga series that was horribly edited, chopped and massacred. I eventually discovered it was from the original anime film, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, by Hayao Miyazaki, one of my all-time favorite classic manga series. It's gotten so bad that I'm almost to the point where I won't go to see an adaption of an anime or manga that has been adapted into live action by an American movie studio. There are, at least, a dozen so called film adaptions already lined up for production and I don't anticipate that any of them will be any good or faithful to the original source material.

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17 hours ago, Urd said:

Truth be told, i dont think Scarlet Johanson did a bad interpretation of the Major. In all honesty, i don't think the original anime movie was THAT much good either. So much fuss about it, but i never really enjoyed it.

Some movie scenes are awesome, like the Major falling from the building, or entering through the window.

That's my initial assessment. It's a beautifully animated work of art with a boring inhuman performance by The Major.

The scene where she chases down a guy in a flooded colorful billboard city is the best scene of the movie. 

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