From Dragon Ball to The Last Airbender, the normally reliable folks in Hollywood have consistently failed to properly adapt classic Anime series from Japan into viable movies. Why is that?
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I don't think we'll see any good live action animes until those from the latest generations grow up, because they hold a deeper love for the genre. That is why it took so long for super hero movies to excel.
So true. I'll never forgive whoever put together that Dragon Ball fiasco.
Perhaps Hollywood producers and directors who are capable of not being cheesy are eager to work with big-name Hollywood actors, so only 2nd-rate (or lower) Hollywood talent works on Japanese anime-sourced projects.
A valid point, Sid. Very good.
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I respectfully disagree with you about the Dragonball movie. It was not faithful to the series AT ALL and that's WHY it was such a big problem. Hollywood turned Goku from a playful kid to an angsty teen--NO NO NO!
True, but it's amazing to me how such great stories from these anime shows can't translate to the big screen. The makers already have key pieces in place, they just need to get the casting right. Yet they can't.
It doesn't work because they don't give it a fair chance! They try to mold anime plots into the age-old troupes what they know will make them at least a little money. It's bogus.