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11-02-11, 10:01 PM

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According to Asahi Newspaper, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) has invested six billion yen ($77 million) in the establishment of a new company "All Nippon Entertainment Works". The company will acquire film rights of Japanese anime and toys and produce movies in Hollywood with producers in the US. INCJ plans to acquire ten film rights and an investment of three billion yen in the first three years.

INCJ is an investment corporation funded by Japanese government and Development Bank of Japan. The business of INCJ is supervised by Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

Source: Asahi.com
 
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11-02-11, 10:09 PM

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So we can be expecting some Anime Adaptations or, just films? Either way, hopefully they'll be of high-quality, but I have my doubts.
 
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11-02-11, 10:16 PM

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SwanSoup said:
So we can be expecting some Anime Adaptations or, just films? Either way, hopefully they'll be of high-quality, but I have my doubts.

It's not clearly stated in the article, but they are talking about live action films based on anime, I guess.
 
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I don't care what they're trying to do for the Anime industry, it'll bring more bad than good...
 
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11-02-11, 10:17 PM

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sorry i'm having trouble understanding this. what exactly will this do?
 
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11-02-11, 10:19 PM

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Well, this seems like a disaster in the works!


 
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11-02-11, 10:23 PM

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Just the words "Hollywood" and "Anime" in the same sentence foretell misfortunes to come...
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11-02-11, 10:26 PM

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despite all the negative comments I am very interested to see were this goes, and if it will even be more than a bunch of straight to DVD B-movies.
 
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11-02-11, 10:27 PM

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Confucius said:
Just the words "Hollywood" and "Anime" in the same sentence foretell misfortunes to come...
 
11-02-11, 10:29 PM

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This probably won't end well.
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11-02-11, 10:43 PM

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Confucius said:
Just the words "Hollywood" and "Anime" in the same sentence foretell misfortunes to come...

This is exactly how I feel.
Take his BED.
 
11-02-11, 10:44 PM

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Expect Bleach, Naruto and One Piece live action movies to be announced in 3...2...1....
 
11-02-11, 10:45 PM

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So are they are planning on making new anime shows/films native to Americans? What?

 
11-02-11, 10:48 PM

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I think this is actually a great idea. The more exposure to the world the more funding, the more good animes really...
 
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Japanese Government To Sell Film Rights of Anime to Hollywood
Japanese Government To Gamble Taxpayers Money In Film Rights of Anime to Hollywood

Damn subsidies
 
11-02-11, 10:49 PM

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wait what...?? O.o
 
11-02-11, 10:54 PM

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I think they are trying to infiltrate the Western Industry that they will get the Rights to air all Japanese Movies in America. Meaning that every Animé & Movies will get to pass in their hands before they air it in America, instead of just selling the license to an American Company that will air it; they will be the ones to air it. Also it would increase the visibility of Animé merchandise on the market of America. That's what I think expanding the scope of Animé around the world.

dtshyk said:
The company will acquire film rights of Japanese anime and toys and produce movies in Hollywood with producers in the US. INCJ plans to acquire ten film rights and an investment of three billion yen in the first three years.

 
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yea... dislike...



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11-02-11, 10:55 PM

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Live Action School Days?
 
11-02-11, 11:09 PM

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giraffesyo said:
I think this is actually a great idea. The more exposure to the world the more funding, the more good animes really...

This. If they produce more live-action films based on anime (assuming they're not Dragonball Evolution) there will be more interest and hopefully more sales, which is a good thing.
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Salinga said:
giraffesyo said:
I think this is actually a great idea. The more exposure to the world the more funding, the more good animes really...

This. If they produce more live-action films based on anime (assuming they're not Dragonball Evolution) there will be more interest and hopefully more sales, which is a good thing.


Unless USA will make some derp movies that will totally miss the point of the original anime or change it very much so the average american will understand it. Either way I see it as bad thing since Hollywood can only make 2-3 good movies/year. The rest are summer blockbusters that have no real value thus being junk.
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11-02-11, 11:19 PM

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Well the words "Anime" and "Hollywood" already make me skeptical, like probably most other people.

But i'll rather just wait and see what this'll bring. It's too soon to be speculating on news that's quite brief. Who knows, this may, _somehow_ end up as a good thing.
 
11-02-11, 11:21 PM

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I will support this. It will do more good and help the industry, so I don't see how people can say it won't and "they don't care what it will do for the industry" when nothing has even happened yet.
giraffesyo said:
I think this is actually a great idea. The more exposure to the world the more funding, the more good animes really...

I agree with this.
 
11-02-11, 11:22 PM

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Edge12 said:
I think they are trying to infiltrate the Western Industry that they will get the Rights to air all Japanese Movies in America. Meaning that every Animé & Movies will get to pass in their hands before they air it in America, instead of just selling the license to an American Company that will air it; they will be the ones to air it. Also it would increase the visibility of Animé merchandise on the market of America. That's what I think expanding the scope of Animé around the world.

dtshyk said:
The company will acquire film rights of Japanese anime and toys and produce movies in Hollywood with producers in the US. INCJ plans to acquire ten film rights and an investment of three billion yen in the first three years.
That is pretty clearly not what is happening.

This is almost certainly bad news though.
 
11-03-11, 12:59 AM

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this is not good,,
not at all
i hope they dont make it worse
i am going to be the i the one with the biggest manga pocket collgection

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11-03-11, 1:13 AM

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will see

its still to early for judging
 
11-03-11, 1:55 AM

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Corsair857 said:
despite all the negative comments I am very interested to see were this goes, and if it will even be more than a bunch of straight to DVD B-movies.


V cinema or srtight to video stuff is alot of the time better than mainstream theatrical release movies most of takahashi miike works are v cinema
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6 Impact on General Pop Culture in Japan and the West 7 Impact on Otaku Culture in Japan and the West
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11-03-11, 2:12 AM

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All I can see this ending up being is a bunch of crappy movies that should never have been brought into existence. I might be wrong though. We'll see.
 
11-03-11, 2:18 AM

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dtshyk said:
"All Nippon Entertainment Works". The company will acquire film rights of Japanese anime and toys and produce movies in Hollywood with producers in the US.
This is an ominous statement.
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Seijurou said:
dtshyk said:
"All Nippon Entertainment Works". The company will acquire film rights of Japanese anime and toys and produce movies in Hollywood with producers in the US.
This is an ominous statement.

al long as thy keep stuff cannon thats fine
my 11 main things i rate on

1 Impact on Impact on industry both the anime and Original Manga had
2 TV Ratings in Japan [ Gross for movies Unit sales for OVAs 3 Manga Ka of the Sourcework
4 how loyal the anime stayed to its source how well the compare to other big name in its genre
5 Seiyuu casting [ how many i know by voice i use the royal I here ]
6 Impact on General Pop Culture in Japan and the West 7 Impact on Otaku Culture in Japan and the West
8 Music[ Instrumentation]
9 merchandise sales
10 art style 11 Studio who produced the anime[ and what thay have done for the industry]





 
11-03-11, 2:23 AM

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well i can only hope for the best
 
11-03-11, 2:30 AM

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Live Action School Days?
LOL, after the fuss over Scream, which was edited over 8 times and was not allowed to have a school setting for the sequels? What about Sailor Moon and One Piece? Ishihara is easy-going when compared to the American folks.
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11-03-11, 2:34 AM

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i like to the lieceing of the live action Maison Ikkoku but barring that no other live action movie adatation of manga are vvry good old boy not withstanding of corse
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5 Seiyuu casting [ how many i know by voice i use the royal I here ]
6 Impact on General Pop Culture in Japan and the West 7 Impact on Otaku Culture in Japan and the West
8 Music[ Instrumentation]
9 merchandise sales
10 art style 11 Studio who produced the anime[ and what thay have done for the industry]





 
11-03-11, 2:38 AM

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oh great more badly adaptied anime i hope this american company bleeds its profits and goes bankrupt

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11-03-11, 2:42 AM

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Geez, who cares. Hollywood churns out piles of utter shit every year, it doesn't matter if it's based or anime or not based on anime, Hollywood films don't register on my radar anyway.
 
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cr4sian_phil said:
Expect Bleach, Naruto and One Piece live action movies to be announced in 3...2...1....

Followed by press releases from the creators saying how they had absolutely nothing to do with this

At best this could produce some good adaptations and introduce anime and manga stories to audiences who would normally avoid them. At worst it could be 2 or 3 Dragonball Evolution level movies (or worse, it really could be worse... probably involving Uwe Boll) and push off the concept of anime movies getting respect by another 10 years

 
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Maybe they do this to get more people buying anime. For example, if they make an live action adaptation and it airs around the whole planet in theatres, that will lead to people wanting to see more of it and buying the anime or manga because of it. I think it's a very thoughtful strategy, and if they lower the prices of anime BD's and include subtitles in multiple languages, then there's maybe a way to make to anime industry more profitable. That's at least the way I would do it.
 
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At best this could produce some good adaptations and introduce anime and manga stories to audiences who would normally avoid them. At worst it could be 2 or 3 Dragonball Evolution level
At best this could produce some good adaptations and introduce anime and manga stories to audiences who would normally avoid them. At worst it could be 2 or 3 Dragonball Evolution level movies (or worse, it really could be worse... probably involving Uwe Boll) and push off the concept of anime movies getting respect by another 10 years


god.. i hate that guy...
 
11-03-11, 3:10 AM

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If this company goes bankrupt it means that the Japanese government is hurt remember. They do fund this company.
 
11-03-11, 3:22 AM

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Live Action School Days?

dear god i hope not D: might as well say live action master of martial hearts
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11-03-11, 3:38 AM

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Noooooooo!
it won't be called ANIME if that's the case.

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Why are you watching the S2 of the anime that you loathe?
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11-03-11, 3:43 AM

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it stinks and sucks
 
11-03-11, 3:50 AM

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Well, seeing as producers will be from US, and the whole thing will be done in Hollywood, I think we can expect a lot of bloody awesome movies in years to come! ^^

Unless they decide to do live action Green Green/B Gata H Kei or something. xD
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11-03-11, 3:59 AM

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Well, seeing as producers will be from US, and the whole thing will be done in Hollywood, I think we can expect a lot of bloody awesome movies in years to come! ^^
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I'll give it a chance, as long as they stay away from any mecha, romance, ecchi, or harem anime.
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I hope at least they don't make another "Dragonball: Evolution"
 
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they should of staed aways from kamen rider or metal heros but saban did not and the us have made live action guyver and gundam movie
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1 Impact on Impact on industry both the anime and Original Manga had
2 TV Ratings in Japan [ Gross for movies Unit sales for OVAs 3 Manga Ka of the Sourcework
4 how loyal the anime stayed to its source how well the compare to other big name in its genre
5 Seiyuu casting [ how many i know by voice i use the royal I here ]
6 Impact on General Pop Culture in Japan and the West 7 Impact on Otaku Culture in Japan and the West
8 Music[ Instrumentation]
9 merchandise sales
10 art style 11 Studio who produced the anime[ and what thay have done for the industry]





 
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matrixtrap said:
I'll give it a chance, as long as they stay away from any mecha, romance, ecchi, or harem anime.

It's likely that ecchi and harem anime wouldn't remotely be considered because of,
1. While they're extremely popular amongst the otaku community of both Japan and and the online anime community, they wouldn't do remotely well with a larger audience.

And 2. Those type of anime work just as that, anime. As a film it'd be overly boring, making their lack of a real plot that much more present.

A romance however wouldn't be a bad idea, with series like Kare Kano to take into account. It'd do a good job of showing the artistic side of anime which this company would need to actually build an audience. If I was them I'd go to acclaimed creator's for original stories than just randomly turning an anime into a film. Line up people like Naoki Urasawa and Narita Ryohgo, and connect their former works with the film.

I'm sure nothing i said made a lick of sense considering I'm minutes away from going to sleep, and I don't feel like reading it over to correct errors.
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it will never work well since it's rigged by government you know
 
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i've got a really bad feeling about this.
i guess there will be no more good Animes.
 
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