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Aug 2, 2016 12:43 PM
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American production company Skydance Media, a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures, has announced that they have acquired global rights for the upcoming Sword Art Online live-action TV series, which will be adapted from the original light novel. Film producer and executive producer Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) will write the script for the TV series. Miki Kazuma, editor of the light novel, mentioned that Kadokawa and Aniplex will release this news in Japan tomorrow morning.

The light novel, which is written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by abec, has been publishing since April 2009 and currently has 17 volumes in-print. It has been adapted into two TV anime series by A-1 Pictures. The first season was broadcast for two cours in Summer 2012, followed by a TV special in December 2013. The second season broadcast in 2014. In addition to the anime adaptation, the series has received multiple manga adaptations by various artists. A movie is expected to premiere in Japan on February 18, 2017.

The series charted in the first half of the yearly manga and light novel rankings, selling a total of 489,374 copies, the second-to-most sales per series, while the 4th volume of Sword Art Online: Progressive was the most sold light novel volume with a total of 284,686 copies. Yen Press licensed the light novel and Aniplex of America licensed each of the TV series, as well as the special, for North American release.

Source: Skydance Media News Press
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Aug 2, 2016 12:48 PM

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lol

Soon every anime will get a live action adaptation and anime community will be known as "the spawn point of those shitty fantasy movies" instead of "the child porn cartoons"


Ofc they are doing SAO Live action too...Wait...Is this gonna be a TV Show?not a movie? o_O

That...might actually work...Depending on how much/which stuff they change...

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Aug 2, 2016 12:50 PM

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Why dose this need an live action adaptation?


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VRV not being available in Canada. This stupid bullshit piss me off

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Aug 2, 2016 12:51 PM

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Oh and what's more it's a TV series not a movie o___o
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Aug 2, 2016 12:57 PM

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@blue-y I looked it up, the "Avatar" they're referring to is the movie about the blue people.

This will definitely be a train wreck.
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-Me, and probably every single person watching that damn show.
 
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Aug 2, 2016 12:58 PM
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LoneWizard said:
lol

Ofc they are doing SAO Live action too...

Soon every anime will get a live action adaptation and anime community will be known as "the spawn point of those shitty fantasy movies" instead of "the child porn cartoons"


You can say that again xD
...tho it's still better than the situation now
 
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Oh boy, Cancer is gonna spread worldwide and it will be well-known to normies.

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thye wil butcher ot simple as that
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Aug 2, 2016 12:59 PM

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I hope it will include daddy issues
 
Aug 2, 2016 1:01 PM

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Can't be worse than the anime show. Surprised it's American and not Korean, since Korea loves that MMO crap.

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Aug 2, 2016 1:03 PM

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Can it get worse? It definitely can
 
Aug 2, 2016 1:04 PM

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I like SAO but i cant help to think that it will be unbearable cringe in live action.

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Aug 2, 2016 1:11 PM

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What scares me most is the writer for this live action series said this:
"for years... [I have] been inspired by the inventive and masterful storytelling of the SAO franchise."

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"WE'RE FUCKED!!!!"
 
Aug 2, 2016 1:12 PM

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This ..... this could .... this may work if enough effort is put down. As a fan of the series, I'm interested.
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Aug 2, 2016 1:12 PM

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LOL what? (when I first saw the poster I thought it's S3 announcement, my heart skipped a beat...)

Well, anyways, let's wait and see. As a fan of the series I'm still looking forward, producer worked on Avatar, after all.

I hope it's not Dragon ball evolution V2

P.S let the shit-storm begin!!!
I love it
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T-the profecies were right...the end of the world is near. Death by live action loli tentacle rape
 
Aug 2, 2016 1:19 PM

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It was only a matter of time...
 
Aug 2, 2016 1:20 PM

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AvidAnimeViewer said:
What scares me most is the writer for this live action series said this:
"for years... [I have] been inspired by the inventive and masterful storytelling of the SAO franchise."

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"WE'RE FUCKED!!!!"



THE END IS NEAR!

but..tbh, how can they make this anyway? the cast? probably another dragon ball evolution
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OH NO NotLikeThis
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Aug 2, 2016 1:22 PM

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In b4 this more faithfully adapts the novels than the original anime did.
 
Aug 2, 2016 1:29 PM

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In b4 this more faithfully adapts the novels than the original anime did.


At least the writer has some interest in the series himself, unlike anime director...
 
Aug 2, 2016 1:29 PM

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No... No... how about no...
 
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Okami_doge said:
AvidAnimeViewer said:
What scares me most is the writer for this live action series said this:
"for years... [I have] been inspired by the inventive and masterful storytelling of the SAO franchise."

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...
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"WE'RE FUCKED!!!!"



THE END IS NEAR!

but..tbh, how can they make this anyway? the cast? probably another dragon ball evolution


I can already hear the gaming terms. "Yo noob, lets gank that mob over there!" It'll probably be Americanized like Edge of Tomorrow and be nothing like the show.

On a side note, where the fuck is Guillermo del Toro's Monster adaptation? That would actually work as a live-action American TV series.
 
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Okami_doge said:
but..tbh, how can they make this anyway? the cast? probably another dragon ball evolution
Dragon ball live action had great cast tho :I
 
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Gintama Live Action

and then SAO live action.

WHAT'S NEXT JAPAN ?!
HUNTER X HUNTER LIVE ACTION ?!
TOKYO GHOUL LIVE ACION ?! (ACTUALLY THEY ARE PLANNING TO MAKE IT)
TTGL LIVE ACTION ?!
FMA LIVE ACTION ?! STEINS;GATE LIVE ACTION ?! Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu ?! CLANNAD ?! NOT ONLY AOT LIVE ACTION IS SO SO SO FREAKING BAD AND NOW....YOU ARE PLANNING TO MAKE SAO LIVE ACTION WHICH MANY MANY MANY ANIME FANS FROM WEST DISLIKE AND HATE ?!

IS THIS THE END OF THE ANIME ?! SERIOUSLY. I MEAN, I DON'T WANT TO INSLUT A PERSON'S TASTE BUT THIS TIME I CAN'T LET IT ASIDE BECAUSE IT'S TOO FUCKING WEIRD. WITH THE CG AND ACT THAT JAPAN HAVE FOR LIVE ACTION...IT'S FREAKING IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!! DON'T TELL ME JUST FOR THE SAKE OF MONEY THEY ARE DOING THIS ?! MONEY ?! AGAIN ?! SERIOUSLY ?! I HATE THAT A LOT!

I DON'T KNOW PEOPLE'S OUTSIDE JAPAN THOUGHT ON JAPANESE ACTORS ACTING IN LIVE ACTION FILM BUT TO ME, I THINK IT'S SO BAD THAT I CAN'T EVEN HANDLE WATCHING IT. BUT STILL, THAT'S JUST MY OPINION. JUST A PERSON OPINION WOULD EVEN BUDGE IT. SO I WONDER WHAT OTHER PEOPLE THINK ON JAPANESE LIVE ACTION ACTOR....
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Looking forward to the scene where Asuna is raped by that elven dude.
 
Aug 2, 2016 1:32 PM

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Wait, that will mean we will have Sugou and the quasi.rape scene in live action? ALL MY FUCKING YES.
 
Aug 2, 2016 1:37 PM

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Hollywood hasn't learned their lesson.


 
Aug 2, 2016 1:42 PM

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Well....this should be interesting.

Stop. Calm yourself. You're an idiot.
 
Aug 2, 2016 1:43 PM

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Hay man if they managed to adopt Warcraft pretty sure this will work as well.
 
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The only anime I think would make a good movie is Baccano!
 
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FMA LIVE ACTION ?!


Already happening.
 
Aug 2, 2016 1:52 PM

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I'm already cringing.
My 12 year old cousin will probably love this.
Baby, daijobanai...
 
Aug 2, 2016 1:52 PM
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WTF, I wanna see how shit it's gonna be..

 
Aug 2, 2016 2:07 PM
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Meh, Japanese don't know how to make a good live action shows. Chinese are better at making live action films

They should just make SAO 3 instead of this crap
 
Aug 2, 2016 2:07 PM
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I'm not a hater of SAO but what the fuck is this?!!

Hahaha.....

Ha.....Ha....

Ha.....

Can't wait for ALO live action rape scene...
 
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Excuse me, I'm going to look as far away from this as I possibly can.
 
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Hype for the greatest trainwreck!
 
Aug 2, 2016 2:31 PM

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Major facepalm the wigs are gonna be great
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Aug 2, 2016 2:32 PM
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Given past live action adaptations of famous anime series, this one is probably not going to fare out well. That being said, seeing how faithful the series will turn out in comparison to the original anime series as well as the possibility of a certain scenes here and there make this not entirely a lost cause for me.
 
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Oh no...it's Live Action...bad!!!!!!!
 
Aug 2, 2016 2:46 PM

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Good for SAO :)
S3 when?
 
Aug 2, 2016 2:48 PM

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Anime shows are not meant to be adapted into live action shows. Ever.
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We're all fucked. The plebians are going to spread cancer and we're going to have to accept that anime is mainstream, now. FUCK. Why live action. Why. Live actions suck.
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What is with this stuff becoming live action for western media latetly...it is going to become a common thing now?

but on a real note...this i just have to see at the very least to see if it will work ( i doubt it )
 
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ichii_1 said:
Good for SAO :)
S3 when?


After the Movie ( which is a stop gap measure) so they can finish Alicization in Light novel form first.
 
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We're all fucked. The plebians are going to spread cancer and we're going to have to accept that anime is mainstream, now. FUCK. Why live action. Why. Live actions suck.


lmao, that was hilarious. Fucking plebs
We need to set hollywood on fire
 
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God hasn't forgiven us, yet.
 
Aug 2, 2016 3:39 PM
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Has history not thought us anything...
 
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really don't care about SAO but this will be fun,LIVE-ACTION BABY!!! prepare yourself SAO fans :D
 
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