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Sep 27, 2017 10:54 PM
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A live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.) anime film has been announced to be produced by Paramount Pictures and American production company Bad Robot on Wednesday. J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Lindsey Weber from Bad Robot will be producing the film, along with the original film's producer Genki Kawamura. Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival) will compose the script. The two companies are collaborating with Toho on the production, the company that produced the original film, who will also handle the film's distribution in Japan.

Since its premiere in Japan in August 2016, Kimi no Na wa. has become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time in Japan, the second-highest grossing Japanese film, and the second highest-grossing anime film; with a box office revenue of more than $355 million. The film won the Best Animated Film award in the 71st Mainichi Film Awards earlier this year, and was nominated for the Animation of the Year award in the 40th Japanese Academy Prize in March.

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>Hollywood

I sense Salty *WHITEWASHING* circle jerking attempt by some Fag in this community

How toxic this marketing crap can be -_-
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Sep 27, 2017 11:02 PM

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Cashing in on the cash cow, huh? Won't even have the visuals this time.
 
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Sep 27, 2017 11:06 PM
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Aaaaand it's gonna end up like death note, ghost in the shell and dragonball... Please staaaap
 
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Sep 27, 2017 11:08 PM
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lol i have not seen it yet but i got a feeling Hollywood is gonna dumb down the story
 
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Sep 27, 2017 11:08 PM

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Dammit now i gotta waste more energy and time by writing more hate posts about it!
It's Death Note netflix, Ghost in a shell, all over again.
 
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Sep 27, 2017 11:13 PM

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I do think a western adaption of this movie will be better than a Japanese live action, mostly because better acting and nicer visuals. It's not being adapted from a series too so it has a lower chance of being butchered. Though I do still have low expectations for it, well I didn't think the anime was that amazing either, but I'm interested to see how this goes.
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Sep 27, 2017 11:15 PM

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The director of TFA producing it, huh. Wonder how he will handle a feelsy anime film.

It might be not as bad as we think it will be if Kawamura also has a hand in it, but the history of past Hollywood adaptations of anime will make most worried.
 
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Sep 27, 2017 11:16 PM

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nooooo!!! Noooo!!!! NOOOOOOO!!!
 
Sep 27, 2017 11:17 PM

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Can't wait for the inevitable casting controversy and everyone yelling whitewashing while they subsequently ignore the other "washings" going on. Not to mention how bad it's going to be.

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Sep 27, 2017 11:22 PM

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how dafaq is this gonna go?
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Sep 27, 2017 11:25 PM

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This will be bad, like really bad.
 
Sep 27, 2017 11:27 PM

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What's Next ? Monogatari Series?

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Sep 27, 2017 11:28 PM

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Can't wait. This might turns out to be great.
 
Sep 27, 2017 11:30 PM
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I'm looking forward to the movie. Even though it's probably going to be a huge dissapointment
 
Sep 27, 2017 11:33 PM

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People complaining about something that's not meant for them. This adaptation is meant for people who are not into anime, same goes for Death Note and Ghost in the Shell live action adaptation
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What's Next ? Monogatari Series?

that might not work
 
Sep 27, 2017 11:33 PM

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This is definitely an easier adaption than the recent Ghost in the Shell or Death Note. Should convert to a film much more easily. So definitely could work out.
 
Sep 27, 2017 11:34 PM

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My prediction: it will not be a good film. But if it ended up being good, it would be nice. Another good movie to watch is always nice in my book.
 
Sep 27, 2017 11:42 PM

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I can see it now:
"A young city boy from New York and an out of touch, backwater gal from Oklahoma find true love, and Bruce Willis must stop the meteor from destroying the Earth."
 
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I'm actually surprised they managed to get JJ. Abrams for this. These anime to Hollywood adaptations typically only get no-name directors. Abrams is not that good but at least he sure knows how to do a remake (Star Wars & Star Trek) *cue the 'rehash' complains*. Plus the fact that this is a movie to movie adaptation (rather than a manga or light novel) makes it more manageable (though it also begs the question of why this is necessary in the first place).

Since he's going to direct episode 9, this movie (if it indeed happens) is probably going to be released in 2021, which is for the better anyway, as that's a reasonable five year gap with the anime movie.
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Yikes. I wonder how they are going to put their own spin to it given that the fantasy element of Kimi no Na wa has a lot of Japanese cultural references and folklores weaved unto it.
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AvidAnimeViewer said:
I can see it now:
"A young city boy from New York and an out of touch, backwater gal from Oklahoma find true love, and Bruce Willis must stop the meteor from destroying the Earth."

Reading this is just realized that Kimi no na wa and Armageddon are set in the same universe.
 
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I can't wait to see this beautiful disaster on theatres.
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Hmmmmm. I can’t expect much. They make a lot of references to Japanese culture in this film, so how will they adapt that? Moreover, though Kimi No Na Wa. grossed well in Japan, it isn’t bound to be successful as a Hollywood remake. First they did the Netflix Death Note film, and now this? I’m going to be annoyed if they stray too much from the original plot.

Weird that suddenly the American entertainment industry decides to take more interest in anime and manga. Is that good for Japan? Who knows.
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Sep 28, 2017 12:05 AM

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Not looking forward to it. Every anime that has been adapted into live action by Hollywood is shit.
 
Sep 28, 2017 12:05 AM
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why do they do this to us? After the deathnote Netflix movie.
 
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Everyone get your umbrellas ready, a wave of shit is coming our way.
 
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Sep 28, 2017 12:23 AM
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This might not be bad. It doesn't look like a second second rate movie. It's obvious that it won't take place in Japan. Don't forget that this movie is an adaption which doesn't mean it will follow the original scene by scene,that's a misconception. It only means it will use some concepts of the original.
Don't compare it to DN because the staff in that one was worse and it was also harder to adapt than Kimi no Nawa.
 
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Meanwhile I still haven't even seen the movie yet. They certainly aren't wasting any time piggybacking off of this film's popularity. Like many Hollywood live-action adaptations before it, it'll probably have some sort of casting controversy and it'll probably suck.

I'm seeing people in this thread mentioning the fact that the film has Japanese cultural references......that can only mean one thing: this film is probably, like Netflix Death Note, going to be changed to an American setting to better accommodate the non-Japanese audience. So I most certainly wouldn't be surprised if, as a result, they cast white actors in the lead roles....I can already hear the cries of whitewashing....
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Sep 28, 2017 12:26 AM

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Hollywood continues to prove every year that they are creatively bankrupt. After only a year and they already trying to leech of the success of the next big anime. Cant wait for the whitewashing controversy bullshit during the casting and the amazing len flares that are going to be prevalent throughout the film.

I hope this flops because lawd knows if its a success then the Ghilbi films like Spirted Away and Princess Princess Mononoke are next. But lets their shitty anime adaptions didnt stop them in the past so i doubt it will now.
 
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Haha, the Japanese are already taking guesses of the cast and plot changes. You'd think that they'd start to get sick of these crappy adaptations already.
 
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Let's make this horrendous movie much more horrendous. Great job, Hollywood. This is amazing. Lmfao.
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only thing it had going for it was the animation so
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Let me guess, the cast will now be black and minorities. Cause it has to be Politically Correct.
 
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Agafin said:
I'm actually surprised they managed to get JJ. Abrams for this. These anime to Hollywood adaptations typically only get no-name directors. Abrams is not that good but at least he sure knows how to do a remake (Star Wars & Star Trek) *cue the 'rehash' complains*. Plus the fact that this is a movie to movie adaptation (rather than a manga or light novel) makes it more manageable (though it also begs the question of why this is necessary in the first place).

Since he's going to direct episode 9, this movie (if it indeed happens) is probably going to be released in 2021, which is for the better anyway, as that's a reasonable five year gap with the anime movie.

JJ, Abrams is the producer along with some other people. He won't direct the live action movie.
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Somehow I don't think this is gonna work.
 
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You'd think they'd learn from the negative trends of these adaptations but nope

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Umm, no, please...nooooo!
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Sep 28, 2017 3:07 AM

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Of course it will suck but people will still watch it, mission accomplished either way.
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Sep 28, 2017 3:16 AM
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So it's a mediocre story without the really good visuals? Yeah... okay. But Your Name fanboys will eat this up for breakfast.
 
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lets be real, it's finnaly not some action... it's already a good start, but still don't expect much tbh...
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It will be a disaster. This movie is deeply related with Japanese culture, traditions and beliefs. The plot of Kimi no Na wa relies on few Japanese (some of them are Asian in general) concepts. Without it, this movie has no sense at all.

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This is definitely an easier adaption than the recent Ghost in the Shell or Death Note. .

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This might not be bad. [...] It only means it will use some concepts of the original.
Don't compare it to DN because the staff in that one was worse and it was also harder to adapt than Kimi no Nawa.

Not at all. Not even close. GiTS and DN relies on universal conceptions, which can be adopted to all cultures without any problem and it could be done in decent way (doesn't matter that it turns of being a trash, it COULD be done right). KnNw is totally different.
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If the actors are white, this movie would have the biggest cliam to white washing (unlike the grey area ones before). Expecting a lot drama
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Sep 28, 2017 4:39 AM

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I was okay with Death Note, but this... no. Please no. Don't milk the series, there's no need for an anime like this to get a live-action, especially one that's not made in japan.
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Sep 28, 2017 5:00 AM
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geh here we go again, y'all
 
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Pretty sure it won't be anything like the original, def not looking forward to this
 
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There is japanese culture very tightly knitted around this movie,I can't imagine an American-esque version ,but will watch it anyways.
 
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And the funniest thing is that Hollywood did make some good adaptations of Japanese sources (like Hachi).

Sadly the anime ones always get screwed over,
Wel at least this one has a competent producer.

I mean why is it always done by a director who doesn't do it right?
Why can't there be one done by Quentin Tarantino or Del Toro?
 
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