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raa2001 11/4/2011 11:42:28 AM

 I dont like the idea of an Americanized Akira but most anime characters don't look Japanese either.  I hope they at least set it in a Japanese setting.

TremorDeth 11/4/2011 1:50:27 PM

I'm so unsure about it, I don't want to jump on the 'It will suck ass' bandwagon, but I'll reserve my judgement until it's out.  I want to see a decent guyver movie or at least a second season of the 2006 series...

wrrlykam 11/5/2011 10:09:18 AM

Bring on the Gangsta bling and rap music. Akira US will rock . . . the studio all the way to Chapter 11.  Unless the Studio pull off the greatest miracle ever, based on past Americanizations efforts I can't see this working.

Wyldstaar 11/5/2011 12:08:58 PM

raa2001- While it's certainly true that anime characters don't usually look Japanese, this is not the case with Akira.  Dark skin, dark hair, almond eyes and short stature all around were used in Akira.

I suspect this movie will wind up having little or nothing to do with the manga or the anime film.  The story is far too complex for most Hollywood studios to feel comfortable with.  As much as I grew to enjoy the anime, the first time I watched it, I had no idea WFT was going on half the time.  I probably had watched it three or four times before I really understood the story.  I guess it depends on who is handling the picture.  Inception had a radically complex story, and it got done.  Of course, Inception had a director behind it who'd been given carte blance by the studio.  Will Akira enjoy the same liberty?  Doubtfull.

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