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RSS FeedsLeave Akira Alone: Here Are 7 Anime Hollywood Should Adapt Instead
(GameSpot Wii News)


13 october 2017 00:41:38

Leave Akira Alone: Here Are 7 Anime Hollywood Should Adapt Instead
(GameSpot Wii News)

Listen to fans, for onceThe live-action Akira movie may have a director, with Thor Ragnarok´s Taika Waititi reportedly in talks to take charge. But maybe adapting Akira isn`t a good idea to begin with? Hollywood`s anime adaptations tend to deviate from the source material, throwing cultural and historical value to the wind, and fans rarely end up happy.Fortunately, there is a solution, but it involves taking risks with anime titles that may not be as popular as Akira. There are plenty of series with universal appeal that would come without the pitfalls of something as iconic as Akira. Here´s our list of anime that Hollywood should adapt instead of screwing up Akira. ClaymoreClaire is a warrior out for revenge. As a `claymore, ` she travels around a fictional medieval landscape fighting `Youma,` which are humanoid shape-shifters that feed on humans. After meeting Raki, a lone man who has lost his family to Youma, the two journey out to kill every last demon, while discovering secrets about themselves in the process.The armor and weaponry are a point of reference to medieval times but there is no clear indication of where the series specifically takes place. This leaves the series open for any Hollywood screenwriter to create their own set of rules that are digestible for a general audience--unlike Akira, where the rules set in stone and any changes could make the original story unrecognizable. Attack on TitanThe story of Attack on Titan revolves around the misadventures of Eren Yeager, Mikasa Ackerman, and their childhood friend Armin Arlert, as they fight for survival in a world overrun with flesh eating giants. It`s assumed Attack on Titan takes place in 16th-century Germany (due to some of the language used), but there is nothing concrete that pinpoints what year it is. As of April 2017, the manga has sold 66 million print copies, and Japan has produced two live-actions films based on the series. Attack on Titan also has a huge fandom in America and a ...
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