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Should anime be adapted into live-action films?

As anime grows more popular, more series have been adapted into live-action movies. They aim to service the fans of those anime, and bring the series to a wider audience. But they haven't always been met with good reception. With the rise of both anime and their live-action adaptations, the question is posed whether or not anime should stay in the realm of animation, or break into other media.

Yes, of course more anime should adapted into live-action movies

The number of live-action anime movies marks an exciting and positive trend for the medium.

Live-action adaptations bring more publicity to the source material

Selling an adaptation of an anime to a different, larger audience can help draw new viewers to the original series, and in turn help the fanbase to grow.

Live-action adaptations signify the legitimization of anime

With Hollywood production and top-of-the-line actors participating in these projects, anime is officially breaking into the mainstream culture. It is only a matter of time before they become as familiar and loved by viewers as any other popular genre out there.

Live-action adaptations provide more content for fans of a series

Who says "no" to seeing more of their favorite characters and story? Who wouldn't want their favorite creators to continue or retell the story from a new perspective? Live-action movies give fans more to watch, critique, and enjoy.

No, anime should actually not be adapted into live-action movies

Live-action anime movies have a whole host of drawbacks to them that make them not worth it.

Live-action adapations often end up being poor-quality movies

Live-action adaptations are just plain bad. Anime does not translate well into the live-action format, and producers and filmmakers really don't need to make more of them.

The purpose of live-action adaptations is just to make a quick, easy buck

There is no real artistic merit to a live-action animation, other than cheap fanservice. Film studios don't see or appreciate the story or medium for what it truly is; they only recognize the growing popularity of anime and see an opportunity to milk easy money out of fans.

Live-action adaptations result in forms of improper cultural appropriation

In live-action adaptations, especially those produced by Western studios, attempting to fit an anime story into a real-life setting can cross some problematic cultural lines.

This page was last edited on Tuesday, 1 Sep 2020 at 08:24 UTC

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