Live Action Akira “Will Not Be Whitewashed”

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Perhaps attempting to earn the favor of the masses, director Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok) stated that he would not whitewash the cast of the live action Akira film if he were given the chance, a hope that many are naturally latching onto to avoid having James Edward Franco or Zac Efron lead the doomed film.

A video courtesy of IGN depicting Taika Waititi’s opinions:

While the movie has supposedly been in production for years, just recently it was revealed that Taika Waititi has been in talks about potentially becoming the movie’s director, stating he’d prefer adapting the graphic novels over remaking the original movie and would cast it with Asian teenagers with “unfound untapped talent.”

Granted, many still are expecting inexplicable changes and a horrible final product simply due to such qualities being synonymous with Hollywood…


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    Comment by Anonymous
    21:10 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    The question is, is the character's ethnicity important to the story, if note, who cares. Also, the Japanese would much prefer any white person do the job than a Korean / Chinese

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:56 16/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    yea when calling a white guy kaneade or tetsuo, it looks pretty strange

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:36 19/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is a black hockey player named Ho-Sang and I have a Vietnamese friend named Jackson.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:10 16/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    In this case yes. IT is important. Also the setting in Japan also is important.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:35 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    yeah right, the only 'asian teenagers' that'll be staring it in all belong to some shitty boy band or idol group. Like every piece of shit live-action japanese film made in the last decade.

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    Comment by Crazy_O
    15:13 15/10/2017 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Let me guess, they are going to hire Chinese- or Korean-Americans since there are a lot more of them than Japanese in the US and think that will be fine because all Asians are the same anyway, right? The Japanese will be fine with having Chinese or Koreans play the main role of their movie - there won't be a problem at all! /s

    Seriously the Social Justice Types are the most racist of them all, if you'd ask Japanese people they'd be way more fine with white people acting in their films than Koreans or Chinese.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:42 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    As it will take place in New York rather than in Tokyo, you can bet your ass there's not gonna be more than one, maybe two Japanese actors (if even that).

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:47 16/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    And who the fuck cares? Why isn't it a big deal when a western story is remade in India or Japan. That uses native actors, uses native scenery, and changes the story to fit a native audience.

    Yet if the West does the same fucking thing its racism. I guess Seven is a white washing of Seven Samurai. In the same breath a lot of those Samurai movies are yellow washing of spaghetti westerns.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 19/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love this. "Give Asians a chance to be in big films without stereotyping."

    The same people that say this get bent out of shape if shows such as Ironfist or movies like Doctor Strange have white martial artists.

    How about we stop giving a shit about the actors race and take the best actor for the job?

    PICK FUCKING ONE

    A. If the characters race is not an important part of their character then race doesn't matter.

    B. The race in the original source material matters and should never be changed.

    I honestly don't give a shit unless the characters race isn't important to their story. But what I can't fucking stand are the same people who are up in arms about a white actor taking a role of a minority character.

    Yet vice versa those same people praise it, hell even if its a minority of a different race. No one was fucking bitching about the black L or black Saito.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:10 16/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Akira in special is very specific to Japanese culture. I think that if they made a live action movie adaptation of Metal Gear or the cast should be mostly white. Also the FMA adaptation would look better with white actors (but with a director familiar with the original work who doesn't want to just to set his own mark over it).

    Comment by Anonymous

    Because Hollywood has purposefully destroyed the image of Asians in America. Bit of a sticking point that many want rectified. Give Asians a chance to be in big films without the stereotyping.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:23 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's all yellow anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:53 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    But it's ok to niggerwash Valkyrie? Fuck you, man.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:39 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    All racists should die.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:11 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    nah, just you and OP. the rest are fine

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:52 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why are niggers in Neo-Toyko?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:23 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    they come from Niggata

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:49 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    U can't "niggerwash" :D Something with "stained" instead would be more appropriate.

    Comment by Anonymous

    white people getting mad at black people being in asian media..lmfao as an asian I hate seeing white people in asian media more, fuck you guys trying to take over everything, tired of seeing your pig pasty faces all over

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:44 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I'm sorry but whitewashing is the last thing on my mind at the moment. I'm more concerned of the story being butchered to cut corners. This title is big, too big to those who care and there was hardly a good adaptation of any popular shows so far.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:33 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "many still are expecting inexplicable changes and a horrible final product simply due to such qualities being synonymous with Hollywood"

    Rift Fuck you

    small weeb cringe

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:35 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    "Characters in movie adaptations should be the same race as the ones in source material! Whitewashing is bad!"
    "Heimdal, Valkyrie, and Roland Deschain are white in original."
    "Shut up you racist!"

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    This. Does "racist" even mean anything at this point aside from "I don't like your argument"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:39 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Roy Mustang being anything other than white makes me laugh. Stupid weeboos.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:53 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    More than a hundred years ago the white man's burden was the racist concept claiming the other races couldn't be trusted with ruling themselves and thus the white man needed to guide them. Nowadays it means mistreating any other race is racism, but the white man must carry his mistreatment in silence.

    I guess that's one sort of karma.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:35 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Zimbabwe was ruled by whites. The country was prosperous and people lived in normal conditions. Niggs got rid of them and proclaimed they won't ever allow white people to own land or rule over anything ever again. Now Zimbabwe lies in ruins and there's massive famine. The president begs whites to come back and UN for $1.5 billion in food aid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:26 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    No, the actual karma is white men actually proving they can't trusted with ruling themselves.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:28 18/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    End your fucking life kike.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck You Weeaboo Cringe

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:40 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fuck you Weeaboo Cringe

    Full MMetal Alchemist japanese racist

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:13 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    being racist is totally normal. hating is not a crime.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:24 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    In some places, it actually is.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:37 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    However they whitewash, yellowash, spickwash, jewash, blackwash, or whatever, it's still will be shit as long as they put their agenda ahead of actually making a good movie.

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    Comment by Andy
    20:10 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    So what race were these characters??? We only know the live in japan... they might as well be white Europeans..

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:57 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    M. Night Shyamalan's Akira:
    Featuring Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:36 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who cares? Literally who cares? The best live action anime adaptation was Ruroni Kenshin and that was like a 7/10 at best. No matter who they cast it doesn't change the fact that no one so far seems to know how to actually adapt anime to live action.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:55 16/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    well First, Asians are white, Second, i would rather have an American or European great actor than an average asian one

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:32 17/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I don't care who plays who, just let the movie be good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:56 16/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    thank god, tired of seeing those cringy white teens

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:12 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Directors wouldn't, but producers would, and that's what matters.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:22 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    The film is doomed since the script has been adapted and they changed neo-tokyo for neo-new york

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:29 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japs, chinks and asian pig scum in general cant act.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:44 16/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    hahahha look at this cunt downvoting

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Plenty of good korean movies and talent says otherwise. But that's the only part of the orient to make good films and all the actresses are secretly whores for hire, to pay for all their plastic surgery.

    Comment by Anonymous

    being envious aren't we? western VA sucks balls so deep, they are gagging :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:04 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Good for you, have it doomed to fail from the beginning and don't waste time releasing it here in the USA as well.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Hollywood couldn't produce out a good movie when it was fully functioning. How is it going to churn out anything when it's imploding due to all the sex scandal accusations flying around?

    Comment by Anonymous

    Japs, chinks and the rest of the asian pig scum cant act for shit.

    Comment by Anonymous

    yet they fuck your mom every day and she likes it

    Comment by Anonymous

    Fuck white people.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:05 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Go and make me some cotton nigger!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:37 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    He is not black its a dumb leftard!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:45 16/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol who's this bitching whiny faggot?

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:46 15/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even worse. A little tranny cuck faggot angry at wittle Trump wah wah wah.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Go back to fucking your relatives white trash

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:22 16/10/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    shut up eminen go bark to Jz..




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