Guest ScirosDarkblade Posted March 16, 2004 Share Posted March 16, 2004 Regarding the upcoming live action Evangelion project, which is being worked on by WETA digital (the folks who did Hercules, Xena, and LotR), which of the following would you guys say works better? (mind you, this could carry over to any anime being adapted to live action, not just Evangelion) 1. Change the setting to the U.S. and make the characters actually look like they do in the anime/manga and give them American names (which would make it a very liberal adaptation, but still solid as a standalone film). 2. Keep the setting Japan and the names the same, but change the looks (since it's not like Asuka and Rei and many others look Japanese at all) to be all Japanese (this would appeal far less to an American audience I think). I'm a fan of Evangelion, and wouldn't be happy with either of those alternatives, but I'm not sure any other is plausible. Personally I'd just make the whole thing 100% CG like The Spirits Within and preserve the setting, names, and looks. That just won't work with something live action because it would seem too contrived. Now, this easily applies to other anime that takes place in Japan, such as Love Hina. Of course, it's true that hair color only differs to tell characters apart easier in those anime, but it just wouldn't look right if it was all Japanese girls with dyed hair, and it wouldn't look right if it was all Japanese girls with black hair. So I'm at a loss. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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