Films in Japan: Detective Pikachu Review (GaijinPot)

Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is the film adaptation that I — and many other Pokémon fans — have been waiting for. The film is based on the Nintendo 3DS video game Detective Pikachu,which received generally positive reviews and an 8.2/10 rating on IGN. In true … Continue reading Films in Japan: Detective Pikachu Review (GaijinPot)

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6 Hollywood Ripoffs of Japanese Anime and Manga (published on Gaijinpot)

With superhero film series like Spider Man and Batman done and redone to death, it’s become a cliche to say that Hollywood has run out of ideas. So what do you do when you run out of ideas? Get them from someone — or in Hollywood’s case — somewhere else. For many years now, Hollywood has been trying and mostly failing to adapt popular Japanese anime and manga for the big screen. Likewise, television networks and streaming services have followed suit trying to produce live action television remakes of the same. A good example of this would be Netflix’s live action series Erased. Sadly, good examples of American live action … Continue reading 6 Hollywood Ripoffs of Japanese Anime and Manga (published on Gaijinpot)