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Japanese Viewers Don’t Want Anime and Hollywood to Mix

Dragon Ball Evolution

A recent poll performed by the video distribution service 1Screen asked users what anime titles (if any) they wanted to see Hollywood bring to the silver screen; the answer was a resounding “nashi” (nothing).

According to Yahoo News, Japanese viewers overwhelmingly claimed they didn’t want Hollywood to adapt anything. The answer “Nothing” received over 450 votes with second place being Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba with a measly 60 in comparison.

Users cited feelings like “animation should be as it is” and “the fantasy is likely to be ruined” in live-action adaptations. A sentiment which has been echoed after Hollywood blunders like the live-action Dragon Ball Evolution movie and the seemingly forgotten Ghost in the Shell film.

The full results can be found below.

1st place: “None” (456 votes)
2nd place: “Kimetsu no Yaiba” (60 votes)
3rd place: “Attack On Titan” (48 votes)
4th place: “Jujutsu Kaisen” (34 votes)
5th place: “NARUTO” (24 votes)
6th place: “Detective Conan” (18 votes)
(Same rate) 7th place: “SLAM DUNK” (15 votes)
(Same rate) 7th place: “JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure” (15 votes)
(Same rate) 7th place: “My Hero Academia” (15 votes)
10th place: “HUNTER x HUNTER” (14 votes)
(Same rate) 11th place: “The Promised Neverland” (10 votes)
(Same rate) 11th place: “Haikyu” (10 votes)
13th place: “One Punch Man” (8 votes)
14th place: “BLEACH” (8 votes)
15th place: “Neon Genesis Evangelion” (8 votes)
16th place: “Dragon Ball” (7 votes)
17th place: “Crayon Shin-chan” (6 votes)
18th place: “Lupin III” (6 votes)
(Same rate) 19th place: “Fist of the North Star” (5 votes)
(Same rate) 19th place: “Kingdom” (5 votes)
(Same rate) 19th place: “The Prince of Tennis” (5 votes)
Runner-up: “Fullmetal Alchemist” (4 votes)
Runner-up: “Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon” (4 votes)
Runner-up: “The Heroic Legend of Arslan” (4 votes)
Runner-up: “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” (4 votes)
Runner-up: “Dr. Stone” (4 votes)

Translation: Google Translate

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