Paramount Pictures, along with Hollywood director J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, officially announced the plans to create a live-action adaptation of “Your Name”. Anime fans clearly did not like the news thinking it may become another “Death Note” disaster.
Bad Robot Productions and Paramount Pictures made the announcement for the live-action plan of “Your Name” on Wednesday (Sept. 27), according to Variety. On its joint announcement, the two companies said they will be working with the original producers of the hit anime movie, Toho Co., Ltd., who will also take care of film distribution in Japan.
“We are excited to collaborate with an extremely talented team in Hollywood. And to create with them a live-action version of the iconic Japanese film ‘Your Name,’” CEO of Toho Co., Yoshishige Shimatani, said.
Fans still think that a live-action adaptation for “Your Name” is a terrible idea – despite Abrams’ name being tied to several popular franchises like “Star Wars”, “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible”.
“Your Name” US remake? Oh dear god. https://t.co/OmmNTIes48 Lemme guesssss….🙄
— philipwang (@philipwang) September 28, 2017
w h a t t h e f u c k https://t.co/Ktj79mhE6e
— Ange (@angeban93) September 28, 2017
— PetersViews (@PeterMoreman) September 28, 2017
J.J. Abrams, Paramount Team Up for Sci-Fi Love Story ‘Your Name’ https://t.co/XcJWNYofDp ????????? have no idea how to feel about this
— シリア☆ (@cillia) September 28, 2017
Oh god Paramount Pictures is going to ruin a masterpiece.
Don’t adapt Your Name, for your own good
— アアロン (@yuukiterumi123) September 28, 2017
Hey, can we stop doing redundant remakes of extremely recent things because they weren’t in English? https://t.co/oT8gBlsIR9
— Mathew Buck (@FB_BMB) September 28, 2017
Oh Please God NO 😭 https://t.co/6QSt4Cu7QV
— Paula Bee (@MacPau_) September 28, 2017
Kimi no Na wa live action… make in Hollywood… no, just no. Please don’t ruin this. https://t.co/Nxfq5QCYtq
— – (@nyanyandiw) September 28, 2017
Please don’t Death Note this movie
Please don’t Death Note this movie
Please don’t Death Note this moviehttps://t.co/pUNe0f4bin
— Char (@CharOnTwitch) September 28, 2017
>HOLLYWOOD REMAKE OF “YOUR NAME” WITH PARAMOUNT AND JJ ABRAMS HELMING
— o.o (@LanoomAES) September 28, 2017
your name was so good but j.j. abrams and paramount winning the rights to adapt it into a live action film is a recipe for disaster
— jewell (@memeyuha) September 28, 2017
What if…. Your Name live action adaption but it’s set in Japan and it’s animated and it’s just the anime because stop touching things.
— Kitty Em (@ChaosKittyEm) September 28, 2017
american live action adaptation of your name
uh can we fucking not
— Johann WBF (@defendcrabcore_) September 28, 2017
“Your Name” is incredible, one of the best recent animated films, and this live action adaption is probably a terrible idea.
— Overly Animated (@OVAPodcast) September 28, 2017
So apparently J.J. Abrams wants to make a live action version of the anime film Your Name. Not sure how to feel.
— Nathan Snyder (@nateallensnyde) September 28, 2017
please tell me the jj abrams your name thing is a lie i'd rather not have another whitewashed Hot Mess
— j🅰️y (@sukukajas) September 28, 2017
Dubbed “The Most Popular Anime of All Time” by The New Yorker, Toho’s “Your Name” was first released in Japan on Aug. 26, 2016, in China on Dec. 2, 2016 and in North America on April 7, 2017. The anime film was created and directed by Makoto Shinkai.
The anime movie also performed well in the box office. It grossed $303 million in Japan alone and managed to hold its top spot position at the box office for 12 consecutive weeks. Not only that but it also became the highest-grossing Japanese animation film to have ever been released in China, which earned $85.6 million.However, despite these accolades, it failed to even be nominated by the Oscars for Best Animated Feature.