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‘Thor’ Director Taika Waititi Says He Would Never Whitewash ‘Akira’ Live-Action Remake

Whenever a beloved anime property is revealed to be getting a Hollywood remake, fans are immediately reminded of the travesties that have come before it.

This is mostly because Hollywood studios have long been in denial that a Whitewashed casting and a dumbed down story will no longer appeal to the fans of the source material and even the rest of the general viewing public.

Jordan Peele Might Direct The Live-Adaptation of Akira. Here’s Why I’m HYPED

Editor’s Note: Ranier Maningding is a copywriter and mastermind behind the social justice page “The Love Life of an Asian Guy“. The opinions expressed in this piece are solely his own.

After years of unapologetic whitewashing from Hollywood, I was beginning to think that the Asian-American community would never see a faithful adaptation of a Japanese anime. But then, like Black Jesus descending from the heavens in a gold stitched robe, Jordan Peele curled his lips towards the universe and said, “bring me Akira.”