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‘Anti-Japanese’: Netizens upset over rumors about anime adaptation of popular manhwa ‘Solo Leveling’

  • Anime streaming giant Crunchyroll confirmed during Anime Expo 2022 in Los Angeles that an anime adaptation of the popular Korean comic book series "Solo Leveling" is scheduled to premiere in 2023.
  • The anime adaptation will be developed by A-1 Pictures, the Japanese animation studio behind several popular titles such as “Fairy Tail,” “Sword Art Online” and “Black Butler.”
  • While not much has been revealed about the anime yet, some reports are speculating that it might take some details from the original manhwa's Japanese adaptation, which was first released as a light novel in January 2021.
  • The Japanese adaptation of “Solo Leveling” takes place in Tokyo, not Seoul, and focuses on the story of a Japanese man named Shun Mizushino instead of Korean protagonist Sung Jin-woo.
  • Additionally, while the original manhwa paints Japan as the "bad guy,” as several readers have claimed, the Japanese adaptation's creators reportedly found a workaround by creating a fictional country.
  • Several netizens have been expressing their disapproval of "Solo Leveling"'s anime adaptation, with one commenting, “I have heard that it is based on an anti-Japanese story. I wonder what is the intention of A-1 Pictures in making an anime of such a thing in Japan.”

New rumors about the anime adaptation of the popular manhwa “Solo Leveling” are circulating, with several reports suggesting that certain details, including the story’s setting and the protagonist’s background, will be changed.

Anime streaming giant Crunchyroll confirmed earlier this month during Anime Expo 2022 in Los Angeles that an anime adaptation of the popular Korean comic book series “Solo Leveling,” created by Chugong and illustrated by Dubu (Jang Sang-rak), is in the works and is scheduled to premiere in 2023.

Hit Japanese manga ‘Burn the House Down’ to be made into live-action series by Netflix

  • Netflix will be producing a live-action adaptation of the Japanese manga “Burn the House Down” by Moyashi Fujisawa.
  • The story centers around Anzu Murata, a young woman who manages to infiltrate the lives of the wealthy Mitarai family as their housekeeper on her quest to unravel the mystery behind a devastating fire that changed her life 13 years ago.
  • Mei Nagano and Kyoka Suzuki star in the series, their first ever Netflix project.
  • “Burn the House Down” is expected to premiere sometime in 2023.

Moyashi Fujisawa’s “Burn the House Down” is the latest hit Japanese manga to be adapted into a live-action series by Netflix. 

Initial details were released by The Hollywood Reporter on Monday. 

Netflix Announces Live-Action Adaptation of Anime ‘Cowboy Bebop’

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Netflix has officially announced a live-action adaptation of the hit 90s Japanese anime “Cowboy Bebop.”

The project, which will be adapted as a 10-episode series, has been in the works since last year, according to Variety. Netflix will co-produce the live-action “Cowboy Bebop” alongside Tomorrow Studios, with the former in charge of handling physical production.

Will ‘Pokémon Detective Pikachu’ Be Just Another ‘Dragonball Evolution?’

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From Netflix’s “Death Note” to M. Night Shyamalan’s “The Last Airbender,” there’s been no shortage of terrible live-action adaptations of beloved animated properties in recent years. So when the trailer for “Pokémon Detective Pikachu” dropped this past Monday, it’s no surprise that many fans were reportedly just a little bit apprehensive.