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User Info: reptyle101

reptyle101
1 year ago#91
it's not really that strange, Japan has a pretty long history of hatred/rivalry between them and the other nearby East Asian countries that is still going but not with the US

Imagine Japan making their own live action version of a popular US franchise like Batman or something, do you think the average american upon learning of it would be more bothered by:

- them making the main character Japanese and having someone Japanese play him
- or if they kept the character American but cast a Mexican in the role because it's 'close enough'
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User Info: Disowned

Disowned
1 year ago#92
reptyle101 posted...
it's not really that strange, Japan has a pretty long history of hatred/rivalry between them and the other nearby East Asian countries that is still going but not with the US

Imagine Japan making their own live action version of a popular US franchise like Batman or something, do you think the average american upon learning of it would be more bothered by:

- them making the main character Japanese and had someone Japanese play him
- or if they kept the character American but cast a Mexican in the role because it's 'close enough'


Now I want to see a stereotypical Mexican Batman. Complete with a sombero and poncho.
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LewdLust
1 year ago#93
Eh, I think it's more of a "y'all westerners think we Asians are all the same" kind of thing rather than Japanese people thinking themselves superior to other Asians.

User Info: Devilman_Amon

Devilman_Amon
1 year ago#94
Sad_Face posted...


And TC, you sure these actresses are Japanese American? One of the actresses talk about having to take classes to get rid of her accent and another talked about how bad the suicide rate is over in Japan, admitting that her sister committed suicide. And the article says they invited 4 actresses of Japanese descent.


umm....that is Japanese American. They all live and work in America. Whether they were once residents in Japan or never lived in Japan is a moot point. They are Japanese Americans.
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tremain07
1 year ago#95
Melkac posted...
And this whole thing was started by two mediocre movies and a show with ironically terrible fight choreography.

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Devilman_Amon
1 year ago#96
Disowned posted...
reptyle101 posted...
it's not really that strange, Japan has a pretty long history of hatred/rivalry between them and the other nearby East Asian countries that is still going but not with the US

Imagine Japan making their own live action version of a popular US franchise like Batman or something, do you think the average american upon learning of it would be more bothered by:

- them making the main character Japanese and had someone Japanese play him
- or if they kept the character American but cast a Mexican in the role because it's 'close enough'


Now I want to see a stereotypical Mexican Batman. Complete with a sombero and poncho.



Will you settle for Bollywood Batman and Superman?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5Pjo0WjBcs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1k107DtG6g

or Bollywood Star Wars?
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Devilman_Amon
1 year ago#97
reptyle101 posted...
it's not really that strange, Japan has a pretty long history of hatred/rivalry between them and the other nearby East Asian countries that is still going but not with the US

Imagine Japan making their own live action version of a popular US franchise like Batman or something, do you think the average american upon learning of it would be more bothered by:

- them making the main character Japanese and having someone Japanese play him
- or if they kept the character American but cast a Mexican in the role because it's 'close enough'


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1PePr8hAsc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRDyPSJvybQ
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Sad_Face
1 year ago#98
Devilman_Amon posted...
Sad_Face posted...


And TC, you sure these actresses are Japanese American? One of the actresses talk about having to take classes to get rid of her accent and another talked about how bad the suicide rate is over in Japan, admitting that her sister committed suicide. And the article says they invited 4 actresses of Japanese descent.


umm....that is Japanese American. They all live and work in America. Whether they were once residents in Japan or never lived in Japan is a moot point. They are Japanese Americans.


Just because you immigrated to America doesn't automatically make you American. If I were to go to England to work, that wouldn't make me an English man, it would make me a Caribbean man living in England. If that were the case, then you could say that all the internationals coming to the US to study are Americans.
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Devilman_Amon
1 year ago#99
Sad_Face posted...


Just because you immigrated to America doesn't automatically make you American. If I were to go to England to work, that wouldn't make me an English man, it would make me a Caribbean man living in England. If that were the case, then you could say that all the internationals coming to the US to study are Americans.



If you become a citizen of the United States then yes you are now American. Unless you are Native American, American is a nation of immigrants. Thats how the country was founded and raised. Dont gimme this Xenophobe BS please.....it's late in the day
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xtreemmasheen3k2
1 year ago#100
LewdLust posted...
Devilman_Amon posted...
Well I do know that the reason Doctor Steven Strange's mystical Tibetan teacher in the Dr Strange live action movie was not a Tibetan man like originally in the comics, but a British woman, was due to the movie being shown to China and as such, portraying a Tibetan man as a hero would have cause backlash there (weird I know but whatever)

That's just an assumption

There are various holes in that theory. As pointed out by George Takei (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/may/03/george-takei-whitewashing-doctor-strange-marvel-superhero-movie), The Ancient One's nationality was already dealt with by the fact that, in the movie, the fictional village of Kamar-Taj is located in Kathmandu, Nepal instead of Tibet. The idea of appealing to the Asian Market by having a White woman play a part that was originally a character that was an Asian Man doesn't seem to connect either. Why not just cast an actor of descent from a different Asian Country (Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai, an American that's of Asian descent, etc.) to play the Ancient One?
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