Whitewashing “Akira” (via COLINRESPONSE)

Background: Akira was/is a masterpiece. Hollywood is going to crap all over said masterpiece with a racist live-action redo of the movie.

Concerns: The redo will be both subpar AND racist, since the ONLY people considered for the lead roles are shiny light-bright star-white actors (WTF?) when there are PLENTY of (arguably more-)talented people to pick from who are, you know…not. white.

Game plan is simple: Boycott the new life-action movie. Haven’t seen it? Watch the original (for free, even! see below). Still really really want to see the movie? I absolutely would NOT recommend that you go to a website like http://www.bitsnoop.com, snag a torrent file, and download it for free via P2P networks shortly after (or even slightly before) it hits the theaters. That would be wrong. Because it wouldn’t be supporting Hollywood’s hackish racism.

Whitewashing "Akira" AKIRA (アキラ) is a 1988 Japanese animated science fiction film. It was written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, who based it on his manga of the same name. The film is set in a futuristic and post-war city, Neo-Tokyo, in 2019. The film’s plot focuses on Shotaro Kaneda, a biker gang member, as he tries to stop Tetsuo Shima from releasing Akira. The film became a hugely popular cult film and is widely considered to be a landmark in Japanese animation … Read More



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