Could Sailor Moon Crystal Work As A Hollywood Live Action Drama?

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Clow

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I didn’t mind the redraw challenge.

According to what I have read, though, some Japanese fans felt annoyed with the redraw challenge because people from western countries were injecting western values into a popular anime franchise and culture that do not belong to them.

I don’t know much about Japan or anime culture, but the problem, from my understanding, is that people in Japan allegedly don’t think about race and ethnicities while watching anime. This is something that people from western countries do. Thus, according to some comments I have read, fans in Japan perceived the idea of making Usagi look like someone from a different race or ethnicity as an example of cultural appropriation. Cultural appropriation of a culture that does not belong to us.
 

DREWdesu

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I didn’t mind the redraw challenge.

According to what I have read, though, some Japanese fans felt annoyed with the redraw challenge because people from western countries were injecting western values into a popular anime franchise and culture that do not belong to them.
Its very interesting to see how Western Fan art can often show Usagi and Co with either an American teenage girl vibe or a punkish, rebellious girl vibe with Amy having a short pixie or shaved haircut while in Japanese fanart the girls still retain their "Japanese-ness" based on what teenage girls tend to do in Japan and taking their "core-personalities" into account. (Core-personalities can differ depending on what adaptation you are referring to)
 
#24
What's wrong with Jupiter being black? It's not set in stone she has to be white or even asian. I picked Sydney cause she'd be the perfect fit imo, she can get Makoto's personality down.
I wasn't being particularly shady or attacking I was just saying it would be a task for Hollywood to cast a Black Sailor Venus or Usagi.

Asian Americans are also poorly represented in Hollywood. I looked up the Winx Club live action show and saw some rather interesting comments.

In any case, I'd prefer another PGSM with a higher budget for the attacks, choreography and better CGI (Luna & Artemis).

I want it to be good so that we can get introduced to the Outers in another Live Action season.

If a Hollywood adaptation could help achieve this, I will be both surprised and will gladly accept it.
 
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But I really don't think that Sailor Moon could even work as a Western adaptation. The naval fuku is strongly tied to its Japanese identity and the closest that we could get to it would be a prep school uniform ...but then you'd lose the "Sailor" part of it.
You mean "Sailor" which is an English word with an English meaning, and a U.S. Navy uniform that serves as a base for those naval uniforms.

Never mind that Mugen Adacemy uniforms, which come later, are essentially Catholic school uniforms.

I understand what you mean about the cultural context, but there are plenty of Western hooks to hang it on and a really good adaptation would bring it back to that.

What's wrong with Jupiter being black? It's not set in stone she has to be white or even asian. I picked Sydney cause she'd be the perfect fit imo, she can get Makoto's personality down.
While Jupiter is often fan cast as being black for three reasons (Toonmakers did it, Amanda C. Miller, and most of all because she's the "tough" one who doesn't take smack), there is a problematic aspect about that reading of her character.

She's a domestic who can actually kick butt. While this juxtaposition is seemingly positive, for a black character this portrayal can come downright stereotypical. One of the big problems faced by black women is being seen as the "strong" (and thus unfeminine) tough woman who can also run a household and take care of everyone. Unlike Silk Hiding Steel, there is no refinement or class, and she is canonically shown in the old anime to be not good at school. Remember that Makoto is also rumored to a delinquent, leading to both a tendency towards violence and hypersexualization. So she's a mammy, a maid, a seemingly low-class thug, and the "hot" boyish girl.

Yeah, that's a bunch of yikes.

I'm not saying you can't cast a black actress as Jupiter (heck, Viz did) but that such a casting does bring some troubling overtones to her character.
 
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I think they're just trolls in Twitter that form a blob or just ignorant teenagers who don't have an idea on the creative process behind it.

It's best not to reply to them and block them silently but sadly its Twitter. XD

You can see some of the tweets here around 5:29.
 

Zyvik

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Crystal doesn't even work as an anime, let alone as a live action drama. And considering the quality of American anime adaptations...hell no, Hollywood should not be allowed to touch Sailor Moon with a ten foot pole. Besides, there's already a good number of Western magical girls series that can be adapted into movies (W.I.T.C.H, Winx Club, Miraculous Ladybug), so there's no need to butcher SM.
 

Clow

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I actually think it would be a blessing for the franchise to have a big Hollywood studio produce a “Sailor Moon” anime or live action.

A Hollywood studio would have to pay a lot just to acquire the rights & it would invest more money & time in “Sailor Moon” than TOEI ever will.

Regardless of the outcome, the evidence suggests that a Hollywood studio would care more about “Sailor Moon” than TOEI does.
 
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Only if Usagi will be played by a black transgender body-positive non-binary polyamorous person. Casting anybody else is racist and discrimination!!!!!!!!!!111111 :zoid:


Extremely racist, non-inclusive, and offensive. I see only one black person, and she is only half-black. And, to add insult to injury, all females are cast for female roles, while all males are cast for male roles. Sexism at its finest.
This might look exaggerated and over the top, but i could easily see folks on twitter making this kind of complaint. Someone once went BERSERK on me and other people in a SM FB Group because we said Usagi and Minako could be played by white actresses, since they are blue-eyed blondes.

Anyway, If Sailor Moon is ever brought into Hollywood, I would like to see a mixed race cast. White Minako and Asian Rei would be cool!
 
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"Complete disaster"? Why? Just because it was supposed to be a project to celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary, and said franchise is turning 30 next year, and Crystal still hasn't released its adaptation of the fourth of five story arcs? That doesn't make it a complete disaster.






Complete disaster is too kind. Colossal f*ck*p is more like it.
 
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"Complete disaster"? Why? Just because it was supposed to be a project to celebrate the franchise's 20th anniversary, and said franchise is turning 30 next year, and Crystal still hasn't released its adaptation of the fourth of five story arcs? That doesn't make it a complete disaster.






Complete disaster is too kind. Colossal f*ck*p is more like it.
LOL I read the first sentence and I was like “oh we’re fighting today” haha

Accurate!