4 Reasons Why Hollywood Fails The Anime/Manga Genre

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Dragon Ball: Evolution

"“The story begins with Goku, who seeks out upon his adoptive grandfather Grandpa Gohan’s dying request to find the great Master Roshi and gather all seven Dragon Balls. Of which he has one, in order to prevent the evil Lord Piccolo from succeeding in his desire to use the Dragon Balls to take over the world. And Goku’s quest is to obtain the mystical Dragonballs before Piccolo does”"

Let me just say, I have seen some horrendous anime adaptations from Japan. What sets those films apart is the level of authenticity and how it relates to the source material. Dragonball: Evolution comes to mind when I think about how not to use the source material. When you hear the name Dragon Ball you think of Goku like this:

Not like this:

OK, fine, maybe the story of alien monkey boy coming to Earth wouldn’t have necessarily worked as a live action story. I understand things like this are why these types of adaptations are so difficult to translate. Hollywood should accept the fact that many of these stories are not meant to be grounded in reality or adapted to live action. Respect for the source material can/will go a long way. Fans are so invested in some of these stories, its possible they see no point in viewing a movie that has nothing to do with the story they know and love

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