this just in: white actress offered the chance of a lifetime to whitewash a japanese character in live-action adaption of hit anime that will also be subsequently whitewashed for our tender american minds
if this movie does happen I want it to bomb so bad that dreamworks goes out of business
Ive never wanted to see something crash and burn as badly as this movie
the major does not deserve this
Ok, I know the Major is Japanese. Her nationality is listed as Japanese on wiki and on the GitS wikia. But, we really need to look at this from an animated point of view. The Japanese portray themselves and others very differently in Anime than to how they’re in real life. And that’s a common thing among many people from many different backgrounds.
But, fact is, it only describes her home country as Japan and her nationality as Japanese. So granted, you can be white and Japanese at the same time. Sure, your parents or grandparents may not be Japanese but if you were born there (regardless of skin colour and ancestry), then you’re considered to be Japanese. Nowhere, I can’t find anything that says she is White, Japanese or possible even half-half.
All I’m saying is, whether or not she is of Caucasian background, Japanese background or even half-half, if you’re trying to represent a character as aesthetically accurate as possible to the original then choosing someone who represents that as closely as possible (whether they’re White or Asian) may not necessarily be a bad thing.
This is just my 2 cents, whether you agree or not is completely up to you. Cheers.
In Corona, California there once was a road known by most of the older locals as the never ending road. Specifically, the road’s true name was Lester Road.
However, 70 years ago, Lester Road was an unlit road that people claimed became a never ending road when driven at night. The people who made such a drive were never seen or heard from again.The legend became so well-known that people refused to even drive Lester Road during the day.
Perpetuation of the legend convinced local law enforcement to investigate around the 1960’s. Lester Road took a sharp left turn at its end, and there were no guard rails. Beyond the curve lay a canyon, and on the other side of the canyon was another road that lined up so well with Lester Road that when viewed from the correct angle, especially at night, the canyon vanished from sight, and the road seemed to continue on up and over the hill on the other side of the canyon. Upon investigation of the canyon, dozens of cars were found, fallen to their doom, with the decomposing bodies of the victims still strapped to their seats.
Law enforcement tried to cover up their findings. They closed down Lester road, letting the trees grow where the road once stood and letting the bodies remain in their final resting place.