27 Mar 2018 12:40 PM +00:00 UTC

Naruto Creator Isn't Concerned About Live-Action Movie

Hollywood has tried many times to make a competent live-action adaptation of many anime films and has constantly failed. To date, there are zero good anime films, with many already unenthusiastic about the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel, due to the awkward anime eyes. A Naruto film has already been confirmed and fans are not pleased with the news.

Interestingly enough, Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto isn't too concerned about the live-action movie. As a matter of fact, the veteran manga artist is looking forward to what the adaptation does differently.

Speaking with Cinema Today (translated by the Translator Eri Tumblr), Kishimoto is hoping that fans will be smart enough to treat the adaptation differently from the anime and manga. He is much nicer than the various anime fans who feel like Hollywood is just going to butcher the source material.

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"I think it would become something different yet from anime. I think the fans would treat what is played by actors as a different work. In contrast to the stage play, live action on film would become a world that even I have yet to see, so I think I would be happy if that story ever came."

Kishimoto doesn't mention the troubled history of Hollywood anime adaptations, though he might be referring to a future Japanese live-action film of Naruto. Granted, Japan's live-action films have also been mixed bags ranging from great (Rurouni Kenshin) to terrible (Attack on Titan).

Naruto, Naruto: Shippuden, and Boruto: Naruto Generations can all be streamed on Crunchyroll.

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