news culture “When is Netflix going to learn?!” : After One Piece, another adaptation of manga into a live-action film has fans pissed off!
Netflix has just announced a new live-action adaptation of a hyper popular anime, My Hero Academia. An announcement that did not delight everyone…
My Hero Academia is a very popular manga and anime franchise worldwide. Netflix has just announced a live-action film adaptation.
My Hero Academia, the live-action film arrives on Netflix
It will be written by Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi) and produced by Alex Garcia and Mary Parent of Legendary Entertainment (Enola Holmes 1 & 2, Godzilla 2014).
— Netflix France (@NetflixFR) December 12, 2022
This is The Hollywood Reporter reporting this My Hero Academia live-action movie project (officially confirmed by Netflix), produced by Legendary Entertainment and that will be broadcast on Netflix. Joby Haroldwho you may know for his work on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series and the Army of the Dead film, will be responsible for writing the screenplay. If the film will be shot in English, a Japanese will be director, Shinsuke Sato (also known for designing video games!). He had already adapted Bleach, Death Note and Gantz in films and live-action series. Sato will also serve as an executive producer on the My Hero Academia movie project.
Which story arc will be chosen?
We don’t have any yet specific detail on how Netflix, Sato and Harold plan to adapt My Hero Academia in movie. Above all, we do not know which narrative arc will be privileged, knowing that the manga has already been published 350 chaptersand the anime, still in progress, is already in its sixth season, for 124 episodes in addition to four OAVs. In other words, there is something to do with the story of Izuku Midoriya. The story of My Hero Academia is based on a world where the majority people have superpowers, but not the hero Izuku. One day he meets his idol, the superhero All Might, who bequeaths him his power …
Fans are already skeptical
Obviously, this kind of announcement did not delight everyone. Anime fans are divided, and some clearly show it on the networks: they are very skeptical. It must be said that Netflix has not really always convinced by its live adaptations of popular anime: Death Note, Cowboy Bebop, Fullmetal Alchemist or even the future adaptation of One Piece in live series, while it is not yet released, are debated among fans. So the reactions are, at the very least, doubtful :
You’d think Netflix would have learned, after Death Note and Cowboy Bebop.
Even if they somehow manage to stay true to source material, fight scenes would still look super goofy with actual actors.
There is no way this will even be mid
— Tired 💤 (@Tired_Tobias) December 13, 2022
Even if they somehow manage to stay true to the source material, the fight scenes are going to look super ridiculous with real actors. There’s no way it’s even average.
When’s Netflix going to learn?!?!
— 𝓗𝓐𝓡𝓞𝓛𝓓 𝓉𝒽ℯ (@POLOMAST3R) December 13, 2022
When is Netflix going to learn?!?!
God, I wish they would stop making this live-action stuff.
Source : The Hollywood Reporter
There is no release window yet for My Hero Academia on Netflix.