Don’t @ Me: Eight of My Anime Opinions: That Steins;Gate News Edition

It’s Monday, which means it’s time for Don’t @ Me where, like the sinking realization that I’m going to have to watch Chivalry of a Failed Knight this year, I am here to give you my opinions on everything about anime, manga and everything this else. This week we are talking about that Steins;Gate news, and stuff related to it. Let’s get into it after the cut.

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Let’s get this over with.

 

1. Steins;Gate is getting a life action Hollywood remake. Let’s just get this out of the way right now. No one wants this. I don’t want this, you don’t want this, and the entire anime community doesn’t want this. It’s going to either be a complete travesty, butchering everything that makes Steins;Gate great. Or it’s going to be a decent adaption at best.

2. The first outcome is something I think we all want, because it keeps Hollywood out of anime for a bit longer. It’s the second one that I think people are most worried about, because…well..let’s dig a bit deeper.

3. It is very likely that the Superhero bubble is going to burst this decade. With the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s A-listers having taken (most) of their final bows, and Star Wars apparently too difficult for Disney to make work (somehow…) It’s only a matter of time until they start searching for something new to take it’s place. Anime could very well be that thing.

4. And all it takes is one, ONE decent adaption that gets a general positive reception and pleases anime fans. If it makes box office bank, then the floodgates are going to open. It’ll be an absolute gold rush for studios to scoop up any and all anime movie rights they can find. Do we want that? I mean..do we really want that?

5. I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. Anime is hurtling towards the mainstream, and that means soon or later the anime fan-base is going to collide with people who haven’t had our years of time to reconcile the “weird shit” that this medium brings. I don’t want to think about what is going to happen when this occurs.

6. Because honestly, I really don’t think anyone, regardless of their views, wants a culture war to tear through this medium. While anime is in a better place than others that have suffered this, no wants want it. That’s why something like the Steins;Gate movie has me holding my breath. Is this it? Is this the one that finally pulls the trigger? Are we ready for this? Am I? Are you?

7. Or maybe I’m just talking completely out of my ass. I’m one man, and this fandom isn’t made for me, just as it isn’t made for you or anyone else. Perhaps people are excited for this, and want to see Anime reach the mainstream. I don’t have any answers, but eh…it’s going to be a bumpy ride, and I’m probably more apprehensive because Steins;Gate is still so fresh in my mind.

8. Right, this got too fucking deep. Here’s some anime titties.

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God bless HybridxHeart

One thought on “Don’t @ Me: Eight of My Anime Opinions: That Steins;Gate News Edition

  1. This reminds me a lot of the brief flirtation the movie industry had with video games. It ended badly for the movies, but probably well for the video game industry.

    I think your analysis is spot on. Some folks new to anime are freaking out Momo’s hero outfit showing too much cleavage. I can’t imaging trying to explain Oreimo.

    Well, I guess the live Ghost in the Shell tanked, at least in part because Hollywood copied the look of anime, but not its heart. I can’t imagine they’ll do any better with Steins;Gate.

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