George Takei petitions against all-white casting choices for Akira adaptation

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  1. chapped

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    Following on from the controversy surrounding the all-white casting of Exodus: Gods and Kings, legendary Star Trek actor and King of the Memes George Takei has spoken out against the proposed casting choices for the American adaptation of popular anime Akira.

    It was reported by Deadline that the cast choices included Robert Pattinson (Twilight), Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man) and James McAvoy (X-Men: Days of Future Past) for Testuo and Garrett Hedlund (TRON: Legacy), Michael Fassbender (X-Men: Days of Future Past), Chris Pine (Horrible Bosses 2), Joaquin Phoenix (Her) and Justin Timberlake (Friends with Benefits) for Kaneda.



    “The manga and anime phenomenon is mostly white in this country,” he told The Advocate, speaking out against the casting. “It originated in Japan, and, of course, it has a huge Asian fan following. But it’s the multi-ethnic Americans who are fans of Akira and manga. The idea of buying the rights to do that and in fact change it seems rather pointless. If they’re going to do that, why don’t they do something original, because what they do is offend Asians, number 1; number 2, they offend the fans.”


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    Thanks Howard
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    Payback for Sony caving.
     
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    If they can have a black Annie then they can have a white Akira . Right ? Let's not be racist there George .
     
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    There were no whites in Neo- Tokyo?
     
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    I'd like to hear more about the Japanese-American internment camps.
     
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    Wakamole'
     
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    fuck george takei right in his pussy
     
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    I'd like to build more Japanese-American internment camps.
     
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    Kaneda and Tetsou are going to be white boys?

    Really.

    That doesn't make much sense.
     
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    Would have been a good role for ETM...

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    If they don't change the names it will be kid of weird
     
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    Look I'm no SJW but it's a gook (no offense) story, there has to be gooks (no offense) in it.
     
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    The old balck and white movies were the best they had itilians playing the parts of indians in westerns What the fuck Charlie Chan wasent played by an asian
     
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    This right fucking here, fuck that jap faggot.
     
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    If the white actors cast are gay, then clearly Takai is anti-gay because thats how liberalism works...
     
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    Of course it is all whites. Anime is drawn with mostly caucasian faces. Round eyes, white skin. WTF George?
     
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