Neon Genesis wrote:
It seems a double standard to me the way most anime fans immediately leaped to the defense of the live action GITS casting but now everyone is up in arms that the live action FMA has an all Asian cast. Never mind that Japan doesn't have the budget for high profile European actors or that Japan is a much more homogenous country. I also wish fans complaining about it would just say "white" instead of "European" because that's what they really mean. I just feel like some American anime fans just refuse to have any actual Asian actors in their live action movies and are just coming up with excuses to complain about a movie made for Japan not having white people. But it's a clear double standard if you're outraged about the FMA movie casting but you weren't about GITS. I also find it curious no one is outraged about the live action movie making Ed 20 years old or trying to condense the entire manga into one movie. It's only the lack of white people in it that FMA fans are up in arms about.
I saw the opposite people are totally okay with FMAB hood cast . I think you have point about hyprocrosy . I see this when a person was character was changed to a minority everything is kay . But if it s a foreign remake with characters just basse on the originals .Scrath that when its anime people get up on arms on it.I don't care FMAB casting because its being made in Japan and its gear towards their audience. I remember people were more angry with Light being caucasian in the new death note film, but were less outrage with L being black. Its either any race change is bad , or it's all okay .
I saw a tumbrl post on the hypocrisy which said this .
(Japanese cast playing Europeans in London? A-Okay!
Japanese Cast Playing mostly Europeans in a world where there are admittedly very very few Asians? Totally fine.
Japanese cast playing Europeans in and around Germany? Totally fine.
White woman playing a cybernetic human in Japan? WHEN WILL THE PEOPLE LEARN TO KEEP ROLES WITHIN THEIR RACE!!!!!!!!)
Also I see no people showig any outrage towards THE Ring, Edge Tomorrow, and other film .