A public service announcement from your friends at Wingin’ It and WikiHow!
Look, I was never one those weeaboo kids nor am I a hardcore Otaku (anymore); I’m just a fan of GitS from way back. I’m also a fan of ScarJo. I can’t guarantee you that this will fail as a project, but it will likely be terrible and alienate fans of the original (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, anyone?). Don’t Americanize it. Don’t whitewash it. Save all that nonsense for the Robotech movie (an inherently Americanized property, entirely separate from its equally-brilliant source materials). There are many Japanese actresses out there with the chops to pull this off; let’s have Scarlett make her live-action anime debut as Lisa Hayes instead!
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki — along with the firebombings of Tokyo — were traumatic experiences for the Japanese people. It’s no surprise that for years, the devastation remained at the forefront of their conscience, and that part of the healing process meant returning to this imagery in literature, in music and in art.
Source: Manga Helicopter Pilot