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The only anime I would even consider adapting for the western market is Gunsmith Cats.
The show is already set in Chicago and riding off the coat tails of Dirty Harry and Bullitt. The only challenge would be May's age and cherry picking the more suitable parts from Sonoda's manga series, which are easy fixes( just don't go there! ). Theres some very cool bits and pieces they could use from Riding Bean too...
Trying to adapt shows and films like Cowboy Bebop and Ghost In The Shell, on the other hand, is really making hardwork for themselves but for little gain.
Not enough for me to start paying for Netflix again. Faye Valentine might have done it with Squid games on the to do list (wife is Korean and patiently waiting for us to settle somewhere so we can view properly I.e. not on an iPad) and I like John Cho but… mildly pessimistic here. The anime was the best imho… this, likely going to be forgettable.
I don't know how I feel about there being no Ed. Especially considering the style of acting they've gone for Ed would have played into that as a character probably better than the others.
I'm not 100% sold on the "hammy" acting. I think part of the charm of the original was that the main characters were "serious" when it needed to be. I think its also because they come off as acting in the clips. Each bit feels like "and now I'm acting" rather than being fluid natural moments.
Il give it a go, but it appears to just be live action the show. At which point... whats the point? If your not going to do something a little different, enhanced, fleshed out, more... Or continue the story. Why make it? The original already exists. Whats the point of a shot for shot remake of the thing that is already available?
I could be wrong. Kind of hope I am. If i'm not, the original is right there.
These are my opinions. This is how I feel. Others may feel differently. This needs to be stated for some reason.