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"Well, let’s get the obvious bit out of the way, right away. SAO is an essentially Japanese property, in which Kirito and Asuna, who are the two leads, are Japanese. In the television show, Kirito and Asuna will be played by Asian actors."

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A live-action Sword Art Online is coming to Netflix. Executive producer Laeta Kalogridis says neither she nor Netflix is interested in a whitewashed version.
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VIETGONE is playing in San Diego this week! It’s a musical How I Met Your Mother set against the fall of Saigon, with a whole lot of sex and badass Asian immigrant heroes.

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She is a talented actress but she is not Latina.

Here we go again, the first whitewashing case of 2018. Good to know that no matter how many years go by, some things still stay the same.
themarysue.com

Was 2017 a turning point?

“The conversation around [whitewashing] is changing and people can’t say they just didn’t know anymore.”
nbcnews.com

Join us at NYCC this Thursday! Room 1A02.

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...but why tho? Has there ever been a successful Hollywood adaptation of an anime?

Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot have won the rights to adapt the blockbuster Japanese animated movie “Your Name.” The two companies announced Wednesday that they wil…
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Wtf is this nonsense. Are white Australians hurting for roles so bad they gonna pull a #ReverseHamilton?

With the rise in popularity of Hamilton and everything Lin-Manuel Miranda, it's no surprise that many theatre companies are rushing to perform his work as much as possible. In The Heights is easily one of the most produced musicals in the world. What makes this show such an obvious choice
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"Over the last 72 hours, we’ve had an actor drop out of a major movie due to race-bending complaints and we’ve had a much smaller movie whose marketing did everything in its power to hide its white male-focused narrative in an effort to appeal to North American moviegoers. Maybe the conversation really is making a difference."

BH Tilt's clever marketing hid the fact that 'Birth of the Dragon' was centered around a white guy.
forbes.com

Ed Skrein cast as Japanese American superhero Ben Daimio. Asian men can't catch a break in any comic film universe. #HollywoodSoWhite

David Harbour, Ian McShane and Milla Jovovich are already in the cast.
hollywoodreporter.com

SNAKEHEAD director is doing an AMA live on Reddit!

Ask me anything about Snakehead, Asian America diaspora, indie filmmaking, or mohawks. Check out our teaser trailer...
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Director of SNAKEHEAD, an indie APA film about human trafficking, will hold an AMA on Reddit today! 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern.

Anything related to Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, as well as other Asians who grew up outside of Asia. This includes news, discussions,...
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The best-selling manga series in history is coming to TV. Marty Adelstein has inked a deal for the adaptation of Japanese comic series “One Piece” through Tomorrow Studios. “I’ve been a…
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