Friday, July 25, 2014


Ever since Inception released in 2010 I thought to myself that this movie was way too similar to Japanese anime movie called Paprika released in 2006.

and before Hunger Games movies were coming out I read the synopsis of the book and said to myself, this book is way too much like Japanese movie called Battle Royale released in 2000

With these constant connection that I was making as they were being release I started to ask myself..
"Hollywood using Japanese anime as their base for making movies?"

I mean after all...

Inception 2010 & Paprika 2006

Pacific Rim 2013& Gundam Series 1979-Present / Neon Genesis Evangelion 1995-1996

Elysium 2013 & Gundam Seed 2002-2003/ Gundam Seed Destiny 2004-2005

Movies: Hunger Games 2012, 2013 & Battle Royale 2000
Books: Hunger Games 2008, Catching Fire 2009, Mockingjay 2010 & Battle Royale (competed 1996) published 1999

the foundation of the Hollywood movies are way too, well, VERY INSPIRED.

(Here are some articles that you can read up if you want to know how similar they are)

and I'm not saying that it's a bad thing just pointing stuff out here.
(and I'm pretty sure that the Japanese creators too got their inspiration from somewhere/ someone)

Most of the anime inspired Hollywood movies have done pretty well in the box office as well

Domestic: $292,576,195
Worldwide: $825,532,764
Release Date: July 16, 2010
Runtime: 2hrs. 28mins.
Production Budget: $160 million
Distributor: Warner Bros.

Domestic: $101,802,906
Worldwide: $411,002,906
Release Date: July 12, 2013
Runtime: 2hrs. 11mins.
Production Budget: $190 million
Distributor: Warner Bros.

Domestic: $93,050,117
Worldwide: $286,140,700
Release Date: August 9, 2013
Runtime: 1hr. 49mins.
Production Budget: $115 million
Distributor: TriStar

Domestic: $408,010,692
Worldwide: $691,247,768
Release Date: March 23, 2012
Runtime: 2hrs 22mins.
Production Budget: $78 million
Distributor: Lionsgate

Domestic: $424,668,047
Worldwide: $864,565,663
Release Date: November 22, 2013
Runtime: 2hrs. 26mins.
Production Budget: $130 million
Distributor Lionsgate

So what is the point of all this?

Well, its just that today there is another movie that is being released and it goes under this category/ topic

Although I have yet to watch the movie, from what I have been hearing and seeing

This movie appears to share its similarity with Japanese Anime called "Elfen Lied"

and well, the name of the main character in Elfen Lied is also "Lucy"

After all this... i just want to say that I can't wait to see this movie

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