seeing Beauty and the Beast in hyper-realistic CGI has forced me to re-evaluate the entire concept of the movie. Like the whole “talking furniture” thing was adorable & COOL in animated-form, but in reality it’s like a fuckin horror movie. You’re trapped in a place where cups have EYES and literally anything could’ve been an ex-person. That spoon you just licked clean? A person. That chair you’ve been sitting on? Practically someone’s LAP. That toilet in your bathroom? Oh-ho-hooo bOY DO I HAVE SOME NEWS FOR YOU.
There are anime shows/manga series that you can adapt and cast with white people. For instance: Full Metal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, Black Butler, Baccano, Cowboy Bebop, Helsing, Rose of Versailles, Princess Tutu and an anime that’s airing right now (and I love it!) called ACCA 13. All of these take place outside of Japan and have predominatly white characters. Adapt them.
Anime/manga like Death Note and Ghost in the Shell are deeply ingrained in Japanese culture. You can’t adapt them with a white cast and expect them to still have the same meaning. Do better.