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Why So Many Movies in Japan Are Based on Manga and Anime

Surely, you’ve noticed? Recently, in Japan, there’s a glut of movies based on manga and anime. There must be a reason for this. There most certainly is.

It is a rather simple and somewhat obvious reason. But here, let Beat Takeshi tell it. Beat Takeshi, of course, is a famed comedian, actor, and filmmaker—among many other things. He’s a man of multiple talents! His movies, such as Sonatine, Hana-bi, and Beyond Outrage, are fantastic.

As noted recently on Yahoo! News Japan, during the Tokyo Film Festival, Takeshi was asked why there are now so many movies based on manga and anime.

“It’s because if you make a manga into a movie, people will go see it,” Takeshi explained bluntly.“That’s it. Movie companies don’t have the courage to spend money on unknown scripts.”

read more at kotaku.