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Cringe together as Dragonball Evolution and other live-action films based on anime are lampooned

Enjoy bad cinema as we take you on a tour of the worst live-action adaptations of anime

Comics are hard to adapt into live action - but for Hollywood, manga (and anime) is even harder. At Emerald City Comic Con, the gang from Nerds Know tackled this unfortunate phenomena in a panel called Live Action Anime Cringefest. They start with the horrendous 2009 Dragonball Evolution, and things get way worse from there.

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Chris Arrant

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Chris Arrant is the Popverse's Editor-in-Chief. He has written about pop culture for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, Newsarama, TOKYOPOP, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. (He/him)

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