When you think of classic Manga, there are few that can wisthand the test of time. With each incarnation, chances are you tend to lose some of the original magic that made it truly special.
The recent trend of comic to movie adaptaions have really been hit and miss with the western counterparts having more of the hits. However it is fair to say that it’s Hollywood that’s responsible for the anime adaptaion misses as well. Dragonball, arguably the most famous manga of all time, has seen several anime incarnations, video games and of course there was that truly horrible live action movie which killed it for me.
Almost no-one reads these days. Everywhere I look I see faces glued to their tablets and iPads, or their phones. I guess the Kindle and e-books are gaining popularity, but generally, reading as a hobby is lost on most.
We see so many novel to big screen adaptations that are box office sucesses, but many-a-time I meet people who’ve never read the book, or even worse, never knew there WAS a book.