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These live-action anime adaptations are freaking us out (The 3:59, Ep. 254)

We discuss some upcoming projects that take some of our favorite anime shows and bring them to the real world.

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We love anime! But we're less thrilled about them when they get the live-action treatment. 

In honor of the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con, which kicks off with a preview night on Wednesday, we decided to take a look at some of the upcoming and rumored live-action adaptations. Netflix's American remake of "Death Note," a famous Japanese anime and manga about a mysterious notebook that lets the owner kill anyone with a pen stroke, is set to have a big showing at the convention. Then there's the upcoming live-action series adaptation of sci-fi action/comedy/jazz mash-up "Cowboy Bebop."

Remember, these things can be pretty bad. "Ghost in the Shell" was the most recent flop, and we dare you to watch "Speed Racer" or "Dragonball: Evolution."

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These live action anime adaptations are freaking us out (The 3:59, Ep. 254)


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