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Live-Action SWORD ART ONLINE Producer Not Interested In "White-Washing" Netflix Series

Posted On: Feb 14, 2018   |   Posted By: GeekTyrant

When Sword Art Online comes to Netflix as a live-action series, it will be with a primarily Japanese cast. Executive producer for the series Laeta Kalogridis dismissed any speculation that any white-washing could happen with the series in a recent interview : Well, let's get the obvious bit out of the way, right away. SAO is an essentially Japanese property, in which Kirito and Asuna, who are the two leads, are Japanese. In the television show, Kirito and Asuna will be played by Asian actors. Whether or not that was the question underneath your question, it's not a conversation about whitewashing. When I sold it to Netflix, we were all on the same page. They are not interested in whitewashing it, and I am not interested in whitewashing it. In terms of the secondary characters, because the game is meant to be global, the way it's presented in the anime and in the light novels, there are secondary characters that clearly are from other parts of the world, like...

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