February 7, 2019

Watch How Anime Has Inspired Some of Your Favorite Filmmakers

Anime Inspired
From Darren Aronofsky to Christopher Nolan, this video shows some of the most famous shot-for-shot scenes inspired by classic anime.

It was just a few months ago when it appeared that big streaming platforms like Netflix finally released that there was in fact a huge audience for anime. In the span of a few weeks we found out that Netflix bought up streaming rights to Neon Genesis Evangelion (EVA) and greenlit a long-rumored Cowboy Bebop live action.

And while the industry might just be beginning to warm up to the idea that people like and watch anime, filmmakers have been watching and often homaging - if not straight stealing - from some of their favorite source materials for years.

Some of those mainstream filmmakers influenced might be more obvious than others, like the Wajowskis with The Matrix or any of the direct anime to live action reboots like the recent Ghost in the Shell.

However, for the astute anime fans like Darren Aronofsky and Christopher Nolan, the works of some of the great anime artists like Satoshi Kon with Paprika and Hayao Miyazaki with Princess Mononoke are ripe for cinematic inspiration.

Anime Inspiring Filmmakers

If you’d like to check out more, the video is part of a series on “How to Get Started With Anime” by Film Crux which you can check out here.

Which anime inspirations stood out to you? Are there any others that you’d add to the list? Let us know in the comments!     

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Can we have a list of the anime shown in this video? The titles

Thank you!

Awesome video

February 7, 2019 at 9:55PM

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Claudia Anguiano
Producer
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In order:
Ghost in the Shell
Paprika
Princess Mononoke
Perfect Blue

February 8, 2019 at 6:04AM

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Graham Hughes
Writer/Director
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One of our favorite Anime combined with live action filming, Jules Dongu Saves the World: http://www.JulesDongu.com

February 11, 2019 at 10:52AM

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Billy Boyd
Director of Plutocracy
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