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Here at The A.V. Club, we’ve spent years writing about never-gonna-happen live-action anime adaptations like Akira and never-should’ve-happened adaptations like Ghost In The Shell, but now it’s time to put that old stuff to rest and give something new a chance to be developed into a live-action movie that either never happens or never should’ve happened. After all, Akira came out 30 years ago, and in those three decades a whole bunch of other anime shows and movies have come and gone.

Legendary Pictures has apparently realized this as well, so it has picked up the rights to develop a live-action adaptation of newer anime/manga hit My Hero Academia that—at the risk of belaboring a point—will either never materialize or will involve some baffling creative decisions that make you wonder why anyone bothered in the first place. The original manga takes place in a world where the vast majority of people have developed superpowers, centering on one boy with no powers who gains the attention of a legendary superhero anyway. Japanese publisher Shueisha is involved, so this isn’t entirely coming from Americans, but Legendary still seems to be taking point.

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Seriously, Hollywood. Give up on Akira and don’t fuck up Gundam.

[via The Hollywood Reporter]