Answer to: How is this "not related to Japanese culture"?
Posted on: 03/09/10 10:18PM
I see nothing Japanese about that movie, it wasn't even Final Fantasy even though it bore the title. Then again, I really hated that movie because of that fact. It may have been japanese directed, but it was made in the American studios. But I guess if it has some level of japanese to it, it's fine. Either way, it was restored, so it's fine.
The actress behind Aki Ross is Ming Na (who is not Japanese), and the CGI is based off of her body and voice. The CGI is American ingenuity (against Gelbooru's rules being Gelbooru is Japanese-oriented), and the movie itself though by a japanese director, is also American made by an American studio with a few japanese artists involved. Also The Spirits Within is ... special in a way. For one, there's nothing remotely tied to the games about this. The movie had no magic, no weapons (except guns, which final fantasy doesn't use much of, even FF7 had other weapons than JUST guns), no magic, no summons, and nothing else that remotely identifies what FINAL FANTASY is. Those were my motives for deletion. Basically, I deleted it because of the actress, mostly. Aki Ross is Ming Na, and she is from Macau (She's portugese, not Japanese).
Proof: ((INTERNET MOVIE DATABASE, or imdb.com)) Ming-Na Actress, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Ming-Na (translated her name means "enlightenment") was born on the island of Macau, a Portuguese territory located 40 miles from Hong Kong that was returned to China in 1999. Her mother Lin Chan Wen divorced her father when Ming-Na was only a toddler. She has an older brother named Jonathan.