Miller isn’t looking simply to mimic Japanese-style animation but rather to adapt it for Western audiences. “The anime is an opportunity for me to shift a little bit about what anime is doing because anime is ripe for an adjustment or sea change,” he explained. “It’s coming in games and I believe it’s the same in anime. There’s going to be a hybrid anime where it shifts more towards Western sensibilities. [Japanese filmmaker Akira] Kurosawa was able to bridge that gap between the Japanese sensibilities and the West and make those definitive films.”
As someone with a lot of Mad Max nostalgia, I'm totally down for this. How about you guys, how do you feel about a Mel Gibson-less Mad Max? Especially you young'uns who may be less familiar with the film franchise-- would you watch it?