John Wick Anime Series: Is AI Art Delivering or Disappointing Fans?

Grayson Larkspur

Updated Tuesday, June 11, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

The idea of John Wick being transformed into an anime series has sparked a lively debate among fans and enthusiasts. A recently shared image on Imgur features an animated scene of a man closely resembling Keanu Reeves' iconic character, John Wick, walking alongside a dog. The man sports shoulder-length black hair, a full beard, and is dressed in a formal black suit with a white shirt and black tie. The serene setting of a quaint village with traditional-style buildings and a clear blue sky adds a peaceful backdrop to the intense character.

Commenters have had mixed reactions to the image, with one user humorously noting, "You genetically combined John Wick's daughter with John Wick's dog, do you have any idea how cross he's going to be?!" Another user, supporting the artistry, mentioned, "If he showed up in Kiki's Delivery Service I wouldn't cry. But AI."

However, not all reactions were positive. Some users expressed disdain for AI-generated art. One commented, "i could be mistaken but i swear this is from an AI art account on twitter if i remember properly, if it is, yall need to know miyazaki would strangle you to death with his bare hands for abusing his work like that." Another user added, "Not if it's AI garbage. 'This is an insult to life itself' - Hayao Miyazaki."

The debate extended to the quality and originality of the artwork. Critics argued about the AI-generated nature of the image, with comments such as, "You couldn't even fix the eyes after the AI generated this. Also, why the hell is it just modern-looking John Wick in feudal Japan? This AI Era is just the worst trash ever." Some even claimed that AI posts on platforms like Imgur evoke "unpleasant emotions."

Despite the backlash, there were supporters who appreciated the idea, with one saying, "I would." Another user envisioned a creative twist, suggesting, "Only if we get cheerful ending/opening. Like OP goes all 'Blood, blood, revenge, kill.' ED goes 'Puppies, sunshine, Daisy, Gold coins.'"

The image and ensuing discussion highlight a broader conversation about the role of AI in art and media. While some embrace the new possibilities AI brings, others remain skeptical, emphasizing the value of human creativity and authenticity. Whether John Wick in anime form, especially through AI, will capture the hearts of fans remains a contentious topic. As one user succinctly put it, "No. The action is only cool because it's live."

The idea of blending John Wick's intense character with the serene aesthetics of anime opens a fascinating dialogue about the future of cross-genre adaptations and the impact of AI on artistic expression.

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Top Comments from Imgur

JamesTDG

Yeah, but only if it's animated by a human

aShogunNamedMarcus

"You genetically combined John Wick's daughter with John Wick's dog, do you have any idea how cross he's going to be?!"

gorillaClutch

i could be mistaken but i swear this is from an AI art account on twitter if i remember properly, if it is, yall need to know miyazaki would strangle you to death with his bare hands for abusing his work like that.

MostlyThere

If he showed up in Kiki's Delivery Service I wouldn't cry. But AI.

downvoteifyouhatekittens

No

totallyrealname

Not if it's AI garbage. "This is an insult to life itself" - Hayao Miyazaki

insecure400lbman

I won't but I don't speak swedish

Sidewaysgts

Not often you see AI art make it to the front page.

Shenaniganz80

I would

jollyjack

If it's AI generated; f**k no.

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