This Movie Is Whitewashed Trash
It really does say a lot about Warner Brothers in that even though there is a lot of controversy surrounding the casting of their Akira live action movie they went ahead anyway with another Japanese based adaptation and cast a white lead for, "Edge Of Tomorrow" which is based on the Japanese novel: "All You Need Is Kill".
Here is the link to the official English language translation of the original Japanese novel: http://www.haikasoru.com/all-you-need-is-kill/
The interesting thing to note about this is that in the original novel while the main character was Asian (his name is "Keiji Kiriya") the main female lead was a white American (Rita Vrataski) so it's not like white people couldn't have been in the movie if it was kept as it was in the original novel. The original novel was actually quite ethnically diverse as apart from those two leads there was a part Latino part Japanese sergeant and a Native American female technician. However, anyone who wasn't white in the books (which was mostly the entire cast) was whitewashed in the movie made by supposed "liberal" people in Hollywood including the ridiculous like having a Japanese guy in his 20s being bastardized into Tom Cruise.
What's even worse is that this racist trash is being hailed as some great thing so it is having its whitewashing being whitewashed.
Just another incident of Asian Americans, like other people of color, being denied opportunities to get lead roles in major Hollywood movies.