If you take a look at the anime, Johannsons appearance just nails it. And her blonde sidekick isn’t looking Asian at all, is he? I watched the Anime years ago. I liked it very much, so my memory could fail me, but the appearance of the movie (as far as the trailer shows) is pretty familiar, especially the invisible fight in the river and the assault in the beginning. It’s just a 1:1 scenery. Meh. In my opinion it’s not „whitewashing“ but Hollywood-washing. Hollywood tends to remake lots of foreign movies and they’re seldom better than the original.