Great Anime that Deserve Live Action Movie Adaptations

The Top Ten

1 Cowboy Bebob Cowboy Bebop is a 1998 anime television series animated by Sunrise featuring a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, screenwriter Keiko Nobumoto, character designer Toshihiro Kawamoto, mechanical designer Kimitoshi Yamane, and composer Yoko Kanno.

To all the current and future items on this list, I think it's best they don't get live-action movies at all. We've already seen critically panned adaptations like Dragonball: Evolution and Ghost in the Shell (2017), so making live-action adaptations for these anime series would most likely be no different. There's always the issue of whitewashing and ignoring the source material, so I really don't think making all these live-action adaptations are really doing any good. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Honestly, the only 2 anime series I could see working pretty well in live-action would be Love Live! School Idol Project and Love Live! Sunshine!. - PerfectImpulseX

2 Berserk Berserk, also known as Sword-Wind Chronicle Berserk, is a Japanese anime television series that aired from 1997 to 1998. An adaptation of the manga Berserk, it comprises 25 half-hour episodes produced by Oriental Light and Magic and first aired on Nippon TV.
3 Hellsing Hellsing is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kouta Hirano. It premiered in Young King OURs in 1997 and ended in September 2008.
4 Samurai Champloo Samurai Champloo is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. Samurai Champloo is set in an alternate version of Edo-era Japan with an anachronistic, predominantly hip hop, setting. It follows Mugen, an impudent and freedom-loving vagrant swordsman; Jin, a composed and stoic rōnin; and Fuu, a more.
5 Psycho-Pass Psycho-Pass is an anime television series that was produced by Production I.G, directed by Naoyoshi Shiotani & Katsuyuki Motohiro and written by Gen Urobuchi.
6 Black Lagoon

Oh my god, yes! Give Dutch a bigger role in it though, because he's great. Scale Rock's role back a little accordingly. Make sure your Revy is actually Chinese / Asian, and kicks ass. But yeah I'd love to see the Lagoon gunboat tearing it up, and Two-Hands Revy's gunplay action for real. Throw in Eda (the American gunrunning 'nun') and Balalaika (badass Russian mafia leader), and Chow Yun-Fat as Mr. Chang, and you have a real winner, potentially...

7 Highschool of the Dead Highschool of the Dead, known in Japan as Apocalyptic Academy: Highschool of the Dead, is a Japanese manga series written by Daisuke Satō and illustrated by Shōji Satō.
8 One Punch Man One-Punch Man is an ongoing, online, web comic, which was later adapted into a Manga and Anime series . Created by ONE in 2009, It gained popularity, and soon after, went viral in 2012, surpassing 7 . 9 million views . One-Punch Man (OPM for short) focuses on the protagonist Saitama (Who is named after more.

No thanks they will have glore for the punches - BoyGenius234

9 Love Live! School Idol Project Love Live! School Idol Project is a Japanese multimedia project co-developed by ASCII Media Works' Dengeki G's Magazine, music label Lantis, and animation studio Sunrise.

Why is this list here. It is not gonna work without seiyuus. - Kyle34

Am I the only one who could see the Love Live franchise working pretty well as a live-action movie? - PerfectImpulseX

10 Code Geass Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion, often referred to as simply Code Geass, is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise, directed by Gorō Taniguchi, and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi, with original character designs by manga authors Clamp.

I want a Code Geass film series more than any other film and I want Christopher Nolan to direct it. - girlcool

The Contenders

11 Fairy Tail Fairy Tail is a manga franchise created by Hiro Mashima. The manga has been adapted into an anime series produced by A-1 Pictures and Satelight, which began broadcasting in Japan on October 12, 2009. Additionally, A-1 Pictures and Satelight have developed seven original video animations and an animated more.
12 Pokemon Pokémon, abbreviated from the Japanese title of Pocket Monsters and currently advertised in English as Pokémon: The Series, is a Japanese anime television series, which has been adapted for the international television markets.
13 Shakugan no Shana Shakugan no Shana is an anime series including three television series, original video animation episodes, and bonus shorts.

A live-action adaptation of this from the same guy that directed Detective Pikachu would be awesome... - PerfectImpulseX

14 Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha StrikerS
15 Gatchaman
16 Neon Genesis Evangelion Neon Genesis Evangelion, commonly referred to as Evangelion or Eva, is a Japanese animated television series produced by Gainax and Tatsunoko Production, and directed by Hideaki Anno.
17 K-On! K-ON! (けいおん!, literally 'Light Music') is a Japanese slice of life and comedy four-panel comic strip manga written and illustrated by Kakifly. It was serialized from 2007 to 2012, and there are six volumes to the manga in total. Kyoto Animation produced the anime adaptation, which aired over more.
18 Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood is an anime series adapted from the Fullmetal Alchemist manga by Hiromu Arakawa.
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