Top Ten Live Action Anime/Manga Adaptations

Ever seen an anime turned into a live action movie? Here we start to collect the ones that are the best!

The Top Ten

1 Rurouni Kenshin

Such an amazing series! I was not disappointed by these films, they were truly spectacular and worth every minute!

Originally, I was only going to watch the movies because I was curious, but it ended up being my favorite live action adaptation of any anime. The acting was stellar, and the fight scenes had me on the edge of my seat. Certainly was pleasantly surprised!

Honestly, I thought I'd get really disappointed because I usually hate live versions but this one was really amazing. Loved it so much.

The portrayal made by Takeru Satoh was excellent! And the movie was very well made! - Joicerojo

2 Death Note

Great film! I love death note!

It was great adaptation! - Joicerojo

3 Gantz
4 Battle Spaceship Yamato

I came to meet Kimura Takuya in this one, very good - Joicerojo

5 Initial D

Even though it was made in Hong Kong, it was a decent adaptation - Joicerojo

It was good... I wish they get a second movie..


Just a minor blip: Mizushima Hiro speaking English needed more work - Joicerojo

7 Lovely Complex

It was very funny - Joicerojo

8 City Hunter

Jackie Chan was so funny in this one! - Joicerojo

9 Battle Royale
10 Crying Freeman

The Contenders

12 Hana Yori Dango
13 Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
14 Kimi ni Todoke Kimi ni Todoke
15 L-DK
16 Edge of Tomorrow
17 Oldboy

I'm Suprised That I had To Add This - Kuro

18 Peach Girl Peach Girl
19 Mars
20 Avatar

Even though Avatar isn't an anime, the live-action movie SUCKED.

I don't Avatar is an anime though...Maybe it is...

21 Crows Zero
22 Ghost in the Shell (2017)
23 Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist Fullmetal Alchemist is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. It is about two brothers, Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric, trying to restore their bodies after failing at bringing their mother back to life. It aired in 2003 and was remade as Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood more.
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