Article: Top 10 Live Action Adaptation In Japanese Anime

Whether full-length motion pictures or television shows, anime live-action adaptations have a poor reputation comparable to video game movie adaptations. Creators of visual adaptations of source materials not only have to try to appease devotees of the original content.

1. Gintama

The actors portray their roles with an impassioned fervor that transforms the live-action film series into a funny and lighthearted parody of a thrilling amusement park ride. Since its 2005 TV anime adaptation, genres including action-adventure and romance drama have steadily grown in popularity.


2. NANA 

NANA is in charge of two females with the same first names who are pals. Nana Komatsu is a happy individual focused on finding love, whereas Nana Osaki is the mysterious lead singer of the Black Stones punk rock band. The movie adaptations are faithful to the source material, emphasizing feminine emotion and including some of the greatest musical performances in history.


3. Blade Of The Immortal 

Takuya Kimura, one of Japan's most recognizable actors, meets Takashi Miike, one of its most important and "extreme" filmmakers. Kimura is well-known in anime thanks to her previous voice-acting appearances. Kimura plays the immortal samurai Manji in the 2017 samurai action movie. The orphaned girl hires Manji to hunt the killers who killed her parents.


4. My Love Story

The film revolves around Takeo, a high school student with a heart of gold and a secret infatuation with the charming Rinko despite his intimidating and strong stature. Unbeknownst to Takeo, Rinko is also in love with the gorilla-like boy, but they cannot declare to one another due to their misconceptions.


5. Kingdom

This martial arts epic, set in China's Warring States Period, famed for its brutal combat, will appeal to action movie fans. A war-orphaned slave named Xin in Kingdom (2019) aspires to assist the King and become the Great General Under The Heavens.


6. Death Note

Despite having a far smaller budget, the Japanese live-action adaptation does not disappoint fans with its ominous atmosphere and Shinigami ("Death God") Ryuk design that is exactly like its anime version. Both reviewers and fans are impressed by the tense cat-and-mouse game between Yagami and the investigators.


7. From Me To You

The lead female, Sawako, is a shy high school student who resembles Sadako, the terrifying creature from the vintage Japanese horror movie The Ring (1998). Introverts' challenges while interacting with others are addressed in film and anime adaptations.


8. From Today, It's My Turn

In the 2018 drama adaptation of the anime series, Takashi Mitsuhashi and Shinji Ito, two transfer students, resolve to change their appearance to gain popularity at their new school. Despite difficulties, the persistent pair never backs down from fighting for justice and loving relationships.


9. Rurouni Kenshin Film Series

Samurai X, known as Rurouni Kenshin, is one of the most popular and emblematic samurai anime ever produced. The plot, set in Meiji-era Japan, centers on former assassin Himura Kenshin, who has moved over his horrific past. Instead, the adept swordsman resides in the countryside and defends the helpless.


10. Bunny Drop

The main character of Bunny Drop, a 30-year-old bachelor who learns that his recently departed grandpa had an illegitimate daughter named Rin, is addressed in both the anime and the live-action versions of the film. He chooses to become Rin's guardian despite having no prior expertise in child care, which adds to the moving tale of a close-knit family.