10 Live-Action Anime Adaptations That Don't Deserve The Hate

10 Live-Action Anime Adaptations That Don't Deserve The Hate ...

Ob feature-length movies or broadcast programming, live-action anime adaptations have had a bad reputation on the line with video game adaptations. But creators who are responsible for visual editing of source materials must not only satisfy fans of the original work, but entertain potential audience members.

As it may, there are still a few exceptions that show not every hope is lost. These films and television series are compelling evidence demonstrating the importance of finding the right production team who is aware of their actions.

Gintama (2017-2018)

The Gintama parody series of all shapes and styles, from action-adventure to romance, has gained a strong fan base since its TV anime adaptation in 2005.

Hardcore fans are initially skeptical of the film''s direction and difficult casting choices, implying that it will not reciprocate the original narrative. The live-action film series is a surprisingly faithful adaptation, with the cast emulating their characters with an intense zeal that makes the film a fun amusement park game.

NANA (2005-2006)

NANA manages the friendship between two young men who bear the same first names. Nana Komatsu is a cheerful person who has her mind preoccupied with falling in love, while Nana Osaki is the enigmatic lead vocalist of the Black Stones in Tokyo. Unenteterred by the extreme personalities, the duo creates an emotional bond.

The film versions remain true to the original materials, highlighting female connections as well as presenting some of the finest music performances in cinematic history. NANA''s status as one of the great live-action films was further enhanced by the casting of prominent Japanese singer Mika Nakashima.

Blade of the Immortal (2017)

What happens when Japan''s most famous actor Takuya Kimura meets Japan''s essential and "extreme" director Takashi Miike? Kimura isn''t a stranger to anime culture with previous voice acting roles for Studio Ghibli''s Moving Castle (2004) and Redline (2009). His collaboration with Miike in Blade of the Immortal (2017) marks his first explicit live-action involvement.

Kimura is seen as the immortal samurai Manji, who is hired by an orphaned girl to kill the murdered parents in the 2017 samurai action film. However, the anime version does not have enough character development, adding even more exhilarating fight sequences that keep viewers at the edge of their seats.

My Love Story!! (2015)

Don''t judge a book by its cover. My Love Story!! manages to provide casting choices that are eerily convincing and less risky, while showering audiences with endearing "will-they-won''t they."

Takeo, a high school freshman who despite his heavy weight, has a heart of gold and a secret crush on Rinko. Rinko is also in love with the gorilla-like boy, but their misunderstandings keep them from confessing to each other. The synopsis for My Love Story!! is a heart-warming film that offers many heart-warming moments.

Kingdom (2019)

Hollywood isn''t the only action blockbuster manufacturing factory. This martial arts scene that takes place during China''s Warring States Period known for extreme warfare will benefit actors. In Kingdom (2019), a war-orphaned slave Xin is attempting to become the Great General Under the Heavens as well as help the King, Ying Zheng, to one day unite China, which will end all bloodshed.

The anime series is currently in its fourth season and has shown over 100 episodes. However, the film adaptation serves as a simple alternative for newcomers to the historical anime, allowing fans to reminisce about the highlights.

Death Note (2006)

Death Note (2006), which focuses on viewers'' divisive reaction to the Netflix "remake," maintains its content while possessing a few tweaks of its own. The anime series begins when a teen genius discovers a mysterious notebook called "Death Note" which gives death to the person whose name is written in it.

The Japanese live-action interpretation does not disappoint fans with its sinister atmosphere and the same Shinigami ("Death God") Ryuk design as its anime counterpart. Both critics and fans are surprised by the suspenseful cat-and-mouse game, which ended in a laudable sequel published in the same year.

From Me To You (2010)

Sawako, a female head, is a young high school student who has a similar resemblance to Sadako, the frightening entity from the classic Japanese horror film The Ring (1998). When she befriends the outgoing Shouta, she takes a 180-degree turn.

Another rom-com note underscores the notion "looks may be misleading." Both film and anime adaptations highlight the difficulties that introverts face during social interactions, providing suggestions on how to break out of one''s shells and the importance of friendships.

From Today, It''''s My Turn (2018)

While many people who love Japan''s culture are no strangers to the country''s passion for the obscure and uncanny, these elements are often misinterpreted in the screen. The Japanese drama series From Today, It''s My Turn (2018) is a popular show.

Takashi Mitsuhashi and Shinji Ito, both transfer students in the 2018 dorama, have decided to reinvent their own identity in an attempt to become popular in their new school. Though faced with countless trials and trials, the tenacious pair never fails to support injustice and romantic pursuits.

Rurouni Kenshin Film Series (2012-2021)

Rurouni Kenshin, also known as Samurai X, is one of the most powerful and most watched samurai anime of all time. It takes place during the MeijiPeriod in Japan, based on Himura Kenshin, who has put his cruel past behind him. Instead, the skilled swordsman settles down in the countryside and provides protection to the vulnerable and in need.

The widespread past of Kenshin often attracts him, threatening to obscure his newfound belief in respect of serenity. However, Rurouni Kenshin''s abilities in depicting realistic swordfight scenes and realistic exploration of human development are particularly highlighted in the film series.

Bunny Drop (2012)

Raising a child is not easy. It''s a built-in obligation in which one must deal with a variety of taxing ordeals, focusing attention not only on the child but also on their physical condition.

Bunny Drop''s male lead is a 30-year-old bachelor who discovers his recently-deceased grandfather has an illegitimate daughter, Rin. With no prior childcare experience, he decides to become Rin''s guardian, which begins with a touching story of a close-knit family.

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