Top 10 Live Action Movies based on Anime or Manga

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Everyone wants their favorite anime or manga be made into live action movies. So, here is a list of live action anime movies which are a must see. You will really like these movies.
The live action anime movies listed below mainly focus on the genre of action , thriller, psychological. We have not included romantic or comedy genre in this particular list.

10.Riki-Oh: The story of Ricky

This offbeat action drama from Hong Kong stars Bin Shimada as Riki, a new prisoner at a high-tech penal institution of the future. Riki finds himself challenged by the prison’s violent, corrupt guards, and when one of his friends is murdered by the jailers, Riki explodes into a fury of violence as he seeks bloody vengeance against all who would cross him. Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky has won a cult following for its deliberately outlandish martial arts violence, in which Riki displays the remarkable ability to punch through his victims — and even blow them up.

Before watching , shut down your logical brain and then watch it for the pure purpose entertainment.

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9.Tokyo Tribe

This is the world’s first battle rap musical. This is a very enjoyable film. The film is based on the manga series “Tokyo Tribes” by Santa Inoue.
In an alternate Japan, territorial street gangs form rival factions collectively known as the Tokyo Tribes. Merra, leader of the Wu-Ronz tribe of Bukuro joins forces with heavy hitting sadistic gangster Buppa of Buppa Town. With Buppa’s support, Merra aims to initiate a gang war between the Wu-Ronz and the Musashino Saru, and in a confrontation between the two attempts to kill popular member of the Musashino Saru – Kai. By mistake, Merra instead kills Kai’s friend Tera (a Musashino Saru member beloved by members of all Tribes since before their formation). This leads to the joining of forces between all of the Tokyo Tribes in an all out war against Merra and Buppa’s forces.

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8.Himizu

Sumida and his schoolmate Keiko are 14 year old school kids living a dystopian existence where each of their parents’ hopes and encourages them to die. Set in tsunami-hit areas of Japan about May 2011, which is used as a backdrop, the story follows roughly that of the manga of the same name wherein Sumida fights frequently with his father, is abandoned by his mother and tends to reject friendly advances of others. Eventually, he kills his father and then, assuming his life is ruined, attempts to improve society by killing “bad” people. Although not immediately obvious, what instead happens is that he attacks psychotic and violent characters, while he instead learns from Keiko and the Yakuza and people who befriended him that he himself has become “sick”, eventually breaking free of the cycle of violence, but without a complete resolution of the issues raised during the movie before its end.

7.Death Note

A battle between the world’s 2 greatest minds begins when Light Yagami finds the Death Note, a notebook with the power to kill, and decides to rid the world of criminals.

Based on the homonymous manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, “Death Note” is the most commercially successful title on this list, having spawned video games, light novels, an anime series, a two-part film, a spin-off movie, and a new film is scheduled to screen this October. This entry is for the first two films.

The story follows Yagami Light, a student who discovers a notebook that when someone writes a name of someone in it, this individual dies after a few days. L is a world-renowned detective, part of an international anti-terrorist group who is trying to stop Light. The presence of Shinigamis (Gods of Death), the involvement of Light’s father in the task force that tries to stop him, and an idol named Misa who also receives a notebook, complicate matters.

Shusuke Kaneto managed to retain most of the manga’s aesthetics, particularly with the help of special effects that wonderfully portrayed the Shinigamis, the most difficult aspect of the original. Apart from that, the script is so elaborate and addictive that all he had to do is stay close to the source material, something he achieved with flying colors.

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Pranjal Kanyal

He is a Computer Science undergrad, planning to do his masters.
Anime is one of his favorite form of entertainment. He loves everything about anime and mangas and loves to share information about anime.

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