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10 Best Live Action Anime For You To Watch

Live Action Anime – Japan is a country known for its cartoons or they call it anime. Anime in Japan itself has become an industry as well as popular culture. Like cartoons or films in other parts of the world, anime also has many genres, such as fantasy, action, horror, and many more. Some anime series are adaptations of the comic series or manga. Not content to make manga and anime, several production houses in Japan also want to make 2D images a reality.

In Japan itself, there is a tokusatsu series that also enlivens the entertainment industry and also popular culture there. Series like Super Sentai, Ultraman, and Kamen Rider are the most popular tokusatsu series. The anime adaptation to tokusatsu also has its own charm. The adaptation from 2D to the real world is known in Japan as live action. For those of you who want to watch a live action series and are still confused about what title you want to watch, here are 10 recommendations for the best live action anime for you to watch.

10 Best Live Action Anime Recommendations

1. Best Live Action Anime – Rurouni Kenshin

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In Indonesia it is known as Samurai X because Indonesia itself bought the western version of the license. For the millennial generation, they must know this series because Rurouni Kenshin is broadcast on several private televisions. Rurouni Kenshin itself tells the story of a former butcher (batousai) named Kenshin Himura. This live action film has a more or less similar story, but with a few different stories.

2. Best Live Action Anime – Gantz

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Gantz is a manga series translated to anime written by mangaka Hiroya Oku. This manga series is known as a series intended for adults because its content is quite obscene and also features super brutal violence. The series also translates to live action played by Kazunari Ninomiya as Kei Kurono. Unlike the manga and anime series where Kei Kurono is a 17 year old high school student, the main character in this live action film is already in his 20s. The live action version is not as brutal and lewd as the manga or anime version.

3. Best Live Action Anime – Solanin

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This live action film was adapted to the manga of the same name. For those of you who like music and drama, this film presents an exciting story to enjoy. This film tells the story of a musician named Naruo Taneda who had a dream of a career in music which did not come. One time, Taneda had an accident and her lover Meiko Inoue continued her dream by replacing her in Taneda’s band as a vocalist and guitarist.

4. Best Live Action Anime – Beck

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Besides Solanin, there is also a very popular live action adapted from the equally popular anime and manga, namely Beck. This live action film tells the story of Koyuki (Yukio Tanaka), a loser who changes his life after meeting Ryusuke Minami. The meeting made Koyuki seriously play music and formed a band with Ryusuke. Here Koyuki becomes a professional musician who performs in front of thousands of people at one of the festivals in Japan. Koyuki here is played by Takeru Satoh who also plays Kenshin Himura in Rurouni Kenshin.

5. Best Live Action Anime – Crows Zero

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This live action is arguably one of the most popular. Even the main character, Genji Takiya, was parodied by one of our local cosplayers. The story that is displayed is full of violence and brutality, as well as harsh words. Behind all that, this film teaches about friendship.

6. Bleach

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Bleach is one of the most popular anime in the world along with One Piece and Naruto. In Indonesia alone, the Bleach anime series has been aired in Indonesia. The popularity of this anime finally made producer Kazutoshi Wadakura make a live action version. Is the fun the same? Just watch it!

7. Fullmetal Alchemist

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Anime with the same title is arguably one of the most popular series in its era. This series is very well adapted. Edward Elric’s character here is also very slick to play. For those of you fans of Edward Elric, it doesn’t hurt to try watching this live action version.

8. Gintama

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The list above is mostly films that tend to have a more serious aura. What if there is a film that contains elements of comedy in it. Yes, you can make Gintama an option to fill your spare time or entertainment.

9. Death Note

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We think, the live action version of Death Note is one of the best. Here Light Yagami is played nicely by Masatak Kubota. Likewise with L, played by Kento Yamazaki.

10. Blade of the Immortal

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Another live action that tells the story of the Samurai, Blade of the Immortal. This film tells the story of a very powerful samurai in feudal Japan who promised to help a girl to avenge her parents’ death. On this journey, they must face a bloody battle.