10 Must Watch Live-Action Anime Movie Recommendations (Part 1)
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10 Must Watch Live-Action Anime Movie Recommendations (Part 1)

What gives fans the absolute pleasure is to see their favorite series turned into live action. 
10 Must Watch Live-Action Anime Movie Recommendations (Part 1)

What gives fans the absolute pleasure is to see their favorite series turned into live action.  Every manga and anime fans rejoice when their favorite series gets a live action adaptation. Here’s a recommendation of must watch live action movies that everyone must watch! Did your favorite live action movie make it to the list? Let’s check out. 

Do note that it’s a randomized list with no rankings. No ratings are taken into consideration either. The list is based on the overall appeal. Enjoy the live action movies list and do check them out if you haven’t watched it yet!

 Must Watch Live Action Anime Movie Recommendations

#10 Gokusen: The Movie (2009)

Japanese movie

The comedy movie is adapted from the manga series of the same name. Gokusen has an anime series and live actions TV series. The TV series has 3 seasons with an excellent star-studded cast. Gokusen: The Movie is connected with season 3 and as a fan of this series, it’s one of the must watch live action movies. Nakama Yukie reprises her role as Kumiki Yamaguchi. The cast also includes Late Miura Haruma,  Kamenashi Kazuya, and many cameos from the actors of all the seasons. Gokusen might seem cringey but it’s definitely worth your time!

#9  Orange (2015)

Japanese movie

If you’ve watched Orange anime, you surely can’t miss the live action movie.  Everyone is familiar with this series, do check it out!  Yamazaki Kento, Tsuchiya Tao, Ryusei Ryo , Yamazaki Hirona and Sakurada Dori are the main casts of Orange. 

#8 Fullmetal Alchemist (2017)

Japanese movie FMA

This movie is a treat for all the Fullmetal Alchemist fans. This movie needs no introduction. Either you’ll love it or you won’t. Check out the movie available exclusively on Netflix! The casts include Yamada Ryosuke as Edward Elric, Dean Fujioka as Roy Mustang, and Tsubasa Honda as Winry Rockbell.

#7 Space Brothers (2012)

Japanese movie

The 2012 movie is adapted from the manga of the same name.  The anime series Space Brothers has 99 episodes that ran from 2012-14.  This movie was absolutely beautiful and delicately portrayed the life of astronauts and sibling bond.  The cast stars Masaki Okada and Shun Oguri in the lead roles.

#6  Chihayafuru Part I, II  (2016)

Must Watch Live Action Movies

The popular Shoujo manga-tuned movie is a must watch live action movie. Chihayafuru movie has 3 installments and all of them are highly recommended. It has a star cast of Suzu Hirose, Shūhei Nomura, and Mackenyu as the main cast of Chihayafuru.  Part 1 was released in 2016, March followed by Part II in 2016, April. 

#5 Gantz ( 2011)

Japanese movie

The 2011 Gantz is based on the manga of the same name. If you’re still not familiar with this series, just know that it’s an amazing concept for those times.  The main casts include Kenichi Matsuyama, Kazunari Ninomiya, and Yuriko Yoshitaka. It has a sequel and that is highly recommended as well. 

#4 Death Note & Death Note 2: The Last Name (2006)

Japanese movie

Out of all the Death Note live action adaptations,  the 2006 movie is the best. Death Note needs no introduction and is self-explanatory! Do check out this amazing movie, the first of the kind in this franchise! Tatsuya Fujiwara stars as Light Yagami and Kenichi Matsuyama stars as L. 

Also check out : Death Note Ending Explained | Spoiler Alert!

#3  Gintama (2017)

Must Watch Live Action Movies

Words won’t be described how happy fans are. The 2017 Gintama is a must watch live action movie that everyone should definitely watch. The movie was faithful to the manga/anime adaptation.  You will end up laughing, getting emotional, and sentimental watching Gintama. Gintama has an elite star cast. Main casts starring Shun Oguri, Masaki Suda, Kanna Hashimoto, Masaki Okada, Yuya Yagira, and Ryo Yoshizawa. The entire cast did an exceptional job portraying the manga/anime counterparts. 

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#2 Kingdom (2019)

Must Watch Live Action Movies

Kingdom was the highest-grossing movie of the year at the box office. The movie adapted from the same manga/anime is a visual treat for the fans. The movie stars Yamazaki Kento,  Yoshizawa Ryo, and Kashimoto Hanna in lead roles. It was absolutely loving to See Yamazaki play the role of Xin.  Yoshizawa Ryo seems familiar, right? Gintama’s Sougo stars as Ying Zheng in Kingdom.  It’s a must watch live action movie and is highly recommended. Following the success of the movie, a sequel is planned too! 

#1  Rurouni Kenshin (2012)

Must Watch Live Action Movies

This series is a cult classic and fan favorite of Japan. Whether you’re a fan or not, this is the  must watch live action movie. You can’t miss it! This famous franchise has total of 5 movies, two of them are releasing in 2021. Now feels like a good time to catch up with this movie! Satoh Takeru stars as Kenshin Himura, and is absolutely adorable!  Other casts include Emi Takei, Yu Aoi, Munetaka Aoki, Yosuke Eguchi, and Koji Kikkawa.

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