Live Action Titles

Live Action: (Type) A term used to describe and flag non-animated movies and films. It is common for a popular manga (or manhwa) series to be animated, but some titles are rereleased as live-action stories. Examples include the animated series Nodame Cantabile and Nodame Cantabile (Live Action), and Moyashimon and Moyashimon (Live Action).

Title Rating Synopsis
Boku no Katsu Seni Kanojo no... Unevaluated A tradgic Love Story w/ a VERY odd twist!
Casshern Buy See Casshern: The Last Day on Earth

Casshern: The Last Day on Earth
Buy Fifty years of war between the Great Eastern Federation and Europa - now merged as Eurasia - have taken their toll on planet Earth. As a result of the use of biological, chemical and nuclear weapons, much of Earth has become uninhabitable and people have become prey to new diseases. Professor Azuma's "neo-cell" project, which is supposed to be the answer to mankinds hardships, becomes a nightmare come true when mutants spawned from the experiment escape and declare war on the human race. Azuma's son Tetsuya, who was killed during the previous war, is reborn into the cyborg Casshern as mankind's last hope against the new mutant threat. (Source: ANN)
Chōjigen Kakumei Anime: Dimension High School Watch See Dimension High School

City Hunter (Live Action TV series)
Unevaluated This updated story takes place in Seoul, 2011. Lee Yoon Sung is a talented MIT-graduate who works on the international communications team in the Blue House (The Korean equivalent of the white house). When Lee was a child, his father served as a Korean special forces soldier and was killed to cover up an unauthorized attack on North Korea. Angry at the betrayal, he plans revenge on the five politicians who decided to hide their political mistake by eliminating all of the witnesses. So with the assistance of his surrogate father Lee Jin Pyo, Lee Yoon Sung starts down a path that will lead him to being a “City Hunter.”
City Hunter (Live-Action Movie, Hong Kong) Rent See Sing si lip yan

Cutie Honey (Live-Action Movie)
Rent When Honey's uncle gets kidnapped by the evil criminal gang known as "Panther Claw," she must use her magical powers of transformation (fueled by love) to save him. Meanwhile the same crime group has been responsible for a number of other crime sprees across Tokyo. In the process, Honey teams up with the seemingly cold police woman Natsuko Aki and hot shot journalist Seiji Hayami as well as battle the four "claws" of the Panther Claw gang to save her uncle and the rest of the city.

Cutie Honey The Live
Watch Three murderers have escaped simultaneously from three different prisons, using strange weapons that were somehow smuggled to them. Private detective Hayami Seiji is hired by the sister of one of the escapees to search for him. But he finds himself in over his head when he discovers that the escapes were part of a bizarre "game". Therefore, Hayami summons a friend of his--Cutie Honey!

Death Note (live-action movie #1)
Watch Yagami Light is a brilliant college student who, one day, finds a notebook simply titled "Death Note." Inside of this book is a list of rules and details as for the use of the "Death Note." When he realizes the power he holds, he decides he's going to make over the world. He wants to make it into a better place by killing those who do others harm. He has been nicknamed by the police "Kira." L, a brilliant detective who lives in secrecy, rises from the shadows and puts his life on the line trying to capture Light. Both L and Light believe themselves on the side of Justice, and the two match wits trying to show exactly which of them is "good" and which of them is "evil."

Densha Otoko
Rent Densha Otoko has been described as "a fairy tale for the internet generation". Central to the story is the real-life Japanese web forum known as 2ch, the single largest internet message board in the world. A text-only forum in which all who post have complete anonymity, the lovelorn main character is given the nickname "Densha Otoko"--which means "Train Man"--by his fellow 2ch-ers after relating a story of how he met a beautiful woman on a train after standing up to a drunken passenger. Having no idea how to court the lady, who is nicknamed "Hermes" by the forum-goers, Densha Otoko turns to his fellow internet companions for help in winning her heart.

Detroit Metal City (live action)
Unevaluated Negishi Souichi leaves his family's farm in Oita Prefecture for the bright lights of Tokyo. There he swaps his taste in music from Swedish pop for the totally out-of-character death metal, taking on the role of vocalist in a metal band called 'Death Metal City' and adopting the stage name: Johannes Krauser II.

Dimension High School
Watch One day, high school student Junpei notices a slightly odd stone and picks it up and takes it to class. But it turns out that this is far more than a stone, since it can float in mid air, will return after being thrown away, and eventually sprouts a face and begins to talk. Junpei and his three classmates are informed that they are 'the chosen heroes' and, along with their teacher, find themselves transported to an anime-like alternate reality where they act as contestants in a gameshow-like contest that will have extremely important repercussions. Indeed, the fate of the world depends on them.
Dimensionハイスクール Watch See Dimension High School

Dragon Ball Evolution
Avoid The story begins with Goku, who seeks out upon his adoptive grandfather Grandpa Gohan's dying request to find the great Master Roshi and gather all seven Dragon Balls. Of which he has one, in order to prevent the evil Lord Piccolo from succeeding in his desire to use the Dragon Balls to take over the world. And Goku's quest is to obtain the mystical Dragonballs before Piccolo does.

Eguchi Hisashi no Nantoka Narudesho!
Watch Part anime, part live action, and part puppet show. Nantoka Narudesho is a series of seemingly unrelated sketches. Viewer-be-warned, some sketches have not aged well and would be found extremely offensive due to racism, sexual depravity, and homophobia.
Action(11) Action Comedy(3) Adventure(3) Comedy(11)
Comedy Fantasy(1) Drama(10) Horror(2) Mystery(1)
Parody(2) Romance(4) Suspense(1) Tragedy(2)
Fantasy(4) Historical(1) Modern(18) Sci-Fi(3)
Josei(2) Kid at heart(2) Shounen(1)
Acquired Taste(1) Dark(3) Korean Wave(2) Weird(2)
Characters and Their Abilities
Artificial Girls(2) Mahou Shoujo(1)
Story Elements and Location
Coming of Age(1) Competition(1) Depression(2) Epic(1)
Fighting(4) Friendship(3) High School(5) Martial Arts(4)
Mecha(1) Music(3) Police(2) School Comedy(1)
Slice of Life(2) Soul Mates(1) Spiritual(1) Supernatural(2)
Swordplay(2) War(3)
Assassin(s)(1) Gun-action(3) Reboot(2)
Potentially Objectionable
Violent(4) Vulgar(1)
Movie(10) ONA(1) OVA(1) TV(11)
TV Special(2)
Release Year
2019(1) 2011(1) 2009(2) 2008(5) 2007(2) 2006(1) 2005(2) 2004(4)
2001(1) 1993(1) 1990(1) 1988(1) 1987(1) 1977(1)
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