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)

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.

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.
Escuela de Escorpiones (Spanish) Watch See Volcano High

Full Metal Panic! The Second Raid Zenyasai ~ Light novel no yoake ~
Unevaluated This a documentary-style TV special that aired on WOWWOW. The special consisted of Shimokawa Mikuni (OP/ED, every FMP! anime) doing narrations for the program and interviews with Gatoh Shouji (Author, FMP!) and Takemoto Yasuhiro (Director, Fumoffu, TSR!), as well as some footage of the staff at Kyouto Animation hard at work.

Gokiburi-tachi no Tasogare
Watch In a trashy bachelor pad lived a colony of roaches who are able to roam freely for food or for games. Because of the homeowner being gentle with the roaches, they have no fear of traps, spray, or being stepped on. However when the homeowner starts bringing over a woman over, life starts to change for the roaches who are already living an easy life.

Gokusen (Live Action)
Buy Gokusen tells a story about the young rookie teacher Yamaguchi Kumiko who is brave enough to accept as her first teaching assignment a position at the toughest high school in the district. While appearing to be very young and cute, she has to hide the fact that she is the daughter of a Yukusa leader, and that all of her brothers are active members in the Yukusa. But it is her family background that helps her to deal with the problems that occur at school in her own special way...
Action(11) Action Comedy(3) Adventure(3) Comedy(9)
Drama(9) Horror(1) Mystery(1) Parody(2)
Romance(4) Suspense(1) Tragedy(2)
Fantasy(3) Modern(16) Sci-Fi(3)
Josei(2) Kid at heart(2) Shounen(1)
Acquired Taste(1) Dark(3) Korean Wave(2) Weird(1)
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(3) 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(2)
Gun-action(3) Reboot(2)
Movie(10) ONA(1) TV(10) TV Special(1)
Release Year
2011(1) 2009(2) 2008(5) 2007(2) 2006(1) 2005(2) 2004(4) 2001(1)
1993(1) 1987(1) 1977(1)
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