Anime, Manga & Games That Were Not Mangled On The Big Screen

There’s always that fear that the movie adaptation will never live up to the original



You will not be disappointed by these life action remakes.


Josie And The Pussycats


Original: Comic, published by Archie Comics

Live action adaptation: Starring Rachel Leigh Cook, Tara Reid and Rosario Dawson, directed by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan


Didn’t do that well in the box office, but it’s a still a fun watch for the generation that grew up with Josie, Valeria and Melody.





Original: Video game, published by GT Interactive

Live action adaptation: Staring Karl Urban, Dwayne Johnson and Rosamund Pike, directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak

Another film that is widely considered a box office bomb, but that does not always mean a flop, as Urban, Johnson and Pike will prove.




Original: Comic, published by Archie Comics

Live action adaptation: Starring KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart and Camila Mendes, developed by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

A bit of a surprise, but it’s welcoming to see Archie and the gang stir up some trouble and drama in a darker and more modern Riverdale. Catch it on Netflix.



Ghost In The Shell


Original: Manga, written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow

Live action adaptation: Starring Scarlett Johansson, directed by Rupert Sanders

A little controversial with the casting, but Scarlett Johansson has a history of making action movies that are both endearing and exciting.




Beauty And The Beast

Original: Cartoon, produced by Walt Disney Pictures

Live action adaptation: Staring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, directed by Bill Condon

Catch Emma Watson in a role that was almost tailor made for her. Beauty and the Beast debuts on March 16, 2017.



Rurouni Kenshin

Original: Manga, written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki

Live action adaptation: Starring Takeru Satoh, directed by Keishi Ōtomo

Whether or not you watched Samurai X growing up, this action-packed film is sure to grab your attention and have you wanting more.




Battle Royale


Original: Manga, written by Koushun Takami, illustrated by Masayuki Taguchi

Live action adaptation: Starring Tatsuya Fujiwara and Aki Maeda, directed by Kinki Fukasaku

Ask yourself, what you would do if you had to kill your friends in exchange for your life? And oh, your weapon is a frying pan.



Your Lie In April


Original: Manga, written and illustrated by Naoshi Arakawa

Live action adaptation: Starring Suzu Hirose and Kento Yamazaki, directed by Takehiko Shinjō


A piano prodigy loses his mother and the ability to hear the piano; he is resolved to the fact his live will never be colorful again. But then he meets a violin player who proves there is more than one way to play.






Original: Manga, written by Garon Tsuchiya, illustrated by Nobuaki Minegishi

Live action adaptation: Starring Choi Min-sik directed by Park Chan-wook

A man jailed for 15 years, without any knowledge of who his captors are or what they want with him. But his release is only the beginning.



Bunny Drop

Original: Manga, written and illustrated by Yumi Unita

Live action adaptation: Starring Kenichi Matsuyama and Karina, directed by Sabu

An average man figures out his deceased grandfather has an illegitimate 6-year-old daughter, who no one wants to take in. He takes matters into his own hands and decides to raise her himself.


Adie Pieraz

grew up with numbers but fell in love with words by the time she reached her teenage years. She likes to surround herself with mellow music, delicious food and funny fail videos.

Alex Lara

is a creative that loves to tell stories through art direction and curating images that capture, inspire and excite whoever sees them.

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