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Top 10 Anime Live Action Movies You should Watch Now!

Anime Live Action Movies

Well guys i kinda got hooked to movies after watching Deadpool Movie so i thought i will do a recommendation posts on Anime live Action Movies. Also it has been quite a while since i wrote anything about live action genre. So here it is : Presenting you the list of Top 10 Anime live action movies that you should watch now!

List of Top 10 Anime Live Action Movies

1. Rurouni Kenshin Movie Series

Rurouni Kenshin - The legend ends
Rurouni Kenshin – The legend ends, Credits to Owner

Synopsis – Former legendary assassin Kenshin Himura has now become a wandering samurai. Offerring aid & protecting those in need as atonement for his past deeds. During this time comes across and aides Kaoru Kamiya. Her father opened the Kamiya Kasshin-ryu, a kendo school located in Tokyo and Kaoru is now an instructor there. Kaoru then invites Kenshin to stay at her dojo. Their relationship develops furhter, but Kenshin is still haunted by his violent past. Based on popular manga series “Rurouni Kenshin” written and illustrated by Watsuki Nobuhiro.

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Note : The movie total has 3 parts first is Rurouni Kenshin, the second one is Rurouni Kenshin – Kyoto Inferno and the final one is Rurouni Kenshin – The legend ends.

2. Kuroshitsuji (Black Butler)

Kruoshitsuji live action
Kruoshitsuji live action, Credits to Owner

Synopsis – The story is set in Asia in 2020 when West and East cultures are mixed in confusion. A young girl Genpou Shiori is a descendant of the the Phantomhive noble family. Shiori runs a large enterprise, Funtom Company, and she disguises herself in male attire, naming herself “Kiyoharu”. The family only allows males to be the head of the family, and they have also been tasked with the duty to solve difficult cases that happen in the underbelly of society by order of the queen. In order to get revenge, she gave up her life as a woman and made a contract with the demon butler, Sebastian Michaelis, in which Sebastian protects Shiori until she completes her revenge in exchange for devouring her soul.

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3. Uchuu Kyoudai

Uchuu Kyoudai live action
Uchuu Kyoudai live action, Credits to Owner

Synopsis – When Mutta was 12-years-old and Hibito was 9-years-old the two brothers saw what they thought was an UFO flying towards the moon. They made a pact then to become astronauts and one day fly into space together. Fast forward to the year 2025. Older brother Mutta works as for an automotive company and his younger brother Hibito works as an astronaut. Although Mutta failed to follow through on his childhood promise, after losing his job, he receives a phone call from Hibito which reignites his childhood dream of flying into outer space.

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3. Usagi Drop

Usagi drop live action
Usagi drop live action, Credits to owner

Synopsis – Daikichi (Matsuyama Kenichi) learns that his recently deceased grandfather has an illegitimate daughter with an unknown mother. The girl’s name is Rin (Ashida Mana) and she is just 6 years old. Everybody in Daikichi’s family looks at the girl as an embarrassment and wants no part of her. Daikichi, annoyed by his family’s attitude, decides to raise Rin by himself. Even though Daikichi himself has no experience raising a child and is still single. The movie is based on Yumi Unita’s popular manga series “Usagi Drop”.

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4. Anohana

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Anohana live action, Credits to owner

Synopsis – High school student Jinta is a hikikomori and lives in Chichibu, Saitama Prefecture, Japan. One summer day, when Jinta is absorbed in a video game, a girl suddenly appears in front of him. The girl is Jinta’s childhood friend Meiko, but it seems impossible because Meiko died on a summer day. Meiko wears the same white dress when she died, but she looks a little taller. She tells Jinta that she has a wish and that’s why she came back as a ghost, but Meiko can’t remember what her wish was. To grant Meiko’s wish, Jinta along with his friends Atsumu, Naruko, Chiriko, Tetsudo and Meiko gather together for the first time in 7 years. Jinta soon realizes that he is the only one able to see Meiko.

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5. Hotaru No Haka (The grave of fireflies)

Grave of fireflies live action
Grave of fireflies live action, Credits to owner

Synopsis – At Sannomiya Station on 21 September 1945, shortly after the end of World War II. A boy, Seita, is dying of starvation. Later that night, having removed Seita’s body, a janitor digs through his possessions and finds a candy tin which he throws away into a nearby field. The spirit of Seita’s younger sister, Setsuko, springs from the tin and is joined by Seita’s spirit as well as a cloud of fireflies. Seita’s spirit then begins to narrate their story accompanied by an extended flashback of the final months of World War II.

Note : The movie was made in 2005 but in 2008 the movie was re-made as TV Drama. In commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the end of World war 2.

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6. Death Note Movie series

Death Note live action
Death Note live action, Credits to owner

Synopsis – A Shinigami (Death God) drops a notebook in the human world where a young genius picks it up. The notebook displays the message: “The human whose name is written in this note shall die” It is the notebook of death that can determine when a person will die. Light Yagami, an extremely bright elite university student is the one to possess this ultimate tool that should remain only in the hands of God. Light decides to create an ideal world and begins to hold the scales to judge the criminals in his discretion. Meanwhile, the ICPO (International Criminal Police Organization) has placed a mysterious detective called “L” in the Japanese police force to investigate the series of criminal cases. “L” is an eccentric genius who has successfully solved many cases in the past that were deemed unsolvable. With L’s expertise, the police are able to tighten the investigative screws over these cases, but Light, also cleverly manipulating the notebook of death, tosses and shakes the investigation. The future of mankind is at the mercy of this fierce battle between the two brains.

Note : The movie series has three more parts in total First part is Death Note Movie (2006), The second one is Death Note – The last name and third one is Death Note – L Change the world. In 2015 the movie was re-made as TV Drama.

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7. Parasyte Movie series

Parasyte live action
Parasyte live action, Credits to owner

Synopsis – Mysterious worm-like aliens fall from the sky. They penetrate through the ears or nose into human beings and live off their brain while dominating the body. Now with human appearance, the parasites live among humans. Shinichi Izumi is an ordinary high school student. His best friend is Satomi Murano. One day, Shinichi Izumi is attacked by a parasite, but he is able to fight off the parasite before it takes over his brain. The parasite though lives within his right hand. Shinichi Izumi and the parasite now live together. Shinichi believes the parasites are responsible for countless murders all around the world and he feels responsible, because he knows the truth. Meanwhile, Ryoko Tamiya is a teacher that starts her new post at the same high school where Shinichi attends. She has been taken over by a parasite and comes to observe Shinichi. ~~ Based on the manga series “Kiseiju” by Hitoshi Iwaaki.

Note : The movie series has two parts in total First is Parasyte and other is Parasyte Finale
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8. Kimi Ni Todoke

Kimi Ni Todoke live action
Kimi Ni Todoke live action, Credits to owner

Synopsis – Well-meaning, but socially awkward, Sawako Kuronuma is nicknamed “Sadako” by her classmates because of her similar hair cut with the main character from the horror movie “Ring”. Her life then takes a turn when Shota Kazehaya, the most popular boy in school, falls for her …

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9. Ao Haru Ride

Ao Haru Ride live action
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Synopsis – When she was a middle school student, Yoshioka Futaba liked Tanaka Kou who was unlike the other boys and quite gentle. Kou then moved away and they lost contact. At the end of Futaba’s first year as a high school student she meets Kou again. Kou’s name has changed to Mabuchi Kou and his personality seems different from his middle school days.
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10. Sukitte Ii NaYo

Sukitte Ii Na Yo Live Action
Sukitte Ii Na Yo Live Action, Credits to owner

Synopsis – Tachibana Mei is a 16-year-old high school student. Due to traumatic incident when she was a kid, Mei has been unable to make friends or have boyfriends. By mistake, Mei then injures the most popular male student named Kurosawa Yamato. Somehow, Yamato likes Mei and tells everyone unilaterally that Mei is his friend. One day, Yamato saves Mei from a stalker by kissing her. From that kiss, their love story begins. ~~ Based on the manga series “Sukitte Ii nayo” by Kanae Hazuki.
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End of the Top 10 Anime Live Action Movies List

So this is the list of My Top 10 Anime live Action Movies. More such recommendations will come in future till then stay tuned!


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