Top 13 Live Action Movies coming in 2017 you must watch!!

Top 13 Live Action Movies – There has been rise in Anime and Manga Live Action Movie adaptation, that’s because Live Action Movies earn more money compared to Anime and Manga. Next year 2017 is the biggest evidence of this statement as majority of big name anime or manga series have scheduled live action movie release throughout the entire 2017. Here are the top 13 live action movies which are set to release in 2017.

Top 13 Live Action Movies coming in 2017

01. Gintama

Gintama Live Action Movie Cast 01
Gintama Live Action Movie Cast 01

Premier: 2017

Country: Japan

Synopsis – The Amanto, aliens from outer space, have invaded Earth and taken over feudal Japan. As a result, a prohibition on swords has been established, and the samurai of Japan are treated with disregard as a consequence.

However one man, Gintoki Sakata, still possesses the heart of the samurai, although from his love of sweets and work as a yorozuya, one might not expect it. Accompanying him in his jack-of-all-trades line of work are Shinpachi Shimura, a boy with glasses and a strong heart, Kagura with her umbrella and seemingly bottomless stomach, as well as Sadaharu, their oversized pet dog. Of course, these odd jobs are not always simple, as they frequently have run-ins with the police, ragtag rebels, and assassins, oftentimes leading to humorous but unfortunate consequences.

Who said life as an errand boy was easy?

(Source – MyAnimeList)

02. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure – Diamond is unbreakable

Jojo's bizarre adventure Live Action Movie
Jojo’s bizarre adventure Live Action Movie

Premier: Summer 2017

Country: Japan

Synopsis – The year is 1999. Morioh, a normally quiet and peaceful town, has recently become a hotbed of strange activity. Joutarou Kuujou, now a marine biologist, heads to the mysterious town to meet Jousuke Higashikata. While the two may seem like strangers at first, Jousuke is actually the illegitimate child of Joutarou’s grandfather, Joseph Joestar. When they meet, Joutarou realizes that he may have more in common with Jousuke than just a blood relation.

Along with the mild-mannered Kouichi Hirose and the boisterous Okuyasu Nijimura, the group dedicates themselves to investigating recent disappearances and other suspicious occurrences within Morioh. Aided by the power of Stands, the four men will encounter danger at every street corner, as it is up to them to unravel the town’s secrets, before another occurs.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

03. One week friends

One week friends Live Action Movie
One week friends Live Action Movie

Premier: Feb 18, 2017

Country: Japan

Synopsis – Sixteen-year-old Yuuki Hase finally finds the courage to speak to his crush and ask her if she wants to become friends. The object of his affection, Kaori Fujimiya, is a quiet and reserved girl who cuts herself off from everyone and does not spare him the same blunt rejection she gives everybody else.

Some time after, Yuuki finds her eating lunch on the roof where she secludes herself during break. He decides to start meeting with Kaori every day in the hopes of beginning to understand her better. The more time they spend together, the more she begins to open up to him. However, nearing the end of the week, she starts to push him away once more. It is then revealed to him the reason for Kaori’s cold front: at the end of the week, her memories of those close to her, excluding her family, are forgotten, as they are reset every Monday. The result of an accident in middle school, the once popular and kind Kaori is now unable to make friends in fear of hurting the people dear to her.

Determined to become more than just one week friends, Yuuki asks her the exact same question each Monday: “Would you like to be friends?” Because he knows that deep down, Kaori wishes for that more than anything.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

04. Peach Girl

Peach Girl Live Action Movie
Peach Girl Live Action Movie

Premier: May 20, 2017

Country: Japan

Synopsis – Peach Girl is about an average high school girl, Momo Adachi, who everyone thinks is a beach bunny/slut because of her tanned skin. The actual reason she is so tanned is because she was on the swim team and tans very easily. She likes a boy, Toji, who she heard only likes non-tanned girls. This causes her to question who she is and have low self esteem. She spends a lot of time trying to remake herself into the girl she believes he wants; however, she has a friend, Sae, who likes to go behind Momo’s back and make her life terrible, mostly by trying to take Toji away from her. All the while there’s another boy, Kairi, who is in love with Momo.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

05. P and JK

P and JK Live Action Movie
P and JK Live Action Movie

Premier: March 25, 2017

Country: Japan

Synopsis – Kako is a 16-year-old high school girl who pretends to be 22 so she can go to a mix date. She meets a 23-year-old named Kota, who is a police officer. They get along during the event, but when Kota learns of Kako’s true age, he calls things off. However, when Kako is hurt while protecting Kota, the bond between two grows stronger.

06. Saki

Saki Live Action Movie
Saki Live Action Movie

Premier: 2017

Country: Japan

Synopsis – Saki Miyanaga is a high school freshman who doesn’t like mahjong. Ever since she was a child, she would lose her New Year’s gift money during her family mahjong game. If she won, her parents would be upset, and if she lost, well, she lost. As a result, she’s learned to play in such a way that her score differential always remains ±0: not good enough to win, but not bad enough to lose. When we meet her, she’s being dragged to her school’s mahjong club by an old friend. How will a girl who hates mahjong, yet has become adept at the game as a result of her upbringing, survive in this environment?

(Source – MyAnimeList)

07. San gatsu no lion

San Gatsu No Lion Live Action Movie
San Gatsu No Lion Live Action Movie

Premier: March 18, 2017 (Part 1) and April 22, 2017 (Part 2)

Country: Japan

Synopsis – Rei Kiriyama is a 17-year-old boy who recently started living alone, financed by his salary as a professional Shogi player. Despite his independence, however, he’s yet to mature emotionally, and his problems continue to haunt him in his daily life. His relationship with his adoptive family is strained, and he has difficulties interacting with his fellow high school students. Meanwhile, his professional career has entered a slump. Burdened with the heavy expectations placed on him as the fifth to become pro in middle school, his wins and losses are fluctuating as his record and progression into the ranks begin to stagnate.

Acquainted with Rei are the three Kawamoto sisters: Akari, Hinata, and Momo. Unlike Rei, they live happily in their modest home, which they warmly welcome Rei into as if he were one of their own. Despite his reservations about becoming too close to the family, he frequently visits, interacting with them and receiving the kind of care and affection he never quite had while under his foster home.

This is the story of Rei’s triumphs and failures, relationships new and old, and his growth as a person.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

08. Laughing under clouds

Laughing under clouds
Laughing under clouds

Premier: 2017

Country: Japan

Synopsis – When swords were outlawed in the eleventh year of the Meiji Era, the mighty samurai population began to dwindle. Those who rejected the ban on blades rebelled, causing violent unrest to erupt throughout the countryside. To combat the rise in criminal activity, an inescapable lake prison was constructed. Three young men, born of the Kumoh line, were given the duty of delivering criminals to their place of confinement—but could there be more to their mission than meets the eye?

(Source – MyAnimeList)

09. Kyou no Kira kun

Kyou No Kira Kun Live Action Movie
Kyou No Kira Kun Live Action Movie

Premier: Feb 25, 2017

Country: Japan

Synopsis – Nino is a quiet outcast with only a bird for a friend. Kira is a popular boy with a big secret. Even though they live next to each other, they have never spoken. But when Nino learns Kira’s secret, everything begins to change, and what starts as a hesitant friendship grows into something more… but how long can it last?

(Source – MyAnimeList)

10. Death Note

Death Note Live Action Movie
Death Note Live Action Movie

Premier: 2017

Country: United States

Synopsis – A shinigami, as a god of death, can kill any person—provided they see their victim’s face and write their victim’s name in a notebook called a Death Note. One day, Ryuk, bored by the shinigami lifestyle and interested in seeing how a human would use a Death Note, drops one into the human realm.

High school student and prodigy Light Yagami stumbles upon the Death Note and—since he deplores the state of the world—tests the deadly notebook by writing a criminal’s name in it. When the criminal dies immediately following his experiment with the Death Note, Light is greatly surprised and quickly recognizes how devastating the power that has fallen into his hands could be.

With this divine capability, Light decides to extinguish all criminals in order to build a new world where crime does not exist and people worship him as a god. Police, however, quickly discover that a serial killer is targeting criminals and, consequently, try to apprehend the culprit. To do this, the Japanese investigators count on the assistance of the best detective in the world: a young and eccentric man known only by the name of L.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

11. Blade of Immortal

Blade of Immortal Live Action Movie
Blade of Immortal Live Action Movie

Premier: 2017

Country: Japan

Synopsis – Manji is an amoral swordsman, who has been cursed with eternal life. He has grown tired of living with all the death he has created. He has no skills other then those of killing, thus he forms a plan to regain his mortality: he shall kill one hundred evil men for each good one he has killed. The old witch who afflicted Manji with immortality agrees to Manji’s proposition and Manji is set on his path to kill one thousand evil men. On his journey he meets a young girl, Rin, who has her own vengeance to seek against the sword school whose members slaughtered Rin’s family. Rin and Manji journey together, each hoping to find some kind of peace. In their way are many varied enemies. Rin and Manji are almost constantly under attack and must learn to live their lives, avoiding being consumed by revenge.

(Source – MyAnimeList)

12. Fullmetal Alchemist

Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Movie
Fullmetal Alchemist Live Action Movie

Premier: 2017

Country: Japan

Synopsis – Edward Elric and Alphonse Elric attempt an alchemy ritual to revive their dead mother, but things go wrong. Edward loses an arm and a leg, while Alphonse loses his entire body. The two set out on a journey to seek out the Philospher’s Stone, which is the only thing that can bring their bodies back to normal

13. Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the shel live action movie
Ghost in the shel live action movie

Premier: March 31, 2017

Country: United States

Synopsis – Based on the internationally-acclaimed sci-fi property, Ghost in the Shell follows the Major, a special ops, one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid, who leads the elite task force Section 9. Devoted to stopping the most dangerous criminals and extremists, Section 9 is faced with an enemy whose singular goal is to wipe out Hanka Robotic’s advancements in cyber technology.

So these are the top 13 live action movies based on anime and manga are coming out in the year 2017.

Post Author: Kaustubh Shinde

Anime enthusiast interested in reviewing Anime, Manga, Light Novel, Live Action Drama and Movies, TV shows, Movies and Games

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