Most Wanted Live Action Manga Movie Ranking


A recent survey conducted by Japan’s chart masters Oricon asked participants which manga they would most like to see made into a live action film.

The results are bound to disturb some, although several answers do seem reasonable…

They are ranked as foolows:

1. Slam Dunk
2. One Piece
3. Kimi ni Todoke
4. Bokura ga Ita
5. Monster
6. Gintama
7. Ouran High School Host Club
8. Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai
9. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi Fullmetal Alchemist
10. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure

The survey itself was conducted online, encompassing 900 men and women in their teens, twenties and thirties, with 150 in each group, for a rounded multi-strata sample.

Via Oricon.

Whether Hollywood or Japanese producers should take up the adaptation was not specified. Doubtless some will be aghast imagining what Hollywood might come out with based on something like One Piece…

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    Comment by notanother4n0n
    14:55 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i love slam dunk and i wouldnt mind seeing a US version of it, gotta find the right cast for dennis ro....oh wait...

    the reason why some people wouldnt want to see movie versions of anime/manga/comics because they have too much personal feelings for them and have too much expectations. somehow for the movie version, it has to have more awesomeness than the originals.

    on the other hand, i loved spiderman, x-men, ironman, transformers, watchmen...etc, hollywood has more potential than anywhere else in the world combined to make good quality movies.

    i was surprised cowboy bebop wasnt on the list, who wouldnt want to see neo as spike and morpheus as jet (for the lulz)

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:15 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    In my opinion, only Slam Dunk, Bokura ga Ita, Kimi ni Todoke, Monster, and Ouran would make plausible movie adaptations, and Fullmetal Alchemist being very borderline. Hollywood would only be interested in Slam Dunk and Monster, or maybe Fullmetal though. Even if they did make into movie, it is probably gonna be crappy anyways. DBZ was terrible. Deathnote wasn't that good either(compare to anime). Maybe they can pull off with Slam Dunk or Monster, I don't know...

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:07 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm suprised that Slam Dunk is still so popular as seen in this poll. I do welcome the idea though, since that was one of my first animes.

    Good times, good times...

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:34 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slam Dunk ftw! :0

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    23:41 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)



    Comment by oppai_hunter
    20:19 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fullmetal Alchemist !
    defetnetly !

    Comment by Alaudia
    16:47 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    If it's a japanese film then it'll probably be ok but if it was hollywood producing then..

    1. Slam Dunk - yes
    2. One Piece - no
    3. Kimi ni Todoke - no
    4. Bokura ga Ita - no
    5. Monster - yes
    6. Gintama - no, but i'd like to see it
    7. Ouran High School Host Club - no
    8. Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai - no
    9. Hagane no Renkinjutsushi Fullmetal Alchemist - it could work, sorta like harry potter if they make it
    10. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure - no

    i just dont see shoujo type stories as hollywood films. and the shonen jump titles that have super natural abilities might have worked if it was the 90's when the teenage mutant ninja turtles movie was popular, but i dont think it'll work now.

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    Comment by Veknus
    00:55 05/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    next thing with any american made movie these days are only half decent and turning any animation series to a movie is just going to crash and burn when you place it in the hands on american producer

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:49 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    BTW, what's the pic above from?

    Comment by KiNA
    23:43 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Failure.. it was said several time ..

    Boa Hancock of One Piece!

    Comment by howdy
    02:55 18/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OP rocks. Get a lot of it in here!

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    Comment by Drakanor
    10:27 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Doubtless some will be aghast imagining what Hollywood might come out with based on something like One Piece…"

    sounds like a much more colorful and gayer version of Pirates of the Caribbean to me. :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:47 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    monster would be good. insnt it already performed by real people though? the movie would have to compress everything into 90 minutes. so maybe its not so good after all

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    Comment by Jashin
    09:42 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    As long as Hollywood doesn't replace them with Leather Jackets and add stupid lines like "Grandpa... Teach me to be normal... Teach me to get girls..." I guess that'll be fine...

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    Comment by ShibariComplex
    11:32 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i think you'll like this []

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:24 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    3D pig disgusting.

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    Comment by Tallgeese VI
    09:41 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hell yeah Monster !

    These type of stories never go wrong in live action !

    Comment by hikaru
    11:24 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    one piece? eventhough i'm a big fan of one piece, it will be kinda disturbing 2 see a real human stretching their body parts + the 'gomu gomu no fuusen'

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    Comment by knuclear200x
    12:33 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slam Dunk?! You mean that show about the asshole who knows nothing of the sport and still doesnt at the end of the series?

    Comment by KiNA
    13:23 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yes.. but the asshole is still much more awesome then the emo sleepy head.


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    Comment by knuclear200x
    15:18 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    ...i disagree...then again, I just hate the entire show.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd say Slam dunk is the best choice among that list.
    not hard to make right and the plot helps for an easy adaptation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They are my noble masters... uncensored please
    Maria Holic... a good trap and yuri scenes
    Maria ga miteru... young girls and yuri please
    Aki-Sora... wincest always win

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:57 09/09/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A Lord-of-the-Rings style Berserk LA adaptation (only darker and more gory, but nonetheless story-driven) may actually work. I'm surprised it did not make it to the list. It'd be awesome to see Gatts battle those monsters on the big screen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 18/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Imagine something like Elfen Lied being made into a live action movie,I have mixed feelings about THAT particular adaptation.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:07 19/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Still waiting for James Cameron to get on "Battle Angel Alita" aka "Gunnm" he has had that in post production for about 15 years now. Main reason for "Avatar" was for him to test the system for "Battle Angel"

    P.S if you want the Making of Avatar you'll See James wearing his Battle Angel Alita T-shirt :p

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:15 19/06/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yep its been pushed back again was due 2012 now it 2016 for release, its has been given an estimated Budget of $200,000,000

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    Comment by Fallen_Angel
    07:22 15/05/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Who's the chick in the pic?

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:26 11/05/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Boa Hancock from One Piece

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    Comment by stray
    01:10 20/11/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Monster would make a smooth transition to live action. One Piece... looks impossible to change in to a live action. One Piece fans would not like the outcome. I want to see a good Full Metal Alchemist live action... but that's another difficult one. If Hollywood is making it there's a bigger chance they screw up.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:41 12/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slam Dunk? Are u serious? It's just a manga abt basketball, which would turn into just a movie abt basketball -_-

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:17 27/12/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Monster" was the best idea among those!!!

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    Comment by Shota_Idol
    14:09 08/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Monster should be the one

    Comment by BB
    03:51 05/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i wanna see gintama and all its supreme insanity! :D

    Comment by halotoo
    16:31 05/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I still think Kirche from ZNT is the anime Beyonce, although Villetta is still hot.

    Comment by halotoo
    16:34 05/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wrong com,If they make a Gintama movie, Boomerang baba and Pedosan is compulsory.

    Comment by Lord Zero
    05:12 05/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slam Dunk and Monster are the best
    candidates for a awesome quality
    Live Action version...

    But Monster would be really
    costly, since all the action happens
    on Germany and Checoslovaquia...
    And downgrading it to take place on japan
    would kill it to level of fails never
    seen before by any man alive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:24 05/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Soul Eater. Helmed by Tim Burton.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:34 05/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't see One Piece as live action. What about Berserk? That could work.

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    Comment by firaku
    21:34 05/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd like to see a live action Ghost in the Shell. But its would only be awesome with a decent budget and quality effevts and characters.

    Comment by Stormy001
    19:14 05/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It looks like the Japanese wanted live action comedy more than anything else. I for one wanted live action Ghost in the Shell and Macross. But I am in minority.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:26 05/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Monster is the only one that would be a real success.

    Comment by Nimas
    09:19 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Some things are better felt 2d then making it real, and anime/manga is no exception to this rule.

    Comment by ShibariComplex
    09:12 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    one peice would be so hard too do...

    Comment by Alaeffar
    04:45 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm surprised not seeing Evangelion or Haruhi in there.
    Or maybe they're satisfied enough with porn ones ?

    Comment by Anon
    13:19 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eva live action is in limbo

    Comment by blade2577
    08:09 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Eva wouldnt make a happy movie esp. to lots of otaku fans that will get pissed at the actor because they wanted someone else, though I already saw a possible cast for Eva live action, interesting choices they should go for it. And I got no comment about haruhi except no, just no.

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    Comment by softbanker
    04:38 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Slam Dunk?!! WTF! Thats a lot of tall japs.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    05:00 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    who is not from japan...

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:52 04/05/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    They all look the same either way.

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