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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Live-Action Manga/Anime Adaptations That Worked



The Japanese portal site Goo asked its readers which live-action adaptations of manga or anime titles they liked. The poll ranked 38 live-action films, Death Note, Umizaru and Rookies receives the most votes..



1 Death Note - Tsugumi Ohba / Takeshi Obata - 100
2 Umizaru - Shuho Sato - 89.0
3 Rookies - Masanori Morita - 50.2
4 NANA - Ai Yazawa - 40.0
5 Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro - Shigeru Mizuki - 30.6
6 Kaiji: The Ultimate Gambler - Nobuyuki Fukumoto - 30.4v 7 Gantz - Hiroya Oku - 29.7
8 Ping Pong - Taiyo Matsumoto - 28.7
9 Yatterman - Tatsuo Yoshida - 27.8
10 Dororo - Osamu Tezuka - 26.6
11 Detroit Metal City - Kiminori Wakasugi - 24.9
12 Touch - Mitsuru Adachi - 22.7
13 Honey and Clover - Chika Umino - 22.7
14 Ashita no Joe - Tetsuya Chiba - 21.5
15 Kimi ni Todoke - Karuho Shiina - 20.6
16 Azumi - Yu Koyama - 17.9
17 Satorare - Makoto Sato - 17.2
18 20th Century Boys - Naoki Urasawa - 14.4
19 Cutie Honey - Go Nagai - 14.1
20 Paradise Kiss - Ai Yazawa - 12.4

21 Beck - Harold Sakuishi - 9.1
22 The Legend of Kamui - Sanpei Shirato - 8.9
23 Lovely Complex - Aya Nakahara - 8.4
24 Solanin - Inio Asano - 7.7
25 Saru Lock - Naoki Serizawa - 6.2
26 Space Battleship Yamato - Leiji Matsumoto - 5.0
27 Prince of Tennis - Takeshi Konomi - 4.5
28 Jigyaku no Uta - Yoshiie Gouda - 4.5
29 High School Debut - Kazune Kawahara - 4.5
30 Dragon Head - Minetaro Mochizuki - 4.3
31 Casshern - Tatsuo Yoshida - 2.9
32 Koi no Mon - Jun Hanyunyuu - 2.9
33 Cromartie High School - Eiji Nonaka - 2.4
34 Dragon Ball - Akira Toriyama - 2.4
35 Jigoku Koshien - GatarĊ Man - 1.9
36 Rinjin 13-go - Santa Inoue - 1.7
37 Sakigake!! Otoko Juku - Akira Miyashita - 1.4
38 Boys on the Run - Kengo Hanazawa - 1.4

Earlier this year, the market research firm Oricon also conducted a survey to determine which manga respondents thought received successful live-action adaptations. The top choices are Nodame Cantabile, Hana Yori Dango, and Jin

The Japanese portal site Cobs Online conducted a similar poll, asking users which manga should not be made into live-action films. One Piece received a majority of votes in that poll. 

Source: Goo Ranking via Ota-News via Anime News Network

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