The 10 Best Live-Action Manga Movies

The 10 Best Live-Action Manga Movies

This weekend saw the debut of the first full-length trailer for Paramount‘s Ghost in the Shell movie, one of several upcoming major Hollywood takes on Japanese manga comics (Death Note, Alita: Battle Angel). With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of The 10 Best Live-Action Manga Movies that brought their comic book (and often anime) worlds to life on the big screen. Check out the list in the gallery below!

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Our rundown also coincides with Criterion Collection‘s Blu-ray re-release of one of the first major manga adaptations, the six Lone Wolf & Cub movies. The disc includes beautiful new transfers of the Chambara classics, along with a new interview with the comic’s original creator Kazuo Koike as well as other special features and a colorful booklet. If you’re a fan of the series it’s a must-have, and it’s a perfect intro if you’re new to it.

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So let’s get on with our live-action manga list. If there’s a prominent one you think we overlooked, let us know in the comments below!