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!
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.
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!