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When it comes to your favorite Manga title which do you think is more appropriate an Anime or a Live Action Movie?
An anime it is. Even though actors could be good, and visual effects have really evolved this day, a live action just could not do justice to the fantasy and fictional world of manga and anime. For one there are a lot of comical emotes that are funny in 2D but not so much in a real person's face. Fictional powers, unbelievable agility, beastly creatures, etc. these are the things that would look greater in anime than in live action (a good example is the difference of Attack on Titan anime and Live action). Lastly, live actions are usually means movie adaptations, and since it is a movie, there is very limited time. A lot of important scenes are cut-off just to meet that time table. So for me, it is better for mangas be transformed into anime.
I actually live both. But, I have to admit that animes are top-notch and hard to beat. If they would be pitted against each other, surely, anime will win.
You're right. You'll find it hard to beat anime. Imagine the old live action series. They looked super cheesy compared to their animated counterparts. Even now, it can still come across as cheesy despite the latest technology.
I agree with you, I have watched a few live action and it always disappoints me.
Most live action films which uses lots of CGI have dragging stories and less action, it doesn't give justice to the manga. Unlike anime movies which has a faster story and script. Animes also has a lot more action than live action movies.
Yes, I agree with you. It doesn't quench our thirst.
I know what you mean, I like Macross Anime a lot and there was a live action series which I saw in youtube, I wasn't really interested because it wasn't in english, I think it was in Spanish and it was horrible.
live action series? I haven't heard of that before.
So do I. I heard and watched action series before like Nikita and so many others. I loved watching like action series or movies because it is not boring at all.
I agree. There's just so much that can't be done in a live action film. Especially, due to the extensive range of anime. Like you said, super powers are often given more justice in animated scenes than real life ones.
The feeling, the effects and especially the facial expressions.
That too. Anime tends to be very expressive. They have lots of ways to show how the characters are feeling. Like how they can instantly blush and become small on cue. Humans can't really do that.
I agree, the faces of anime characters are quite expressive, unlike live actors which sometimes have a bland face. Also the intensity of anime characters cannot be copied by actors and actresses.
yes, exactly. That is why anime is better. Because it captures the expressions in manga ver.
I noticed that facial expressions in manga is hard to do in real life. Sometimes even downright impossible. Because their appearances are very unnatural. Especially, for humans.
Yes, true and online anime can catch that perfectly.
That's why many of us prefer anime. It can easily follow the faces drawn in manga. You can really see the emotions in the characters.
So true. And you'd have to consider the actor's physical appearance and skill. They have to match the character they're portraying or else it will fall flat. So much has to be considered before a live action film is done.
Mostly characters in movies, doesn't have similarities with the original manga characters.
That's right. It's really hard to find people match these characters on a physical level. They usually settle for makeup and special effects to achieve this.
I agree with you.Specially when characters makes their poker faces. It really put.you the the situation that you just have to laugh. They can't do that in live action I think.
Yes, and mostly their expressions cracks us up and that lacks in live actions.
Let's face it, most anime movies are better than their live action counterparts specially those involving fantasy, science fiction, magic and mecha (robots). But there are some normal titles which really have good live action movies.
Well I am not really saying that all live action sucks. Actually there are a few that have been accpeted by the masses. Hanayori Dango have had a lot of adaptation and from different countries, no less.
But if you have been a fan of the Manga, and you heard of a movie/series adaptation, I think most of us would agree that anime would do it more justice.
You're definitely right and that's just the Truth. Anime have got it all.and it can really douse off boredom if we really have a bored day.
I love both films. The good thing about anime is that there's so much that they can do and everything is possible without spending much with the production beacause they don't need well known actors with high talent fees. This is another great craft to showcase other talents.
I agree with you. It's just fascinating that they can do a lot of things that is not possible in live action films. Thus, making it more preferable.
Anime characters resembles the manga, in live action we can't do anything to make them look like the character in manga.
I do agree when it comes to some anime genres like science fiction, magic, fantasy and others which are shall we say not normal, a live action film wouldn't capture the whole essence of the story unlike if it's an Anime Movie.
Yes, I only like romance comedy genre if ever they do remake a live action of the manga. When it comes to fictional series, I don't think live action can properly do great about effects compared to anime series. It's hard to make an effects or visual effects that can be as reality.
Well, maybe it's because we are more used to associate mangas with anime, instead of mangas with live action. So, whenever you see a manga that is more into live action, it seems very unreal to us for the purpose of the animation. Anime makes it more eye friendly, so we go with it, and let's face it, that looks really cool.
Amine it is for me too,if I really need to watch something fun and action packed full. I don't like anything cheesy so anime will be a lot better if one was really to chose from it.
Exactly! I prefer anime as well even though it's nice that you can see a live action. Most of the live action that came out is just... well... aren't that good. I think the only good one I can think of is the Rurouni Kenshin ones. They did try to stick to the original anime series and even the actors look good!
I agree, live action movies are nice but look at what happened with Avatar: The Last Airbender, the animated series was a million times better than the live-action movie which completely failed. Plus animated is better for truly showing everything that happens in the manga.
Yes, it is really disappointing.
I agree. I love the animated Avatar. I have watched all its seasons and I even waited and feel excited when I heard that it'll be made as a movie with real people. But it turns out that my excitement becomed disappointment as it did not reached the expectation that I had for it.
The movie adaptation of the last air bender is not really that good.Luckily though, Avatar the legend of Kora is living up to its predecessor.
I don't like the series of The legend of Kora. I guess I'm still hooked up with Aang being the avatar. If ever they'll make a movie adaptation of Avatar again, I hope that they can do it better now.
Really? I like how the sequel, The Legend of Kora, goes through series with great allotment in presenting of origins of the Avatars. The first Avatar, Avatar Wan's episodes is like Avatar Rocco's in the first series, The last airbender. It was so fun to watch because you get to learn more about their own world.
But anyway, I think I read somewhere that there is an upcoming movie of Avatar Ang, dedicated to finding Zuko's mother. So this is before avatar Kora came to being. Or is the movie released already? I still have to confirm it.
I just don't found The Legend of Kora as good as The Legend of Aang but I still watched it. Truly that it gave us a lot of knowledge about their world and I liked that. I haven't heard that there would be another movie of Avatar Aang, thanks for informing me about that. Even though I didn't liked their first movie adaptation of Avatar Aang, I guess I will still look forward into it.
I don't remember where but I'm pretty sure that I read that they're planning on making another movie version of ATLA sometime in the near future. Don't quote me on it but I'm pretty sure that it's Netflix whose making a new one!
I watched it and man, I was really disappointed by how it was made. It is not a low quality movie if you compare it with other normal(not adaptation) movies, but when you compare it with the anime you'll see how different it is and how it is nit satisfying.
I did see Avatar and it wasn't really as good as it should be. I think it's because the budget was eaten up by CGI and the actors picked except for a few weren't good enough for the movie.
True. I like the anime version of Avatar. It's more entertaining and enjoying to watch. You can really feel their effects of powers as they fight with their foes. It's kind of weird for me when they created the live action. I don't know but I just can't stand to watch it as I was used to watch anime version of it.
I actually am biased to both. Animes are of different level than live action ones. But, you cannot deny that there are live action films that deserve praise and commendation for their hardwork and for the quality.
Honestly, I haven't watched live action that satisfied me.
Attack on Titan is one of the like actions that I love. Even though it didn't totally cover everything in the anime, it still has a great plot that will make even non-anime fans love it.
It is good, I love some of the characters there.
It depends. I don't like the artist or I don't feel like the actor is suitable in portraying the one in the manga then I would choose anime over live action. Just like in Lovely complex, I love the anime version, not the live action.
I feel much the same way - it really is dependent on more than just the genre but things like the casting of actors and actresses and whether they fit the roles for a live action movie. I’d love to see both and then compare the two.
Yes. Just like in in Hana Yori Dango in Japanese or Meteor Garden. I like the Hana Yori Dango live action as well as the Taiwanese version of it and now the Chinese version but to compare it with anime I just feel to watch the live action of three different versions.
I like anime better, because they seems more accurate. The characters are drawn base on the manga and also, I have watched a few action adaptation but it was all disappointing.
Anime has a wider range of possibilities to create effects. It gives more color and emphasizes to the story giving it a much bigger effect on its viewers. I would prefer anime because you can create amazing effects that seems to be impossible to do with live action.
Anime has come with a whole lot of features which make it a better choice as long as I am concerned. You can't just take way the fact anime will be much fun!
I agree. There's a lot of fun watching animes because of its unlimited effects. As they said, imagination will be the limit when it comes to anime.
Yes, I agree with you. Especially when it comes to facial expressions, and effects.
Both are okay by me. The thing with anime is that you get to enjoy a lot of good times when you make use of it unlike what we have when we don't. While many of us will like live films, I still think that there is a way that we can balance things at the end.
Live action films. I am just not an anime lover, I never was. Anime is just like a cartoon to me( do not get offended by this, this is just my opinion ). If you ask me Live action films is the answer.
That's a good point. Excluding Marvel and DC, the thing is that film adaptations of animes are not that well-accepted by the movie market. A lot of factors come into play, but most of the time it fails to get good reviews from movie critics.
It's so much better to have it as an anime. I find that it's more likely to stay true to its source material. Live action films tend to fail when it comes to adapting manga.
I agree. A lot of movie producers tend to trim here and there, even going as far as changing some parts of the movie just to fit a current trend. I've seen a lot of these in live action adaptations of Death Note, Attack of Titan and T.V. series adaptation of Hanayori Dango.
True. I like it better when it's in anime. The graphics are just amazing. This is one of the reasons why I am into anime. Live action cannot compare to it. Sometimes the actors cannot even do justice to the character.
I think sometimes when I like to feel relax and comfortable for a while I just want to watch some anime films because they are very enjoyable and very funny at some time. I like the feeling of creativity when it comes to some anime which is really worth to have.
I love both. Anime and live actions are great! What I like about Anime is that some of the characters are good looking and you would want them to be in real life.
I like anime more than live action. Cause even tho they can create good animation or effects. I doesn't really get the good part you're seeing in anime or manga. I don't say that live action is bad but it just doesn't meet my expectation.
I'm still waiting for a Naruto Shippuden live action but they haven't produced one yet. This coming December one of my favorite animes - Kingdom, will have a live action film and I hope it's a good one. The last live action I liked was a Gambling Anime called Kakegurui.
I like both, to be honest with you, however, live action films are not always as good as anime one's. As the options of the movie directors are more limited. For example, Attack on Titan anime was brilliant and amazing, while the movie was not. The giants were creepy there, yeah, but the entire movie was boring.
I'll go with anime. Even though it still doesn't compare to a manga. An anime is often changed or edited and some parts of the story are left out. It is of course understandable since they need to fit the story in thirty minutes of a season which is usually consist of twelve episodes. Movies for me cut off even more out of the story and it always moves faster than it should, which is also expected since they need to summarize the whole story into a maximum of three hours.
Anime. Certainly film technology has come so far. However, live action won't be able to do justice to the endless visual possibilities that the manga universe comes with. Animes will do just fine for me. Plus I never really watch the stories and not feel like they're people. Of course I know they're cartoons, but they're simply characters telling a story. That is the same for live action movies. The actors are simply characters telling a story.
True. When it comes to film adaptations of a manga series, there is a stigma or if I may say limitations of what CG can do and depict. It may be possible but will not look convincing during the film.
Yes, even if they put a lot of efforts in effects in live action they still can't beat the anime ver.
In an anime, the possibilities are endless. The portrayal of a 10-second scene in a live action film may take hours in an anime. Just look at the Slam Dunk animes, making a basket takes forever to happen. LOL
Yes, that is really a good point. You can't have the same satisfaction with watching anime in watching live actions.
There's no doubt, Anime for the win. Sorry for being bias with my answer but I'm an avid fan of Anime. There are scenes which can't be done in live action. It is possible though it would take them a long time to create the special effects. I do watch live actions too but most of them made me disappointed. It's either I don't like the special effects or the actors weren't able to portray the characters correctly.
Me too, and I feel you there are a lot of scenes that only anime adaptation can capture perfectly.
Why not both? I'm sure an animation would take the cake since it should be the first adaptation and if it does gain popularity, I'm pretty sure a movie will be on the works. But initially, an animation is the preferred choice.
I have seen movie adaptations before, and it is really not the same satisfaction as the anime.
If you're talking about game adaptations, you're undoubtedly right. I could count on my fingers the ones that did make an impact, and the others are forgettable.
I think that in order for an action live film to be as successful as an anime, then the movie director must give his best, and multiple the regular efforts that could've been done with the anime. Check Attack on Titan movies for example...
I've never seen that one yet, is it well-made? I'm sure directors do their best all the time when they have a project, though sometimes, live film adaptations do have their limitations regarding certain aspects of the story and that's where the problem comes in.
Well, let me tell you this, the Titans are scary and creepy. VERY. Even scarier than the anime version. But the movie itself is just made very boring, lore-wise. I wouldn't recommend watching Attack on Titan, with the exception of the first 20-30 minutes, just for the horror element in it.
I see. I don't have an idea what it is all about whether the anime or the film. I thank you for your insights.
I think its more on visual graphic effects and the acting styles of actors. These things should be improve and enhance to better capture the exact style of anime scenes, acting and aura of the movie or series. Directors should pick actors that will really suite to anime characters.
I've seen various anime and I like the artwork. So I would not like a movie adaptation.
I prefer action films like Mission Impossible and Jason Bourne. It is more of factual and very entertaining to watch than anime.
I would have to agree with you that action animes which has fast paced action sequences like Rurouni Kenshin have good Live Action Movies. The Ruroken Live Action Trilogy is a testament to that.
For me its best that we watched the anime first because sometimes there area lot scene changes happened when it turns to a live actin movies. But i think its still best to watch anime that to anime. Just like dragon ball Z, thats one of best cartoon before and we were like excited when we heard that there was a movie for that anime. But sadly, its a flopped movie and didn't turn out good for me. Though theres still good action movies that we can watch but its selected.
The thing with animes and what makes them always great is the fact that they could be manipulated to depict almost anything even the things that really so complex with live films.
I prefer a live movie. Animes do not interest me. Real people acting are the best.
I suppose I could agree with you in part, I personally like everything to be as realistic as possible. But nowadays, live action movies use a lot of special effects and slow motions which just ruins it for me. They mostly don't even shoot out in the nature, but in a studio in front of a green screen.
Anime can work for certain genres and universes if the action is also done in 3D, not 2D. Live action is best though for most big movies.
For me anime, you will see a clean preference for Anime due to the fact anime adaptations are greater precise. it's far simpler to make the characters seems like precisely as within the screenplay, you may pick out the great voice actors, you could animate and display any fantasy, magic, sci-fi factors in it.
I’m yet to see a single live-action adaptation of a manga that didn’t suck.
A recent, notorious example of a failed live-action adaptation is Netflix’s Death Note movie. I don’t know who was in charge of producing that dumpster fire of a movie, but it was bad. I didn’t know whether I should laugh or cry, because it strayed so far from the source material, I wasn’t even sure about what I was watching.
On the other hand, the anime adaptation is easily one of my favorite shows of all time. Anime almost always gets it right, while live-action almost never does.
I totally agree with you on this. Death note is one of my favorite animes that I keep on watching again and again. The live-action adaptation failed. It didn't give justice to the anime. I was very disappointed because I was looking forward to it.
I wouldn’t have been so angry about the live-action adaptation had they done at least a decent job about keeping the same vibes/energy of the original anime and manga. I don’t mind that it was basically rebooted with a different setting and characters, but the biggest problem was that it just didn’t feel like something that should be a part of the Death Note franchise.
There is a certain fundamental essence that you need to keep when rebooting something or creating a sequel. Change is fine, but it isn’t fine when you execute it improperly.
True! This is what made me so frustrated because I expected that it would be good as it is DEATH NOTE. They did what they thought is nice, they didn't do the "Death Note".
Sometimes I want to watch some live action films because I find them to be very interesting and enjoying because I am a fan of watching action films even before that I am younger until now that I already grown up. Watching some live action films gives me some useful ideas to guide me on certain things especially if I will be put into a situation wherein I need to use a self defense as the last resort for those people who want to do bad things on me.
can anyone explain me the difference between Anime and Live Actions Film? I know Anime is a hand drawn and computer animated Japanese style comics/animation. However, I do not know what the OP is referring to when he says Live Action Films. Is he referring to all kinds of action movies or action movies in Anime niche?
Kakashi is referring about mangas or animes that have been adapted to live action films. Examples of these are Death note, Samurai X or known as Rurouni Kenshin and Nana. These are some of the animes that have been adapted to live action movies or being played by real people. He is not referring to all action movies, only about the Anime niche.
Thanks Alymae, as anime enthusiasts, we call Normal Movies which stars real people Live Action Adaptations. While Animated Movies are called Anime if it's Manga based or Japanese made and Cartoons or just Animated Film if it's from the West.
Your invited to join my FB group for anime lovers called Anime Vault.
I think that kakashi2020 is referring to real action movies that is being played or portrayed by real people when he say about live action films in my own understanding. Live action films are one of my favorite because I feel so much excitement and enjoyment when watching it which is something that I really like most. I want some thrilling experience because it makes me interested to watch a particular movie.
I would prefer anime since anime can really justified the character's facial emotion and even the surroundings and it's costumes. Anime gives you an out of this world cinematography. Not that I am not a fan of live action but when talking about exaggeration and the extravagant visual I would always prefer anime because it gives you a colorful and extra ordinary visual.
You are right. I am an anime fan since I was a kid until now that I am older. Only anime can give justice to a manga. Nowadays, animes are getting more advanced and better than before. The graphics are just out of this world. Maybe live action adapted animes will be up to par if the cinematography will improve.
Some titles are best suited for live action but almost always anime is the way to go. It's more versatile. Live action films are limited by the real world. With anime, it's limitless. Most mangas are written with the intention of getting an anime anyway.
Sometimes I like to watch some anime films because I find them to be cute and very flexible, I had been a fan of some anime series before during my childhood times and I usually watched until now that I am already grown up. It feels good because they are very entertaining and sometimes near to reality.
Anime or Live Action Films: I love both! I don't want to choice between the two. Live action film is good to watch specially the thrilling part that can really make me feel alive and agresive too while watching. In Anime I love watchung it since when I am a child. It is part of my childhood and it never fails to amazed me too.
I would prefer a movie over a cartoon. It is more watchable and also people love watching movies more. Anime has garnered a lot of attention from people but a movie makes more sense for the title.
I think that anime nowadays are still popular to the young kids because of the entertainment that it gives to them. Watching these kind of movies are really enjoying because they are very cool and cute to watch especially if it makes our interest since it would give us the motivation to watch for it every now and then..
I have yet to encounter a live action manga adaptation that gave justice to the source material, so I would say it would be anime for me. Manga to Anime has had such a good track record of doing good that there are actually no complaints because most of the time the adaptation perfectly resembles the manga.
I prefer anime than live action movies. Though live action movies are getting better because of technology, anime is still the best to portray those amazing actions and special effects. And most of all, everybody is safe in anime for they do not need to perform life threatening stunts just to give the best portrayal of the story.
I'm currently watching a lot of Anime Movies nowadays. I reserve all Anime Movies for watching during the Holiday Season. In normal months I would watch only the series animes and would save the anime movies for December.
I like action films as they are very motivating to watch and I learn some ideas from it that I sometimes applied in my day to day living. It is great to watch because of some realistic events in the film that sometimes happen in the real life situation that is ahy I really like it so much.
Though through the continuous progression and development of technology, film makers can now create a state of the art live action movies from anime adaptation, but I would still prefer anime because of their facial expressions and fighting scenes that live actions cannot equalize.
Yes, advancements in technology had made it possible to create stunning visuals that can mimic what the anime was going for. My issue is about the writing when it is adapted into a film, details are lost because of time constraints, the anime would have plenty of episodes and running hours to slowly explain the origins of characters while a film would have to do with the time it has.