Anime movies seem to be the next thing hollywood is looking at for success, with a Ghost in the shell and Akira adaptation among other things in plans and not to mention a live action Attack on titan movie being made,Anime seems to be coming to the big screen in leaps and bounds.
But is this where we should be going with anime?
After all they don't have a very good track record with dragonball z and avatar springing to mind,maybe hollywood should step back and give these franchise a different treatment,The TV treatment.
Tv shows based on successful Series whether they be about super heroes(daredevil, the Flash) or originated from books (Game of thrones, Walking dead).TV shows allow for a much more enjoyable experience,while the budgets may not always be high like the movies,it gives more time to develop characters and their stories,So with this is mind made a list of the 5 anime shows best suited to being made into live action television shows,
keep in mind that shows like bleach,naruto,DBZ, and fairy tail are considered unrealistic for TV,due to how long these shows go for and the effects that would be required.
#5 Psycho Pass
The series takes place in the near future, when it is possible to instantaneously measure and quantify a person's state of mind and personality. This information is recorded and processed, and the term "Psycho-Pass" refers to a standard used to measure an individual's being. The story centers around the "enforcement officer" Shinya Kougami, who is tasked with managing crime in such a world.In the future, it is possible to quantitatively measure a person's emotions, desires, and every inclination. In this way, it is also possible to measure a person's criminal tendency factor, which is used to judge criminals.
With the undoubted success of shows like NCIS, another crime solving show wouldn't be anything new,but unlike NCIS,CIS and the rest Psycho pass is a story driven show,with a main complicated villain and an interesting world,Psycho Pass would make for an interesting show.
#4 Durarara!!!Durarara!! tells the story of a dullahan working as an underworld courier in Ikebukuro, an internet-based anonymous gang called The Dollars, and the chaos that unfolds around the most dangerous people in Ikebukuro
Durarara!!! often shortened just to DRRR is a quite successful anime serious which just finished screening its second season.
Durarara like psycho pass is very story driven but instead of a dystopian future its a modern day setting full of supernatural elements,this alone would make for an interesting show,As the show progresses we get to see the crap hit the fan,The show is very good at throwing insane plot twists at you.
The show would work good on a station such as the CW which while some see as just teenage melodrama shows it fits in well with there viewing audience.
#3 Future Diary/Mirai NikkiThis psychological thriller, based on the manga written and illustrated by Sakae Esuno, is about Yuki, a loner who's not very good with people. He prefers to write a diary on his cell phone and talk to his imaginary friend, Deus Ex Machina – The God of Time and Space. However, Yuki soon learns that Deus is more than a figment of his imagination when he makes Yuki participate in a battle royale with eleven others. The contestants are given special diaries that can predict the future, each diary possessing unique features that give it both advantages and disadvantages. Within the next 90 days, the contestants must try to survive until there is only one left standing. The winner will become the new God of Time and Space.
Awhile back The Cw was thinking about adapting the amazing Battle Royale into a tv series but with the success of the hunger games,that was no longer available,well Cw say hello your next best thing.Mirai nikki is an amazing survival game show which relies on its plot twist well paced storytelling and its well fleshed out characters,Well seemingly childish Future Diary is very adult ,The show would be a good fit on the HBO line up.
The eccentric mad scientist Okabe, his childhood friend Mayuri, and the otaku hacker Daru have banded together to form the "Future Gadget Research Laboratory," and spend their days in a ramshackle laboratory hanging out and occasionally attempting to invent incredible futuristic gadgets. However, their claymore is a hydrator and their hair dryer flips breakers, and the only invention that's even remotely interesting is their Phone Microwave, which transforms bananas into oozing green gel. But when an experiment goes awry, the gang discovers that the Phone Microwave can also send text messages to the past. And what's more, the words they send can affect the flow of time and have unforeseen, far-reaching consequences—consequences that Okabe may not be able to handle...
Steins Gate is often rated extremely high on anime ranking list,and although it can get a bit confusing with time travel and what not,but after all Doctor who is insanely successful and it revolves around time travel,It is a story praised by many, and I think the show is definitely worthy of all its praise: it’s an excellent piece of work. Steins;Gate is, in essence, a unique anime. There’s not a single show that I found to be comparable to Steins;Gate.
The characters, the music, the story everything is impossible to like,this would make a splendid Tv show.
#1 Fate/Stay Night Series
Raised by a mysterious sorcerer after the horrific death of his parents, Shiro Emiya has only just begun to help others using the small tidbits of magic that he's learned. However, when he's suddenly caught in a battle between two more powerful Magus, Shiro finds himself performing a spell above his expected ability, summoning the beautiful spirit warrior Saber to protect him! But safety is only momentary as Shiro and Saber now find themselves thrust into in a secret world of dark magic and deadly challenges: a no-holds barred duel to the death known as the Holy Grail War! At stake: a prize of unimaginable power. But can the inexperienced Shiro and Saber survive long enough to even enter the contest? First they'll have to withstand waves of treachery and assassination, even as Shiro scrambles to learn everything he'll need to know to stay alive as seven teams of Magus and Spirit Servants face off in mortal combat!
Fate is basically a series made up of everything that has been huge over the last decade Magic,Survival games and action scenes that make your pants explode,
And unlike all the other anime previously listed Fate doesn't need to be a 100% adaptation, It can be a completely new story as long as it sticks to the source material.Fate has overall an amazing story the likes of tv that hasn't been dont before,along with interesting an likeable characters fate would be a must watch straight from the get go,Something netflix should seriously think about producing
Which of these series do you most want to see a live action version of
Alot of you will be asking where are attack n titan or death note?
Well considering that both of those are currently in production for a movie and live action series respectively.
Also the list is based on what would be able to be produced on a TV budget,
the cost of special effects comes into play, As do the length of the Anime shows themselves.Also anime which are to out there for american audiences where not counted even f they would be awesome
If anyone would want to see something else comment it in the section below :)