Top 5 Anime that Don't Need a Live-Action [Japan Poll]

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What You Need to Know:

  • After the poorly rated Attack on Titan film, discussion brought upon a poll by Gakusei No Madoguchi asking Japanese workers which anime they definitely don't want to see adapated for live action.
  • The poll was held throughout November and received a total of 260 votes from Japanese workers of both genders.
  • See the results below!

Top 5 - Top 1


5. JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

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3.1%

  • Episodes: 26
  • Aired: October 2012 - April 2013

Synopsis


Beginning its tale in 19th century England, young aristocrat Jonathan Joestar finds himself locked in bitter rivalry with Dio Brando, a low-born boy who Jonathan's father took under his wing after the death of Dio's father. Discontent with his station in life, Dio's fathomless lust to reign over all eventually leads him to seek the supernatural powers of an ancient Aztec stone mask in the Joestar's possession—an artifact that will forever change the destiny of Dio and Jonathan for generations to come. Fifty years later, in 1938 New York City, Jonathan's grandson Joseph Joestar must take up his grandfather's mission and master the abilities necessary to destroy the stone mask and its immensely powerful creators who threaten humanity's very existence, the Pillar Men.

(Source: ANN)

4. Hunter x Hunter

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3.8%

  • Episodes: 148
  • Aired: October 2011 - October 2014

Synopsis


Gon Freecs' father abandoned him as a baby in order to become a Hunter, an elite class with a license to go anywhere or do almost anything. Now 12 years old, Gon wishes to follow in his father's footsteps and become a great Hunter. While Gon faces the unexpected challenges the Hunter Examination throws at him, he makes friends with three other candidates: Kurapika, Leorio, and Killua.

(Source: ANN)

4. Naruto

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3.8%

  • Episodes: 220
  • Aired: October 2002 - February 2007

Synopsis


Naruto Uzumaki, a hyperactive and knuckle-headed ninja, lives in Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf village. Moments prior to his birth, a huge demon known as the Kyuubi, the Nine-tailed Fox, attacked Konohagakure and wreaked havoc. In order to put an end to the Kyuubi's rampage, the leader of the village, the 4th Hokage, sacrificed his life and sealed the monstrous beast inside the newborn Naruto.

Shunned because of the presence of the Kyuubi inside him, Naruto struggles to find his place in the village. He strives to become the Hokage of Konohagakure, and he meets many friends and foes along the way.

(Source: MAL)

3. Doraemon

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4.2%

  • Episodes: 1787
  • Aired: February 1979 - March 2005

Synopsis


Nobi Nobita is a 4th-grade boy in Tokyo. One day, a round, blue cat-style robot (minus ears) pops up in his desk drawer. Nobita's great-great-grandson (or something) lives in the 22nd Century, but thanks to Nobita's mistakes, the entire family is living in poverty. To rectify this, Nobita's descendent is sent Doraemon back to the past, to help prevent Nobita from making mistakes. Of course this is a difficult task since Nobita is the weakest and least intelligent child in his class. Doraemon does, however, have a 4-dimensional pocket on his front, which contains cool gadgets from the future. With these toys, Doraemon will try to help Nobita. Unfortunately, Nobita also has the bad habit of misusing Doraemon's gadgets and landing himself in yet more trouble?

(Source: AnimeNfo)

2. Slam Dunk

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8.5%

  • Episodes: 101
  • Aired: October 1993 - March 1996

Synopsis


Hanamichi Sakuragi, an entering Shohoku high school freshman, holds a record for being rejected by 50 girls during middle school. His nearly 2 meters height and bright red hair causes most students to write him off as a delinquent.

One day, a girl named Haruko Akagi approaches Hanamichi without any fear. When she asks Hanamichi "do you like basketball?" Hanamichi falls head over heels for the girl of his dreams. Without missing a beat, Hanamichi tells her he loves basketball, and the two head to the gymnasium where Hanamichi learns about the slam dunk. He also learns of Rukawa, one of the country's top basketball prospects, also a freshman at Shohoku.

(Source: Funimation)

1. One Piece

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16.9%

  • Episodes: ongoing
  • Aired: October 1999 - ongoing

Synopsis


Before he was executed, the legendary Pirate King Gold Roger revealed that he had hidden the treasure One Piece somewhere in the Grand Line. Now, many pirates are off looking for this legendary treasure to claim the title Pirate King. One pirate, Monkey D. Luffy, is a boy who had eaten the Devil's Fruit and gained rubber powers. Now he and his crew are off to find One Piece, while battling enemies and making new friends along the way.

(Source: ANN)

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Source: Nico Nico News

Reactions Around the Web

I can't imagine a One Piece live action.
If Yu Yu Hakusho got a live action it'd be so lame
Doraemon already has a CG movie though

one-piece-nami-bikini-560x413 Top 5 Anime that Don't Need a Live-Action [Japan Poll]
I rarely watch live actions. I gave Attack on Titan a chance, but left the theater halfway through...
one-piece-nami-bikini-560x413 Top 5 Anime that Don't Need a Live-Action [Japan Poll]
I think battle fantasies are tough for live actions.