These Anime And Manga Series Would Make GREAT Live-Action Anime Adaptations | LRM Ranks It

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The hunger for Anime in America has led to several big holly wood adaptations including the recent Ghost in the Shell and the much-maligned Dragonball Evolution. That doesn’t mean all U.S. takes on beloved anime and manga have to be bad! This week Jammer discusses the properties he thinks would make good live-action films or TV/streaming series’.

Anime and manga have been around for a lot longer than some people would think. Many people got turned on to anime through the Toonami segment of afternoon programming on Cartoon Network in the 1990s, but the animation style in America dates back to the 1960s with shows like Astro Boy. Shows like Speed Racer, Gigantor, and Voltron hit a sweet spot with young Americans in the 70s and 80s too. However, the biggest successes in America were certainly Pokemon and Dragon Ball Z. Manga has actually been around since the 18th century in some forms and continues to be a dominating entertainment medium in Japan.

Want to hear more? Check out this week’s podcast on anime and manga with Kyle and Jammer!

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Kyle Malone

Kyle is a Senior Editor and Multimedia Manager for LRM Online. He is a Retired Soldier and Business School graduate who loves movies, comics, and video games. He shares his passions with his wife & their awesome little geek-in-training.

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