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With the new boom of anime in streaming, live action has become popular again, and its quality is much better. Many seasonal series have been gradually coming out in this format, hand in hand, there are many live action movies that are as good as their anime, leaving aside some more recent exceptions.


Since its release in 2017 Kakegurui has become one of the most watched anime on netflix. Much of the charm of this anime is based on the quality of its animation and how the protagonists transform when it comes to gambling. In Netflix you can watch the 2 seasons of its live action if you did not find the anime enough.

The cast is perfect, both Yumeko and other important characters such as Maria and Kirari retain all their charm, all without losing any of the curious reactions they have when it comes to betting.

Higurashi no Naku Koro Ni

Just like Kakegurui, this gore classic is on Netflix, it also had a relaunch this season, improving the quality of its animation. Its live action is a little lighter, but you will still enjoy the essence of the plot, the chaos and despair suffered by each character, embodied by excellent actors.

Rurouni Kenshin

When talking about classic anime that have been unforgettable, you always have to mention Samurai X or Rurouni Kenshin. Many of the older live action anime, like this one, have ended in disaster, however this live action is a work of art.

The actors, effects and story remain impeccable throughout the film and the villains, like all samurai, have the personality of their counterparts.

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Many knew it from animax as one of the most violent series with a rather strange story, and the live action is faithful to this. Following a little closer to the manga without losing details of everything that made this animation excellent, the whole movie will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Despite being one of the classic live actions, it maintains an excellent quality, the plot and actors are very similar to the original story and the film condenses very well the entire first arc, which is quite extensive.

Shingeki no Kyojin

Better known as Attack on Titan, it is one of the most popular series nowadays and, taking advantage of the fact that it is ending, it is worth mentioning its live action. The movie adaptation came out along with its second season during its biggest boom and is one of the best made adaptations of an anime ever.

All the actors are very similar to their anime counterparts and the movie covers the entire time of the academy and the first giant hunts, so you’ll get to see most of your favorite characters in action, including Eren.

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