The 10 Best Live-Action Movies According to the Japanese Audiences

Posted 2017/01/02 5637 0

Goo Ranking conducted a survey of 500 Japanese audiences to find out which live-action movies they consider as the best. And here is the result!

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10. Chinyuuki: Tarou to Yukai na Nakama-tachi

"Chinyuuki: Tarou to Yukai na Nakama-tachi" is a parody of "Journey to the West", where an assassin by the name of Tarou Yamada is trying to right his misdeeds by travelling with a monk. Tarou's misdeeds were essentially assassinating tons of people and pooping on their graves. A monk saw him and cursed him into a baby-monkey-hybrid-thing. With the help of the Monk, Tarou has to battle demons and other weird anomalies to help regain his human form.


9. Otoko Ippiki Gaki Daishou (The Ideal Man Boy's Gang Leader)

Oddball Junior High Student Mankichi Togawa accompanied by the one eyed Ginji, sets out on a quest to become the number one gang leader in Japan.


8. Kochira Katsushika-ku Kameari Kouen-mae Hashutsujo (This is the Police Station in Front of Kameari Park in Katsushika Ward)

Ryoutsu, being an underpaid policeman, is always coming up with underhanded schemes in order to make a quick buck. But in the end, his plans (which are ridiculous to begin with) always go wrong and land him in big trouble with the chief.


7. Dokonjou Gaeru (Gutsy Frog)

Hiroshi (Kenichi Matsuyama) is now 30-years-old and lethargic, but Pyonkichi, the frog imprinted on his shirt, is always energetic. Sometimes Hiroshi does not wear t-shirts with Pyonkichi, but Pyonkichi always encourages Hiroshi.


6. Bakuman.

Moritaka Mashiro (Takeru Satoh) doesn't want to follow in the path of his uncle who worked as a manga artist, but ultimately died because of exhaustion. Moritaka Mashiro figures he will graduate from school and work at an office. Things change though when falls in love with a girl at school. The girl, who hopes to become a voice actress, tells Moritaka they can marry, but only after they both achieve their dreams. Moritaka then teams up with fellow classmate Akito Takagi (Ryunosuke Kamiki) to publish their first manga.


5. Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (Assassination Classroom)

A powerful creature claims that within a year, Earth will destroyed by him, but he offers mankind a chance by become a homeroom teacher where he teaches his students about how to kill him. An assassination classroom begins.


4. Rookies

Koichi Kawato (Ryuta Sato) is a new teacher at Futakotamagawa Academy, whose baseball club features nothing but thugs and bullies. He takes genuine interest in those players and tries them onto a better path ... even by quoting proverbs.


3. Kyukyoku!! Hentai Kamen

Kyosuke is a high school student who becomes a super hero when he wears women's panties on his face. When a group of thugs threaten to take over the school, Kyosuke must don the panties to fight the thugs and their assassins and win the heart of the new girl, Aiko. He must also learn about being a true pervert from his Bizarro self.


2. Rurouni Kenshin

Kenshin Himura was an assassin for the Imperial side during the war that ended the Shogunate and installed the Meiji government. After killing countless people, he made a vow to never kill again. Ten years later, he finds a home at a failing dojo, only to be caught up in a string of murders related to an opium ring. His commitment to never taking a life is put to the test as the people he's come to care about are threatened by figures from his past.


1. Death Note

Light Yagami (Tatsuya Fujiwara) is a normal, undistinguished college student, that is, until he discovers an odd notebook lying on the ground. He soon discovers that the notebook has magic powers: If someone's name is written on it while the writer imagines that person's face, he or she will die. Intoxicated with his new godlike power, Light kills those he deems unworthy of life. But a mysterious detective known only as L (Ken'ichi Matsuyama) becomes determined to put a stop to his reign.