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Japanese Manga Fans Desire a Live Action Movie Adaptation of SLAM DUNK

by dtshyk
May 3, 2009 8:49 PM | 48 Comments
Oricon surveyed on the most desired live action movie/drama adaptation of manga by the Japanese fans. "Slam Dunk" got the top in the ranking. Here is the top 10:

*1, Slam Dunk
*2, One Piece
*3, Kimi ni Todoke
*4, Bokura ga Ita
*5, Monster
*6, Gintama
*7, Ouran High School Host Club
*8, Tenshi Nanka Ja Nai
*9, Fullmetal Alchemist
10, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure

Source: Oricon

A live action TV drama of Kimi ni Todoke was once announced in Rakuten Ichiba but no further information has been given to date.

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dtshyk said:
There is a rumor that the TV drama of Kimi ni Todoke was canceled because the author of the manga raged at the premature leak of the project in the middle of the negotiation.
Nuuu ;___;

Bokura ga Ita could be a hit, maybe a la Koizora?

mitamaking said:
To be honest I am surprised there hasn't been an Ouran J-drama yet, I would imagine that could rule Japan.

May 11, 2009 1:19 PM by carmabeLLe

Cadarn said:
One Piece second? What the fuck? Live action One Piece would be an absolutely terrible idea.
i think so. but, if slam dunk will be a live action movie, i'll looking forward for it ^^

May 9, 2009 6:05 AM by makio-kun


sometimes I feel like the only fan of that manga aha.

Slam Dunk is possible wouldn't mind seeing Bokura ga ita or Monster .

May 7, 2009 8:28 PM by MisaMisa

Even though I love One Piece, live action would just be awful, the effects x_x

Gintama would be awesome though >_< but I can't imagine the character's with different voices q_q please don a silver perm wig Sugita Tomokazu *___*

May 6, 2009 3:08 PM by KawaiiObsessive

Fullmetal = Live action?

omygod that would suck bigtime

May 5, 2009 10:52 PM by Darkii

One Piece ≠ Live action

May 5, 2009 5:36 PM by Maora

A live action JoJo would be the simultaneously worst and greatest film of all time.

May 5, 2009 5:32 PM by YoungVagabond

One Piece movie would look so fucking retarded, and even more so if adapted by the Japanese themselves and their complete lack of style, substance, nuance and subtlelty when it comes to blockbusters. I would laugh my arse off for years and years at a live-action movie of pirates with ridiculous powers as seen in the manga, getting into random comedic hijinks.

Monster is already in pre-production or thereabouts, so we'll be seeing that soon enough.

Gintama I think is another movie that would fail on the level of One Piece.

The problem is the lack of directors with vision behind the camera. If you hire someone who actually 'gets' the material and give them freedom and a big budget, then the movie can work no matter what the premise is.

May 5, 2009 3:38 PM by Beatnik

One Piece is not possible. It just isn't. But Slam Dunk could work. Cant wait though..

May 5, 2009 1:41 PM by Pineappledishes

totally agree with slam dunk live.action movie!

but japanese are all so tiny and cute .... there's no way they can find actors to play the characters !

May 5, 2009 11:59 AM by Tenori

TwilightRhapsody said:
Would love to see a Monster one~


May 5, 2009 11:21 AM by AddleBoy

Monster would be cool, and realistic

May 5, 2009 8:59 AM by TimOerlemans

Touka said:
Wow, Gintama at six!? That's quite surprising. Gintama simply can not be done in live action.

I don't know about that, the japanese have pulled out some really weird movies, so a Gintama L-A may not be impossible. I would pay to see it if it ever came out.

May 5, 2009 6:05 AM by Crani

kleeny said:
one piece and fullmetal alchemist? really? liveshow? omg, i don't think it would be nice... XD

I doubt that it would work out as well. I mean... how on earth are they going to pull it off with all the high graphics and action scenes?

May 5, 2009 5:05 AM by Silent_Follower

One Piece and Gintama for the lulz please.

Skip Beat would be love even though I don't even watch doramas.

May 5, 2009 4:57 AM by amayadori

one piece and fullmetal alchemist? really? liveshow? omg, i don't think it would be nice... XD

May 4, 2009 4:23 PM by Kurini


May 4, 2009 4:23 PM by bialovesanime

Hahahahaha....even a huge One Piece fan like myself knows how utterly impossible an OP live action would be. Though it would be quite funny. Lol. But once again, its great to know how popular One Piece is compared to all other shounen.

Slam Dunk would work.

May 4, 2009 4:03 PM by VK11

Wow, Gintama at six!? That's quite surprising. Gintama simply can not be done in live action.

May 4, 2009 3:25 PM by Touka


May 4, 2009 2:16 PM by accela