Legendary work that succeeded in both live-action and animation with many failures
The “decision to animate” manga is a pleasure for fans. However, sometimes the result may be disappointing, such as a bad story, a collapsed drawing, or a voice actor reading a stick. When it comes to “live-action”, the hurdles are even higher, and when you look at it in three dimensions, it feels strange, and the creation is cheap … I think there are quite a few words that can be said to have been clearly successful. However, there are also rare works that both succeeded. In this article, I will introduce three such “manga that has been successfully animated and live-action” that you can enjoy three times with one work.
“DEATH NOTE” Original: Tsugumi Ohba Drawing: Takeshi Obata The
suspense manga “DEATH NOTE”, which was serialized from 2003 to 2006 and recorded a huge hit. Write the name in relegate people to death using the “Death Note”, the main character, to try to Tsukurikaeyo the world in the sense of justice distorted Light Yagami and, is a work depicting a brain game that unfolds the world of detective · L. In the anime version that started broadcasting in 2006, almost the same story as the original was developed. This work is mainly about brain battles, but the tennis scenes and fights between the moon and L are dynamic productions like anime. In the famous scene of “Take potato chips … Eat!”, The effect of glitter and light was scattered at the moment of eating, which was a sharp production. The original was drawn by Takeshi Obata, who boasts overwhelming drawing power, so in that sense, the hurdle for animation would have been high. However, the anime version was highly evaluated due to its excellent production. In 2006, it was made into a live-action movie. The ending of the movie version is different from the original, and it has become a surprising form for those who read the original, but it has gained a lot of support. It was also highly evaluated that Kenichi Matsuyama played the role of L, which is a lump of individuality and seems to be established only in two dimensions. The box office revenue has also recorded 8 billion yen for the first part and the second part, which can be said to be a successful live-action film.
Next, “Nodame Cantabile” with the theme of classical music. This is a comedy touch depicting the life of Megumi Noda, who is a dropout of the piano department, and Shinichi Chiaki, an elite who wants to be a conductor. It was serialized from 2001 to 2010. The live-action drama version of this work, which was broadcast in 2006, was a huge hit. After all, Juri Ueno, who played the role of the main character, Noda, is the addictive role. It’s a messy character, but it doesn’t feel strange in the drama. It is a perfect live-action film as if the manga characters popped out as they were. The average audience rating was 18.9%, and the final episode was 21.7%, which was a high audience rating, and it was so popular that it could be called a social phenomenon. I think there are many people who knew this work because of the drama. From 2007 to 2010, a TV anime version was also aired. Although it was not as talked about as the drama version, it is also highly evaluated. After “Paris”, CG is used to realistically reproduce the movement of fingers during the performance. We are also focusing on parts that have not been reproduced in great detail in previous animations. In episode 9, the average audience rating was 6.6%, and it was the highest audience rating at that time as “Noitamina” in the midnight frame of Fuji TV.
“Manga,” “Anime,” and “Live-action” are all legendary masterpieces that stand out for their goodness.
“Ping Pong” Written by Taiyo Matsumoto Finally, the legendary manga “Ping Pong” serialized from 1996 to 1997. Although it is a spoken manga with the theme of table tennis, it is a work that vividly depicts elements such as the talent and effort of each character and the feelings for table tennis. This work was made into a live-action movie in 2002. It wasn’t a big hit in the box office, but it was a quality that could express the world view peculiar to “Ping Pong” by live-action. I think there were many people who felt like they were looking at something amazing. The actors who played the characters with distinctive personalities are also wonderful, and Yosuke Kubozuka played the role of Yutaka Hoshino, the hero who flew away, but it is an addictive role that other actors can no longer think of. There is no sense of discomfort in each of the impressive lines, making it the coolest hero. The anime version released in 2014 has a quirky original picture as it is, and the scene of a fierce game moves slimy, which is also highly evaluated. The depiction of the “hero” and the effect of hitting the ball fully demonstrate the fun of expression unique to animation, and the goodness that is different from the original is outstanding.