The List of Upcoming Anime & Manga Live Action Adaptations

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Japan known for manga and anime. Most anime is based on manga, but also light novel or video games. The manga or anime sometimes inspires live action film or series, Such as Dragon Ball Evolution and Attack on Titan. Most of popular anime based live action flopped and get criticized. But it doesn't mean stop them to bring the anime or manga into live action, beside, there are good live action such as Rurouni Kenshin and Death Note live action.

As hope we have for future anime based live action, we can look forward to upcoming live action adaptation. At least, we have twenty titles that will be released for 2020, 2021 and beyond. Here is the twenty live actions adaptation based on anime and manga in 2020, 2021 and beyond.

Upcoming Anime / Manga Live Action Adaptations in 2022

1. Otaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

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Yuuichi Fukuda (Gintama live action) is directing the film.

English: Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku
Type: Movie
Premiered: 7 February 2020

2. Gal to Kyoryu

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The TV anime and live action adaptations of Gal to Kyoryu manga now in the works. It will premiere on TV and other platforms.

English: Gal and Dinosaurs
Type: -
Premiered: April 2020

3. GTO: The Early Years

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Type: Series
Premiered: February 2020

4. Yakusoku no Neverland

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Rihito Itagaki (17 years old), Minami Hanabe (19 years old), and Jyo Kairi (13 years old) will play role as Norman, Emma and Ray, respectively. Also, the 2nd season of anime adaptation will premiere in 2020.

English: The Promised Neverland
Type: Movies
Premiered: Winter 2020

5. Love Stage!!

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Type: Movie
Premiered: 2020

6. The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window

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Type: Movie
Premiered: 2020

7. Eizōken ni wa Te o Dasu na!

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English: Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
Type: Movie
Premiered: Summer 2020

8. Yurucamp Δ

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English: Laid-Back Camp 
Type: Series
Premiered: 10 January 2020

9. Grand Blue Dreaming

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Type: Movie
Premiered: Summer 2020

10. Himawari - Kenichi Legend Office

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Type: Series
Premiered: Spring 2020

11. Joshi Kōsei no Mudazukai

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English: Wasteful Days of High School Girl
Type: Series
Premiered: January 2020

12. Kaiji Final Game

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Type: Movie
Premiered: 10 January 2020

13. Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku

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English: Super Radical Gag Family
Type: Series
Premiered: April 2020

14. Blood C: Blood-Club Dolls 2

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Type: Movie 
Premiered: Summer 2020

15. Kyō Kara Ore wa!!

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Type: Movie
Premiered: 17 July 2020

16. Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare

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The live action film's includes Eiji Akaso as Kazuomi, Minami Hamabe as Akari, Riko Fukumoto as Yuna and Takumi Kitamura as Rio.

English: Love, Be Loved, Leave, Be Left
Type: Movie
Premiered: August 2020

17. Rurouni Kenshin "Final Chapter"

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The Final Chapter of the Rurouni Kenshin liv action will opens on summer 2020. Rurouni Kenshin Saishusho The Final will open on July 3 followed by Rurouni kenshin Saishusho The Beginning open on August 7.

Type: Movies
Premiered: Summer 2020

18. Yowamushi Pedal

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Type: Movie
Premiered: 14 August 2020 

19. Kiss Him, Not

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Type: Movie
Premiered: 10 July 2020 

20. Mimi o Sumaseba

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English: Whisper of the Heart
Type: Movie
Premiered: 18 September 2020

21. Rurouni Kenshin: The Final

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Type: Movie
Premiered: 23 April 2021