Anime to live-action film, Yatterman & Dragonball

12 Mar

These days famous anime such as Yatterman or Dragonball are available as live-action film one after another in Japan. Actually many TV dramas are even originally from anime. But I wonder if live-action is any better than original anime. NANA or Death Note, for example, I prefer watching them with anime.

Yatterman live-action film looks like this.

Below is Yatterman original anime version, for your reference.
This is the one I was watching when I was a kid. This anime song just reminds me of my childhood.  BTW, Yatterman Gashapon is also cute.

Dragonball Evolution

It’s said Toriyama Akira, the author of Dragonball mentions that the live-action version will give quite different images to the audience. So it can be another version of Dragonball, which of course you can enjoy different way from you did with anime. It’s on release tomorrow in Japan.


Disclaimer: photo quoted from


3 Responses to “Anime to live-action film, Yatterman & Dragonball”

  1. Prometheus March 12, 2009 at 9:07 pm #

    I am so scared to watch the dragonball movie. I think that it is gonna be awful 😦

  2. Contamination March 13, 2009 at 12:32 am #

    It’s just a modern movie trend, picture companies will not invest in “maybe” movies. They will only make movies that are a sure thing.

    If you make a movie about a cartoon that was popular 15-20 years ago, you instantly have a hit with the generation that grew up with it. And the current generation will go along anyway.

    It’s just sales.

  3. kirin March 15, 2009 at 12:47 pm #


    I won’t watch it. I know I’ll like anime version a lot better.


    You’re right. Any industry is in recession now and so no extra budget for maybe movies…huh. 😦

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