As anime grows more popular, more series have been adapted into live-action movies. They aim to service the fans of those anime, and bring the series to a wider audience. But they haven't always been met with good reception. With the rise of both anime and their live-action adaptations, the question is posed whether or not anime should stay in the realm of animation, or break into other media.
Yes, of course more anime should adapted into live-action movies
The number of live-action anime movies marks an exciting and positive trend for the medium.
Live-action adaptations bring more publicity to the source material
Selling an adaptation of an anime to a different, larger audience can help draw new viewers to the original series, and in turn help the fanbase to grow.
Live-action adaptations signify the legitimization of anime
With Hollywood production and top-of-the-line actors participating in these projects, anime is officially breaking into the mainstream culture. It is only a matter of time before they become as familiar and loved by viewers as any other popular genre out there.
Live-action adaptations provide more content for fans of a series
Who says "no" to seeing more of their favorite characters and story? Who wouldn't want their favorite creators to continue or retell the story from a new perspective? Live-action movies give fans more to watch, critique, and enjoy.
The purpose of live-action adaptations is just to make a quick, easy buck
There is no real artistic merit to a live-action animation, other than cheap fanservice. Film studios don't see or appreciate the story or medium for what it truly is; they only recognize the growing popularity of anime and see an opportunity to milk easy money out of fans.