If you’re a fan of shoujo manga or anime, then you’re probably a fan of their live-action movie counterparts. Or maybe you prefer the original manga version. Whatever the case, you’ve most likely seen a live-action movie, and to brush you up on what that term means, it’s a Japanese film with real actors/actresses and settings versus an animated adaption. Over the years, live-action movies that are based off of shoujo manga or anime have become increasingly popular, and there are usually a handful of them premiering every year. Unfortunately, only those who live in Japan can actually see these films in theaters, and until the films come out on DVD for order, international folks will have to wait a while to see them. In the mean time, for those of you who want to find out which shoujo manga or anime have turned into live-action films, look no further. Below you will discover which ones have been released or will release in the upcoming year.
Let’s face it: priorities are hard to handle.
Whether or not you enjoy writing essays, you have most likely left those papers unwritten until the night before it’s due. If you frequently do this, then you truly encompass the word “Procrastinator.” Essays are different from tests for obvious reasons. You can’t just study what’s already given; everything comes from your head. Essays are lengthier, and the amount of effort you put in greatly shows from the grade you receive from the teacher/professor. However, most of us have probably b.s.’d our papers and managed to get good grades — well done, lucky ones. But, the process of writing an essay under a strict time limit has affected us all. There are stages, and by the final stage, when you submit that paper online or in class, you will probably feel (and look) like you just survived an apocalypse.
Stress has become a word that is easy to throw around nowadays. Too much homework? Stress. Too many deadlines? Stress. No food in the fridge? Stress. Whether you are a student, an employee, or a parent, there are bound to be stressful moments that temporarily block your path toward a happier life. Different people handle stress in different ways — not everyone is the same. If you can handle your stress pretty well, then maybe you can gloss over these helpful tips in relieving stress and see if you’ve been doing any of these to maintain a stress-free life. But if you are someone who lets stress push you over the cliff, then you will definitely want to keep reading.
K-Pop is spreading like wildfire around the world and there are several reasons why. First, the music videos. Everyone has seen Psy’s Gangnam Style by now and if you haven’t, then you must not know that it’s the most viewed video on YouTube with over two billion views. That’s a record kept by a Korean pop musician. K-Pop music videos can be cool, crazy, or cute — better yet, all three. A lot of budgeting goes into their music videos because they want those high number of views and to achieve that goal, they express their songs in the most flashy way possible. Even if it’s a slow, ballad song, the music video will have a set that looks like it costs more than a year’s worth of college tuition. It’s all about the visuals.
From dark and mysterious boys to dystopian societies, the young adult genre has been dominating the shelves — and theaters — for many years now. Twilight, The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones — these series became bestsellers and were worthy enough to make it to the big screen. However, just because these young adult series garnered a lot of attention based on the fact that they became a film adaption, there are a lot of other notable young adult series that may not have made an appearance as a movie, but there is a possibility that they will in the future.
For this list, it will be comprised of young adult series, more specifically the fantasy/supernatural sub-genre, that have not been turned into a film adaption or have not had any movie rights placed on them. As a reminder, this list serves to point out the highlights or unique qualities of these series that make them stand out among the rest. There may be disagreements and there are other series that have been left out, but what this list hopes to achieve is for you to start any one of these series and put it on your own “Best Fantasy/Supernatural Young Adult” series list.
NOTE: These are listed in no particular order. Also, there may be minor spoilers so proceed at your own discretion.
Sometimes ending a story isn’t always what we want. Characters grow on us, and we don’t want to see them go. However, it’s best for some stories to come to an end when it’s appropriate; milking the story out can often times make us lose interest. In terms of shoujo manga, or all types of manga, the “Completed” status can be a dreadful sight but it can also be a satisfactory one. This status is labeled on most shoujo manga rather than shounen, which are known to have hundreds of chapters and could still be ongoing as we speak. You’ve stuck with the manga from beginning to end and that in itself shows how the manga accomplished retaining its loyal readers. So, are you ready to commit to a new series? For this compiled list, it will consist of shoujo manga with a focus on school life that have been released (translation-wise) in 2015.
Have you ever watched an anime and discovered that the side character was more appealing than the main character? These “hidden gemstones” tend to distract our attention from the main character and sometimes it can’t be helped: they make you drool all over your keyboard and you find a guilty pleasure in getting strangely attracted to someone who doesn’t exist in real life. No matter, it’s a guilty pleasure you don’t have to admit as there are many others who find anime guys attractive.
*Please note that this list does not serve to speak for everyone’s opinions on hot anime guys and was created by the author solely for entertainment purposes*