16 Upcoming Hollywood Anime & Manga Adaptations

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With Scarlett Johansson getting the leading role in “Ghost in the Shell”, we came up with the list of 17 upcoming Hollywood anime/manga adaptations you can’t miss.

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1. Ghost in the Shell

Scarlett Johansson is ready to tackle the world of anime!

Source: Manga/Anime

Vintage: 1989 (manga), 1995 (anime)

Announced: 2009, reconfirmed in 2014

Director: Rupert Sanders (Snow White and the Huntsman)

Studio: Dreamworks

2. Death Note

Live-action movies were made in Japan, and were actually distributed in the United States by Warner Bros., who are also making the adaptation.

Source: Manga/Anime/Live-action

Vintage: 2003 (manga), 2006 (anime), 2006 (live-action film)

Announced: 2009, reconfirmed in 2013

Director: Shane Black (Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang)

Studio: Warner Bros.

3. Akira

This on and off again?movie is still in the news, again tied to Warner Bros. There were rumors that Leonardo DiCaprio was in the movie, but worry not, he’s the producer.

Source: Manga/Anime

Vintage: 1982 (manga), 1988 (anime)

Announced: 2002, reconfirmed in 2013

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra (House of Wax, Orphan, Unknown)

Studio: Warner Bros.

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