The transition from animated shows to live-action movies has always been an interesting concept. But replicating anime characters with real-life actors to produce an accurate depiction of the series can be a tedious and difficult job. In fact, most of the past live-action adaptations have garnered unfavorable reviews from fans.
Despite this, a lot of movie studios still continue to create live-action films based on anime series and mangas. The entertainment site Den of Geek evidenced this with a list of their best anime adaptations. This includes Inuyashiki, Ping Pong, Speed Racer, Ace Attorney, and Gintama.
Now, it has been announced that one of the most beloved manga and anime series, One-Punch Man, is getting a live-action adaptation–and fans probably have high expectations for this.
Written by ONE and illustrated by Yusuke Murata, the original manga debuted in 2009. It was then followed by the release of anime series in 2015.
The comical and action-packed anime show is widely popular around the world, especially in Japan. Its story follows bald superhero Saitama, whose power is to defeat giant monsters using a single punch. Through the episodes, he will eventually seek more challenging opponents as many of his battles are won effortlessly.
According to Variety’s report, the new cinematic version of One Man Punch will be written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner under Sony Pictures. Rosenberg and Pinkner were also the people behind the success of box office movies, Jumanji and Venom.
As of this writing, Sony has yet to announce the release date of the movie.
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