Several anime series have been made into live action series in Japan, Taiwan, Korea, and elsewhere. Are these on topic for here?

Examples include:

  • For You In Full Blossom (aka Hana Kimi) -- TW, JP, KR
  • Boys Over Flowers (aka Hanadan or Hana Yori Dango) -- TW (as Meteor Garden), JP (twice!), KR
  • Gokusen! -- JP
  • Honey and Clover -- JP
  • Perfect Girl Evolution (aka Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi na Henge!) -- JP
  • Detective Conan -- JP
  • Maoh (aka Demon) -- JP
  • GTO (aka Great Teacher Oniizuka!) -- JP
  • Bishoujo Senshi Seira Muun (aka Sailor Moon or Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon) -- JP
  • Glass Mask -- JP
  • For those unaware: KR == Korea, JP == Japan, TW == Taiwan. These are just the version I know about. There are also versions in PH (from the Philippines), VN (Vietnam) and TL (Thailand).
    – Aarthi
    Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 21:23

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I'd argue we should only accept questions on the Anime/Manga versions. And not the later versions where it became live action series-es.

Simply because we need to draw the line somewhere, or there'll be no ends to it.

As for comparisons between the Anime version and the live action version, I think we'll generally allow it, though the line is rather thin. We'll allow because it does deal with the original anime as well as the live action.

  • That's fair. How about questions comparing the two? As in, "What are the differences between YamaNade manga and the live action?"
    – Aarthi
    Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 21:32
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    @Aarthi: Good one. I guess that one would be very individual. I think we'll generally accept those, because they do deal with the original Anime/Manga. Much like if Naruto would make a real action movie, we'd be able to somewhat ask questions about it, as long as it's in the scope of the original series. Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 21:36
  • Excellent! Would you mind adding that corollary to your answer?
    – Aarthi
    Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 21:36
  • @Aarthi: Added. Now lets wait for community support, I wouldn't want my opinion to pass without others thinking the same. Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 21:40
  • Perfect, thank you very much.
    – Aarthi
    Commented Dec 11, 2012 at 21:40

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