Top 7 Actresses Who Acted the Most in Live-Action Movies

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Top 7 Actresses Who Acted the Most in Live-Action Movies

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This year, so many live-action films were made based on animes such as Gintama, Fullmetal Alchemist and more! It’s always very interesting to see who will act for the characters you love, but does it feel like same actors/actresses are in the movies that are made from anime series? To find out, here’s a ranking of top 7 actresses who were in live-action movies based on animes.


Below is the conditions of the ranking:

Only count feature films (TV dramas and stage shows not included).

Only count anime and manga based films.

Only count the roles that are rather important in the film.

Include films that are officially announced that they will be on theater soon.


Can you guess who the top actress is?

3rd place (7 films)

There are 3 actresses who ranked at 3rd place.

Suzu Hirose

Films: Crows Explode, Umimachi Diary, 3 Chihayafuru series, Your Lie in April (Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso), and My Teacher (Sensei!、、、Suki ni Natte mo Iidesuka?)

She is on TV almost every day! She will be acting the main role of “anone”, a new TV drama as well as the heroine of NHK’s upcoming TV novel. Although there are many opinions about live-action films, thanks to her talent, all the films have received pretty good reviews!


Juri Ueno

Films: Warau Michael, Naoko, Gu-Gu Datte Neko de Aru, Kodomo no Kodomo, 2 Nodame Cantabile series, and Aozora Yell

The most famous piece would be Nodame Cantabile series which she played the role of heroine, Megumi Noda, a piano prodigy. Her facial expression and the personality in the film are very funny!


Erika Toda

Films: 4 Death Note Series, LIAR GAME The Final Stage, Prophecy (Yokokuhan), and Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no Junin)

Last year, new Death Note film was a hot topic. The film expressed the world after Light’s death. While many new characters were added, Erika Toda returned as Misa Amane.

2nd place (8 films)

There are 3 actresses who ranked at 2nd place.

Emi Takei

Films: Sakura no Sono, Ai to Makoto, 3 Ruroni Kenshin series, Kyou Koi wo Hajimemasu, Clover, and Terra Formars

It’s surprising to find out that out of 9 films she had been in, 8 were created based on mangas and the last one is Yo-kai Watch movie. This year, she announced that she got married to TAKAHIRO from EXILE and has a baby growing in her tummy.


Masami Nagasawa

Films: Touch, ROUGH, Gaku, Moteki, Kiyoku Yawaku, Umimachi Diary, I am a Hero, and Gintama

Ever since her debut in 2000, she acted in more than 30 films. In Moteki, she played the heroine role and challenged the sexy scenes which led her to break a new ground.


Erina Mano

Films: The Next Generation: Patlabor, Shinjuku Swan, All Esper Dayo! (Minnna Espar Dayo!), orange, Yamikin Ushijima Kun The Final, The 100th Love with You (Kimi to 100 Kaime no Koi), Anonymous Noise (Fukumenkei Noise), and Kids on the Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon)

She is a former member of Hello! Project. She played an important role in Nigereba Haji Daga Yaku ni Tatsu, last year’s biggest hit drama. The role was a young mother who is the best friend of the heroine played by Yui Aragaki. With the drama’s hit, she became more popular as an actress.

1st place (11 films)

The top actress is…

Tao Tsuchiya

Films: Tsurikichi Sanpei, Suzuki Sensei, ARCANA, 2 Ruroni Kenshin series, orange, Aozora Yell, P and JK, Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu, My Little Monster (Tonari no Kaibutsu Kun), and Kasane

She is a very energetic person. While she was busy working, she went to a high school where show business work was allowed and belonged to dance club which competed in a national tournament. After graduating from the high school, she enrolled in Japan Women’s College of Physical Education and majors in dance studies. She makes the best use of her multi-talents, and we can’t take our eyes off from her future activities!



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