You can check any comment section under an announcement about a live-action film adaptation of an anime for just a glance at how apprehensive fans can be about the idea. It's not without reason, either. While some such as the Japanese live-action versions of Rurouni Kenshin have been praised, many such as Dragon Ball Evolution and Death Note(Netflix) have taken a lot of critical heat.

That definitely hasn't deterred the trend, however, as both One Piece and Cowboy Bebpop are slated for future Netflix live-action series and Makoto Shinkai's hit anime film Your Name</em> is also getting a Hollywood movie adaptation.

Last week Japanese women's media website Joshi Spa polled 200 of their women's readers (ages 30 to 49) with the question "what anime would you not like to see turned into a live-action film?" Multiple answers were allowed, and thus there were some ties with vote percentages:

20. (Tie) HUNTER × HUNTER: 9%

20. (Tie) Kuroko’s Basketball: 9%

18. (Tie) Naruto: 9.5%

18. (Tie) Mr. Osomatsu: 9.5%

17. Code Geass: 10.5%

16. Natsume’s Book of Friends: 11.5%

15. Inuyasha: 12%

14. Slam Dunk: 14%

13. Yu Yu Hakusho: 15%

12. Cardcaptor Sakura: 16%

11. Urusei Yatsura: 17%

10. Crayon Shin-chan: 19%

9. Ponyo: 21.5%

8. Princess Mononoke: 24%

6. (Tie) Castle in the Sky: 25%

6. (Tie) Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: 25%

5. Spirited Away: 25.5%

4. Neon Genesis Evangelion: 27%

3. One Piece: 29%

2. My Neighbor Totoro: 30%

1. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba: 43%

Source: Joshi Spa

It's obviously a bit of a limited response, but gives a good snapshot of an age range of adults who have seen a lot of anime or read a lot of manga might feel about an adaptation. You can perhaps assume from looking at the top ten alone that there is some reluctance to seeing older classics get a live-action version, with six Studio Ghibli titles, the still ongoing Crayon Shin-chan, and the iconic Neon Genesis Evangelion listed.

It's interesting to note that One Piece is listed even after it's been announced to be getting its own live-action. Meanwhile, perhaps the pushback on Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba is that it's first animated feature film Demon Slayer – Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train is still enjoying record breaking success in Japanese theaters.

By - Big Neko.