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It isn't so much live action 'Anime'. More often its the case of live action 'Manga', as the live action and anime are based on, (or inspired) by the same original Manga story. As far as the quality of the movie, this always depends on the writer and producers. The movie series based on the manga 'Lone Wolf & Cub' are an excellent as a stand alone samurai movie series. Unfortunately, the vast number of live action TV and Movies produced are rarely distributed outside of Japan.