The story about the lone-vigilante turned sociopath has been made into quite a few movies. Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name draws inspiration from both the manga and the anime. Actually, a number of fans gushed about the movie, noting that it was faithful to the original storyline. L: Changed the World is the third installment. This one is all about L, the detective with a sweet tooth and focuses on how he chooses his successor, Near. And yes, it is set close to L's death and is an interesting depiction his relationship with the boy who will eventually catch Light.
shojo genre! My only complaint is that some of the adaptations toned down the gay relationship and introduced a guy-girl love affair.
Antique Bakery had its run in late 1990s and is older than Death Note and some of the more popular titles making the rounds today. For this reason, it was initially not very well-known
If you are curious about the story, here's how it goes. It's about four guys working in a bakery. There is the main plot where the owner of the eatery has a hidden agenda about running the bakery. This topic is enhanced by the life stories of the other three as well as the snippets of events involving customers. All in all, it is a feel-good movie with elements of romance.
Of course, by now, every self-respecting martial arts fan knows what I am talking about. That's right - it's that famous Jackie Chan movie. But do they know anything about the manga? City Hunter is pretty old, it is even older than Antique! Dating back to the 1980s, it offers a vastly different art and narration style. In a strange way, the main character, Saeba, seemed more sleazy than the movie version. At the same time, the manga had its own dose of vigilante justice which was toned down from the movie. On the other hand, City Hunter - the live-action movie – is one of the funniest detective stories around and I can't think of a better tribute to the series.