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Anime That Use Live Action

Whether its a bit or a lot, these titles use live-action shots or scenes in them. See my other list for anime with live action OP/EDs.
1 ABEDON: Beautiful Day

ABEDON: Beautiful Day

2 Abstract feat. Alkama

Abstract feat. Alkama

3 Acchi wa Kocchi

Acchi wa Kocchi

4 Adamski

Adamski

Stop motion of real scenery

5 Ahiru no Ko

Ahiru no Ko

6 Aikatsu! Planet

Aikatsu! Planet

7 Ai Mai Mii

Ai Mai Mii

Features a 4th wall break joke in an episode while using live action footage in background.

8 Ai Sky Tree 21

Ai Sky Tree 21

9 A Japanese Boy Who Draws

A Japanese Boy Who Draws

Transitions entirely to live-action at the end to help tell the story.

10 Akuma no Kairozu

Akuma no Kairozu

11 Angel inside a box

Angel inside a box

12 Anime Document: München e no Michi

Anime Document: München e no Michi

13 Anime KAPIBARASAN

Anime KAPIBARASAN

Scene of characters irl as plush toys.

14 Ankoku Kazoku Warabi-san

Ankoku Kazoku Warabi-san

featured as part of gag (ep. 8)

15 Anthology No. 1

Anthology No. 1

Has a live action photo.

16 Aquarion

Aquarion

1-second extreme closeup of matcha green tea in an episode

17 Arakawa Under the Bridge

Arakawa Under the Bridge

Village Chief, the kappa, has a live-action scene, among others.

18 ARASHI: A-RA-SHI : Reborn

ARASHI: A-RA-SHI : Reborn

19 Armor Shop for Ladies & Gentlemen

Armor Shop for Ladies & Gentlemen

Uses a random live-action shot in ep 4 of a hand breaking a walnut.

20 Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part III

Ascendance of a Bookworm: Part III

Used some live action images of a printing machine.

21 a song like a fish

a song like a fish

At the end.

22 BABY-T & Eden Kai: Sound Of Love

BABY-T & Eden Kai: Sound Of Love

23 Bakemonogatari

Bakemonogatari

Scenes from an actual human eyes, streets, others

24 Bearwear: I'll take you anywhere

Bearwear: I'll take you anywhere

Uses both live action stills and video.

25 Bingdi Lian

Bingdi Lian

Uses real puppets.

26 Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi: Boku wa Mou Inai

Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi: Boku wa Mou Inai

27 Box

Box

28 Bridgestone: Chase Your Dream - The Journey of Kosuke Hagino

Bridgestone: Chase Your Dream - The Journey of Kosuke Hagino

29 Bubaga

Bubaga

30 calling you

calling you

31 Canimals

Canimals

Uses item and background stills.

32 Cardi B: I Like It

Cardi B: I Like It

Live action image decal on a car.

33 Chi's Sweet Adventure

Chi's Sweet Adventure

Had some LA scenes with an actor in a Chi costume

34 Chi's Sweet Adventure 2nd Season

Chi's Sweet Adventure 2nd Season

Had some LA scenes with an actor in a Chi costume

35 Chou Futsuu Toshi Kashiwa Densetsu: Ekimae Housou UDC2-hen

Chou Futsuu Toshi Kashiwa Densetsu: Ekimae Housou UDC2-hen

36 Chou Futsuu Toshi Kashiwa Densetsu: Kashiwa no Gotouji Yuru Anime

Chou Futsuu Toshi Kashiwa Densetsu: Kashiwa no Gotouji Yuru Anime

37 Chou Futsuu Toshi Kashiwa Densetsu R

Chou Futsuu Toshi Kashiwa Densetsu R

Random live action shots

38 Ci Wawa

Ci Wawa

About 40% live action

39 Cleopatra

Cleopatra

Opening scene is live action, with animated parts over the actors.

40 Cockroach

Cockroach

41 Computer Kakumei: Saikyou x Saisoku no Zunou Tanjou

Computer Kakumei: Saikyou x Saisoku no Zunou Tanjou

Random scenes / setting shots

42 Computer Movie No. 1

Computer Movie No. 1

43 Computer Movie No. 2

Computer Movie No. 2

44 DAOKO: Hajimemashite no Kimochi wo

DAOKO: Hajimemashite no Kimochi wo

45 Daozhi

Daozhi

46 Dappys

Dappys

47 DECO*27 & kemu: SEKAI

DECO*27 & kemu: SEKAI

48 DECO*27: Neo-Neon

DECO*27: Neo-Neon

49 Deluxe Da yo! Kaishain

Deluxe Da yo! Kaishain

Uses a few live-action images.

50 destr∞y a.k.a. dubdub: A.A

destr∞y a.k.a. dubdub: A.A

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Max4444 Feb 13, 2022

You should add https://www.anime-planet.com/anime/the-world-yamizukan to this list, episode 7 is live-action.

guyalice Jan 30, 2022

A recommendation for this list would be Twilight of the Cockroaches. 

nyaladin Sep 25, 2021

Hello! May i suggest https://www.anime-planet.com/anime/hanhua-riji the ed is live action and there's a really cute live action scene with a cat in episode 7 :))

Blackysensei Dec 14, 2020

Yo kari, i think this anime can fit your list, https://www.anime-planet.com/anime/im-standing-on-a-million-lives, at the end of the episodes, sometimes the actual VAs make appearances, and a real life pictures of Tokyo cities are also shown. 

AgentAndrew0 Sep 24, 2020

School Rumble has its OP's music video playing on a big screen in the background in one episode. Irresponsible Captain Tyler has the OP's singer dancing in the OP.