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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 Abe George Kattobi Seishun Ki: Shibuya Honky Tonk

Abe George Kattobi Seishun Ki: Shibuya Honky Tonk

Each episide has a live action introduction.

3 Abstract feat. Alkama

Abstract feat. Alkama

4 ACCAMER: Into the blue's

ACCAMER: Into the blue's

Hybrid of animation and live action

5 Acchi wa Kocchi

Acchi wa Kocchi

6 Adamski

Adamski

Stop motion of real scenery

7 Ahiru no Ko

Ahiru no Ko

8 Aikatsu! Planet

Aikatsu! Planet

9 Ai Mai Mii

Ai Mai Mii

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

10 Airi Miyakawa: Kimi to Soda

Airi Miyakawa: Kimi to Soda

11 Ai Sky Tree 21

Ai Sky Tree 21

12 A Japanese Boy Who Draws

A Japanese Boy Who Draws

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

13 Akuma no Kairozu

Akuma no Kairozu

14 Angel inside a box

Angel inside a box

15 Anime Document: München e no Michi

Anime Document: München e no Michi

16 Anime KAPIBARASAN

Anime KAPIBARASAN

Scene of characters irl as plush toys.

17 Ankoku Kazoku Warabi-san

Ankoku Kazoku Warabi-san

featured as part of gag (ep. 8)

18 Anthology No. 1

Anthology No. 1

Has a live action photo.

19 Aquarion

Aquarion

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

20 Arakawa Under the Bridge

Arakawa Under the Bridge

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

21 ARASHI: A-RA-SHI : Reborn

ARASHI: A-RA-SHI : Reborn

22 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.

23 Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3

Ascendance of a Bookworm Season 3

Used some live action images of a printing machine.

24 a song like a fish

a song like a fish

At the end.

25 BABY-T & Eden Kai: Sound Of Love

BABY-T & Eden Kai: Sound Of Love

26 Bakemonogatari

Bakemonogatari

Scenes from an actual human eyes, streets, others

27 BAND-MAID: Unleash!!!!!

BAND-MAID: Unleash!!!!!

Half live action

28 Bearwear: I'll take you anywhere

Bearwear: I'll take you anywhere

Uses both live action stills and video.

29 Bingdi Lian

Bingdi Lian

Uses real puppets.

30 Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi: Boku wa Mou Inai

Boku no Lyric no Bouyomi: Boku wa Mou Inai

31 Box

Box

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

Bridgestone: Chase Your Dream - The Journey of Kosuke Hagino

33 Bubaga

Bubaga

34 calling you

calling you

35 Canimals

Canimals

Uses item and background stills.

36 Cardi B: I Like It

Cardi B: I Like It

Live action image decal on a car.

37 Chi's Sweet Adventure

Chi's Sweet Adventure

Had some LA scenes with an actor in a Chi costume

38 Chi's Sweet Adventure 2nd Season

Chi's Sweet Adventure 2nd Season

Had some LA scenes with an actor in a Chi costume

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

Chou Futsuu Toshi Kashiwa Densetsu: Ekimae Housou UDC2-hen

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

Chou Futsuu Toshi Kashiwa Densetsu: Kashiwa no Gotouji Yuru Anime

41 Chou Futsuu Toshi Kashiwa Densetsu R

Chou Futsuu Toshi Kashiwa Densetsu R

Random live action shots

42 Ci Wawa

Ci Wawa

About 40% live action

43 Cleopatra

Cleopatra

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

44 Cockroach

Cockroach

45 Computer Kakumei: Saikyou x Saisoku no Zunou Tanjou

Computer Kakumei: Saikyou x Saisoku no Zunou Tanjou

Random scenes / setting shots

46 Computer Movie No. 1

Computer Movie No. 1

47 Computer Movie No. 2

Computer Movie No. 2

48 DAOKO: Hajimemashite no Kimochi wo

DAOKO: Hajimemashite no Kimochi wo

49 Daozhi

Daozhi

50 Dappys

Dappys

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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.

AndroidAlpha Jan 30, 2022

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

nyanlu 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.