With the anime Desert Punk despite the fact that the anime is animated, the Opening is in fact live action. To me this seems kind of odd.

So, I am wondering if there are any other anime which are animated yet use Live Action Openings/Endings, and if it's significantly cheaper or more expensive to produce a Live Action OP/ED rather than doing an animated one.

  • For what it's worth, I've seen a few (older) series (Puni Puni Poemi, The Irresponsible Captain Tylor) where part of the OP/ED uses live action footage, but none that are fully live action. – Maroon Oct 30 '15 at 15:45
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    I decided to delete my answer because it seems I had some information wrong about the costs of live-action vs animation. The two are actually fairly comparable in price, I've learned. I don't know where or how I got the idea that live-action was cheaper, but at least while going through this whole process, I myself learned something along the way. Hopefully someone else can help give a better (and correct) answer! Sorry. – JaykeBird Jan 31 '16 at 22:58
  • I remember that air gear had a live action ending. But I think it was more because at the time doing a smooth action animated was really harder (if you watch the series there was few images) so for the kind of story it had, you had a better feeling of liberty with a live action ending. So at the end I think it comes more from the kind of anime it is and the personal taste of the persons doing those openings/endings :) – Ise Jan 31 '17 at 9:58

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