Can I just watch the live-action films before reading the manga/watching the anime
By - CollectionNo7827
The movies stand on their own. You can enjoy them without reading the manga.
I have only watched the first 3 movies, so I can't comment in the new ones, so I can vouch that for watching those 3 movies, you don't need to have read the manga or watch the anime.
The movies aren't exact adaptation of the manga or anime. It's similar in spirit and characterizations are generally on point although some characters maybe a little watered down compared to the anime or manga
Watch the live action and if you like it watch the anime and read the manga.