Attack on Titan Stage Play Cancelled
Staff cancels play after 38-year-old acrobat dies in accident The official website for the Attack on Titan stage play announced on Thursday that the staff has cancelled the play’s production. The staff decided to cancel the play after 38-year-old acrobat Kazutaka Yoshino passed away on Monday due to an... Read more
Live-Action Tokyo Ghoul Film’s Teaser Shows Cast
Masataka Kubota, Fumika Shimizu star in film based on Sui Ishida‘s manga The official website for the live-action film of Sui Ishida‘s Tokyo Ghoul manga began streaming a teaser trailer on Thursday. The video, which is available with English text and subtitles, introduces footage of the main cast. The... Read more
Guillermo del Toro Explains Why He is Not Director of Pacific Rim: Uprising
Del Toro: “Timing started to suck” due to Dalian Wanda Group acquiring Legendary Entertainment In an interview with film news website Collider last week, director Guillermo del Toro explained why he is not directing the Pacific Rim: Uprising (formerly Pacific Rim: Maelstrom) sequel film. The director stated that “the... Read more
Space Pirate Captain Harlock Manga’s Live-Action Rights Acquired by Film World Studios
Company plans film based on Leiji Matsumoto‘s manga A website for a company named Film World Studios posted an early teaser trailer on Tuesday to reveal that the company acquired the live-action rights to Leiji Matsumoto‘s Space Pirate Captain Harlock manga. The announcement specifically notes that the rights are... Read more
Korean Live-Action Jin-Roh Film Aims to Cast Actress Han Hyo-joo
Han has not accepted offer, but is “considering it in a positive light” The Korea Herald newspaper reported on Wednesday that actress Han Hyo-joo received an offer to play the female lead role in Inrang, Kim Jee-woon’s live-action film of Hiroyuki Okiura and Production I.G‘s Jin-Roh – The Wolf... Read more
Voice Actress/Idol Yui Ogura Stars in Kentucky Fried Chicken’s Live-Action Miniseries
Series debuts on Thursday, with Ogura playing different character each episode Voice actress Yui Ogura is about to make her live-action drama debut on Thursday in a KFC-produced short series titled Kentucky Moshimo Gekijō – Moshimo Ogura Yui (Kentucky What If Theater – What If Yui Ogura). The series... Read more
Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Film Earns US$41.3 Million Overseas in 2nd Weekend
Film earns US$3.2 million in opening weekend in Japan Paramount Pictures‘ live-action Ghost in the Shell film earned the equivalent of US$41.3 million in 46 markets outside the United States to top the foreign box office in its second weekend. The Box Office Mojo film news website has estimated... Read more
Hideo Kojima Weighs In On Hollywood’s Ghost In The Shell
“I can’t help but feel that the production was trapped in the shell of the original, and as a result, it fails to come into its own.” Video game auteur and creator of Metal Gear Solid Hideo Kojima recently shared his thoughts on Rupert Sanders‘ interpretation of Ghost in... Read more
Chotto Mate Yakyūbu Live-Action Film Casts Yūta Koseki, Ryōsuke Yamamoto
Film based on manga about trio on average baseball team also stars Kenta Suga The staff of the live-action film adaptation of Takana Yukue‘s Chotto Mate Yakyūbu – Kenritsu Shingen Kōkō Yakyūbu no Nichijō (Wait a Second Baseball Club: Shingen Prefectural High School Baseball Club’s Everyday Life) baseball manga... Read more
K: Missing Kings Stage Play Reveals Cast, Debut Details
Yoshihiko Aramaki, Yoshihide Sasaki star in play, with Kenichi Suemitsu returning as director, scriptwriter The staff of the stage play adaptation of the K: Missing Kings anime film revealed the cast and debut details for the play on Sunday. The stage play is the fourth stage play in in... Read more