Kudō plays male lead Kuranosuke’s brother in January show The official website for the live-action television series based on Akiko Higashimura‘s Princess Jellyfish manga announced on Monday that Asuka Kudō is playing the character Shū Koibuchi. Shū is Kuranosuke’s brother with a past trauma regarding women, and an assistant... Read more
Oh My Jump! follows salesman who encounters adult Shonen Jump fans TV Tokyo and Shueisha announced on Monday that the two are collaborating on a new live-action series centering around Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine titled Oh My Jump! ~Shonen Jump Shikyū o Sukuu~ (Oh My Jump! ~Shonen Jump... Read more
Ikkei Yamamoto, Yoshihiko Aramaki star in play debuting next August Marvelous, Kadokawa, and Otomate opened a website on Friday to announce that their Sengoku Night Blood smartphone game is getting a stage play adaptation. The play will debut in August 2018. The stage play stars: Ikkei Yamamoto as Maeda... Read more
Time Bokan, Pokémon Sun & Moon, Snack World rank in top 10 The live-action series adaptation of Y? Suzunoki‘s Kounodori: Dr. Stork manga aired on TBS on Friday, December 1 at 10:00 p.m. and earned an 12.9% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV... Read more
4-episode mini-series premieres December 22 before film’s February 1 opening The official website for the live-action mini-series adaptation of Y?ya Kanzaki and Arata Miyatsuki‘s Funōhan (Impossibility Defense) manga began streaming a trailer for the series on Wednesday. The video previews the series’ theme song “Oroka Mono-tachi” (Fools) by GLIM... Read more
Film will reportedly use motion capture Entertainment news source The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Wednesday that Ryan Reynolds (Deadpool) will play the “titular character” Detective Pikachu in Legendary Entertainment’s planned live-action Pokémon film. The Hollywood Reporter described Reynolds’ character as “a peculiar sort from the Pikachu set, a self-styled... Read more
Visual reveals Seto in women’s clothing The official website for the live-action television series based on Akiko Higashimura‘s Princess Jellyfish manga announced on Thursday that Koji Seto (Kamen Rider Kiva) will play the lead male character Kuranosuke Koibuchi. The website revealed images of Seto in Kuranosuke’s typical women’s clothing.... Read more
Film based on Kyoko Okazaki‘s manga stars Fumi Nikaidō, Ry? Yoshizawa The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Kyoko Okazaki‘s River’s Edge manga began streaming a new trailer for the film on Tuesday. The trailer reveals the film’s February 16 opening. The film stars: Fumi Nikaidō (Himizu,... Read more
Film previously won HPA Award for Outstanding Color Grading The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed its list 20 shortlisted films for the Visual Effects category for the 90th Academy Awards on Monday. The list includes Paramount Pictures‘ live-action Ghost in the Shell film. The Academy will... Read more
Film of International Manga Award winner centers on socially awkward girl who imagines giants RLJE Films acquired the U.S. rights to the live-action film based on Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura‘s International Manga Award-winning graphic novel I Kill Giants. The film will debut theatrically in 2018. The company acquired... Read more