Godzilla to Storm This Year’s Kōhaku Song Contest
Also: SMAP‘s absence confirmed NHK marks the end of the year in Japan with the long-running Kōhaku Uta Gassen (“Red and White Song Contest”), a musical competition between that year’s most popular acts. It’s a chance for old favorites to serenade their fans and up-and-coming stars to show off... Read more
Live-Action Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu Film Reveals Poster Visual, June 30 Debut
Ryōta Katayose, Tao Tsuchiya star in film based on Rina Yagami’s shōjo manga The second 2017 issue of Shogakukan‘s Sho-Comi magazine revealed on Tuesday that the live-action film adaptation of Rina Yagami’s Ani ni Aisaresugite Komattemasu manga will open in Japan on June 30. The film’s website additionally revealed... Read more
Noragami Stage Play’s New Visual Highlights Yato, Yukine
The staff of the stage play adaptation of Adachitoka‘s Noragami manga revealed a new visual for the play on Friday. The visual features the characters Yato and Yukine, playe by Hiroki Suzuki (left in picture below) and Keisuke Ueda (right), respectively. The new stage play, titled Noragami: Kami to... Read more
Neko Atsume Film Opens on April 8 in Japan
Actress Shiori Kutsuna plays heroine The official website for the Neko Atsume no Ie (Neko Atsume’s Home) film based on Hit-Point’s smartphone app Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector revealed on Thursday that the movie will open in Japan on April 8, 2017. It will screen in Shinjuku Musashinokan theater and... Read more
Japan’s Animation TV Ranking, December 12-18
Resident Evil, Yo-kai Watch films air Resident Evil: Afterlife aired on TV Asahi on Sunday, December 18 at 9:30 p.m. and earned a 5.8% rating. The Eiga Yo-kai Watch: Enma Daioh to Itsutsu no Monogatari da Nyan! anime film aired as part of a two-hour special on TV Tokyo... Read more
New Power Rangers Film Gets Graphic Novel Sequel in March
Two different covers for 96-page comic Boom! Studios revealed on Monday that is publishing Saban’s Power Rangers: Aftershock, a graphic novel sequel to the upcoming Power Rangers film, on March 29, five days after the movie’s launch. Ryan Parrott (Star Trek: Starfleet Academy, Batman: Gates of Gotham) is writing... Read more
All Out!! Rugby Manga Gets Stage Play in May
Shatner Nishida (Yowamushi Pedal stage play) directs, pens script for stage play The February 2017 issue of Kodansha‘s Morning Two magazine revealed on Thursday that Shiori Amase‘s All Out!! manga is getting a stage play adaptation. Shatner Nishida (Yowamushi Pedal stage play) will direct the play and pen the... Read more
Kimi wa Pet/Tramps Like Us Live-Action Series’ Trailer Reveals February Premiere
Show is 1st Japanese live-action adaptation of manga in 14 years The official website of the new live-action television series adaptation of Yayoi Ogawa‘s Kimi wa Pet (Tramps Like Us) romantic manga began streaming a trailer for the show on Thursday. The video introduces the show’s characters and reveals... Read more
Takayuki Yamada, Yūichi Fukuda Involved in Live-Action Saint Young Men
Hikaru Nakamura‘s manga about Buddha, Jesus living in Tokyo inspired anime film in 2013 The cover of the February 2017 issue of Kodansha‘s Morning Two magazine is confirming on Thursday that a live-action adaptation for Hikaru Nakamura‘s Saint Young Men (Saint Onii-san) manga is in the works. Actor Takayuki... Read more
Live-Action Blade of the Immortal Film’s Stills Show Hana Sugisaki as Rin Asano
Takuya Kimura, Hana Sugisaki star, Takashi Miike directs April 29 film The staff for the live-action film of Hiroaki Samura‘s Blade of the Immortal “neo period drama” manga unveiled new stills of actress Hana Sugisaki in costume as Rin Asano on Tuesday and Wednesday. The staff previously revealed stills... Read more