Psychological Manga Tomodachi Game Gets Live-Action TV Show, 2 Films
Drama/movies about games of friends vs. money slated for 2017 The November issue of Kodansha‘s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine is revealing this week that a live-action television adaptation and two live-action movies of Yuki Satou’s Tomodachi Game (Friend Game) manga have been green-lit. The television project and movies are slated... Read more
2 More Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Teasers Feature Beat Takeshi as Aramaki
Scarlett Johansson also appears as Major from March 31 film Paramount Pictures began streaming two more teaser clips for the live-action Ghost in the Shell film. The first clip shows character Daisuke Aramaki (Beat Takeshi) firing a revolver, while the second clip shows the Major (Scarlett Johansson) arriving at... Read more
Live-Action Dragon Emperor Film’s Trailer Previews Cast
Film starring famous manga creators opens in Japan on October 15 Japanese entertainment news website Cinema Today began streaming a trailer on Thursday for the live-action film adaptation of Takeshi Ichihara and Naoki Konno’s Ryūtei -Dragon Emperor- manga. The video previews the film’s cast. The film will debut in... Read more
Early Death Note Scriptwriter: Netflix’s Film Is Like Michael Mann’s Heat With Teens
In an interview with film news website Collider posted on Monday, scriptwriter Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four) described his work on Netflix‘s live-action Death Note film. He had penned a draft of the script, but had to leave the project to work on The Exorcist television series. He notes that... Read more
Japan’s Animation TV Ranking, September 19-25
Final Ace Attorney, RIN-NE 2 episodes air The final episode of the live-action drama adaptation of Miyuki Kitagawa‘s Seisei Suru hodo, Ai Shiteru manga aired on TBS on Tuesday, September 20 at 10:00 p.m. and earned a 9.1% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji... Read more
Live-Action HaruChika Film Downplays Love Triangle, Mystery-Solving
Keisuke Koide joins cast as instructor Shinjirō Kusakabe The official website for the live-action film of Sei Hatsuno‘s HaruChika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru “concert band youth mystery” novel series updated on Wednesday. The site revealed a teaser video and a new visual, elaborated on the story of... Read more
New Power Rangers Film Casts Bill Hader as Alpha 5
Saturday Night Live/Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs/Trainwreck actor lends voice to March 24 film The official Twitter account of the new Power Rangers film announced on Thursday that Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, South Park, Inside Out, Trainwreck) will play Alpha 5,... Read more
Tōken Ranbu Stage Play’s BD Sells 24,000 to Ranks #1
DVD release ranks #2 with 18,000 copies The Blu-ray Disc release for Butai Tōken Ranbu Kyoden Moeyuru Honnōji, a stage play based on DMM‘s Tōken Ranbu online browser game, sold 24,175 copies in its first week to rank #1 on Oricon’s overall Blu-ray Disc chart. The Blu-ray Disc shipped... Read more