Live-Action Hirunaka no Ryūsei Film Casts Maika Yamamoto
Yamamoto plays character Yuyuka Nekota in March 24 film This year’s 23rd issue of Shueisha‘s Margaret magazine revealed on Saturday that Maika Yamamoto (live-action Assassination Classroom‘s Kaede) has been cast in the role of Yuyuka Nekota. Nekota is a very blunt girl who is considerate to her friends, and... Read more
Live-Action Saki Project Reveals 4 Poster Visuals
4-episode series premieres on December 4, film in February The official Twitter account for the live-action project for Ritz Kobayashi‘s Saki manga revealed four poster visuals on Friday. Kiyosumi High School Kazekoshi Girls’ High School Tsuruga Academy Ryūmonbuchi High School The project’s full cast includes: Minami Hamabe as Saki... Read more
Double Mints Boys-Love Manga by Dōkyūsei’s Nakamura Gets Live-Action Film in 2017
Manga about former high school classmates with same name reuniting as accomplices debuted in 2009 An art exhibit event for Asumiko Nakamura‘s Dōkyūsei manga revealed on Thursday that a live-action film adaptation of Nakamura’s Double Mints boys-love manga has been green-lit. The film is slated for 2017 in Japan.... Read more
Katsuki Tanaka’s Gyakkō no Koro Manga Gets Live-Action Film in 2017
Keiichi Kobayashi directs, writes, Mahiro Takasugi stars in film based on 1988 manga A live-action film adaptation of Katsuki Tanaka’s Gyakkō no Koro (The Time of Backlights) manga has been green-lit. The film is slated for 2017. Keiichi Kobayashi is directing the film and penning the script, while Mahiro... Read more
Ajin – Demi Human Manga Gets Live-Action Film With Rurouni Kenshin’s Takeru Satoh
Psycho-Pass‘ Katsuyuki Motohiro directs 2017 film A live-action film adaptation of Gamon Sakurai‘s Ajin – Demi-Human manga has been green-lit for next year. Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass, Space Travelers, Bayside Shakedown) is directing the film, and Takeru Satoh (live-action Rurouni Kenshin films’ Kenshin Himura, seen right) will play main character... Read more
Japan’s Animation TV Ranking, October 24-30
Compilation of 1st 2 live-action Death Note films airs Death Note: Gyakushū no Tensai (Counterattack’s Prodigy), a 114-minute reorganization of the first two live-action Death Note films (Death Note and Death Note: The Last Name) aired on NTV on Friday, October 28 at 9:00 p.m. and earned a 9.1%... Read more
Pacific Rim 2 Casts Japanese Actor Mackenyu
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure/Chihayafuru actor joins sequel which begins filming this month in Australia Actor Mackenyu (live-action Chihayafuru, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, Peach Girl) announced on his official Twitter account last week that he has joined the cast of Pacific Rim 2, the sequel to Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham’s... Read more
Scarlett Johansson, Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Producers Comment on Adaptation
Film’s Major will search for her sense of self Media news website Nerdist spoke to actress Scarlett Johansson about the upcoming live-action Ghost in the Shell film and its relation to Masamune Shirow‘s original manga and the anime. IGN spoke to executive producer Michael Costigan and producer Avi Arad,... Read more
Live-Action Oboreru Knife Film’s Special Video Shows Natsume, Kō Underwater
Film based on George Asakura manga opens in Japan on November 5 Japanese manga news website Comic Natalie began streaming a special video for the live-action film of George Asakura‘s Oboreru Knife manga on Wednesday. The clip features an angry Natsume who almost wraps her hands around Kō’s neck... Read more
Live-Action March comes in like a lion Films Unveil New Teaser Trailer, Poster
2 films based on Chika Umino‘s manga open on March 18, April 22 The official website for the two live-action films of Chika Umino‘s March comes in like a lion (Sangatsu no Lion) manga revealed the first teaser trailer and poster visual for the film on Wednesday. The teaser... Read more