Mai Machi’s Ayame-kun no Nonbiri Nikushoku Nisshi Manga Gets Live-Action Film
Romantic comedy centers on colleagues in biology lab The November issue of Shodensha‘s Feel Young magazine announced on Saturday that Mai Machi’s Ayame-kun no Nonbiri Nikushoku Nisshi (Ayame’s Carefree Journal on Meat-Eating) manga is getting a live-action film adaptation. The manga centers on Ayame and Tsubaki, who are researchers... Read more
Japan’s Animation TV Ranking, September 5-11
Live-action Ushijima the Loan Shark film airs The Ushijima the Loan Shark Part 2 live-action film aired on TBS on Sunday, September 11 at 12:50 a.m. and earned an 8.7% rating. Title Station Date Time Length Average Household Rating Sazae-san Fuji TV September 11 (Sun) 18:30 30 min. 12.3... Read more
City Hunter Manga Gets New Chinese Live-Action Film
American Dream in China’s Huang Xiaoming stars in film slated for December 2018 or later A live-action film adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo‘s detective comedy manga City Hunter has been green-lit for December 2018 or later in China. Huang Xiaoming (American Dream in China) stars, and Cheng Jiake (Detective Chinatown)... Read more
Live-Action Alita: Battle Angel Film to Get IMAX Release
IMAX Corporation and Twentieth Century Fox announced on Tuesday that James Cameron‘s upcoming Alita: Battle Angel live-action film, based on Yukito Kishiro‘s Battle Angel Alita (GUNNM) manga, will screen in IMAX theaters worldwide. Robert Rodriguez (El Mariachi, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Sin City, Spy Kids) is set... Read more
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