Samurai Sensei Comedy Manga Has Live-Action Film Planned
Filming begins next summer for 2018 release; manga already inspired live-action TV show A live-action film adaptation of S-suke Kuroe’s Samurai Sensei comedy manga is being planned. The production aims to begin filming in Kōchi City next summer. Kazushi Watanabe (Shinsengumi of the Dead) is directing the film. Producer... Read more
Live-Action Blade of the Immortal Film’s Stills Show Sōta Fukushi, Erika Toda in Battle
The staff of the live-action film of Hiroaki Samura‘s Blade of the Immortal “neo period drama” manga unveiled two stills on Tuesday. The stills show actors Sōta Fukushi and Erika Toda battling with their weapons as Kagehisa Anotsu and Makie Otono-Tachibana, respectively. The film’s official website began streaming a... Read more
‘Museum’ Film Opens at #2 in Japan While your name. Stays at #1
In This Corner of the World anime film debuts at #10 Makoto Shinkai‘s your name. anime film stayed at #1 during its 12th weekend at the Japanese box office. The film had topped the Japanese charts for nine straight weeks since it opened on August 26, and in its... Read more
Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Film’s ‘Shelling Sequence’ Clip Streamed
Clip features live performance music by Kenji Kawai, mirrors opening scene of original anime film IGN began streaming a “shelling sequence” clip on Sunday for the live-action Ghost in the Shell film. IGN filmed the sequence at a screening during an event that took place in Tokyo on Sunday.... Read more
Kuroko’s Basketball Gets 2nd Stage Play in June
Kensho Ono, Yūya Asato, Mario Kuroba, Ryō Hatakeyama, Shōta Onuma reprise roles from 1st play A second stage play adaptation of Tadatoshi Fujimaki‘s Kuroko’s Basketball sports manga has been green-lit. The second stage play will run at Tokyo’s AiiA 2.5 Theater Tokyo from June 22 to July 9, before... Read more
Miss Hokusai Anime Film Earns US$222,670 in U.S.
Also: X Japan‘s We Are X documentary earns US$34,694 Distribution company GKids‘ screening of Production I.G‘s Miss Hokusai film has earned a total of US$222,670 as of Thursday. The film had earned US$176,008 in North America as of October 30. GKids expanded screenings in October, and the GKids‘ website... Read more
New Year’s 67th Kōhaku Song Contest Gets Team Representatives
There are many New Year’s traditions in Japan, like staying up to watch the sunrise, making a pilgrimage to a local temple, and tuning into the Kōhaku Uta Gassen singing contest. The program feature a Red team and a White team, each with a respective representative. For the program’s... Read more
Live-Action Ghost in the Shell Film Unveils 1st Full 2-Minute Trailer
Star Scarlett Johansson introduces video in Tokyo event The first full two-minute trailer for the live-action Ghost in the Shell film debuted at a Tokyo event on Sunday, and Paramount Pictures is streaming it online. The video begins with an introduction by the film’s lead actress Scarlett Johansson. Entertainment... Read more
Shonen Jump Editor Discusses My Hero Academia’s Appeal, Possible Live-Action Adaptation
Kōhei Horikoshi‘s My Hero Academia is usually considered the successor manga/anime to Weekly Shonen Jump hits like Naruto and Bleach, combining the usual Shonen Jump formula of friendship, effort and victory with a unique character design and lead protagonist. Its editor, Kengo Monji, spoke with Japanese entertainment news site... Read more
Live-Action Love Concierge Series Unveils Visuals
The December issue of Kadokawa’s Monthly Comic Flapper magazine unveiled a new visual for the live-action series adaptation of Hakase and Ueno’s comedy manga Rabuho no Ueno-san (Love Concierge, or “Mr. Ueno of the Love Hotel”) on November 5. The image features Kanata Hongou as the main character Ueno.... Read more