Kraken Releasing Licenses Garo Live-Action Series
2005 tokusatsu show gets western release in 2016 Section 23’s Kraken Releasing announced at the Monsterama convention in Atlanta this past weekend that it has licensed the original live-action tokusatsu series GARO and plans to release it in 2017. The company also plans to release other installments in the... Read more
Power Rangers Ninja Steel Recasts Yellow Ranger
Nico Greetham replaces Chantz Simpson in new series Saban Brands announced earlier this month Nico Greetham will replace Chantz Simpson as Yellow Ranger in Power Rangers Ninja Steel, the 24th season of the Power Rangers franchise, “due to unforeseen circumstances.” Greetham confirmed the news on his Twitter account on... Read more
Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare by Chrono Crusade’s Moriyama, Drakengard Director Yokō Gets Stage Play
Play based on “dark battlefield action” manga about students with powers in battlefield debuts December A stage play adaptation of manga creator Daisuke Moriyama and game director Tarō Yokō’s Kimi Shinitamou Koto Nakare (Thou Shalt Not Die) manga has been green-lit. The play’s title will be Kimi Shinitamou Koto... Read more
Pacific Rim 2 Casts Cailee Spaeny as Lead Female Role
Actress joins male lead John Boyega in February 2018 sequel film The entertainment industry magazine Variety reported on Thursday that actress and singer Cailee Spaeny (Counting to 1,000) will play the lead female role in Pacific Rim 2, the planned sequel to Guillermo del Toro and Travis Beacham’s 2013... Read more
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