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Manga 'Real Girl' Gets TV Anime Adaptation for 2018

Manga 'Real Girl' Gets TV Anime Adaptation for 2018

The official website for Dessert magazine has revealed that manga Real Girl is getting a TV anime adaptation for 2018. Synopsis Tsutsui Hikari is an otaku, and he mostly avoids social life. Hikari has only one friend at school, who is also a social misfit, and he is mocked brutally by most of his classmates for being creepy and weird. One day, he ends up having to clean the school pool with Igarashi Iroha, who appears to be pretty much everything he hates in real-life girls. She skips school, ha...
'Kuragehime' Gets Live-Action TV Series

'Kuragehime' Gets Live-Action TV Series

Fuji TV has launched an official website for a new Kuragehime (Princess Jellyfish) live-action TV series. Junichi Ishikawa will direct the series and Yuuichi Tokunaga will be in charge of the script. Actress Kyouko Yoshine will cast as Tsukimi Kurashita. The TV series will begin its broadcast via the station in January 2018. Drawn by Akiko Higashimura, the 17-volume series began serialization in Kodansha's Kiss magazine in 2008 and ended in August 2017. It received an 11-episode TV anime adaptat...

Nov 7, 2:16 PM by Sakana-san 19 Comments

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Web Manga 'Mob Psycho 100' Gets Live-Action TV Drama

Web Manga 'Mob Psycho 100' Gets Live-Action TV Drama

Mangaka ONE's Mob Psycho 100 web manga has been announced to receive live-action TV drama to broadcast in January 2018 on TV Tokyo's "MokuDora 25" (Thursday Drama 25) timeslot, which is in collaboration with Netflix. It has been announced that Tatsuomi Hamada (Ultraman Geed) will be acting as Shigeo Kageyama and Kouichi Sakamoto (multiple Sentai series director) will direct the TV drama. Mob Psycho 100 began its serialization via Ura Sunday manga app. in April 2012. It currently has 14 compiled...

Oct 16, 10:59 PM by tsubasalover 28 Comments

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Hollywood Live-Action Film of 'Kimi no Na wa.' Announced

Hollywood Live-Action Film of 'Kimi no Na wa.' Announced

A live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai's Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.) anime film has been announced to be produced by Paramount Pictures and American production company Bad Robot on Wednesday. J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and Lindsey Weber from Bad Robot will be producing the film, along with the original film's producer Genki Kawamura. Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer (Arrival) will compose the script. The two companies are collaborating with Toho o...

Sep 27, 10:54 PM by Vindstot 121 Comments

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Hollywood Production of 'Death Note' Premieres Worldwide on Netflix on August 25

Hollywood Production of 'Death Note' Premieres Worldwide on Netflix on August 25

A live-action film adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Death Note manga made its red carpet premiere in New York City on Thursday. The film, which is produced for distribution by streaming media platform Netflix, will be released worldwide on August 25. Japanese American actor Masi Oka (Heroes), who co-produced the film, tweeted a photograph of a Times Square billboard advertisement for Death Note (pictured) on the day of the premiere. The other producers credited along with Oka are v...

Aug 18, 7:23 PM by arsonal 33 Comments

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'One Piece' Manga Commemorates 20th Anniversary

'One Piece' Manga Commemorates 20th Anniversary

Eiichiro Oda's long-running adventure manga One Piece celebrates its 20th anniversary this week in Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump magazine. The series began publishing on July 22, 1997. The people involved in the series, as well as fans and other industry personalities around the globe, are also commemorating the second decade of Luffy and the Straw Hat Pirates' adventures through multiple projects including special illustrations, collaborations, and future adaptations. Anniversary Video One Pi...
'Cowboy Bebop' Receives Live-Action TV Series

'Cowboy Bebop' Receives Live-Action TV Series

Tomorrow Studios, a joint venture between producer Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, has been announced to adapt the 1998 anime Cowboy Bebop into a live action TV series. Animation studio Sunrise, which produced the original series, will executive produce the live-action series along with Midnight Radio, which consists of Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg. Other executive producers include Tomorrow Studio's Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, and Matthew Weinberg. Christ...

Jun 6, 8:19 PM by Vindstot 77 Comments

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'Sakamichi no Apollon' Gets Live-Action Film for 2018

'Sakamichi no Apollon' Gets Live-Action Film for 2018

The cover of Shogakukan's Flowers June issue (pictured) has announced that Yuki Kodama's Sakamichi no Apollon will receive a theatrical live-action adaptation. It is slated to premiere in 2018. Cast Kaoru Nishimi: Yuri Chinen (Chokosoku! Sankin-kotai live-action) Sentarou Kawabuchi: Taishi Nakagawa (ReLIFE live-action) Ritsuko Mukae: Nana Komatsu (Bakuman. live-action) Staff Director: Takahiro Miki (Solanin live-action) Script: Izumi Takahashi (Himitsu: The Top Secret live-action) Sakamichi no A...

Apr 28, 2:16 PM by Sakana-san 19 Comments

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Light Novel 'Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou' Receives Anime and Live-Action Film Adaptation

Light Novel 'Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou' Receives Anime and Live-Action Film Adaptation

The official website of light novel Biblia Koshodou no Jiken Techou (The Case Records of the Biblia Secondhand Bookstore) has announced on Friday that the series will receive both an anime and live-action film adaptation. Synopsis Hidden away in a corner of Kamakura is an unassuming secondhand bookstore, the Biblia Antiquarian Bookshop. Shinokawa Shioriko, the owner of the shop, is an overly shy young and beautiful woman who doesn't fit the image of a used bookstore and often has trouble interac...
Hollywood Live-Action Production of 'Naruto' Announced

Hollywood Live-Action Production of 'Naruto' Announced

A Naruto and Boruto joint stage event at Jump Festa 2017 on Saturday has formally announced that a live-action film production based on the Naruto manga is in progress. American entertainment news platform The Tracking Board reported in July 2015 that Hollywood media company Lionsgate had won the rights for the adaptation. Japanese entertainment news platform Eiga Natalie confirmed that Lionsgate holds distribution rights for the film. The Jump Festa stage event also confirmed that commercials...

Dec 20, 2016 8:24 PM by arsonal 92 Comments

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New TV Anime Project Announced for 'Garo'

New TV Anime Project Announced for 'Garo'

At the "Kinrou Thanksgiving Festival" event, which took place in Tokyo on November 23, a new TV anime project of the Garo franchise was announced. Two live action films titled Garo: Kaminokiba and Garo: Tsukiniji no Tabibito for "Ryuuga Dougai" and "Raiga Saejima" live-action series, respectively, were also announced. The live-action series Zero: Dragon Blood starring Rei Fujita will premiere on January 7 at 1:23 a.m. via TV Tokyo and its six affiliated stations, BS channel, Star channel, CS ch...

Nov 25, 2016 4:40 PM by Sakana-san 16 Comments

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Manga 'Ajin' Gets Live Action Movie for 2017

Manga 'Ajin' Gets Live Action Movie for 2017

It was announced that manga Ajin will get a live action movie for 2017. The protagonist, Kei Nagai is a medical intern in the live action movie, with his age adjusted to match that of Takeru Satoh (Live-action Rurouni Kenshin), his actor. The movie will be directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro (Chief Director of Psycho-Pass Movie). The action team of live-action Rurouni Kenshin movie trilogy will also join the production. Ajin is drawn by Gamon Sakurai, and has been serialized in good! Afternoon magazi...

Nov 3, 2016 10:27 PM by tsubasalover 19 Comments

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Live-Action Movie of 'JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai' Announced

Live-Action Movie of 'JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai' Announced

A press conference held by TOHO and Warner Brothers Japan at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo today announced that JoJo no Kimyou na Bouken: Diamond wa Kudakenai will get a live action movie to premiere in Summer 2017. Titled JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond wa Kudakenai Dai Ichi Shou, the movie will be directed by Takashi Miike (Live action Gyakuten Saiban). Cast Jousuke Higashikata: Kento Yamazaki Kouichi Hirose: Ryunosuke Kamiki (Kimi no Na wa.) Yukako Yamagishi: Nana Komatsu Keiichi Nijimura: Masaki...

Sep 28, 2016 9:08 AM by Vindstot 58 Comments

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Light Novel 'Sakurada Reset' Gets TV Anime & Live-Action Adaptation

Light Novel 'Sakurada Reset' Gets TV Anime & Live-Action Adaptation

It was announced that light novel Sakurada Reset will get a TV anime adaptation, as well as a two-part live-action movie, slated for Spring 2017. Sakurada Reset is written by Yutaka Kouno and illustrated by You Shiina. It began publishing under the Sneaker Bunko label in June 2009 and ended with a total of seven volumes in April 2012. A manga adaptation of the novel's first volume drawn by Masahiko Yoshihara was serialized in Shounen Ace magazine in December 2010. The series is set to receive ne...
Sci-fi Novel 'Michibiki no Hoshi' Gets Screen Adaptation

Sci-fi Novel 'Michibiki no Hoshi' Gets Screen Adaptation

According to Issui Okawa's Twitter, it was announced that his science fiction novel Michibiki no Hoshi will be getting an anime adaptation. The second sentence on the image indicating "screen adaptation to come Fall 2018" is not clear if it talks about the anime adaptation or if there is another adaptation coming. Further details regarding the project will be announced at a later date. Michibiki no Hoshi is Issui Okawa's science fiction novel published under Kadokawa Haruki Corporation's Haruki...
'Bleach' Gets Live-Action Movie in 2018

'Bleach' Gets Live-Action Movie in 2018

The final chapter of Bleach, which will be released in the 38th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump magazine on August 22, has announced that there will be a live-action movie slated for 2018. Souta Fukushi will cast as Ichigo Kurosaki and Shinsuke Satou will direct the film. Bleach has been drawn by Tite Kubo since August 2001, and will end with 74 compiled volumes. Volume 73 recently ranked 28th in Oricon's weekly manga sales for July 18 - 24, selling 26,312 copies and adding up to a total...

Aug 19, 2016 6:54 PM by tsubasalover 59 Comments

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TV Live-Action Series for 'Sword Art Online' Announced

TV Live-Action Series for 'Sword Art Online' Announced

American production company Skydance Media, a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures, has announced that they have acquired global rights for the upcoming Sword Art Online live-action TV series, which will be adapted from the original light novel. Film producer and executive producer Laeta Kalogridis (Avatar, Shutter Island) will write the script for the TV series. Miki Kazuma, editor of the light novel, mentioned that Kadokawa and Aniplex will release this news in Japan tomorrow morning. The light no...

Aug 2, 2016 12:43 PM by Sakana-san 186 Comments

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Live-Action Adaptation of 'Gintama' Announced for 2017

Live-Action Adaptation of 'Gintama' Announced for 2017

The cover of this year's 31st issue of Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, to be released on July 4, has announced that the parody comedy manga Gintama will be getting a live-action movie slated for 2017. Yuuichi Fukuda will be directing and writing the script of the movie under Warner Bros. Entertainment, who also produced the animated Gintama films in 2010 and 2013. Actor Shun Oguri will play the role of the main character, Gintoki Sakata. The Gintama series, which has announced that it will enter i...

Jul 1, 2016 12:58 AM by sevenPocky 79 Comments

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Live-Action Film Adaptation of 'Tokyo Ghoul' Announced

Live-Action Film Adaptation of 'Tokyo Ghoul' Announced

The wraparound jacket on the seventh volume of the Tokyo Ghoul:re manga, which will go on sale on June 17, has announced a live-action film adaptation of the horror action franchise. Further information will be announced in future issues of Young Jump magazine. The Tokyo Ghoul series is created by Sui Ishida and began serialization in Young Jump in 2011. The original series ended in 2014, and it was continued as Tokyo Ghoul:re later that year. It has also spun off a number of side stories publis...

Jun 14, 2016 8:00 AM by arsonal 111 Comments

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Warner Bros. Announces Live-Action 'Fullmetal Alchemist' Film

Warner Bros. Announces Live-Action 'Fullmetal Alchemist' Film

Warner Bros. Japan announced on Tuesday that it will distribute a live-action film based on the Fullmetal Alchemist manga series by Hiromu Arakawa. The film is currently scheduled for release in the winter 2017 timeframe. Fullmetal Alchemist will be directed by Fumihiko Sori, who previously helmed live-action films of Ping Pong in 2002 and Ashita no Joe in 2011. Kazuya Hamana will serve as an executive producer, having previously held the same position in the production of the 2013 live-action f...

May 23, 2016 7:05 PM by arsonal 113 Comments

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