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'Yakusoku no Neverland' Western Live-Action Series in Development

'Yakusoku no Neverland' Western Live-Action Series in Development

Amazon is developing a live-action series based on Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland) manga, according to entertainment news website The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. Rodney Rothman and Meghan Malloy, known for their works in Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, are directing and penning the show, respectively. Rotham and Malloy are also serving as executive producers alongside Masi Oka (Death Note), and Vertigo Entertainment's Roy Lee (The Grudge) and...

Jun 10, 9:31 PM by Vindstot 49 Comments

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Sony Develops 'One Punch-Man' Hollywood Live-Action Film

Sony Develops 'One Punch-Man' Hollywood Live-Action Film

A Hollywood live-action film adaptation of ONE and Yusuke Murata's One Punch-Man manga series is being developed by Sony, according to a report by entertainment news outlet Variety on Tuesday. Screenwriter Scott Rosenberg and film producer Jeff Pinkner—known for writing Venom and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle—are penning the live-action film at Sony Pictures. Avi Arad (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) and Ari Arad (Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance) of Arad Productions are producing the film....

Apr 21, 8:36 PM by Vindstot 100 Comments

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Slice of Life Manga 'Yuru Camp△' Gets Live-Action TV Series

Slice of Life Manga 'Yuru Camp△' Gets Live-Action TV Series

The official website of TV Tokyo announced on Wednesday that Afro's slice of life comedy manga Yuru Camp△ will be adapted into a live-action series. It also revealed the main cast and staff members. The series will air on TV Aichi, TV Osaka, and TV Tokyo starting on January 10 at 1:00 a.m., followed by BS TV Tokyo on January 14. Amazon Prime Video will also begin to stream the series on its platform on January 10. Cast Rin Shima: Haruka Fukuhara (Mars live action) Nadeshiko Kagamihara: Yuuno Ooh...

Nov 20, 2019 12:41 PM by Sakana-san 7 Comments

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Manga 'Grand Blue' Receives Live-Action Movie in Summer 2020

Manga 'Grand Blue' Receives Live-Action Movie in Summer 2020

Warner Bros. Japan announced a live-action movie adaptation of Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka's Grand Blue (Grand Blue Dreaming) manga on Wednesday. The movie, directed by Tsutomu Hanabusa (3D Kanojo: Real Girl, Kakegurui the Movie), is scheduled to open in theaters in Japan in early Summer 2020. Synopsis Among the seaside town of Izu's ocean waves and rays of shining sun, Iori Kitahara is just beginning his freshman year at Izu University. As he moves into his uncle's scuba diving shop, Gra...

Nov 19, 2019 11:28 PM by Vindstot 23 Comments

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Live-Action 'Yakusoku no Neverland' Film Announced for Winter 2020

Live-Action 'Yakusoku no Neverland' Film Announced for Winter 2020

Shueisha announced a live-action film adaptation of Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu's Yakusoku no Neverland (The Promised Neverland) manga on Thursday. The film will open in Japan in Winter 2020. Minami Hamabe (Kimi no Suizo wo Tabetai, Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) is starring as Emma. 13-year-old actor Kairi Jou (Manbiki Kazoku) and Rihito Itagaki (Doreiku: Boku to 23 nin no Dorei) will play as Ray and Norman, respectively. Yuuichirou Hirakawa (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi, Harumatsu Bokura) is directing...

Sep 26, 2019 9:07 PM by Vindstot 22 Comments

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Manga 'Gal to Kyouryuu' Gets TV Anime, Live-Action in April 2020

Manga 'Gal to Kyouryuu' Gets TV Anime, Live-Action in April 2020

Kodansha opened an official website for a television anime and a live-action adaptation of Moriko Mori and Cota Tomimura's Gal to Kyouryuu (The Gal and the Dinosaur) manga on Monday. Both adaptations are scheduled for an April 2020 premiere. Synopsis One day, Kaede, a gyaru, picks up a dinosaur and begins living with it. The short comedy depicts their daily lives together as the dinosaur consumes human food, watches TV, and enjoys fashionable things. Thus begins the story of a gal and a dinosaur...
Junji Ito's Manga 'Tomie' Gets Western Live-Action Adaptation

Junji Ito's Manga 'Tomie' Gets Western Live-Action Adaptation

A live-action series based on Junji Ito's horror manga Tomie was announced on Monday. The show will be exclusively available on the new streaming platform called Quibi that will launch on April 6, 2020 in North America. The episodes will have a duration of under ten minutes. Synopsis This is the story of what happens when a beautiful high school girl goes missing and pieces of her body are discovered scattered across a small town. But what starts out as a murder mystery turns into something even...

Jul 29, 2019 3:12 PM by Sakana-san 43 Comments

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Netflix Announces 'Imawa no Kuni no Alice' Live-Action Series

Netflix Announces 'Imawa no Kuni no Alice' Live-Action Series

Global video streaming platform Netflix announced a live-action adaptation of Haro Aso's Imawa no Kuni no Alice (Alice in Borderland) manga on Wednesday. The series will debut worldwide on Netflix in 2020. Shinsuke Satou—known for helming live-action adaptation of Gantz, I Am a Hero, Bleach, and most recently, Kingdom—is directing the series. Satou is also writing the script with Yoshiki Watabe (Oku Otoko) and screenwriter Yasuko Kuramitsu (Totsuzen desu ga, Ashita Kekkon Shimasu). Robot Communi...

Jul 17, 2019 10:46 AM by Sakana-san 16 Comments

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Manga 'Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare' Gets Anime, Live-Action Films in 2020

Manga 'Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare' Gets Anime, Live-Action Films in 2020

Publishing company Shueisha announced both an anime and live-action film adaptation of Io Sakisaka's Omoi, Omoware, Furi, Furare (Love, Be Loved, Leave, Be Left) romantic shoujo manga on Tuesday. The anime film, produced by A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online Movie: Ordinal Scale), will open in theaters in Japan in May 2020. The live-action film is planned for an August 2020 premiere. Takahiro Miki (Boku wa Ashita, Kinou no Kimi to Date suru) is directing the live-action film and composing the script...
Tsukipro Franchise Announces 2nd 'Tsukiuta' Season, Live-Action Film

Tsukipro Franchise Announces 2nd 'Tsukiuta' Season, Live-Action Film

The Animate Girls Festival 2018 event revealed on Saturday that Tsukiuta. The Animation will receive a second season. Details regarding the new season will be announced at a later date. A live-action film based on ALIVE SOARA CD series was also announced at the event, which focuses on the SOARA unit. Additionally, a "2.5D Dance Live Alivestage" stage play adaptation centering on the Growth unit will run for three episodes in next May and November, and Spring 2020. Tsukiuta. adapts a series of m...
'Aku no Hana' Gets Live-Action Film

'Aku no Hana' Gets Live-Action Film

It was announced on Thursday that a live-action film based on Shuuzou Oshimi's psychological manga Aku no Hana is in the works by Happinet and NTT Plala. The film is scheduled to open next year. Staff Director: Noboru Iguchi (Prison School live-action) Script: Mari Okada (Sayonara no Asa ni Yakusoku no Hana wo Kazarou) Production: Phantom Film Distribution: Kadokawa Daiei Studio Aku no Hana serialized in Bessatsu Shounen Magazine from September 2009 to May 2014; compiling into 11 volumes. A 13-e...

Nov 8, 2018 1:09 PM by Sakana-san 23 Comments

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'Back Street Girls' Gets Live-Action Adaptation

'Back Street Girls' Gets Live-Action Adaptation

A live-action film adapting Jasmine Gyuh's Back Street Girls manga was announced by Toei on Monday. Titled Back Street Girls: Gokudolls (Back Street Girls: Yakuza Idols), the film will premiere in Japanese theaters on February 8, 2019. Keinosuke Hara (Watashi no Jinsei Nanoni) is directing the film, with scripts by Shoichiro Masumoto (Sakigake!! Cromartie Koukou: The Movie) and Hidehiro Itou (Osaka Hamlet). The cast include Jin Shirasu, Reiya Masaki, Masato Hanazawa, Natsumi Okamoto, Ruka Matsud...

Nov 6, 2018 1:05 PM by Sakana-san 12 Comments

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Warner Bros. Acquires Rights to 'Shingeki no Kyojin' Hollywood Live-Action Film

Warner Bros. Acquires Rights to 'Shingeki no Kyojin' Hollywood Live-Action Film

Entertainment news website Variety has confirmed that American film production company Warner Bros. has acquired the feature film rights to Hajime Isayama's post-apocalyptic fantasy manga Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan). Warner Bros. reached a deal with the manga's Japanese publisher, Kodansha, on Monday. The Hollywood film adaptation will be helmed by Argentine filmmaker Andy Muschietti, who directed last year's supernatural horror film It, based on Stephen King's 1986 novel of the same na...

Oct 29, 2018 10:47 PM by arsonal 37 Comments

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Hollywood Film Adaptation of 'Boku no Hero Academia' Announced

Hollywood Film Adaptation of 'Boku no Hero Academia' Announced

Legendary Entertainment, a subsidiary of the Chinese conglomerate Wanda Group, announced a live-action film based on Kouhei Horikoshi's superhero manga Boku no Hero Academia (My Hero Academia) on Wednesday. Alex Garcia (Godzilla) and Jay Ashenfelter (Pacific Rim: Uprising associate producer) will supervise the film for Legendary, with the manga's editor Ryousuke Yoritomi on behalf of Shueisha. Toho will handle the film's distribution in Japan. Boku no Hero Academia began its serialization in Wee...

Oct 24, 2018 11:17 PM by Vindstot 78 Comments

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'Tokyo Ghoul' Gets 2nd Live-Action Film

'Tokyo Ghoul' Gets 2nd Live-Action Film

The official website for the Tokyo Ghoul live-action film has announced that a sequel is in the works. Tentatively titled Tokyo Ghoul 2, the film will premiere in 2019. Shochiku also posted a teaser announcement on its official YouTube channel. Masataka Kubota will reprise his role as Ken Kaneki and Maika Yamamoto will now cast as Touka Kirishima, replacing Fumika Shimizu. Shouta Matsuda will cast as the film's new character Shuu Tsukiyama. The first film premiered at the previous Anime Expo on...

Sep 22, 2018 8:28 AM by Sakana-san 6 Comments

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Anime 'Jigoku Shoujo' Gets Live-Action Movie

Anime 'Jigoku Shoujo' Gets Live-Action Movie

An official website has been opened to reveal that the Jigoku Shoujo franchise will get a live-action movie. It will premiere in Japanese theaters next fall. Staff Original Plan: Hiroshi Watanabe (Jigoku Shoujo anime series) Director, Script: Kouji Shiraishi (Sadako vs. Kayako movie) Studio: W Field Production: Movie Jigoku Shoujo Production Committee Distribution: Gaga Corporation Cast Ai Enma: Tina Tamashiro (Watashi ni xx Shinasai! live-action movie) Hone Onna: Manami Hashimoto (Yamikin Ushij...

Sep 12, 2018 9:16 PM by tsubasalover 9 Comments

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Manga 'Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii' Receives Live-Action Film

Manga 'Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii' Receives Live-Action Film

Ichijinsha published a promotional video for the sixth volume of Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii (Wotakoi: Love Is Hard for Otaku) manga on Thursday, which also announced that the series will receive a live-action film. Fujita, the author of the manga, drew an illustration to commemorate the announcement (pictured). The romantic comedy manga originally launched on pixiv in 2014, and transferred to Comic POOL web magazine in 2015. Ichijinsha published the fifth compiled volume on February 2, with the...

Jul 26, 2018 2:45 PM by Kineta 0 Comment

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'Gundam' Franchise Receives Hollywood Film Adaptation

'Gundam' Franchise Receives Hollywood Film Adaptation

The Sunrise panel at Anime Expo announced on Thursday that the Gundam franchise will be adapted into a Hollywood live-action film and it will be a collaboration between Sunrise and Legendary Pictures. The movie will premiere this fall. The Gundam franchise first started as an original anime by Sunrise in 1979 that aired for 43 episodes. Since then, various sequels and adaptations, including manga and novelizations, by different authors spawned. The most recent entries in the Gundam franchise inc...
Manga 'Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu' Receives Live-Action TV Series

Manga 'Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu' Receives Live-Action TV Series

The official website of Kodansha's ITAN magazine announced a live-action drama adaptation of Haruko Kumota's josei manga Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu on Wednesday. The series will run for ten 44-minute episodes on NHK beginning October 12 at 10:00 p.m. Cast Yakumo Yuurakutei: Masaki Okada (live-action Gintama) Yotarou: Ryou Ryuusei (live-action Orange) Konatsu: Riko Narumi (live-action Hachimitsu to Clover) Miyokichi: Aya Oomasa (live-action Paradise Kiss) Sukeroku: Ikusaburo Yamazaki (live-act...

Jul 4, 2018 2:32 PM by Kineta 0 Comment

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Manga 'Nisekoi' Gets Live-Action Movie

Manga 'Nisekoi' Gets Live-Action Movie

This year's 20th issue of Shueisha's Weekly Shounen Jump announced a live-action movie adaptation of Naoshi Komi's Nisekoi (Nisekoi: False Love) manga on Monday. The movie is scheduled to open in Japanese theaters this December. Komi launched the romantic comedy manga as a one-shot in Shueisha's seasonal Shounen Jump NEXT! magazine in January 2011, which began serialization in Weekly Shounen Jump as a full-fledged series in November of that year. The manga reached its completion in August 2016,...

Apr 15, 2018 8:20 AM by tsubasalover 55 Comments

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