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Interview: Live-Action 'Fullmetal Alchemist' at Anime Expo 2017

Interview: Live-Action 'Fullmetal Alchemist' at Anime Expo 2017

In May 2016, Warner Bros. Pictures Japan announced a live-action film based on the hit shounen battle manga series Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa. The film opened in Japanese theaters on December 1, 2017, and it became available worldwide on Netflix on Monday. Arakawa's Fullmetal Alchemist was serialized from 2001 to 2010 in Square Enix's Shounen Gangan magazine and was compiled in 27 manga volumes. In 2003, it inspired a 51-episode TV anime, followed by an anime movie, special, and OVA...
Manga 'Watashi ni xx Shinasai!' Receives Live-Action Adaptations

Manga 'Watashi ni xx Shinasai!' Receives Live-Action Adaptations

It has been announced that Ema Tooyama's Watashi ni xx Shinasai! (Missions of Love) shoujo manga will receive both a live-action film and TV drama adaptation. Toru Yamamoto (G'mor evian!, Neko nanka Yondemo Konai. live-action) will direct the live-action adaptations and Ayako Kitagawa (Prison School) in charge of the screenplay. Tina Tamashiro (Sakurada Reset) and Yuuta Koseki (Donten ni Warau) will star as lead characters Yukina Himuro and Shigure Kitami, respectively. The TV drama will begin i...

Jan 23, 7:09 PM by sevenPocky 9 Comments

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TV Anime 'Meiji Tokyo Renka' Announces Main Staff Members

TV Anime 'Meiji Tokyo Renka' Announces Main Staff Members

Meiji Tokyo Renka ~Haikara Roman Theater V~ in Luna Park held on Sunday has announced main staff members for the previously announced TV anime adaptation of the series. The cast members from the original game will reprise in the TV anime adaptation, like the previous movies. Staff Director: Akitarou Daichi (the Nobunaga no Shinobi series) Character Design, Chief Animation Director: Junko Yamanaka (the Kamisama Hajimemashita series) Studio: TMS Entertainment Production: Meikoi Production Committ...
Manga 'Real Account' Gets Live Action Movie

Manga 'Real Account' Gets Live Action Movie

The seventh issue of this year's Kodansha's Weekly Shounen Magazine has announced on Wednesday that the manga Real Account will get a live-action movie adaptation. More information will be revealed on later issues of the magazine as well as a special website. Okushou pens the manga with illustrations drawn by Shizumu Watanabe. It has begun its serialization in Kodansha's Monthly Shounen Magazine since January 2014 until it was transferred into a weekly-issuing magazine a year after. The manga h...

Jan 16, 7:11 AM by tsubasalover 23 Comments

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Anime Movie Announced for 'Garo: Guren no Tsuki'

Anime Movie Announced for 'Garo: Guren no Tsuki'

The official website for the Garo franchise has announced that Garo: Guren no Tsuki will get an animated movie project. A spin-off live-action TV series titled Kami no Kiba: Jinga centering on the titular character Jinga has also been revealed. Garo is based on the midnight tokusatsu show, a live-action genre that uses special effects. It received its first 24-episode TV anime by MAPPA in October 2014. A film sequel to the first anime adaptation titled Garo Movie: Divine Flame premiered in March...

Nov 25, 2017 1:22 PM by Sakana-san 13 Comments

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Live-Action Film Announced for 'Gakkougurashi!'

Live-Action Film Announced for 'Gakkougurashi!'

Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Forward January 2018 issue (pictured), which will ship on November 24, reveals that Norimitsu Kaihou and Sadoru Chiba's Gakkougurashi! will receive a live-action film. The series, which is currently on hiatus, is set to resume in the magazine's February issue on December 22. Gakkougurashi! started its serialization in May 2012, and currently has eight compiled volumes. A TV anime adaptation produced by Lerche aired for 12 episodes in Summer 2015, with a simulcast by...

Nov 22, 2017 9:48 AM by Sakana-san 41 Comments

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Live-Action TV Series of 'Kakegurui' Announced

Live-Action TV Series of 'Kakegurui' Announced

An official website has launched for a live-action TV series of Homura Kawamoto and Tooru Naomura's Kakegurui (Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler) manga on Wednesday. Tsutomu Hanabusa (Heroine Shikkaku, Asahinagu) will direct the TV drama, which is scheduled to air on Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS) and TBS' "Doramaism" (Dramaism) programming block on January 14, 2018 at 2:40 a.m. and January 16, 2018 at 1:28 a.m., respectively. Naomura has drawn a commemorative illustration (pictured) for the ann...

Nov 21, 2017 10:42 PM by Vindstot 25 Comments

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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, 2017 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, 2017 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, 2017 10:54 PM by Vindstot 129 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, 2017 7:23 PM by arsonal 32 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, 2017 8:19 PM by Vindstot 75 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, 2017 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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