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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, 1:09 PM by Sakana-san 20 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 9:16 PM by tsubasalover 8 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, 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, 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, 8:20 AM by tsubasalover 56 Comments

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Josei Manga 'Toumei na Yurikago' Gets Live-Action Adaptation

Josei Manga 'Toumei na Yurikago' Gets Live-Action Adaptation

NHK announced on Thursday that a live-action TV drama adaptation of manga Toumei na Yurikago is in production. The series is planned to broadcast via NHK G's Drama 10 timeslot on Fridays at 10:00 p.m. for ten 44-minute episodes beginning July 20. Synopsis 17-year-old Aoi came to Yui Obstetrics and Gynecology clinic as a part-time nurse apprentice in Summer 1997. Right after her entry, she is shocked after witnessing an abortion surgery. However, she also met staff members like Yui, the head of t...

Apr 12, 1:29 AM by tsubasalover 6 Comments

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Manga 'Kingdom' Receives Live-Action Film

Manga 'Kingdom' Receives Live-Action Film

Commemorating the release of the 50th volume shipping on April 19, author Yasuhisa Hara announced a live-action film for his Kingdom manga on Sunday. Hara also met the production staff and cast, and praised their overall effort. The historical drama series, which is set in China's Warring States period, began serialization in Shueisha's Young Jump in 2006 and shipped its 49th volume on January 19, placing first in Oricon's weekly rankings with 365,230 sold units. The series also frequents in Or...

Apr 7, 1:10 PM by Sakana-san 15 Comments

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Manga 'Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni' Gets Live-Action TV Drama

Manga 'Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni' Gets Live-Action TV Drama

This year's 7th issue of Manga Action magazine has announced that Fumiyo Kouno's Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni manga series will get a live-action TV drama slated for this summer. More information will be revealed in the magazine and various places at a later time. Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni is a manga drawn by Fumiyo Kouno and was serialized in Manga Action magazine between January 2006 to January 2009 for total of three compiled volumes. The manga has received an anime movie adaptation which premi...

Mar 20, 3:54 AM by tsubasalover 3 Comments

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'Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai' Live-Action Film Wins Awards at 41st Japan Academy Prize

'Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai' Live-Action Film Wins Awards at 41st Japan Academy Prize

At the ceremonies of the 41st Japan Academy Prize last Friday, the live-action film adaptation of Yoru Sumino's 2015 novel Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai received multiple awards. Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai (Let Me Eat Your Pancreas) received the Popularity Award, which is voted on by listeners of the All Night Nippon radio program on the Nippon Cultural Broadcasting station. It opened in theaters on July 28, 2017, and went on to earn 3.52 billion yen in the Japanese box office to become the fifth hig...

Mar 8, 1:00 PM by arsonal 8 Comments

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'Harumatsu Bokura' Shoujo Manga Gets Live-Action Film

'Harumatsu Bokura' Shoujo Manga Gets Live-Action Film

An official website opened on Thursday revealing that Anashin's shoujo manga Harumatsu Bokura (Waiting For Spring) will receive a live-action film adaptation this Winter. The film will be directed by Yuuichirou Hirakawa (A LIFE) and Satoko Okazaki (Forget Me Not) will handle the script. Warner Bros. Japan will distribute the film. Synopsis Mizuki is a shy girl who's about to enter high school and vows to open herself up to new friendships. Of course, the four stars of the boys' basketball team...

Mar 7, 6:34 PM by sevenPocky 12 Comments

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'Touken Ranbu' Franchise Receives Live-Action Film

'Touken Ranbu' Franchise Receives Live-Action Film

A live-action film has been decided to screen in Japanese theaters next year for the Touken/Ranbu franchise. Saiji Yakumo (Mars drama) will direct the film and Yasuko Kobayashi (Kakegurui) will pen the script. The film will be distributed by TOHO. Five cast members of the franchise's stage plays will reprise their roles (denoted with an asterisk). Cast Mikazuki Munechika: Hiroki Suzuki* Yamanbagiri Kunihiro: Yoshihiko Aramaki *(Sengoku Night Blood) Toushirou Yaken: Ryou Kitamura* Hasebe Heshikir...

Mar 7, 1:46 AM by sevenPocky 1 Comment

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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 14 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 Committe...