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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...
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 ha...

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 40 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 26 Comments

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