Shota Sometani (lead in the live-action Parasyte) has been cast as rival Eiji Nizuma in the 2015 live-action adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Shonen Jump manga about making manga, Bakuman. Speaking about his role, Sometani talked up working with a special inking pen for the filming and promised some fun CG battle scenes to go with the human drama. More after the jump.
The latest addition to this year's New York Comic Con is a big one, with Death Note artist Takeshi Obata joining in on panels and autograph sessions on Thursday and Friday during the convention. Obata will be appearing at the con with the support of Viz Media and the Japan Foundation. Read on for more.
Earlier today, there was Twitter buzz that a live-action adaptation of Bakuman, the manga about making manga, was filming in Hachioji. It didn't take long for this to become official with news that a live-action movie based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Shonen Jump series is planned for 2015. More after the jump.
Viz is preparing a couple new massive bundles with box set collections of Bakuman and One Piece. The Bakuman box set, which packs all 20 volumes, arrives on October 1, while a set of 23 One Piece volumes is scheduled for November 1. Details after the jump.
American anime distributor Media Blasters has been showing lots of signs of life lately. Retailers have been informed that Squid Girl Part 3 (Season 2) is slated for March 12, 2013. Conversely, the company has used their Facebook page to tell fans not to expect Bakuman or Rurouni Kenshin from them any time soon. More after the jump.