To promote the ongoing theatrical run in Japan, Hiroaki Samura (47), the author of the Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal action jidaigeki manga, and Takashi Miike (56), the director of its live-action film adaptation starring Takuya Kimura (44), attended a talk show held at the Animate Shinjuku store in Tokyo yesterday on May 14.
With its Cannes film festival screening, the live-action adaptation of Hiroaki Samura’s manga samurai manga Blade of the Immortal has been acquired for North American distribution by Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of Magnolia Pictures. A 2017 release is planned for what's being called the 100th film by Takashi Miike (which follows his direction credits on IMDB). More after the jump.
According to the latest box office report in Japan, the live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal action jidaigeki manga earned a very disappointing 189 million yen on 145,000 admissions in its opening weekend of April 29-30, far below the expectation of distributor Warner Brothers Japan. Hit the ump for more details.
It's going to be a hot couple of days for manga crossovers on the covers of Kodansha's monthly magazines. Firtst, out in shops April 25th, the leads of Hiroaki Samura's graphic samurai series Blade of the Immortal have prepared for their April 29th, live-action premiere by intimidating the lead of his new Wave, Listen to Me! on the cover of Afternoon.
The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal action jidaigeki manga has released a two-minute clip featuring each main characters' action scenes and Japanese guitarist MIYAVI's performance of the film's theme song "Live to Die Another Day -Sonzai Shoumei (Existence Proof)-."
The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal action jidaigeki manga has updated with a main visual featuring its cast members in costume, and also posted a 90-second full trailer introducing the theme song by 35-year-old guitarist MIYAVI who is known for his finger-slapping plays. Check the highlights from the film after the jump!
What would monster movie classic Daimajin have been in the hands of the writer of Paprika? A new anthology coming out in February will show you just that -- as well as art by the artists behind Blade of the Immortal and Blood: The Last Vampire! Find out more about the upcoming Yasutaka Tsutsui anthology after the jump!
The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal jidaigeki manga today posted a 30-second first teaser introducing its main cast in costume including 43-year-old Takuya Kimura as its one-eyed protagonist Manji and his sword fight. Check the latest news after the jump.