Kōji Matsumoto, the author of vampire horror manga Higanjima, has created a series of collaboration illustrations for the Japanese home video release of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's horror TV series, The Strain. Hit the jump to be once bitten, twice shy.
Pacific Rim and Crimson Peak director Guillermo del Toro is no stranger has been a vocal proponent of Japanese media, whether it was a broad endorsement of it for last year's Sugoi Japan program or his recent list of favorite classics. Over the last couple of days, he's praised the works of the late, acclaimed anime director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress). Check them it out after the jump
Guillermo Del Toro, the prolific writer and director of movies such as Pacific Rim and Hellboy took to offering a slight update on the status of the long-awaited live-action adaptation of the psychological horror/thriller manga Monster, authored by Naoki Urasawa. However, it might not be the update fans were expecting. Hit the jump for the statement.
News for the Pacific Rim sequel was mixed this week. Variety noted that Universal Pictures removed the feature from its release calendar, but insisted that it is still happening. Meanwhile, director Guillermo del Toro talked up the project. More after the jump.
Are you already missing P.T. and you're mourning the loss of Silent Hills? There's some good news on the way that should satisfy you -- both Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro are planning on working on a new project together! Hit the jump for more!
One of Japan's largest newspapers, the Yomiuri Shimbun, is organizing Sugoi Japan, a program to promote Japanese popular media by compiling lists of the best examples. Following conversations with pop culture authority Kaichiro Morikawa, author Fuminori Nakamura, and feminist manga critic Yukari Fujimoto, they've posted an endorsement from director Guillermo del Toro, in which he mentions plans for an adaptation of the manga Monster.