Toei's official YouTube channel has started streaming a 30-second teaser for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Mineo Maya (Patarillo!)'s comedy manga in the 1980s, Tonde Saitama. The clip announces that the Hideki Takeuchi (Nodame Cantabile, Thermae Romae)-directed film is set to be released in Japan on February 22, 2019. Check out more information after the jump.
The official Twitter for the second original web drama Gintama 2 - Yo nimo Kimyouna Gintama-chan (The Strange and Unusual Gintama-chan) confirmed today that 39-year-old voice actress Rie Kugimiya, who has voiced the main heroine Kagura in the Gintama anime series since 2006, provides her voice as "a very interesting role." Read her comment after the jump.
The official website for Gintama 2 - Yo nimo Kimyouna Gintama-chan (The Strange and Unusual Gintama-chan), the second original web drama based on Hideaki Sorachi's action comedy manga series, posted a 30-second new trailer that includes many parodies inspired by Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball series and its characters. Check out the clip narrated by Fumihiko Tachiki in voice imitation of Son Goku after the jump!
Universal Music Japan's official YouTube channel has started streaming a 110-second music video for three-member Japanese rock band back number's upcoming 19th single song "Daifuseikai" (Hugely Wrong). The rock tune is featured as the theme song for the li-action film Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru to be released on August 17. Check out their solid performance after the jump.
As with the first film, Tomokazu Sugita, the voice of the protagonist Gintoki Sakata in the Gintama anime series, again supports the promotion of the live-action film sequel Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru (The Rule is surely there to be broken) as the narrator of its latest TV CM. Watch the action-packed clip after the jump!
Probably due to mostly mixed reviews by critics and audience, Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars)'s latest feature film Mirai no Mirai/Mirai of The Future/MIRAI earned a modest 289 million yen on 215,000 admissions in the weekend of July 28-29, which was 28% down from its opening weekend gross. Hit the jump for more details.
The official website for Gintama 2 - Yo nimo Kimyouna Gintama-chan (The Strange and Unusual Gintama-chan) today posted a main visual and a 30-second trailer featuring its theme song "one more purple funk... -Koumei katana-" performed by Tsuyoshi Doumoto (Shinsuke Takasugi)'s musical project ENDRECHERI. Check out the spin-off drama's details after the jump!
Following the 30-second first teaser, the official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Naoshi Komi's love-comedy manga Nisekoi has posted individual visuals of its eight main cast members striking their poses. The manga author has already visited the film's set twice and highly praised their portrayal as his manga characters. Check out the character visuals after the jump!
In addition to the full trailer two weeks ago, the official website for the upcoming live-action film Gintama 2: Okite wa Yaburu tame ni koso Aru (The Rule is surely there to be broken) has released a 45-second behind-the scenes clip to show how the cast members acted in front of the camera and their natural smiles in the set. Watch the clip also including Gintoki and Shinpachi in hostess dresses after the jump!
To promote the latest sixth tankobon volume of Fujita's love story manga Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku to be released in Japan next Tuesday, as always, Ichijinsha's official YouTube channel has started streaming a new PV narrated by Arisa Date as Narumi Momose and Kento Ito as Hirotaka Nifuji. In the end of the clip, a live-action film project based on the manga was unexpectedly announced.