A live-action TV drama adaptation of Akira Hiramoto's comedy manga series Prison School is set to premiere in Japan on October 25. Universal Music Japan has posted a preview video for its OP song "Shoudou" (Impulse) performed by four-member rock band HaKU. Check the clip and CD jacket illustration by the manga author after the jump.
Following the teaser featuring only Tao Tsuchiya as the protagonist Naho Takamiya, Toho today posted a one-minute trailer for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Ichigo Takano's shoujo manga series Orange. It also introduces Kento Yamazaki as her love interest Kakeru Naruse. Check the latest clip after the jump.
In its second weekend of September 26-27, the live-action film adaptation of Momoko Kouda's Heroine Shikkaku (No Longer Heroine) shoujo manga topped Japan's box office with 233,825,500 yen, beating the last weekend's winner Attack on Titan End of the World. Hit the jump for more details.
A live-action adaptation of Fujiko Fujio's classic manga and anime, Doraemon, is in the works in the People's Republic of China, and the resulting product is a little different than one might expect. Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer and key visuals.
Toho today posted four new 15-second TV CMs for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of the popular manga Bakuman., narrated by the VAs who have voiced in the anime based on the Shonen Jump manga series: Mayumi Tanaka (Luffy), Masako Nozawa (Son Goku), Hiromi Tsuru (Bulma), and Akira Kamiya (Kenshiro). Check the videos after the jump.
A new film tentatively titled Death Note 2016 has been announced, and it is a sequel to the 2006 live-action Death Note movies. Hit the jump to check out the teaser trailer.
A new key visual for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Chihayafuru, a josei manga by Yuki Suetsugu about a young woman who plays competitive karuta, has been released. Hit the jump to check it out.
Warner Entertainment Japan's official website for the Death Note live-action films today starts a mysterious countdown with an image of apple. It will end at 22:30 on September 13 (JST), the time when the final 11th episode of the ongoing TV drama starts broadcasting in Japan. Hit the jump for more details.
The release date of the live-action film inspired by halyosy's vocaloid song "Sakura no Ame" (Cherry Blossom Rain), originally released with Hatsune Miku's vocals in February 2008, is officially set for Spring of 2016. 17-year-old Maika Yamamoto is cast as Miku as 16-year-old high school girl. Hit the jump for more details.
Cinema Today has posted a 70-second first trailer for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Atsuko Nanba's 2004-2005 shoujo manga Senpai to Kanojo (Senior and Girlfriend) featuring its theme song "Aizu" (Signal) performed by 39-year-old singer aiko. Check the clip after the jump.
Following Takaya Kamikawa as Ryo Saeba and Ayaka Miyoshi as Xiang-Ying, it is confirmed that 30-year-old actress Saki Aibu portrays Kaori Makimura, the main heroine of the original City Hunter story, in the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of Tsukasa Hojo's Angel Heart manga series. Hit the jump for more information.