It is announced today that the next project for Keishi Otomo, who directed the very successful three Rurouni Kenshin films, will be a live-action adaptation film of Reiko Shimizu's sci-fi mystery manga Himitsu - The Top Secret-, which is scheduled to be released in Japan in summer of 2016. Hit the jump for more details.
Cinema Today has posted a 30-second teaser for the upcoming feature film edition of the Mobile Police Patlabor live-action series, now officially titled The Next Generation Patlabor: Shuto Kessen (The Final Battle in the Capital), featuring the attack on Tokyo by a stealth helicopter "Gray Ghost." Check the latest clip after the jump.
It is officially confirmed today that a sequel to the live-action film adaptation of Hiro Arikawa's light novel series Toshokan Sensou/Library Wars is in the works for a October 2015 release. The first film helmer Shinsuke Sato is back to the director's chair along with Nana Eikura (Iku Kasahara) and Junichi Okada (Atsushi Dojo). More information after the jump.
The first part of the two-part Parasyte live-action film series was finally released on 418 screens across Japan on November 29. It topped the weekend box office with 340,337,300 yen, winning the battle with another strong new release, Brad Pitt's tank-featured war film Fury in 2nd. Hit the jump for more details.
The official site for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Yusei Matsui's Ansatsu Kyoushitsu/Assassination Classroom manga today revealed the cast for Ritsu. 15-year-old Kanna Hashimoto, who is known as "The idol who is too angelic," plays the AI student in class 3-E. Check her visuals after the jump.
Following the short version posted four days ago, a four-minute full version PV for "Parade," the theme song for the live-action film series Kiseiju/Parasyte, performed by Bump of Chicken, is now online. Its digital single is just released today in Japan simultaneously with the first part of the films. Check the clip after the jump.
A 50-second trailer for the upcoming 7th chapter of The Next Generation -Patlabor- live-action film series is now online. As reported, the 12th episode in the last chapter is told as a sequel to the anime film Patlabor 2 in 1993, and also as an introduction to the upcoming feature film in 2015, both directed by Mamoru Oshii. Check the clip after the jump.
The official YouTube channel for four-member Japanese rock band Bump of Chicken today posted a short version promotional video for their upcoming digital-only single "Parade," the theme song for the Kiseiju/Parasyte live-action film adaptations. Check the clip with the latest information after the jump.
The recently revealed poster visual for the upcoming 7th chapter of The Next Generation -Patlabor- live-action film series features Keiji Gotouda, the captain of the Division 2, with the tagline "Is there anything we should protect?" and the name of Yukihito Tsuge, the main antagonist of the 1993 anime film Patlabor 2. Hit the jump for more details.
It is officially announced today that four-member Japanese rock band Bump of Chicken provides the theme song for the upcoming live-action film adaptations of Hitoshi Iwaaki's popular horror action manga Parasyte. The band says they have been a big fan of the internationally famous series. Hit the jump for more.