It is confirmed today that a live-action film adaptation of Momoko Kouda's Heroine Shikkaku (No Longer Heroine) shoujo manga in the works for a summer 2015 release in Japan. 25-year-old fashion model/actress Mirei Kiritani will play the high school girl protagonist Hatori Matsuzaki. Hit the jump for more details.
It is confirmed today that 25-year-old popular anime voice actress Kana Hanazawa's first starring live-action film Kimi ga Inakucha Dame Nanda (I am nothing without you) will be released at Theatre Shinjuku in Tokyo late March. The 2009 Sundance Institue/NHK Award winner Kenji Sawada provides the screenplay. Hit the jump for more information.
Cinema Today has posted a 90-second footage of the 12th episode "Ooinaru Isan" from the currently-showing 7th chapter of The Next Generation -Patlabor- live-action film series, which features the recreated scene images from the 1993 anime film Patlabor 2. Check the clip after the jump.
Walt Disney Pictures has announced a release date for the long-awaited live-action adaptation film of Ghost in the Shell, the popular Japanese sci-fi action franchise created by Masamune Shirow. The Rupert Sanders-directed film is set for release in the U.S. on April 14, 2017. Hit the jump for more details.
Cinema Today has posted a teaser poster visual for the forthcoming feature film edition of the Mobile Police Patlabor live-action series, titled The Next Generation Patlabor: Shuto Kessen (The Final Battle in the Capital), featuring the two AV-98 Ingram and the burning Metropolitan Government Office building attacked by a stealth helicopter "Gray Ghost." Hit the jump for the latest visual.
It is also confirmed that Shinobu Nagumo, one of the main characters from the original manga/anime series, will appear in the upcoming 12th episode "Ooinaru Isan" in the last/7th chapter of The Next Generation -Patlabor- live-action film series. A scene photo of her silhouette has been posted. Hit the jump for more details.
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.