Tokyo Alien Brothers, a seinen manga by Keigo Shinzo about a pair of extraterrestrial siblings and their misadventures in the concrete jungle that is Tokyo, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will broadcast as part of Nippon Television's late-night "Shin Dora" programming block beginning in July of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official movie poster has been released for Ao Natsu - Kimi ni Koi Shita 30-nichi ("Blue Summer - The 30 Days I Fell in Love With You"), an upcoming live-action film adaptation based on the manga by Atsuko Nanba about a high school girl whose quest for summer romance hits a bump when she's sent to stay with her grandmother in the countryside. Hit the jump to learn more.
Cherry blossoms fall in the official movie poster for Perfect World, an upcoming live-action film based on Rie Aruga's josei manga about a young couple re-uniting and re-kindling their romance in the face of a permanently disabling injury. Hit the jump to learn more.
Youthful romance is surprisingly hard work in the trailer for Ani Tomo ("My Older Brother's Friend"), a live-action film adaptation based on the romantic comedy manga by Modomu Akagawara about a high school girl who ends up dating her older brother's best friend. Hit the jump to check it out.
Love confessions are never easy even in the best of circumstances, and the circumstances are hardly the best in the new trailer for After the Rain (known in Japan as Koi wa Ameagari no You ni), an upcoming live-action film adaptation of the "heartrending love story" manga by Jun Mayuzuki about a 17 year old former track star who falls in love with the 45 year old manager of a family restaurant. Hit the jump to learn.
There's been some good news for fans of Touken Ranbu, the mixed media franchise by Nitroplus and DMM that re-imagines famous swords as handsome young men, because a live-action film adaptation of Touken Ranbu is heading to theaters in Japan in 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Voice actress / singer Yurika Kubo (Hanayo Koizumi in Love Live! School Idol Project) is making the leap to the silver screen with a starring role in Neko Cafe ("Cat Cafe"), a live-action film about a server working in the real-life Cat Cafe MoCHA restaurant in Akihabara. Hit the jump to learn more.
Neko to Jiichan ("Cat and Grandpa"), a series of heart-warming comic essays by Nekomaki of Musework about an elderly man living together with his pet cat, is being adapted into a live-action film. Hit the jump to learn more.
Director Noboru Iguchi (The Machine Girl, RoboGeisha) is at it again with Ghost Squad, an upcoming "dark fantasy" film about a group of restless spirits that team up to take revenge on the people that wronged them in life. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new movie poster has been revealed for Misumisou ("Liverleaf"), an upcoming live-action film adaptation of Rensuke Oshikiri's manga about bullying and bloody revenge in a small rural town in Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The 2017 live-action Gintama film turned out to be a surprising commercial success, and now new details have been released concerning the sequel, tentatively titled Gintama 2. Hit the jump to hope for a cameo by the Neo Armstrong Cyclone Jet Armstrong Cannon.
Neko wa Daku Mono ("Embracing the Cat"), an upcoming live-action film adaptation of Junko Oyama's 2015 novel, is giving some actors the opportunity to get in touch with their inner feline, because they'll be playing cats that imagine themselves as human beings. Hit the jump to learn more.
With perfect knowledge, one could plan the perfect crime, or at least that's the premise of Laplace's Witch (known as Laplace no Majo in Japan), an upcoming live-action film that is directed by Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Audition) and based on the 2015 novel by Keigo Higanshino about a string of mysterious deaths that defy reasonable explanation. Hit the jump to learn more.
On January 29, 2018, voice actress Kana Hanazawa is branching out with a guest appearance on Nagoya-yuki Saishuu Ressha 2018 ("Last Train to Nagoya 2018"), a live-action TV drama about the daily lives and tiny adventures of people who travel on a private railway that runs between Gifu Prefecture and Aichi Prefecture. Hit the jump to learn more.
You're never too old to be a hero, or at least that's the premise of Oh My Jump! Shonen Jump Saves the World, a new live-action TV drama about adults who meet in a secret club where they can live out their fantasies of being the heroes of famous Weekly Shōnen Jump titles such as Naruto, One Piece, Saint Seiya, and Fist of the North Star. Hit the jump (pun intended) for more.