One of Japan's largest newspapers, the Yomiuri Shimbun, is organizing Sugoi Japan, a program to promote Japanese popular media by compiling lists of the best examples. Following conversations with pop culture authority Kaichiro Morikawa, author Fuminori Nakamura, and feminist manga critic Yukari Fujimoto, they've posted an endorsement from director Guillermo del Toro, in which he mentions plans for an adaptation of the manga Monster.
At this weekend's Otakon, Viz Media annoucned that they will be bringing back what was once on the most popular series in anime. Martial arts sex comedy Ranma 1/2 is set to return, with the anime coming to Neon Alley, Blu-ray and DVD, along with new reprints of the manga. Ranma 1/2 programming is also being planned for the upcoming New York Comic Con. More after the jump.
While July's Pacific Rim will be the first Guillermo del Toro movie to hit theaters since 2008's Hellboy II, the Mexican filmmaker has certainly been keeping busy. Speaking at theHero Complex Film Festival, Del Toro said he has submitted a pilot script for the adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's award winning Monster manga to HBO and was waiting to hear from the cable network if the series would go forward. See what else he had to say,
Award winning manga author Naoki Urasawa can seem like a product manager as much as much as a artist, as he steers teams of research assistants and illustrators. So, it's not surprising to learn that he has very specific parameters for how the HBO live action version of his Monster can be developed. Find out what he wanted after the jump.
It looks like Guillermo del Toro's involvement with Japanese media inspired stories doesn't stop at mecha versus kaiju summer blockbuster Pacific Rim. According to Deadline, HBO and del Toro are teaming on developing a potential series based on Naoki Urasawa's medical/morality/crime/cold war psycho-thriller manga Monster. More after the jump.
All 74 episodes of the Madhouse anime adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's thriller Monster are now being offered of Netflix streaming service.