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    Sunday September 3, 2017
  • Naoki Urasawa's "Monster" Anime Described as 'Stuck In Licensing Quagmire'

    In 2013, Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro started developing a live-action adaptation for HBO

    This week, Shawne Kleckner, head of RightStufAnime/Nozomi Entertainment did a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) about their Kickstarter for Aria. The subject of the 2004 anime adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's award-winning Monster came up. He downplayed the possibility of a release, explaining "this one is stuck in a licensing quagmire that isn't likely to be resolved anytime soon."

  • Sunday November 15, 2015
  • FEATURE: Monthly Mangaka Spotlight 5: Naoki Urasawa

    A look at the works of Japan’s master of suspense

    An icon among mangaka in Japan and an artist rapidly growing into the international conscious, Naoki Urasawa has a storied career over three decades long, which has travelled around the world and across genres. Take a look at Urasawa's exploration of the human psyche and unmatched mystery, after the jump!

  • Friday October 16, 2015
  • Guillermo Del Toro Offers Update On Status of "Monster" Adaptation

    Comments made during press tour for "Crimson Peak" film

    Guillermo Del Toro, the prolific writer and director of movies such as Pacific Rim and Hellboy took to offering a slight update on the status of the long-awaited live-action adaptation of the psychological horror/thriller manga Monster, authored by Naoki Urasawa. However, it might not be the update fans were expecting. Hit the jump for the statement.

  • Thursday August 14, 2014
  • Guillermo del Toro Mentions "Monster" Adaptation in Sugoi Japan Endorsement

    Program to promote Japanese popular media by compiling lists of the best examples

    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.

  • Monday August 12, 2013
  • Viz Announces "Ranma 1/2" Anime Re-Release

    Also, with an HBO drama in development, Viz plans re-release of Naoki Urasawa's 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.

  • Saturday June 1, 2013
  • Guillermo Del Toro talks "Monster" Manga Adaptation

    Script for pilot submitted to HBO

    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,

  • Tuesday May 14, 2013
  • "Pacific Rim" Director Talks Plans for Adapting "Monster" Manga

    Guillermo del Toro stresses how closely live action series will follow manga

    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.