Coming up this April on the ever packed schedule of prolific and often trangressive director Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Ichi the Killer) is Straw Shield. The film follows what happens when pretty much all of Japan tries to kill a man, played by Tatsuya Fujiwara (Death Note's Light). More after the jump.
In the year that Takashi Miike made his critically acclaimed remake of Eiichi Kudo's 1963 13 Assassins, he also directed a 3D remake of Masaki Kobayashi's 1962 film Hara-Kiri. The film, nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival, is now coming to DVD and Blu-ray via New Video Group on January 22nd. More after the jump.
It's definitely a big autumn for adaptations of Yūsuke Kishi novels. While his From the New World becomes a sci-fi anime this October, the acclaimed and prolific Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, live action Phoenix Wright) brings Kishi's warped story of a would be great teacher, Lesson of the Evil, to Japanese theaters on November 10th. Get a new look after the jump.
After telling a story about teens in his recent romance musical adaptation of period manga For Love's Sake, prolific director Takashi Miike is following the age group into darker territory with his new adaptation of Yusuke Kishi's novel about a pyschopath teacher who starts solving a school's problems by murdering its students, Lesson of the Evil. See a new teaser trailer after the jump.
After making his renowned samurai epic 13 Assassins, filmmaker Takashi Miike quickly returned to the period with Ninja Kids!!! for the youngsters and the far more serious Hara-Kiri for older fans. The latter has finally seen its anticipated North American release, launching on Video on Demand today and hitting theaters (in 3D) on July 20. Check out Crunchyroll News' exclusive early look after the jump.
Whether it's anime, martial arts, comedy, something new or something uniqe, the 2012 New York Asian Film Festival looks like it'll offer the thrills and marvels that have come to be expected from the top notch event. This year, they'll be screening dead fish horror anime Gyo, Keiichi Satou's (Tiger & Bunny) adaptation of cannibalism manga Asura and Takashi Miike's Ace Attorney. See the butt-kicking trailer after the the jump.
In the year that Takashi Miike made his critically acclaimed remake of Eiichi Kudo's 1963 13 Assassins, he also directed a 3D remake of Masaki Kobayashi's 1962 film Hara-Kiri. The latter is now scheduled to hit the North American iTunes store on July 17th, then open in theaters on the 20th. Get a look at the local trailer after the jump.
After wowing the world with his gruesome samurai epic 13 Assassins last year, prolific director Takashi Miike just reasserted his legendary range with a Cannes screening of For Love's Sake, an adaptation of '70s shonen relationship manga Ai to Makoto. See the "song and dance" preview after the jump.
Mondo, the makers of highly sought after, highly limited posters, will be making an impressive Vania Zouravliov poster based on Takashi Miike's samurai blood bath 13 Assassins available to a brief time today. Get a look and the gory details after the jump.
Takashi Miike's 2010 remake of samurai classic 13 Assassins made a katana slash-like impression on North American critics, taking an aggregate score of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes. Prestigious Japanese film magazine Kinema Jyunpo ranked the original the second best samurai movie of all time. Now, it's come to North America. Get a look after the jump.
Takashi Miike's Ace Attorney film is hitting Japanese theaters on February 11, and Twitch already has an English review. But what we really need is some Ace Attorney toilet paper, right? Wipe away all things unfit for the courtroom, and check out the rest of the movie goods after the jump!
Fancy another look at Takashi Miike's live-action adaptation of Capcom's Gyakuten Saiban (Phoenix Wright) series? A second trailer surfaced recently with a mix of old and new footage, and you can watch a version with English subtitles after the jump!
The prestigious National Board of Review of Motion Pictures has named the recipients of its annual honors. Takashi Miike's hyper-violent samurai battle royale 13 Assassins joins Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, Footnote, Le Havre and Point Blank in the Board's Top 5 Foreign Language Films list. More after the jump.
Never settled and never predictable, in addition to working on the live action Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney, Takashi Miike has also been directing an adaptation of '70s shonen relationship manga Ai to Makoto. Check out the teaser after the jump.