Tokusatsu Gagaga, a comedy seinen manga by Niwa Tanba about an office lady who tries to hide her obsession with special effects hero shows from her friends and co-workers, is being adapted into a seven episode live-action TV drama that will broadcast on NHK in January of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
TV viewers who dream of fancy sushi will soon be able to take a bite out of Edomae no Shun ("Tokyo-style Seasonal Dishes"), an upcoming live-action TV drama based on the manga written by Mori Tsukumo and illustrated by Terushi Satou about a young man training to become a master sushi chef. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official website and Twitter for the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of Hiroyuki Nishimori's school thug-themed comedy manga Kyo Kara Ore Wa!! (I will be, from today on) reveals its four main cast visuals: Kento Kaku (29) as Takashi Mitsuhashi, Kentaro Ito (21) as Shinji Ito, Nana Seino (23) as Riko Akasaka, and Kanna Hashimoto (19) as Kyoko Hayakawa. See how they portray their characters in 1980s costume after the jump!
Mari Okada's autobiography, From Truant to Anime Screenwriter: My Path to "Anohana" and "The Anthem of the Heart", will serve as the basis for a live-action TV drama that will broadcast during the 22:00 time slot (10:00 PM JST) on BS Premium on September 01, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Nihon TV announced today that 49-year-old Yuichi Fukuda (Gintama, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.) is attached to write/direct a TV drama adaptation of Hiroyuki Nishimori's thug-themed comedy manga Kyo Kara Ore Wa!! (I will be, from today on). This is the second live-action adaptation in 20 years since the "Toei V-Cinema" direct-to-video series in the mid-1990s. Hit the jump for more details.
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.
For folks who are curious to see how exactly Kakegurui, the over-the-top high school gambling manga written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Toru Naomura, translates into the medium of live-action film, a new teaser trailer is now available for the upcoming Kakegurui TV drama. Hit the jump to check it out.
A live-action TV drama based on Kakegurui, a high stakes high school gambling manga written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Toru Naomura, is coming to the "Drama-ism" late night programming block on TBS and MBS in January of 2018, and now the new show has revealed its 2nd main cast member: actor Mahiro Takasugi plays the luckless but well-meaning student, Ryōta Suzui. Hit the jump to learn more.
Holiday Love, a josei manga written by Yukari Koyama and illustrated by Eliza Kusakabe about married couples trying to piece their relationships back together in the wake of adulterous affairs, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will broadcast on TV Asahi beginning in January of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Online streaming service HIDIVE is branching out to include more live-action content with digital distribution for the 1973 - 1976 Lone Wolf & Cub TV series, a samurai period drama based on the manga written by Kazuo Koike and illustrated by Goseki Kojima about the shogun's disgraced former executioner who walks a hellish path toward revenge along with his infant son. Hit the jump to learn more.
Place your bets, everyone! Kakegurui, a high-stakes high school gambling manga written by Homura Kawamoto and illustrated by Toru Naomura, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will join the "Drama-ism" programming block on MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System) and TBS (Tokyo Broadcasting System) in January of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Akiko Higashimura's delightful romantic comedy manga, Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime in the original Japanese) is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will broadcast on Fuji TV beginning in January of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
Tokyo-based video game developer Konami is teaming up with Beijing-based film company Starlight Film to develop a live-action film and TV drama series based on the classic side-scrolling action shooter video game series, Contra. Hit the jump to learn more.