Japanese entertainment website Natalie has posted a report from the set of the upcoming live-action Gintama film directed by Yuichi Fukuda, and it includes some candid photos of the cast and crew making the film. Hit the jump to check it out.
New movie posters for the upcoming live-action Gintama film have been released, this time featuring the four villains who serve as the primary antagonists of the Benizakura Arc. Hit the jump to check them out.
Thanks to a "flying get" report making the rounds online, it has known been confirmed that actor Takayuki Yamada and director Yuichi Fukuda are attached to the upcoming live-action TV drama adaptation of Saint Young Men, a comedy manga by Hikari Nakamura that re-imagines Jesus Christ and Guatama Buddha living together as roommates in modern-day Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.
A trio of movie posters for the upcoming live-action Gintama film feature the main cast in costume for their roles. Hit the jump to check them out.
Actor Shinichi Tsutsumi is starring as a middle-aged salaryman who moonlights as a superhero after acquiring a suspicious super-suit in Super Salaryman Mr. Saenai, an upcoming live-action TV drama based on a humorous manga by Fujiko F. Fujio. Hit the jump to learn more.
It looks like the upcoming live-action Gintama film may have a bit of a dark edge to it, because a sextet of new cast members have been announced, and each one plays a character from the "Benizakura Arc". Hit the jump to learn more.
Heroes will rise to fight evil once more, because the official Japanese broadcast schedule for The Brave Yoshihiko and the Seven Guides - the 3rd series in a low-budget, late-night, live-action TV comedy that spoofs the conventions of Japanese roleplaying games and fantasy stories - is now available online. Hit the jump to learn more.
Many fans worry that the essential spirit of a manga or anime may be lost when adapted into a live-action medium, but according to actress Kanna Hashimoto, at least one element of the upcoming live-action Gintama film remains true to the source: Kagura projectile vomiting. Hit the jump to learn more.
Eight additional actors have joined Shun Oguri for the cast of the upcoming live-action Gintama film, based on Hideaki Sorachi's comedic action manga that pits samurai vs. aliens in Edo period Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official trailer for Ninkyo Yaro ("Heroism Guy"), a live-action drama starring manga-artist-turned-actor Yoshikazu Ebisu as a washed-up former-yakuza dragged back into a life of crime, is now available online. Hit the jump to check it out.
Fans of comic fantasy were delighted to learn that actor Takayuki Yamada, director Yuichi Fukuda, and the rest of the cast of The Brave Yoshihiko, a late-night comedy TV series that spoofs the conventions of JRPGs such as Dragon Quest, are returning to Japanese airwaves for a new season of inept adventures featuring Yoshihiko and his crew. Hit the jump to learn more.
The official trailer for Hentai Kamen: The Abnormal Crisis, the 2nd film based on the panty-clad masked super hero of the Hentai Kamen manga by Keishu Ando, is now available online. Hit the jump to let it all hang out.