A new key visual shows the cast in full foolish mode for Kachou Baka Ichidai ("The Life and Times of an Idiot Section Chief"), an upcoming live-action TV drama based on the office comedy manga by Eiji Nonaka (Cromartie High School) about a young and eager but thoroughly nonsensical man who becomes the manager of home appliance company. Hit the jump to learn more.
Wacky romantic comedy hijinks are coming to Miyazaki Prefecture in Spring of 2020, because Himawari: Kenichi Legend, a semi-autobiographical gag manga by author Akiko Higashimura (Princess Jellyfish, Tokyo Tarareba Girls) is being adapted into a live action TV drama that will broadcast on TV Miyazaki. Hit the jump to learn more.
Kachou Baka Ichidai ("The Life and Times of an Idiot Section Chief"), a 1996 - 2000 office comedy manga by Eiji Nonaka (Cromartie High School), is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will run for 11 episodes on BS12 and Hikari TV beginning in January of 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.
Everything is on the line and the stakes have never been higher in a new trailer for KAIJI: FINAL GAME, an upcoming live-action film that brings the Kaiji film series (based on the gambling manga by Nobuyuki Fukumoto) to a close with some of the most diabolical life-and-death games yet. Hit the jump to check it out.
TV Tokyo is cooking up some fun, because Shinmai Shimai no Futari Gohan ("The Novice Sisters' Meals Together", known in English as Let's have a meal together!), a gourmet manga by Yutaka Hiiragi about a pair of step-sisters bonding over a love of cooking and food, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will debut in October of 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
Seiyuu Danshi Desu ga...? ("Even Though I'm a Male Voice Actor...?"), a variety TV program that features male voice actors training, working, and undertaking various physical challenges, is celebrating its 5th anniversary with the announcement of an upcoming theatrical film that will hit Japanese cinemas in 2020. Hit the jump to learn more.
A new trailer has been revealed for Kaiji: Final Game, the third live-action film adaptation based on the manga by Nobuyuki Fukumoto about a down-on-his-luck gambler who becomes embroiled in a series of deadly games for the amusement of corrupt elites. Hit the jump to check it out.
Some quick news that's sure to confuse all you retro-game fans out there: after years of radio silence since acquiring the rights back in 2014, it looks like New Line Cinema is moving ahead with a live-action film adaptation of Space Invaders, Taito's iconic alien-zapping arcade game which was originally published back in 1978. Hit the jump to learn more.
Magic: The Gathering Arena, a free-to-play digital version of the genre-defining collectible card game where players take on the role of dueling wizards to summon creatures and lob spells at one another, is now available in Japan, and Wizards of the Coast is ramping up the nostalgia with a live-action advertisement designed to hit adult Magic players right in the feels. Hit the jump to check it out.
Two more cast members have caught rap fever after joining the cast of Rapper ni Kamaretara Rapper ni Naru (localized as "Da rapper bites and becomes a rapper"), an upcoming 2-part live-action TV drama based on the LINE manga by Teikoku Inka about a mysterious virus that turns anyone exposed to it into a free-styling, sick rhyme dropping rapper. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some quick news for all you fans of sports that challenge your forearms and overall upper body strength: Kotera-san climbs! (known as Noboru Kotera-san in Japan), a manga by coffee about a high school girl with a mysterious aura who loves the sport of indoor rock-climbing, is being adapted into a live-action film. Hit the jump to learn more.
Everyone knows that if you're bitten by a rapper, you become a rapper, and now a two-part live-action TV drama inspired by Teikoku Inka's LINE manga Rapper ni Kamaretara Rapper ni Naru Manga (localized as "Da rapper bites and becomes a rapper") is heading to TV Asahi in July to further illustrate this point. Hit the jump to free-style like your life depends on it.
Fans of all things hot and steam (in the literal sense) are in for a treat in July of 2019, because Sadou, a semi-autobiographical manga by Katsuki Tanaka about learning to love the experience of visiting saunas, is being adapted into a live-action TV drama that will broadcast on TV Tokyo. Hit the jump to learn more.