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    Friday July 30, 2021
  • Arrow Films Gets Spooky with Yokai Monsters Blu-ray Collection

    Limited edition release includes all three 1968-1969 films as well as Takashi Miike's 2005 reboot

    Some good news for fans of tokusatsu and things that go bump in the night: Arrow Films has announced a Bluray box set that combines the Yokai Monsters film trilogy from 1968 - 1969 with The Great Yokai War, a 2005 reboot that is inspired by the earlier films and directed by Takashi Miike. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday May 28, 2020
  • Magical Girls Are on the Beat in New Tokusatsu Series Lovepatrina

    Fourth installment of the Girls x Heroine series changes from thieves to cops

    A new era of magical girls is on the way! Takashi Miike's Girls x Heroine tokusatsu franchise has announced Lovepatrina, its police-themed fourth installment. Take a look after the jump!

  • Thursday February 1, 2018
  • Takashi Miike Works on His Second Tokusatsu TV Series for Girls "Majimajo Pures!"

    EXPG (EXILE PROFESSIONAL GYM) supervises the girls' dance performance

    Following the ongoing Idol x Senshi Miracle Tunes!, 57-year-old Takashi Miike (Terra Formars, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I) is confirmed to again serve as general director and one of the episode directors for TV Tokyo's new tokusatsu TV series for girls, Mahou x Senshi Majimajo Pures!. Watch the first PV introducing the new magical girls after the jump!

  • Tuesday January 23, 2018
  • Perfect Knowledge Kills in "Laplace's Witch" Live-Action Film Trailer

    Takashi Miike directs adaptation of 2015 novel by Keigo Higashino that hits theaters in Japan on May 05, 2018

    With perfect knowledge, one could plan the perfect crime, or at least that's the premise of Laplace's Witch (known as Laplace no Majo in Japan), an upcoming live-action film that is directed by Takashi Miike (13 Assassins, Audition) and based on the 2015 novel by Keigo Higanshino about a string of mysterious deaths that defy reasonable explanation. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • Thursday June 29, 2017
  • Oscar Academy Invites Takashi Miike To Join

    Actor Rinko Kikuchi (Pacific Rim) and Hiroyuki Sanada (Life, Twilight Samurai) also got the nod

    Takashi Miike, the prolific filmmaker of infamously transgressive Ichi the Killer and Audition, plus adaptations of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Blade of the Immortal, TerraFormars, and Ace Attorney, has been invited to the The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Oscar award selection fame. Actor Rinko Kikuchi  (Pacific Rim, Sky Crawlers) and Hiroyuki Sanada (Life, Twilight Samurai) also got the nod. 

  • Monday May 29, 2017
  • Live-Action "Jojo's Bizarre Adventure" Breaks Out at International Film Festivals

    Miike's adaptation premieres in Neuchâtel and Montreal.

    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is hitting the film festival circuit before its big Japanese premiere! The movie will be making its world premiere in Switzerland, then competing for awards in Montreal, before coming home to Japan. Hit the jump for all the info.

  • Monday May 15, 2017
  • "Blade of The Immortal" Manga Author Turned Down An Offer from Hollywood

    Manga art and film costume exhibition is now being held at the Animate Shinjuku store

    To promote the ongoing theatrical run in Japan, Hiroaki Samura (47), the author of the Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal action jidaigeki manga, and Takashi Miike (56), the director of its live-action film adaptation starring Takuya Kimura (44), attended a talk show held at the Animate Shinjuku store in Tokyo yesterday on May 14.

  • Thursday May 4, 2017
  • Takashi Hirano Dishes On Live-Action "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure"

    Film producer talks about the thought processes that went into adapting the 4th story arc of Hirohiko Araki's manga

    In an interview meeting conducted in November of 2016, film producer Takashi Hirano offered some details about the planning and production work that went into transforming JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable, the 4th story arc of Hirohiko Araki's epic multi-generational action manga and anime, into a work of live-action film. Hit the jump to learn more.

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