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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.