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    Thursday January 16, 2020
  • SMAP's Kimutaku Joins the Cast of Doraemon's Latest Movie

    Nobita's New Dinosaur will be the Howl's Moving Castle star's third voice acting role

    The new Doraemon movie is filling out its cast list, and most recent to join the party is SMAP's Takuya Kimura! The singer and actor makes his third anime voice acting appearance in this year's film. Get more details after the jump!

  • Wednesday August 14, 2019
  • High Octane Romance: Redline Celebrates 10 Years of Nitro-Boosted Thrills

    Takeshi Koike's 2009 theatrical anime film about an intergalactic road race is still ahead of its time

    Start your engines! Today marks the 10th anniversary of Redline, a 2009 theatrical anime film with direction by Takeshi Koike and animation production by MADHOUSE, and we're celebrating the occasion with a look back on what makes this science fiction / racing / romance movie such a unique cinematic experience. Hit the jump to learn more.

  • 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.

  • Wednesday May 3, 2017
  • Japan Box Office: "Blade of The Immortal" Bombs, "Detective Conan" Keeps 2nd Place

    "Kamisama Minarai: Himitsu no Cocotama" film ranks 10th in its debut weekend

    According to the latest box office report in Japan, the live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal action jidaigeki manga earned a very disappointing 189 million yen on 145,000 admissions in its opening weekend of April 29-30, far below the expectation of distributor Warner Brothers Japan. Hit the ump for more details.

  • Monday April 3, 2017
  • "Blade of the Immortal" Music Video Collaboration Trailer Highlights Action Scenes

    Takashi Miike-directed film is set for a release in Japan on April 29

    The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal action jidaigeki manga has released a two-minute clip featuring each main characters' action scenes and Japanese guitarist MIYAVI's performance of the film's theme song "Live to Die Another Day -Sonzai Shoumei (Existence Proof)-."

  • Sunday February 5, 2017
  • "Blade of the Immortal" Live-Action Film Full Trailer Posted for April 29 Release

    Theme song is performed by internationally acclaimed Japanese guitarist MIYAVI

    The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal action jidaigeki manga has updated with a main visual featuring its cast members in costume, and also posted a 90-second full trailer introducing the theme song by 35-year-old guitarist MIYAVI who is known for his finger-slapping plays. Check the highlights from the film after the jump!

  • Friday November 11, 2016
  • "Blade of the Immortal" Live-Action Film 1st Teaser Posted on Official Website

    Takashi Miike-directed film hits Japanese theaters April 29, 2017.

    The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal jidaigeki manga today posted a 30-second first teaser introducing its main cast in costume including 43-year-old Takuya Kimura as its one-eyed protagonist Manji and his sword fight. Check the latest news after the jump.

  • Monday November 7, 2016
  • "Blade of the Immortal" Live-Action Film Official Website Reveals Visual of Takuya Kimura as Protagonist Manji

    Souta Fikushi is playing the main villain Kagehisa Anotsu

    The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal action jidaigeki manga today revealed a first visual of 43-year-old Takuya Kimura as its one-eyed protagonist Manji. The site also announced nine additional cast for the Takashi Miike-directed film. Check the latest information after the jump.

  • Tuesday November 1, 2016
  • "Blade of the Immortal" Live-Action Film Hits Theaters April 29, 2017

    Hana Sugisaki is confirmed to play the main heroine Rin Asano

    The official website for the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal jidaigeki manga today confirmed its theatrical release day in Japan is set for April 29, 2017, and also announced 19-year-old actress Hana Sugisaki is playing the main heroine Rin Asano. Hit the jump for more.

  • Tuesday August 23, 2016
  • Takuya Kimura-starring "Blade of the Immortal" Live-Action Film Set for Golden Week 2017

    Directed by Takashi Miike (Yatterman, Terra Formars)

    It is confirmed today that the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Hiroaki Samura's Mugen no Junin/Blade of the Immortal manga is officially set for a release in the Golden Week holiday period of 2017. The shooting of the film was already held in Kyoto from November 2015 to early January of 2016. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Thursday May 21, 2015
  • SMAP Member Takuya Kimura Makes Guest Appearance in "Crayon Shin-chan" TV Anime

    He will voice the four members of the Nohara family and their pet dog Shiro

    It is revealed to Japanese media today that 42-year-old Takuya Kimura, aka Kimutaku, a member of Johnny & Associates' nationally-popular idol group SMAP, will make a guest voice appearance in the upcoming episode of Crayon Shin-chan TV anime. Hit the jump for more details.