The live-action film adaptation of Mineo Maya (Patarillo!)'s self-deprecating local comedy manga Tonde Saitama earned a surprisingly good 259 million yen and became the top-grossing film of the weekend of February 23-24, beating the 200 million dollar budget live-action film Alita: Battle Angel inspired by Yukito Kishiro's cyberpunk manga. Hit the jump for more details.
The Japan premiere screening of Alita: Battle Angel was held at VR ZONE SHINJUKU in Tokyo on Thursday. One of the guests, Yukito Kishiro, the original author of Japanese cyberpunk manga Gunnm, on which the live-action film is based, was very much satisfied with the long-awaited adaptation, even calling it as "the greatest movie in the world." Hit the jump for more details.
To promote the upcoming release in Japan on February 22, the official Japanese Twitter for Alita: Battle Angel has posted a new promotional visual featuring a newly drawn art by Yukito Kishiro, the original author of Japanese cyberpunk manga Gunnm, on which the live-action film is based. Check out the special visual and his comment on the long-awaited film after the jump.