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The official YouTube channel for the Japanese film production company Shochiku began streaming a new television spot for the live-action film adaptation of Fujio Akatsuka's shōjo comedy manga Himitsu no Akko-chan last Wednesday.
It was revealed on Friday that Clamp's xxxHOLiC manga series will be adapted as a live-action television program to be broadcast on Japan's WOWOW premium television station in 2013. The actress and model Anne will play the role of Yuuko, while Shota Sometani will play the character Watanuki. The series will be directed by Keisuke Toyoshima.
The October issue of Shogakukan's Betsucomi shōjo magazine is announcing on Thursday that Hinako Ashihara's Piece manga is getting adapted as a live-action television series.
The story begins a few years after high school graduation, when the main character Mizuho receives an unexpected phone call. She learns of the passing of a high school classmate named Haruka Origuchi. Haruka was a plain girl who did not draw attention, but Mizuho discovers to her shock that Haruka was pregnant during high school. Now, Haruka's mother wants Mizuho's help in finding the father of Haruka's unborn child.
Priced at $49.97 SRP, this 6-disc set from Shout! will 1140 minutes, and with that running time we presume (we could be mistaken!) that it will have all 49 episodes that were produced...including the "banned" 12th episode, "From Another Planet with Love" (a.k.a. "Crystallized Corpusels"). The reason for the ban was because the episode featured aliens sickened by radiation, which would be considered insensitive to Japanese who were affected by the atomic bombs at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. However, that episode did air in overseas markets, including - reportedly, in any case - on TNT in the USA during the mid-90s. So it seems like it should be expected on this release.
The new live-action GTO television series starring EXILE dance/vocal group member Akira just ended on Tuesday, but a 150-minute special will air on October 2 at 9:00 p.m. In the tentatively titled "GTO 2-Jikan-Han Special" (GTO 2.5-Hour Special), Akira will reprise his role as Onizuka, a former gang member who becomes an unorthodox teacher. Several months after the story in the television series, Onizuka will confront a corrupt politician to protect a youth home in danger of being shut down.
misac wrote:Saw the first episode of Fourze the other day and really enjoyed it. I really liked the main character right away but the suit was really goofy.
Cool. I was pretty against the show when the info was coming out. I saw the first episode and thought "wtf" and "somehow this is charming". Ended up liking the show a lot. still haven't seen the final episode.
Jyuden Sentai Kyoryuger (獣電戦隊キョウリュウジャー)! Trademarks for what seems to be next Super Sentai series seems to be have registered under the ID 2012-65209! Jyuden consists of the two kanji characters, beast and electricity, while kyoryu means dinosaur. So the next Sentai series is most likely another dinosaur based show.
Asmik-Ace Entertainment began streaming a 94-second preview on Tuesday for the upcoming release of Ōoku ~Eien~ Emonnosuke・Tsunayoshi Hen, the second live-action film adaptation of Fumi Yoshinaga's Ōoku: The Inner Chambers manga.
The North American video distributor Discotek Media announced on Saturday that it licensed Takashi Miike's live-action film adaptation of Tatsunoko's science-fiction comedy television anime series Yatterman. Discotek Media plans to release the film in 2013.
This is not from the upcoming release, but here is a trailer for the film: