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Yasuyuki Ōno's Yume no Kaiyoiji (Route of Dreams) manga is being adapted into a live-action film. The film will open on November 17 in the T-Joy Nagaoka theater, and on November 24 in the T-Joy Niigata Bandai theater.
Before there was Pretty Cure. Before there was Sailor Moon or Ojamajo Doremi, there was Pretty Mask Poitrine - a 1990 live-action tokusatsu show developed by Shotaro Ishinomori, representing both the "Toei Superheroes" and "Toei Fushigi Comedy" series. Almost 25 years later, Poitrine is making her big return in the new Kamen Rider movie.
TV Tokyo have finally released the teaser for the upcoming second season of the “Hero Yoshihiko” midnight drama series, to be entitled “The Hero Yoshihiko and the Key of the Evil Spirit.” The new season, set 100 years after the first series, will start airing this October.
Dubbed as the "no-budget adventure series", the first series “The Hero Yoshihiko and the Demon King's Castle” become successful last Summer 2011. The drama ranked first in the ‘Amazon Best DVD of 2011′ drama DVD category.
The official website for the upcoming Space Sheriff Gavan THE COMIC (宇宙刑事ギャバン THE COMIC) web manga series have finally opened. The comic will be released in a weekly basis, starting this October 17th.
Space Sheriff Gavan THE MOVIE scriptwriter Yuji Kobayashi (Ultraman Max, Gekiranger) posted on his blog some additional details on the web comic. He will also be writing for Space Sheriff Gavan THE COMIC. It will be directed by Tooru Fujisawa (GTO, Shonan Junai Gumi, GTR) with art and illustrations done by Masaki Ota (Silent Blood).
Not only that, they will also be releasing a Space Sheriff Gavan THE NOVEL, to be published by Asahi Shimbun, and a Space Sheriff Gavan THE MOVIE Uchuusen Magazine supplement material — a series of short stories published by Hobby Japan. All media have different stories each.
The live-action television series adaptation of CAPCOM's popular action game Sengoku Basara is spawning two compilation films this November. Sengoku Basara -Moonlight Party- Remix will compile this past summer's television series into two parts with unaired secret content added.
Last week, anime turned samurai film publisher Animeigo released a Blu-ray collection of the six Lone Wolf and Cub films, and in honor of the whole bloody affair hitting BR, AnimEigo posted a clip of the legendary Itto Ogami going about his business in high-def. Use the YouTube gear icon to see Suiouryu Horse-Slaying Technique in full 1080p.
The classic Tatsunoko Productions science-fiction hero anime Science Ninja Team Gatchaman is getting a live-action film adaptation from the production company Nikkatsu and the distributor TOHO next summer. Director Toya Sato (live-action Grave of the Fireflies, Sexy Voice and Robo, Kaiji, Gokusen) will begin shooting the film on October 15. Yūsuke Watanabe (20th Century Boys, Gantz, Bloody Monday, 2013 Dragon Ball Z film) wrote the script, and Shinji Aramaki (Appleseed films) is designing the characters.
Gaijin may know Gatchaman as "Battle of the Planets" or "G-Force".