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The new show will be called New Ultraman Retsuden, but unlike Ultraman Retsuden, New Retsuden’s will have 30 minute episode with all new footage and characters. New Ultraman Retsuden will be set in present-time Japan and revolves around a group of high school students, whom ends up getting involved with fighting giant monsters alongside Ultraman Ginga. A long time ago in outer space, a certain evil caused all Ultra heroes and giant monsters to turn into small dolls. These dolls where scattered all over the universe, until they arrived on Earth through a meteor shower. In present time, a young boy finds the Ginga Spark, that allows him to help the dolls revert into their true form. With the Ginga Spark, he can “UltraLive” to merge with the dolls.
Angle Pictures began streaming the second Library "mini" Wars live-action short last week that features a side story to the live-action film adaptation of Hiro Arikawa's popular action novel series Library War (Toshokan Sensō). The seven-minute silent short, "Year Shoka 31," is streaming online with English subtitles:
Studio Ghibli denied a report by movie information site Twitch on Tuesday that Ghibli's anime classic Kiki's Delivery Service would be turned into a live-action movie helmed by The Grudge director Takashi Shimizu.
The first trailer for Crows Explode, the third live-action film adaptation of Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows fighting manga, began streaming this past week. The trailer introduces the new cast at Suzuran Boys' High School after Genji Takiya and Tamao Serizawa have graduated. Director Toshiaki Toyoda (Aoi Haru, Kūchū Teien) is taking over from Takashi Miike for the latest Crows film, which takes place one month after the end of Crows Zero II.