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This year's 36th issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion magazine is announcing on Thursday that a live-action television adaptation of Masami Hosokawa's Sugarless school fighting manga has been green-lit. The story follows high school freshman Gaku Shiiba and his quest to rule his school through daily brawls with the other delinquents.
The Movie Collection Japanese film and TV news website began streaming 15-second "Hummer" clip from the live-action film adaption of Shohei Manabe's Ushijima the Loan Shark (Yamikin Ushijima-kun) manga on Monday. The film's staff are currently hosting a contest to give away one Hummer H2 vehicle in commemoration of the film's release.
The Deadline film website reported on Thursday that the Los Angeles/Toronto-based independent studio Entertainment One (eOne) has acquired worldwide rights to a television series based on Osamu Tezuka's Black Jack medical suspense manga.
The entertainment news website Deadline reported on Thursday that Sleeper Cell creators Cyris Voris and Ethan Reiff are now signed on to write the live-action television adaptation of the Noir anime. The Sleeper Cell series had aired on the Showtime network in 2005.
The Cinema Today website began streaming the full trailer for the second live-action film adaptation of Ryuta Amazume's Nana to Kaoru erotic romantic comedy manga on Friday. The film will screen at the Eurospace theater in Tokyo's Shibuya ward from September 8 to 21.
Japanese production company Asmik-Ace Entertainment streamed a 30-second teaser trailer for the Ōoku: ~Eien~ Emonnosuke-Tsunayoshi Hen live-action film last Wednesday.
The film adapts volumes 4 to 6 of the award-winning Ōoku: The Inner Chambers manga by Fumi Yoshinaga. The story take place in an alternate-history version of medieval Japan, in which a bizarre disease has dwindled the male population. This has led to a matriarchal society where women outnumber men by 4 to 1. The shogun and de facto ruler of Japan keeps her own harem of men, or Ōoku.