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The official website for Shueisha's Jump SQ. magazine revealed on Tuesday that actor Tatsuya Fujiwara will play the former government assassin Shishio Makoto in the two upcoming live-action Rurouni Kenshin sequel films. The website also revealed that Keishi Ōtomo (Ryōmaden) is returning to direct the two new films, which will be titled Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Great Kyoto Fire Arc) and Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The End of a Legend Arc). The films are slated to open in summer 2014.
The production company Tohokushinsha Film Corporation announced at its Japan Expo booth in France that Mamoru Oshii is involved in next year's live-action project of HEADGEAR's Mobile Police Patlabor anime.
The duo behind such legendary tokusatsu as Choujin Sentai Jetman and GARO are teaming up once again to bring you what is being called a “”Love Comedy Battle Action Hero” show. So… all the demographics.
Online video streaming site viki will be streaming the upcoming “Innocent Lilies” film worldwide, starring the members of the “geek-idol” group Denpagumi.inc. The movie is directed by Koichi Sakamoto (Kamen Rider Fourze, Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger), with scripts by Reiko Yoshida (K-On, Girls & Panzer).
THE PREMISE: The time has rejected innocent virgins. No place seems to be left for girls suffering from broken hearts. But there are hands reaching out for them: the hands of the legendary White Witch. They say, the Witch was once a girl, deeply hurt carrying a never-ending pain. For only the ones who know real pain can - acquire the power of witchcrafts.
The August issue of Square Enix's Gangan magazine is revealing the first visual for the live-action film adaptation of Yoshiki Tonogai's psychological suspense manga Judge on Friday. The magazine also notes that the cast for the film will be unveiled in the next issue of the magazine, which will be released on August 12.
In the story of the original manga, nine young strangers wake up and find themselves wearing animal masks in a shuttered old courtroom. They are accused of sins, and must judge and sacrifice each other one by one, until four are left alive. They must all play the game, or they will all die.