Tag: manga

Fantasia 2017 Review: ALMOST COMING, ALMOST DYING Shreds Dignity For Laughs In Surprising Ways

In french, an orgasm is sometimes referred to as, la petite mort, or little death. The phrase can also infer, with less existential hubris, simply a nervous spasm. Kobayashi Toshimasa playfully uses the two ideas in his feature film debut Almost...

JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: New Trailer For Miike's Adaptation Features The Stands In Action

If you're a fan of popular manga and anime series Jojo's Bizarre Adventure and you're anything at all like The Boy - who very much is a fan of Jojo - whatever excitement you may have for the upcoming live...

FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: Two Teasers For Sori's Live Action Adaptation

One of the most popular manga and anime series on the globe, medieval action-fantasy Fullmetal Alchemist will be coming to the big screen at the end of the year with a live action adaptation from Ping Pong helmer Sori Fumihiko....

Oguri Shun Versus Aliens In Teaser For Live Action GINTAMA

Cult Japanese director Fukuda Yuichi (Hentai Kamen) is taking a definite step towards the mainstream in 2017. He's got the Sony backed live action adaptation of The Disastrous Life Of Saiki K that we wrote about earlier today on the...

HENTAI KAMEN And KID'S POLICE Director Fukuda Yuichi Brings Us THE DISASTROUS LIFE OF SAIKI K

Japanese writer-director Fukuda Yuichi continues down his very prolific - and very goofy - road in 2017 with a pair of features and a television series all slated for release this year, all of which continue to display his love...

Kimura Takuya Cannot Die In Miike's BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL Teaser

Another day, another project from one of Japan's most prolific and talented directors, Miike Takashi. His latest project is an adaptation of Samura Hiraoki's manga Blade of the Immortal (Mugen no Jūnin). The manga, which ran in serial form beginning...

GHOST IN THE SHELL: Loads Of New Footage As Oshii Visits Set

Full marks to the marketing team behind the upcoming Hollywood live action adaptation of seminal cyberpunk manga and anime property Ghost In The Shell. Fully aware of the whitewashing controversy around the casting of Scarlett Johansson as Major Motko Kusanagi...

GHOST IN THE SHELL: First Look At The Major In Action In New Clip

With a trailer for the big budget live action adaptation of classic cyberpunk manga and anime Ghost In The Shell apparently just around the corner a very brief new teaser clip has arrived to whet the appetite. And as clips...

WB And Toho Will Produce Takashi Miike's Adaptation of JOJO'S BIZARRE ADVENTURE

Variety announced that Warner Bros. Japan and Toho Studios will produce Takashi Miike's adaptation of a long running anime/manga JoJo's Bizarre Advenure (Jojo no Kimyo na Boken). Miike will be adapting the fourth season of the anime titled Diamond is...

CUTIE HONEY: TEARS Theatrical Trailer Arrives

When the first teaser for Asai Takeshi's Cutie Honey: Tears - the big screen revival of the iconic Nagai Go character last seen in Anno Hideaki's 2004 adaptation - arrived back in April it provoked some fairly strong (and split)...

GANTZ:O Trailer Arrives!

Gantz:O - the latest adaptation of Oku Hiroya's popular manga - will soon have its world premiere in Venice leading up to its JApanese theatrical release and anxious fans awaiting a taste of the upcoming feature film have just got...

Japan Cuts 2016 Interview: One Hitoshi on the Mysterious World of Mangaka with BAKUMAN

After his exuberant hit Love Strikes excited the 2012 festival, director One Hitoshi visited Japan Cuts with Bakuman, his rousing and heartfelt take on the mysterious, misunderstood world of the manga artist.  One spoke with me about CG battles and...

DEATH NOTE: LIGHT UP THE NEW WORLD Delivers A New Trailer

It's a busy time for fans of popular anime and manga series Death Note. Here in North America, director Adam Wingard is currently in production on an English language, live action adaptation of the property while over in Japan the...

Nagai Go's Android Hero Returns In CUTIE HONEY: TEARS

Last on the big screen with Neon Genesis Evangelion director Anno Hideaki's live action adaptation in 2004, Nagai Go's hugely popular manga hero Cutie Honey returns with a new adaptation from director Asai Takeshi titled Cutie Honey: Tears. The story...

More Bad Taste In The Full CHINYUKI Trailer

It was back in December that we first brought word of Yamaguchi Yudai's upcoming adaptation of cult favorite manga and anime Chinyuki: Taro To Yukaina Nakama Tachi noting that this one looks positively mad, even by Yamaguchi's totally gonzo standards....

Full TONKATSU DJ AGE-TARO Trailer

It was just Tuesday when we shared the first teaser for Daichi Akitaro's adaptation of writer Ipyao and artist Koyama Yujiro's manga Tonkatsu DJ Age-taro and for those intrigued by the quirky tale of a young man working in his...

Breaded Pork Meats DJ. Watch The First Teaser For TONKATSU DJ AGE-TARO

If you've caught yourself thinking that the anime scene has gotten very same-y over the past few years then you're not at all alone. While I'm certain there are some hardcore anime fans reading this who can provide some examples...

It's A Panty Storm In The Trailer For HENTAI KAMEN 2: ABNORMAL CRISIS

Japan's Forbidden Hero returns with Hentai Kamen 2: The Abnormal Crisis because, you know, when panties start raining down upon Tokyo the time has come for one man to don those panties over his face and stand against the forces...

TERRA FORMARS: Full Trailer For Miike's Violent SciFi Picture Suggests Maybe We Should Just Stay Where We Are

After a long build up the full trailer for Miike Takashi's big screen adaptation of popular manga and anime series Terra Formars has arrived with our first significant look at the scope of the world and the action at hand....

Yamaguchi Yudai Poops On The Grave Of Good Taste With Live Action CHINYUKI Teaser

ScreenAnarchy-fave director Yamaguchi Yudai - he of gonzo comedy oddities Cromartie High, Battlefield Baseball and Yakuza Weapon among others - is coming back to the big screen with a live action adaptation of cult favorite manga and anime Chinyuki: Taro...