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Japanese Anime Hit ‘Your Name’ Is Going to Be a Hollywood Live-Action Film!

Following the success of the Japanese animation Kimi no Na wa or Your Name in 2016, a Hollywood live-action remake is going to be released in the future. Although there are no clear announcements yet regarding the filming locations, TOHO (a Japanese film distributor) has already announced that the live-action Hollywood version of the animation…

A New Live-Action Film Adaptation of a Shojo Manga Is About to Come Out in Japan!

A girl sings in hopes of being reunited with her childhood friends. Two boys write songs for only one girl to sing. What kind of music will they create? A live-action film adaptation of the manga series, Fukumenkei Noise (覆面系ノイズ), finally opens in Japanese cinemas this November 2017. Check it out! Fukumenkei Noise Fukumenkei Noise,…

Japanese Manga ‘Marmalade Boy’ Will Be Turned into a Live-Action Movie in 2018

If you’re a fan of classic Japanese anime, then you must have already heard of Marmalade Boy. It is a 1990s romance anime which focuses on the ordinary life of Miki Koishikawa, a high school sophomore. Based on the shojo manga created by Wataru Yoshizumi, a Japanese manga artist hailing from Tokyo, this classic animation…

Think You’re a Cosplay Expert? How Many of These 4 Cosplay Facts Do You Know?

Cosplayers are always interesting to look at. It takes courage, confidence, and a whole lot of boldness to nail portraying someone else. “Cosplay” is actually a mash-up of the words, “costume” and “play.” From its name, people wear costumes and accessories in order to portray a character of their choice. Cosplay is a popular activity,…

Enjoy The Adventures Of This Cute Monster Pirate in a Classic Japanese Anime!

Pirates are often represented as nasty, rude and dangerous things. But this does not apply to one of the most popular anime in the world, One Piece. Eiichiro Oda, the creator of One Piece has managed to create unique and totally adorable pirate characters! One of the characters in One Piece, designed to be the…

Catch the Live-Action Adaptation of a Popular Anime in Cinemas this November 2017

“Watashi, ki ni narimasu!” Are you familiar with this catchphrase? Hyouka fans will not want to miss the live-action film adaptation coming to Japanese cinemas in November 2017! Hyouka Hyouka, published in 2001, is the first of a mystery novel series penned by Honobu Yonezawa. It was adapted as a 22-episode animated series by Kyoto…

Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Ranma ½ With This Unique Merchandise!

The gender-bender theme has been used so many times, especially in the genre of romantic comedy. The recent success of Makoto Shinkai’s Your Name represents the continuing popularity of this theme. One of the most famous gender-bender series back in the early 1990’s is Ranma ½ (Ranma Nibun-no-Ichi) . Serialized in 1987, this shonen manga…

5 Japanese Live Action Anime Adaptations You Have to See in 2017

2017 started strong with a whole new array of films set to impress, touch, inspire, and make us admire the movie industry once again. But if it’s about live action adaptations of some of the most notable anime (アニメ) series we all come to love, there’s Japan that makes sure she owns the spotlight. In…

Meet the Japanese Designer Behind Kaneki Ken’s Iconic Ghoul Mask

A 30-second trailer for Tokyo Ghoul’s (東京喰種トーキョーグール) live-action adaptation has been released. The movie is directed by Kentaro Hagiwara (萩原健太郎). The trailer introduces its main characters including Masataka Kubota (窪田正孝) as the human-turned-half-ghoul protagonist Kaneki Ken (金木研), Fumika Shimizu (清水富美加) as Toka Kirishima (霧嶋董香), Yu Aoi (蒼井優) as Rize Kamishiro (神代利世), Nobuyuki Suzuki (鈴木伸之) as…

5 Awesome “Shoujo” Manga and Where to Buy Them if You’re Outside Japan!

If you read manga (漫画), or Japanese comics, then you probably already know what shoujo (少女) manga is. But for those that are new to it, it is a category for readership or circulation that is aimed at teenage girls – this is directly evident in the word “shoujo” which means “little girl” or “young…
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