adaptations

I’ve had a lot of trouble catching on to anime over the years, but every so often there’s a show that sounds so incredibly insane that I can’t help but watch it. That’s how I got reeled into a shows li... read feature

God Eater

Your first look at Ufotable's God Eater anime


Chow Down
May 06
I've mentioned this before, but of the many games that tried to steal Monster Hunter's fire, I liked God Eater the most. While mechanically it was often just "diet" Monster Hunter, its approach to storytelling and anime... read
One Punch Man

Studio MADHOUSE winds up for One Punch Man anime


Fingers crossed!
Mar 21
[Update: Check out a hot cam promo for the show below, straight from the AnimeJapan 2015 show floor!] I must say that as hyped-up as I am about the prospect of a hot new anime adaptation of One Punch Man, the skeptic in ... read
One Punch Man

It's happening: One Punch Man anime officially announced


Took 'em long enough
Mar 19
Given the climate of anime production these days, one could see it as inevitable, but as a fan of the One Punch Man manga, it's pretty exciting to hear that the show will finally be getting a TV anime adaptation.  U... read
Ghost in the Shell

Fans don't want to see Scarlett Johansson as Kusanagi


Speak your mind
Feb 18
The internet erupted as you might expect when DreamWorks Pictures announced that the role of Major Motoko Kusanagi had gone to Caucasian actress, Scarlett Johansson in the upcoming Ghost in the Shell adaptation. It looks like... read
Ghost in the Shell

Hello, Major: Scarlett Johansson is the star of Ghost in the Shell


Black Widow gets a Cyberbrain
Jan 06
At times it seems like Dreamworks' planned live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell has been in development hell for so long that we were contemplating writing a script that automatically tagged any story about it wi... read
Prophecy

Prophecy unveils a creepy new live-action trailer


Creepy!
Dec 22
The uber popular manga Prophecy, written by Testuya Tsutsui is getting an adaptation on the big screen in Japan. The tale of unfulfilled justice and judgment makes its debut in theaters on June 6th, adding to the already solid summer movie line-up. I hope the film can give the slow burning crime thriller a bit of justice, as the shots look pretty good so far! read
DBZ fan video

Dragon Ball Z fan video blows Hollywood release out of the water in 2 minutes


What a little love can do
Oct 29
When you have some love for a project, it really shows. Throw in some decent acting, a knack for special effects, and some martial arts skills --you are onto something special. Dragon Ball Z fan group, Robot Underground is m... read
Guardians of the Galaxy

The Guardians of the Galaxy are set to make their anime appearance


We are Groot!
Sep 10
I'm quite sure there's no way that you haven't seen this year's best movie, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy yet. However, if for some reason you've been on a 2D diet, drop what you're doing and take in one of the most enjoy... read
Lupin III

The new Lupin live-action trailer is here!


I'm not sure how I feel about this yet
Jun 26
The live adaption of the classic anime thief Lupin III, is set to hit theaters in Japan on August 30th, but you don't have to wait that long to get a glimpse. There's a new trailer making its rounds, and this time the video ... read
Unforgiven

Ken Watanabe does Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven


Can't wait until they do Dirty Harry!
Jun 12
Japanator's about more than anime, don't you know! It's also about watching dignified hunks like Ken Watanabe do a samurai take on Clint Eastwood's 1992 western Unforgiven, and that's exactly what this is.  Yurusarezaru... read
Kuragehime

Princess Jellyfish live-action cast revealed


Casting announcements!
Apr 26
A short while ago we reported on the announcement of a Princess Jellyfish film (based off of Akiko Higashimura's manga), but the listing neglected an important detail: whether it was live-action or animated. I surmised that i... read
Lupin III

Lupin III live-action teaser arrives


Now with less Japanese TV personalities covering up the video.
Apr 25
Hey you! Yeah, you! Do you want to see a short teaser for the upcoming Lupin III live-action adaption? I bet you do! This 30-second clip came out a few days ago, but it was covered in the typical trappings of Japanese TV, so... read
Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish film announced


However it suffers from a severe lack of details.
Apr 07
I know there is a small but dedicated fanbase out there for Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime). Both the original manga by Akiko Higashimura and the anime by Brain's Base for Noitamina were great versions of the story, and I'm a... read
Anime

Insufficient Direction to get flash animation adaptation


Learn what it means to be the biggest otaku ever
Mar 17
Color this convenient: shortly after the English release of Moyoco Anno's Insufficient Direction, it's been announced that it's getting an anime adaptation. It won't be much -- 13 3-minute flash animations as a part of Animus... read
Mighty No. 9

Mighty No. 9 live-action adaption on the way


Keiji Inafune's Kickstarter success will be adapted by Tim Carter's production company.
Feb 06
Video games! Who needs 'em! What's really cool is live-action, that's what! Keiji Inafune may be riding a wave of success after his Mega Man spiritual successor Mighty No. 9 blazed past Kickstarter goals and into the internet... read
Ghost in the Shell

Hollywood's Ghost in the Shell adaptation gets a director


If only it were the Puppetmaster
Jan 27
Oh boy, here we go. It's been more than half a decade since Dreamworks acquired the rights to produce a live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, and mostly it's been all quiet. Many had simply consigned the idea to vapor... read
Film & TV

Our first real look at Hollywood's adaption of Kite


Is it cringe-worthy?
Jan 06
Hollywood's upcoming live-action adaption of Yasuomi Umetsu's anime cult-classic Kite has been in development for years. Thanks to this new trailer, we're finally getting our first real look at the film, and i... read
When Marnie Was There

Ghibli's 2014 film is revealed by TOHO


Hiromasa Yonebayashi returns as director
Dec 14
Sure, we may still be waiting for both The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya to venture out of Japan, but let's forget that for a minute and get excited for another new film! Film distributor TOHO has recently re... read
Films

All You Need is Kill film adaptation looks amazing


I can't wait
Dec 12
When I first heard that Hiroshi Sakurazaka's classic sci-fi light novel, All You Need is Kill was getting the Hollywood treatment, I got a bit worried. It was initially announced that Brad Pitt was attached to the film as th... read
Anime

The Irregular at Magic High School anime slated for 2014


Madhouse bringing this light novel series to the screen
Dec 11
Mark your calendar for the Spring 2014 season, because Tsutomu Sato's light novel series The Irregular at Magic High School will be getting an anime adaptation courtesy of the folks at Madhouse. Saki's director Manabu On... read
Manga

Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou to get anime adaptation


Love, comedy, and perverts all under one roof
Nov 30
According to the latest issue of Young King Ours magazine, Ruri Miyahara's latest manga, Bokura wa Minna Kawaisou, is getting an anime adaptation. The romantic comedy features a boy who's living alone in the Kawais... read
Anime

Za Warudo! JoJo's new season to premiere next Spring


2014 is going to be the Year of the JoJo!
Nov 18
I don't know about you, but a part of me is wishing for 2013 to be over already. Other than Space Dandy's super amazing entry into the 2014 Winter Anime Season, the return of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is another fine treat to ... read
Soul Eater Not!

Soul-ice of Life: Soul Eater Not! getting an anime series


Are too!
Nov 14
Confession time! I know very little about Soul Eater, besides the fact that its ending credits were used for the awesome Persona 4 mashup I've embedded before. That said, it does seem to be popular, and the saga of ... read
Black Butler

Live action Black Butler film has a new poster


I'll let you guys and gals be the judge
Nov 14
I like Hiro Mizushima a whole lot. My first encounter with the talented Japanese actor came via Kamen Rider Kabuto, a show that was only ever as over the top as Mizushima's portrayal of Souji Tendou. I also thought he was gre... read
Cowboy Bebop

Cowboy Bebop live-action film probably not happening


Keanu Reeves spills the details in a Reddit AMA.
Oct 21
Recently, the actor Keanu Reeves hosted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) to promote his new film, Man of Tai Chi. Of course, most of the questions were about Bill & Ted and The Matrix, but Reeves did respond to one question... read
Coppelion

Simulcast GET! Viz to stream Coppelion


More post apocalyptic school girls coming right up!
Sep 30
Talk about a complete face off. Now that Viz has announced that they have acquired the rights to simulcast Coppelion, we're in for a double dose of post apocalyptic shows with over-the-top school girls. While Coppelion share... read
Haganai live action

More live action Haganai key visuals hit the net


Who thought this was a good idea?
Sep 27
Of all the popular light novel series to adapt into a live action film, Haganai is probably the last one I would ever consider. Yet here we are, looking at images for the upcoming movie. What a world we live in, eh? This tim... read
Kyokai no Kanata promo

Have a bloody good time with Kyokai no Kanata's new promo


I'm not kidding, there is some good blood in this trailer.
Sep 04
I'm probably the worse person to ask when it comes to Kyoto Animation related things, since the last KyoAni related thing that I saw was the first episode of Chuunibiyo and The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumia. Instead of mak... read
Buddha 2

Tezuka's Buddha returns to enlighten us


I gotta read this again
Aug 29
The second part of the film version of Osamu Tezuka's Buddha, finally has a release date and trailer. The incredibly deep and award winning manga first made its way to the big screen back in 2010, and the sequel will finally... read
Arcana trailer

Arcana's live action film isn't really scaring me


Is that a heart in your hands?
Aug 19
I hadn't actually ever read Yua Kotegawa's 2 part manga series Aracana before. However, whenever I hear about new Japanese horror or manga adaptations my ears perk up. AFter watching the new trailer, I can't say I'm itching ... read
Coppelion

Coppelion anime is back on track


Too soon?
Aug 12
After a brief hiatus, the anime adaptation of the hit manga, Coppelion looks to be coming along nicely. The story focuses on a group of students living in a post nuclear meltdown Japan. After the disaster played out in Fukus... read






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