News from Far East regarding motion pictures and series.
  • Trailer Gives a Preview to Parasyte's Second Film

    The official website for the second live-action film of Hitoshi Iwaaki's science-fiction manga Parasyte published a trailer on their site on Saturday. Kiseijuu Kanketsu-hen (Parasyte: The Final Act) will start airing in theatres in Japan on 25th April. The first part of the live-action, directed by Takashi Yamazaki (Space Battleship Yamato, Always: Sunset on Third Street), started in Japan on 29th November 2014 and—besides earning harsh critiques—achieved first place in the Box Office ranking of Japan…

  • Live-Action Movie adapted from Hinako Sugiura's Manga Gassou

    A Live-Action adaptation from Hinako Sugiura's Gassoh, which won the Japan Cartoonists Association Award in 1984, is currently in production. The planned release date is fall 2015. The Edo-period manga is set in the year 1868 and is about a young man who joins the elite Shougitai division of the Shogunate…

  • Little Forest To Be Adapted As Live-Action Movie

    Daisuke Igarashi's slice-of-life manga Little Forest is supposed to receive a live-action adaption. The female lead, Ichiko is played Ai Hashimoto, Takahiro Miura is starring as Ichiko's childhood friend Yuta. Mayu Matsuoka will star as Kikko, Yoichi Nukumizu as the manager Shigeyuki and Karen Kirishima as Ichiko's mother Sachiko…

  • Movie: Live Action Adaption for Happy Negative Marriage Has Been Greenlit

    Ryuta Amazume's manga Happy Negative Marriage will be adapted as a live-action movie and is expected for April 2nd. It was stated that Kenji Yokoi will be the regisseur for the movie. The male protagonist, 30-year-old virgin, Keitaro Satou will be played by Takashi Nagayama (left), while Saki Seto (right) will star as the female lead, Shimaki Akio…

  • Movie: First Trailer to Kite's Live-Action Movie

    A nine-minute promotional video for the movie adaption of the two Kite OVAs has been released on Friday. Regisseur Ralph Ziman's (Gangster's Paradise: Jerusalema) movie is announced for this year. The cast is – among many others – made up of India Eisley (Underworld: Awakening) as Sawa, Callan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby) as Oburi, and Samuel L…

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