Work on the live-action samurai film Tajomaru was recently completed in Japan, and the press conference that marked the occasion on July 5 brought news (via ANN
) that anime
and manga spin-offs are now actively being planned. A certain Ippei Gyoubu will be illustrating the characters for these adaptations, but that's about all the info that transpired: no release dates or animation studio seem to be known yet.
Tajomaru is a live-action film adaptation of Ryuunosuke Akutagawa's "In a Grove" samurai short story, starring Shun Oguri as the title criminal / rapist character. The movie will get advance screenings in Japan on September 12-13, 2009. For now, you can see a couple
that we've just added locally.