The recent interview
with James Cameron that everyone's been linking this week isn't as bad as it sounds, for fans of Battle Angel Alita
(Gunnm) who were hoping to see its live-action film adaptation at some point in life. The interview made it sound like Cameron would only make Avatar sequels (and deep-sea diving documentaries) for the rest of his career. But that's not entirely accurate, as it turns out.
Ain't It Cool News got in touch with Cameron for a comment
on the state of the Battle Angel Alita movie project, and although it is indeed a far-fetched dream of his, (...) Continue reading 'No Battle Angel Alita Live-Action Anytime Soon'...
The Air Gear
manga series is slowly coming to an end, after ten years of serialization in the Weekly Shounen Magazine. Publisher Kodansha is announcing
that the manga's creator Oh! Great (Ougure-Ito) is ending
the series in 5 more chapters. The final chapter will be either 356 or 357, depending on whether or not they included chapter 352 in the count.
Meanwhile, the Yumeiro Patissiere
manga is making a return, following the original series' finale in July 2011. This time, author Natsumi Matsumoto wrote a one-shot story (...) Continue reading 'Checkpoint: Air Gear, Yumeiro Patissiere, Akira'...
The classic samurai manga Lone Wolf and Cub
is getting yet another live-action movie adaptation, it seems - Hollywood style, this time. Deadline
is reporting that Kamala Film has acquired the film rights to this manga authored by Kazuo Koike and illustrated by Goseki Kojima, and that Justin Lin (Fast Five
) is already set to direct, based on a script written by David and Janet Peoples (Twelve Monkeys). Sooo... what about that anime
A new anime adaptation of Junjou Romantica
is in the works, according to this week's issue of Asuka Ciel magazine, based
on Shungiku Nakamura's boys-love manga (...) Continue reading 'Checkpoint: Lone Wolf, Junjou, SKE48, Uniforms'...
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A new Hatsune Miku
themed manga created by Ontama, titled Mikubon Vocaloid
in Wonderland / Hachune Miku Kenkyuusho, began
serialization today, in the May issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Comp Ace magazine. The same issue also kicked off a few other manga series, including Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai S
(by Hamao Sumeragi), Danshi Kinsei!! Fureeze Jogakuin (by Yuki Azuma), and Lens Drops (by Renga Kijima).Akira
manga creator Katsuhiro Otomo revealed
that he is preparing a new long-term manga series for "a certain shounen magazine", with a story set in the Meiji period. (...) Continue reading 'Checkpoint: Miku Manga, Akira Mangaka, Oldboy'...
The pretty pic below is just about the only reason I bring this up: a new official website
has just come online, for this summer's Type-Moon 10th Anniversary event. The festival will be held on the 7th and 8th of July, at the Pacifico Yokohama convention center. Nevermind that they actually released their debut eroge, Tsukihime
, in 2000, so their 10th anniversary has been going on for some time...
A live-action film adaptation of Rumic Theater, Rumiko Takahashi
's manga series, is being announced
in this year's 6th issue of Shogakukan's Big Comic Original magazine. (...) Continue reading 'Checkpoint: Type-Moon, Rumic Theater, Oldboy'...
The upcoming To Aru Majutsu no Index Movie
(nope, still no idea when it's releasing) will have an entirely new story written for the big screen by the original novels' author Kazuma Kamachi. This announcement comes
in response to a user asking on Twitter if the film's story would be taken from volume 15 of the light novel series. And, by the way, volume 4 of Kamachi's sequel novels - Shinyaku To Aru Majutsu no Index - is releasing in Japan this Saturday, March 10.
The upcoming TV anime Uchuu Kyoudai
(Space Brothers) was briefly listed
as a "48+ episodes" series, which would make it a year-long show. The listing was posted (...) Continue reading 'Checkpoint: Index Movie, Space Bros., Atashin'chi'...
The live-action movie adaptation of Bleach
has been a rather dormant project up to now, even though Warner Bros. had acquired the live-action feature rights a couple of years ago or something... But today, at last, a sign of life shines through, thanks to a Variety
report that's bound to bring joy into the hearts of... anyone crazy enough to think that a Hollywood-produced Bleach movie could possibly work out well... Anyone?
Warner Bros. is tasking Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) to write the script based on Tite Kubo's ultra-popular manga, which has over 75 million print copies (...) Continue reading 'Bleach Live-Action Movie Gets Writer, Producer'...
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