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“Wolf Girl and Black Prince” Gets a Live-Action Film Adaptation

© Ayuko Hatta/Shueisha

This year is notable for the numerous number of manga series which have been adapted into live-action films and TV dramas. For instance, Death Note is once again relived through a television drama series which premiered in July. It stars Masataka Kubota (Light Yagami) and Kento Yamazaki (L) as the main protagonists of the story.  Hajime Isayama’s Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) also got a two-part live-action film adaptation which features Haruma Miura as Eren Jaeger. The first part was released in Japan last month, while the second installment will be shown on September 19.

And just recently, another series was green-lit for a live-action movie. Ayuko Hatta’s shojo manga Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji (Wolf Girl and Black Prince) is going to release its film adaptation in May next year. The cast includes Fumi Nikaidō (Erika Shinohara) and Kento Yamazaki (Kyōya Sata). The latter will also play the role of Kōsei Arima in another live-action film adaptation of Naoshi Arakawa’s Your Lie in April

The official website of Ōkami Shōjo to Kuro Ōji movie also uploaded a 13-second clip of the film which presents the cast and cites Ryūichi Hiroki as the director of the film.

The filming will begin in December and will conclude in January next year.

The manga, on the other hand, is still ongoing and is published by Shueisha on Bessatsu Margaret magazine. A 12-episode anime TV series was also aired in October last year until December.

(via ANN)

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Kento Yamazaki to Star in “Your Lie in April” Live-Action Movie

After the 22-episode anime TV series of Your Lie in April concluded in March this year, it was confirmed that a live-action film adaptation is also going to be created. Naoshi Arakawa’s manga will be turned into a movie which will star Kento Yamazaki and Suzu Hirose as Kōsei Arima and Kaori Miyazono, respectively. Joining them are E-girls’ Anna Ishii (Tsubaki Sawabe) and  Taishi Nakagawa (Ryōta Watari). Yukari Tatsui is the scriptwriter while Takehiko Shinjō is directing the film which is slated to be screened in Japan in 2016.

©Naoshi Arakawa/A-1 Pictures

The manga was published by Kodansha on its Monthly Shōnen Magazine from April 2011 until February this year.

(Source: Comic Natalie via ANN)

“Death Note” TV Series Reveals Cast

It was recently reported that the popular manga “Death Note” will be having a live-action television series this year, and last Monday, the cast was revealed in full costume. The main actors, Masataka Kubota (Light Yagami) and Kento Yamazaki (L) differ from the other cast who portrayed the story’s characters in the live-action film adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s manga. Mio Yūki will join Kubota and Yamazaki as Near, and it will be the first time that the said character will be included in the live-action series.

Shueisha made the announcement regarding the cast in this year’s 26th issue of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. The drama will be broadcasted on NTV on Sundays starting in July.

Death Note was published from 2003-2006 and it also inspired a 37-episode anime series which was aired in 2006. Three live-action films were also released, which starred Tatsuya Fujiwara as Light Yagami and Ken’ichi Matsuyama as L.

(via ANN)