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Attack on Titan Live-Action Films to be Screened in the Philippines

Philippine film distributor Pioneer Films confirmed that it will screen the two live-action film adaptations of Hajime Isayama’s Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan) manga. The first part of the movie will be shown on August 12, while the second installment, Attack on Titan: End of the World, will open in Philippine theaters on September 23.

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The live-action films are slated to be released in Japan on August 1 (Part 1) and  September 19 (Part 2). Yuusuke Watanabe and Tomohiro Machiyama are working on the scripts together with the supervision of Hajime Isayama. Shinji Higuchi, on the other hand, is directing the two-part live-action movies. The films star Haruma Miura (Eren Yeager), Mizuhara Kiko (Mikasa Ackerman) and Hongo Kanata (Armin Arlert). Aside from the original characters in the manga, new characters will also be included in the films.

Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan started its serialization in Kodansha’s Bessatsu Shōnen Magazine in 2009. It also spawned a 25-episode anime adaptation which was aired in 2013, and a second season is scheduled to broadcast next year. “Attack on Titan the Movie: Part 1: Crimson Bow and Arrow“, the first of the two-part anime films, was also released in November 2014, while the second installment, Attack on Titan Part II: Wings of Freedom will come out in June this year.

Screening of “The Last: Naruto the Movie” in the Philippines Once Again Delayed to February

Unfortunately, the much-anticipated screening of “The Last: Naruto the Movie” is once again delayed a few weeks after SM Cinema announced the initial release of the animated movie adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto’s manga in December. The said film was supposed to be shown in Philippine theaters on December 17, a few days after the showing in Japan on December 6. However, SM Cinema posted an announcement on its Facebook page last month, informing the fans about the change in the schedule.

But before the exact date was given, SM Cinema once again informed the fans that “the film has been moved to February.” They also added, “The production company decided to move the release date to February. They’re just having some technical concerns with the content but they’re taking care of it now.” Just like before, there is no definite date yet as to when the movie will be screened. Stay updated and check SM Cinema’s official Facebook account to get more details.


Case Closed, or more commonly known as Detective Conan, is a a detective manga series written by Gosho Aoyama. Its anime television series adaptation was first aired in Japan in 1996 and is still ongoing with over 700 episodes. Eighteen feature films have also been released based on the series, with the latest one grossing ¥4 billion in Japan. The eighteenth film, entitled Case Closed: Dimensional Sniper, was screened in Japan last April 19th of this year. Written and directed by Kazunari Kouchi and Kobun Shizuno, respectively, the film stars Minami Takayama as Conan Edogawa.

A few months after its initial release in Japan, Case Closed (DETECTIVE CONAN): DIMENSIONAL SNIPER is set to hit the cinemas in the Philippines starting tomorrow, October 8! Check out the Facebook page of SM Cinema to know more updates about the schedules and locations.

(Source: SM Cinema)

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends (Trailer)

The first official trailer of the third installment of Rurouni Kenshin is finally released! 

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends will be released in Japan on September 13. The second film, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno has already hit the cinemas on August 1, and just like in Japan, it also became a blockbuster movie in the Philippines, earning P7.3M on its opening day last August 20, 2014. The Legend Ends will be the final installment of the two-part sequel of Rurouni Kenshin which is also based on the famous manga series of the same title written by Nabuhiro Watsuki. 

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Poster (Photo Cr: 映画『るろうに剣心』FB)

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends Poster (Photo Cr: 映画『るろうに剣心』FB)

Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends will be shown in the Philippines on September 24. 

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Flares up a Record on its Opening Day

The much-awaited sequel of Rurouni Kenshin has finally come! The opening day started yesterday, August 20 in Philippine cinemas nationwide. The three main actors of the said Japanese film (Takeru Satoh, Takei Emi and Aoki Munetaka) including their director, Keishi Otomo, visited the country for a two-day event last August 6 and 7. Thousands of fans flocked the venue as they tried to catch a glimpse of the stars during the red carpet premiere on Wednesday at SM Megamall. The following day, they were appointed as Cultural Friendship Ambassadors to the Philippines.They also attended a press conference in Glorietta later that day at around 6 pm which also garnered an estimated crowd of about 6,000 people.

Yesterday marked the opening date of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno in local theaters nationwide. The film proved to be a huge success as it earned P7.3M just on its first day of screening. Warner Bros Pictures (Philippines) confirmed this new record on its Facebook account.

Taken from Warner Bros Philippines' Official Facebook Page

Taken from Warner Bros Philippines’ Official Facebook Page

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno is the live-action film adaptation of the manga and animated series entitled Rurouni Kenshin (or Samurai X), which was written by Nobuhiro Watsuki. It is the second movie of the two-part sequel starring Takeru Satoh, Takei Emi and Aoki Munetaka. The first film, which was released in 2012, became a blockbuster hit in Japan and it also had several international screenings. The films are directed by Keishi Otomo, and the third part (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) is slated to be shown in Japan on September 13 of this year. The story revolves around Himura Kenshin, who was a former hitokiri (assassin) during the Bakumatsu era. He becomes a wanderer and tries to atone for the murders he committed by protecting people using his sakabato (reverse-blade sword)His vow never to kill again is put on a test when his successor, Shishio Makoto and his Juppongatana faction try to overthrow the Meiji government and threaten the peace in the country.

People lining up At SM Megamall to watch Rurouni Kenshin on its opening day (Photo Credit: JM Cayao of Rurouni Kenshin Pinas)

People line up At SM Megamall to watch Rurouni Kenshin on its opening day (Photo Credit: JM Cayao of Rurouni Kenshin Pinas)

For those of you who haven’t watched this movie yet, go to your nearest movie theaters and enjoy this action-packed sequel of Rurouni Kenshin. Catch the fiery screening of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno in your favorite local cinemas nationwide!

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Hits the Local Cinemas Today

Yes, you read that right! The long wait is over! Today marks the opening of the second sequel of Rurouni Kenshin in Philippine cinemas nationwide. To check the schedules and reserve your tickets, kindly visit SM Cinemas and Ayala Malls Cinemas.

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno is now showing In Philippine cinemas nationwide! (Photo Credit: 映画『るろうに剣心』 FB)

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno is now showing In Philippine cinemas nationwide! (Photo Credit: 映画『るろうに剣心』 FB)

Let’s make this a blockbuster hit and show our love and support to our beloved battousai!