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“Bakuman” Reveals Visual for Live-Action Film Adaptation

The live-action film adaptation of Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata’s manga “Bakuman” is confirmed to premiere on October 3! The report was made by Mainichi Shimbun paper’s Mantan Web site where they announced the movie’s premiere date. The site also revealed a visual for the film which casts Takeru Satoh and Ryunosuke Kamiki as Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi, respectively. Joining them are Kenta Kiritani as Shinta Fukuda, Sarutoki Minagawa as Takurō Nakai, Hirofumi Arai as Kazuya Hiramaru, Nana Komatsu as Miho Azuki, and Shōta Sometani as Eiji Niizuma. Hitoshi Ōne is directing the said film. 

実写映画「バクマン。」のティザービジュアル (C)2015 映画「バクマン。」製作委員会

The manga also had an anime series adaptation which run from 2010 until 2013 with three seasons containing 25 episodes each. It tells the story of two friends (Mashiro as the artist and Takagi as the writer) who aspire to become well-known manga artists. Bakuman was serialized on Shueisha’s Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine from 2008 until 2012. Go to the movie’s official website to stay updated!

(Source: Mantan Web via ANN)

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Shota Sometani to Star in “Eiga Minna! Esper Dayo!” Live-Action Film

Shota Sometani, the main actor in Parasyte The Movie, will once again star in another live-action film adaptation! All Esper Dayo! (Minna! Esper Dayo!) a sci-fi comedy manga written and illustrated by Kiminori Wakasugi, is going to be adapted into a live-action film which will be directed by Shion Sono.

Images © Minna! Esper Dayo! Production Committee © Kimimori Wakasugi / Kodansha

The series began its serialization in 2009 in Young Magazine. It also spawned a 2013 drama adaptation which also featured Shota Sometani as Yoshirō Kamogawa. Kaho (Miyuki Hirano) and Erina Mano (Sae Asami) were also included in the cast. A spin-off TV special will also air in Japan this spring.

(Source: animeanime.jp via ANN)

Trailer for Parasyte’s 2nd Live-Action Film Gets Streamed

A trailer for the second part of Parasyte’s live-action film adaptation was released last week. The official website of the movie updated their page with the trailer for the live-action film of Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Kiseijū manga. The first of the two-part movie adaptation was screened in Japan on November 29, 2014. The films are directed by  Takashi Yamazaki and distributed by Toho.

Shota Sometani will be returning as the protagonist Shinichi Izumi, together with Eri Fukatsu (Ryoko Tamiya) and Ai Hashimoto (Satomi Murano).

Kiseijū Kanketsu-hen (Parasyte: The Final Act) will be released in Japan on April 25, 2015.

(Source: kiseiju)

Live-Action Film “Parasyte” to Hit SM Cinemas on February 11

SM Cinema announced that it will screen the first part of Parasyte’s live-action film adaptation this month! The movie, which stars Shota Sometani as the protagonist Shinichi Izumi, will premiere in Philippine theaters this coming February 11. It is directed by Takashi Yamazaki, and the film also includes Eri Fukatsu (Ryoko Tamiya), Ai Hashimoto (Satomi Murano), Masahiro Higashide (Hideo Shimada), Nao Omori (Kuramori) and Tadanobu Asano (Goto).

©Toho

The story is based on  Hitoshi Iwaaki’s Kiseijū (Parasyte) manga which was serialized by Kodansha from 19881995. “Parasyte -the maxim-” is also an ongoing anime adaptation series by Studio Madhouse. It is scheduled to air a total of 24 episodes. 

The first live-action film was released in Japan on November 29 last year, while Parasyte: Part 2 is slated to be shown on April 25, 2015.

Watch the trailers here:

http://kiseiju.com/trailer/?id=fa42JpBdY9c

(Sources: SM Cinemakiseiju.com)

Daisuke Namikawa, Issei Futamata, Kazuhiko Inoue and Takaya Aoyagi to Join the Cast of Parasyte

The staff of Kiseijū: Sei no Kakuritsu, the anime adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaaki’s manga Kiseijū (Parasyte), announced the addition of new characters in the series. Daisuke Namikawa will play the role of Miki while Issei Futamata will be Shirō KuramoriKazuhiko Inoue, famous for his role as Kakashi in Naruto, will lend his voice to Gotō and Takaya Aoyagi will dub Kusano. 

Daisuke Namikawa as Miki

Issei Futamata as Shirō Kuramori

Kazuhiko Inoue as Gotō

Takaya Aoyagi as Kusano

©http://www.kiseiju.jp

The said voice actors will join the cast of the anime which includes Nobunaga Shimazaki as the protagonist, Shinichi Izumi. Kenichi Shimizu is directing the series which started in October this year. It is scheduled to air a total of 24 episodes which will also be released in two Blu-ray boxes, with the first one containing episodes 1 to 12 that will be available on March 18. The second Blu-ray box will be released on July 22 that includes episodes 13-24.

Aside from the anime series, Parasyte also has two live-action film adaptations, with the first part being shown in Japan on November 29 while the second movie will be released in 2015. Takashi Yamazaki is in charge of the direction, and some of the cast included in the films are Shota Sometani, Ai Hashimoto, Eri Fukatsu and Masahiro Higashide.

Official Website: www.kiseiju.jp

(Source: ANN)

Hitoshi Iwaaki’s manga “Parasyte” to Air Its Anime Adaptation on October 8

An anime adaptation of Hitoshi Iwaakis sci-fi horror manga “Parasyte” is set to premiere in Japan this coming October 8th. The manga, which was serialized from 1988-1995 with a total of ten volumes, sold millions of print copies and was also republished in an eight-volume version. The story centers around Shinichi Izumi, a 17-year old teenager who is infected with a Parasite. These alien beings try to take over the humans by entering through their ears or noses. However, the alien called Migi fails to control Shinichi completely, as it only manages to burrow itself in his arm. Together, they both try to peacefully coexist with each other as they fight against other Parasites who devour humans as food.

The anime series is directed by Kenichi Shimizu and written by Shōji Yonemura under MADHOUSE studio. It is scheduled to have a total of 24 episodes. A two-part live action film by Toho is also slated to be released simultaneously in 2014 and 2015. The first movie will be shown in Japan on November 29 while the second is scheduled to be screened next year. Takashi Yamazaki will be directing the movies with Shōta Sometani as the main lead.

Official Website: kiseiju.jp

(Source: animenewsnetwork.com)