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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).


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:

(Sources: SM

Lupin III is Set to Steal Your Hearts In Its Live-Action Film Adaptation

Arsène Lupin III, or more commonly known as Lupin III, is an infamous thief whose story spawned numerous media franchise such as anime series, OVAs, films, video games, and many more. Its manga is written and illustrated by Kazuhiko Kato (known by his pen name Monkey Punch) in the 1960s and a few years after its publication, its first animated television series was aired. The anime was divided into four different parts which spanned for about four decades. With its popularity still soaring high up to this day, a live-action film adaptation of Monkey Punch’s best-selling manga is created. It is directed by Ryuhei Kitamura and the plot of the movie will revolve around Lupin’s escapade to steal the “Crimson Heart of Cleopatra”.

The movie adaptation will be shown in Japanese cinemas on August 30, 2014. Shun Oguri is playing the role of Lupin III, and his friends Daisuke Jigen, Goemon Ishikawa XIII and Fujiko Mine are going to be portrayed by Tetsuji Tamayama, Gō Ayano and Meisa Kuroki, respectively. Tadanobu Asano, on the other hand, is Inspector Koichi Zenigata—an ICPO detective who constantly chases Lupin and his gang but always fails to arrest them. Jerry Yan, Kim Joon and Nick Tate are also included in the cast, among others.

The trailer for the movie was released earlier this year, and for those who haven’t seen it yet, check this out!