5 Japanese Live Action Films for 2019

Shimizu Fumika’s sudden retirement doesn’t stop the producers from making another Tokyo Ghoul live-action movie. Masataka Kubota reprises his role as Kaneki Ken as the sequel introduces Matsuda Shota as Tsukiyama Tsu. Aside from Tokyo Ghoul, check out some other anticipated live-action films for 2019 here.  明けましておめでとうございます。 Advertisements

銀魂2: 世にも奇妙な銀魂ちゃん (Gintama 2: Yonimo Kimyo na Gintama-chan)

Just like the first Gintama live action, the sequel also comes with a mini-series but instead of adapting one serious arc that runs for three short episodes, they opt for three separate stories this time. https://youtu.be/A2aKoHfPzLA Nemurenai Aru is based on the 153rd episode of the Gintama anime. Starring Oguri Shun and Hashimoto Kanna (and a…… Continue reading 銀魂2: 世にも奇妙な銀魂ちゃん (Gintama 2: Yonimo Kimyo na Gintama-chan)

斉木楠雄のΨ難 (Psychic Kusuo)

Director Yuichi Fukuda’s Gintama broke box office records and became the biggest live-action film for 2017 but his follow up comedy flick failed to repeat the success. Despite claiming the second spot at the box office on its release, Psychic Kusuo earned only 35% of Gintama’s debut weekend. Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan (read as Saiki…… Continue reading 斉木楠雄のΨ難 (Psychic Kusuo)

花のち晴れ〜花男 Next Season〜 (Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season Ep.1-3)

Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season is based on the same-titled webcomic by Yoko Kamio, the creator of Hana Yori Dango. The story takes place 10 years after the graduation of the famous F4.  Now that Domyouji Tsukasa, Hanazawa Rui, Nishikado Soujiro and Mimasaka Akira are gone, a new group of highly influential students vows…… Continue reading 花のち晴れ〜花男 Next Season〜 (Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season Ep.1-3)

‘Saint Oniisan’ Live-Action Casts Matsuyama Kenichi and Sometani Shota as Jesus and Buddha

I’ve just ended my short hiatus and started contributing to the Japan Info site once again. My “comeback” article features two of my favorite Japanese actors who will star in the highly anticipated live-action adaptation of Saint Young Men. Click HERE  to read more.

亜人 (Ajin)

After a six-month delay, Ajin live-action finally gets released in our local cinemas. The showing date, however, falls at the time when I’m supposed to leave the country for a quick vacay. Films like this don’t usually last in theaters longer than a week. So after my morning job, I quickly packed my luggage and…… Continue reading 亜人 (Ajin)

鋼の錬金術師 (Fullmetal Alchemist)

It’s impossible to be an anime fan and not come across this series. Fullmetal Alchemist is a popular 2001 shonen manga written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. The first anime adaptation came out in 2003, the era of some of the greatest and most timeless animes, a big trigger for nostalgia. The story is set…… Continue reading 鋼の錬金術師 (Fullmetal Alchemist)