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Which Hana Yori Dango Live-Action Adaptation Is Your Favorite?

Fervent manga fans are not so thrilled about the Hollywood remake of Ghost in the Shell. More worries ensue as Netflix releases the trailers for its adaptation of the psychological thriller, Death Note. In contrast to the cynical reactions towards Hollywood remakes or reboots, Asian adaptations receive more favorable responses. Such was the case when the producer of Meteor… Continue reading Which Hana Yori Dango Live-Action Adaptation Is Your Favorite?

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Death Note Netflix has released the trailer for its controversial adaptation of Death Note starring Nat Wolff as Light Turner, Keith Standfield as L, and Willem Dafoe as Ryuk. So here's a little throwback to when I wrote this article about Why Death Note Is Still So Popular.

Japanese movie, live action, manga

神さまの言うとおり (Kamisama no Iutoori)

Based on the first arc of the manga series Kamisama no Iu Toori by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and Akeji Fujimura, the action begins when a teacher's head explodes in the middle of the class and a talking Daruma doll appears to force the students into a deadly game of Daruma-san ga koronda. As expected from Takashi… Continue reading 神さまの言うとおり (Kamisama no Iutoori)

Japanese drama, live action, manga

信長協奏曲 (Nobunaga Concerto)

Nobunaga Concerto is the Oguri Shun-Takayuki Yamada reunion that I’ve been anticipating for quite a while now. The series is based on the ongoing historical manga by Ayumi Ishii that began in 2009. It is the story of Saburo, a typical carefree high school boy with a sketchy knowledge on Japanese history. He travels back in time and in… Continue reading 信長協奏曲 (Nobunaga Concerto)

Japanese drama, live action, manga

ブラッディ・マンデイ (Bloody Monday)

Bloody Monday is a 96-chapter manga written by Tadashi Agi and illustrated by Megumi Koji. I’m thankful that I didn’t read this before I watched this series. If I did, then I probably would’ve hated the live-action.(Oh well, not exactly. Who am I kidding. I can’t possibly hate a series that’s got both Miura Haruma and Sato… Continue reading ブラッディ・マンデイ (Bloody Monday)