General Live Action Movie/Series News & Discussion

This is the General Live Action Movie/Series News & Discussion thread.

Effective April 2, 2015

Only post article/news/notes about Live Action shows or movies that don’t already have an existing thread.

Anything posted here that already has an existing thread will either be moved to that thread or deleted. NO EXCEPTIONS.

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Maria-sama ga Miteru’s Live-Action Film Cast

posted on 2010-04-01 23:58 EDT

Crunchyroll Adds First JDrama Simulcast, “Secret Agent Erika”

December 21, 2011 8:45pm CST
Series starring Kill Bill’s Chiaki Kuriyama starts this Thursday

Second live-action ‘Thermae Romae’ film to hit cinemas April 26

December 21, 2013

Crunchyroll Adds “Onna Nobunaga” and “Ordinary Miracles” to J-drama Catalog

March 24, 2015 9:45pm CDT
Both titles available now

Crunchyroll Adds Live Action Films

posted on 2015-03-25 18:30 EDT
Site adds Power Office Girls 2013, Onna Nobunaga, Ordinary Miracles, Flesh for the Beast: Tsukiko’s Curse

Crunchyroll Adds “Crazy For Me” J-Drama

Starts tomorrow, April 11, at 12:00 pm PT
April 10, 2015 1:15pm CDT

Crunchyroll Adds “You Taught Me All the Precious Things” J-Drama and “Arcana” J-Horror Film

April 28, 2015 1:35pm CDT
Both available today 4/28

Crunchyroll Adds “Wild Mom” and “Dr. Coto’s Clinic” to J-Drama Library

June 02, 2015 7:35pm CDT

Seraph of the End Manga Gets Stage Musical Next February

posted on 2015-09-01 09:45 EDT
Post-apocalyptic vampire manga also inspired 2 anime seasons, Jump event anime

Glass Mask-Based Onna Kaizoku Bianca Play’s Cast Photographed in Costume

posted on 2015-09-01 15:45 EDT by Lynzee Lamb

Live-Action Orange Film Starts Filming & Seeks Extras

posted on 2015-09-02 04:15 EDT
Website also asks fans to submit photos of themselves, past & present

From Five to Nine Live-Action TV Series’ Cast, Premiere Date Revealed

posted on 2015-09-03 01:45 EDT
Satomi Ishihara, Tomohisa Yamashita cast for October live-action series

Live-Action Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku TV Series’ Leads Unveiled in Costume

posted on 2015-09-03 02:30 EDT
Live-action TV series adaptation of NisiOisin’s mystery novel premieres in October

“Minami-kun no Koibito” TV Adaptation Coming in November

September 03, 2015 7:17pm CDT
New live-action series on Fuji TV marks the 3rd adaptation of manga by Shungicu Uchida

Live-Action Angel Heart Casts Ayaka Miyoshi as Xiang-Ying

posted on 2015-09-04 01:30 EDT
Photograph of Miyoshi in costume also revealed

His Favorite Boys-love Manga Gets Live-Action TV Ad Campaign

posted on 2015-09-04 03:45 EDT
Libre Publishing had teased possible live-action adaptation last week

Show By Rock!! Game Gets Musical Adaptation in February

posted on 2015-09-04 08:15 EDT
Stage play adaptation of mobile rhythm game to feature Shingan Crimsonz band

###Crunchyroll Adds Live-Action Dr. Koto’s Clinic Show
posted on 2015-06-02 08:30 EDT
2003 TV show of Takatoshi Yamada’s medical manga
July 18, 2015 8:45am CDT

###Crunchyroll: New Summer 2015 Catalog Title: Ghostwriter
Posted 7/30/15

[size=16]Live-Action Samurai Sensei TV Series Premieres in October[/size]
posted on 2015-09-05 10:00 EDT
Comedy manga about samurai in modern day Japan began in 2014

[size=16]Warner Bros. Registers ‘’ Domain[/size]
posted on 2015-09-05 03:00 EDT

Junichi Kajioka tackles futility of war in film about the Battle of Imphal
posted on September 03, 2015 / by Yasushi Okubon / Staff Writer / The Asahi Shimbun

ONE TAKE ON JAPANESE CINEMA: Birth of 1950s and 1960s indie film encapsulated in documentary
posted on August 28, 2015 / by Don Brown / The Asahi Shimbun

Putting a face on Emperor Showa in ‘The Emperor in August’
posted on August 20, 2015 / by Taro Karasaki / Asahi Weekly Staff Writer / The Asahi Shimbun

ONE TAKE ON JAPANESE CINEMA: A prematurely buried anomaly revives a moribund genre
posted on August 14, 2015 / by Don Brown / The Asahi Shimbun

Akutagawa winner stars in seaside fantasy with potent flavor
posted on August 13, 2015 / by Ami Nomura / Staff Writer / The Asahi Shimbun
September 06, 2015 8:57pm CDT
8 showings planned for Japan Newart College Omori School Theater in Tokyo

###Live-Action Tsuri Baka Nisshi Show Recasts Toshiyuki Nishida as the Boss
posted on 2015-09-06 23:45 EDT
Nishida previously played protagonist Hama-chan in live-action film series

###JoJo’s Creator’s ‘Prison Break’ Stage Play Casts Eriko Hatsune
posted on 2015-09-07 01:15 EDT
Staff of stage play adaptation of Hirohiko Araki short manga also revealed

###Sengoku Basara 4 Sumeragi Stage Play’s Cast Unveiled
posted on 2015-09-07 04:15 EDT
Staff from Sengoku Basara vs. Devil May Cry play return for January-February play

###Live-Action Angel Heart Casts Saki Aibu as Kaori
posted on 2015-09-08 01:00 EDT
Photograph of Aibu in costume, extended 85-minute October 11 premiere also revealed

###Live-Action Forget Me Not Show Reveals New Cast, Song, Debut Date
posted on 2015-09-08 05:00 EDT
Yurina Yanagi, Itsuka Sagara, Erika Okuda, Izumi Fujimoto star in series inspired by Taiwanese novel
September 10, 2015 9:43am CDT
"BIOHAZARD THE STAGE" runs for 15 showings in Tokyo from October 22 to November 11, 2015
September 11, 2015 1:55am CDT
Vocaloid song-inspired film will be screened at the Tokyo International Film Festival

###Chimamire Sukeban Chainsaw Manga Gets Live-Action Film in January
posted on 2015-09-11 06:30 EDT
Adaptation of manga by Reiko the Zombie Shop author stars Rio Uchida

###Senpai to Kanojo Live-Action Film’s Trailer Previews Theme Song
posted on 2015-09-11 07:15 EDT
aiko provides song “Aizu” as October 17 film’s theme song
September 11, 2015 5:55am CDT
New play will be performed 44 times from September to November

###Live-Action I Kill Giants Film Casts Zoe Saldana
posted on 2015-09-12 00:00 EDT
Film of International Manga Award winner stars rising actress Madison Wolfe

###Live-Action ‘It will be breakfast at Tiffany some day’ Show Unveils Main Cast
posted on 2015-09-12 04:00 EDT
October series stars Reina Triendl, Eri Tokunaga, Kanna Mori, Yūko Araki

###Kōdai-ke no Hitobito Manga by Gokusen’s Morimoto Gets Live-Action Film
posted on 2015-09-12 14:15 EDT
Romantic comedy manga launched in February 2013

###Tōken Ranbu Musical Adds 16 More Cast Members
posted on 2015-09-12 22:15 EDT
Fall musical to feature English-subtitled glasses devices, English ticketing site

###Live-Action Siren Casts Nanao, Hiromitsu Kitayama
posted on 2015-09-13 00:00 EDT
TV series adaptation of manga will feature original ending
September 13, 2015 12:10am CDT
Samuel Goldwyn Films is planning an October 9, 2015 release for Miike’s return to shock cinema

###More Live-Action Ads Streamed for His Favorite Boys-Love Manga
posted on 2015-09-13 05:00 EDT
Libre Publishing teased live-action adaptation to promote 9th volume

###LA EigaFest to Show Live-Action Kenshin, Princess Jellyfish Films
posted on 2015-09-13 07:50 EDT
Also: Maestro, The Case of Hana & Alice films to screen

###Live-Action Angel Heart Series Casts Shōhei Miura as Liu Xin-Hong
posted on 2015-09-13 10:15 EDT
Mickey Curtis, Kouichi Yamadera, Tsutomu Takahashi also cast in series premiering in October

###Pop Group Perfume’s Documentary Film to Open in U.S. & Japan on Same Day
posted on 2015-09-13 22:00 EDT
Also opening in Taiwan, HK, Singapore, Mexico after U.S. Halloween opening
September 14, 2015 9:49pm CDT
Production house of “Ju-On” and “The Ring” has been on the rocks since 2012

[size=16]1st Footage of Idol Kanna Hashimoto in Sailor Suit & Machine Gun Remake Posted[/size]
posted on 2015-09-15 15:15 EDT by Carlos Cadorniga
Kanna Hashimoto bursts in with guns blazing and dressed for school for her upcoming film.

Boys Over Flowers Musical Casts Ryō Kimura, Nao Furuhata, Nami Tamaki

posted on 2015-09-18 01:15 EDT
Tomoko Ikuta, Keigo Yoshino, others also cast for play opening on January 5

Live-Action Okitegami Kyōko no Bibōroku Drama’s Promo Streamed

posted on 2015-09-18 15:00 EDT
Live-action TV series adaptation of NisiOisin’s mystery novel premieres in October

[size=16]Lychee Light Club Live-Action Film’s 2nd Teaser Reveals Lead Actress[/size]
posted on 2015-09-20 00:15 EDT
Ayami Nakajō to play Kanon in film based on Usamaru Furuya’s manga

[size=16]From Five to Nine’s Live-Action Show Adds More Cast[/size]
posted on 2015-09-20 12:45 EDT
Saeko, Kei Tanaka, Rin Takanashi, more added to cast for series premiering in October
September 22, 2015 7:06am CDT
Film re-imagines cat-robot from the future as a realistic cat
September 22, 2015 5:22pm CDT
Festival includes short & feature length films from all over the world

[size=16]Quake-Themed Mitsuami no Kamisama Play’s Ad Teases Animation, Sand Art[/size]
posted on 2015-09-23 08:45 EDT
Junichi Suwabe, Kana Hanazawa star in play of manga about girl after 3/11

###Kamisama Kiss 2016 Stage Musical’s Cast Unveiled in Costume
posted on 2015-09-25 03:30 EDT
Mizuki, Kotetsu, Narukami-hime recast for musical premiering running on January 15-21

###Library Wars Streams English-Subtitled Live-Action Short Before New Special, Film
posted on 2015-09-26 10:00 EDT
13-minute short focuses on everyday lives of library staffers

###Chinese Live-Action Doraemon Casts Actual Cat
posted on 2015-09-26 14:45 EDT by Eric Stimson

[size=16]miwa Sings Live-Action Kōnodori Drama’s Theme Song[/size]
posted on 2015-09-28 02:00 EDT
Manga-based medical drama starring Gou Ayano will premiere on TBS on October 16
September 28, 2015 6:35pm CDT
Starts tonight at 7pm PST
September 28, 2015 10:50pm CDT
“ARIA The AVVENIRE” ranks 12th with 11 screens