General Live Action Movie/Series News & Discussion

Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger Hits DVD from Shout! Factory in February

December 06, 2022 1:20pm CST
Eight-DVD set is available for pre-order now


Tomorrow Studios To Adapt Japanese Crime Drama ‘Connected: The Homebound Detective’ For U.S. Market



Meet Main Cast Members of SPY x FAMILY Musical in Official Trailer

December 07, 2022 6:22pm CST
The role of Anya will be announced before the end of this year


Naoki Urasawa Draws The Beatles Members for Nippon Budokan Concert Documentary Film

December 07, 2022 6:55pm CST
They were the first rock band held a concert at the prestigious martial arts arena

Touken Ranbu Game Gets Kabuki Stage Play Next July

posted on 2022-12-08 02:43 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Onoe Matsuya II stars, co-directs play


Actors Rio Uchida and Rina Ikoma Team Up for UCHIKOMA Manga Show

December 08, 2022 5:02am CST
Live-action talk show focusing on Japanese comics streams on DMM TV distribution service

Lycoris Recoil Fires Off a Live Round with Stage Play Teaser Visual

December 09, 2022 5:13am CST
One-week show heads to Tokyo


10 Short Sci-fi Manga from Fujio F. Fujiko Get Live-Action Works

posted on 2022-12-09 16:00 EST by Alex Mateo
Live-action adaptations debut in spring 2023


Live-Action Shō mo Nai Bokura no Renai-ron Show Casts JO1’s Syoya Kimata

posted on 2022-12-09 17:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kimata plays Kurumi’s supportive classmate Yū Ogura in January drama

Hyperdimension Neptunia Game Franchise Gets Stage Musical

posted on 2022-12-12 07:03 EST by Joanna Cayanan
Stage musical scheduled for September 2023 performance


Live-Action Candy-Colored Paradox Series Reveals New Trailer, Streaming in 190 Countries

posted on 2022-12-12 22:00 EST by Joanna Cayanan
Series premieres on December 15

Live-Action My Happy Marriage Film’s New Trailer Previews Snow Man’s Theme Song

posted on 2022-12-13 03:42 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film starring Snow Man’s Ren Meguro, Mio Imada opens in Japan on March 17


Live-Action Kingdom Franchise Gets 3rd Film in Summer 2023

posted on 2022-12-13 05:28 EST by Joanna Cayanan
Returning cast, staff announced


BLUELOCK Soccer Manga Gets Stage Play in May 2023

December 13, 2022 1:05pm CST
BLUELOCK franchise still riding wave from Japanese men’s soccer team performance in FIFA World Cup


Lycoris Recoil Stage Play Shows Off 13 Cast Members in Costume

December 13, 2022 10:00pm CST
One-week show heads to Tokyo in January

Multiple Faces of Anya Get Revealed for SPY x FAMILY Musical

December 14, 2022 6:32am CST
All four of the girls were revealed for the show


Hunter x Hunter Stage Play Casts 15-Year-Old Rising Star as Gon

December 14, 2022 8:57am CST
The show premieres in Japan in May 2023


City Hunter Manga Gets 1st Japanese Live-Action Film for Netflix

posted on 2022-12-14 18:59 EST by Egan Loo
HK/Hentai Kamen’s Ryōhei Suzuki stars in story moved to modern day


Live-Action ‘And Yet, You Are So Sweet’ Film’s Trailer Reveals Theme Song

posted on 2022-12-14 20:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Naniwa Danshi performs theme song “Special Kiss” for March 2023 film


EVOL Dark Hero Manga Gets Live-Action Show in 2023

posted on 2022-12-14 21:27 EST by Joanna Cayanan
Yuzu Aoki, Himena Irei, Misaki Hattori star as kids who gain powers, only to turn against the world

Live-Action Alice in Borderland 2 Show’s Special Video Highlights Action Scenes

posted on 2022-12-15 21:54 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sequel debuts worldwide on Netflix on December 22

Maki Marukido’s ‘The End of the World, With You’ Manga Gets Live-Action Show

posted on 2022-12-16 03:40 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Toshiki Seto, Keisuke Nakata star in January 2023 series


My Hero Academia 4th Stage Play “The Best Hero” Set for Spring 2023

December 16, 2022 6:19pm CST
All of the main cast members will return

Hunter x Hunter Manga Gets Stage Play in May 2023

posted on 2022-12-17 07:03 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Stage play to star Shion Ōtomo, Nichiki Akutsu, more


‘If My Favorite Pop Idol Made it to the Budokan, I Would Die’ Manga Gets Live-Action Film

posted on 2022-12-17 18:59 EST by Egan Loo
Sayuri Matsumura & cast, staff return from live-action series for spring 2023 film

Mashle: Magic and Muscles Manga Gets Stage Play Adaptation in Summer 2023

posted on 2022-12-18 04:12 EST by Joanna Cayanan
Teaser video for stage play adaptation revealed

Mononoke Stage Play Adaptation Haunts Tokyo in February 2023

December 19, 2022 6:08am CST
Production will adapt the “Bake Neko” story from the 2006 Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales TV anime


New Live-Action Ōoku: The Inner Chambers Series Reveals 4 Additional Cast Members, Video

posted on 2022-12-19 11:20 EST by Alex Mateo
Key visual unveiled for January 10 series

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Solitary Gourmet Live-Action Show Gets 6th Consecutive New Year’s Special

posted on 2022-12-20 04:45 EST by Joanna Cayanan
Special airs on TV Tokyo on December 3 at 10:00 p.m. JST


Japan Society Announces January Monthly Anime & Classics Screenings

Dec 20th 2022


Akiko Higashimura’s Do You Remember Me? Manga Gets Live-Action S. Korean Show

posted on 2022-12-20 21:27 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Romantic comedy manga launched in 2020

Ohsama Sentai King-Ohger Gets Buggy in March of 2023

December 21, 2022 7:26am CST
Latest entry in long-running Super Sentai series features insect-themed heroes for the first time


Live-Action Utsubora - A Story of a Novelist Series Unveils Visual, March 24 Debut

posted on 2022-12-21 22:57 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Atsuko Maeda stars in Asumiko Nakamura’s story about aspiring novelist’s untimely death

Live-Action Shō mo Nai Bokura no Renai-ron Show Reveals 4 More Cast Members

posted on 2022-12-23 02:00 EST by Joanna Cayanan
Satomi Tezuka, Tetta Sugimoto, Kyusaku Shimada, Jun Hashimoto


Crunchyroll Adds Fate/Grand Order THE STAGE Grand Temple of Time Solomon Arts Nova To Lineup

December 23, 2022 12:18pm CST
Premieres 12/31 at 11AM PT

The Medicine Seller Arrives in Mononoke Stage Play Key Visual

December 25, 2022 9:18am CST
Main cast and staff revealed for upcoming production that will be staged in Tokyo in February of 2023


Live-Action Downfall Film’s Trailer Reveals, Previews Theme Song

posted on 2022-12-25 18:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
New visual also revealed for film based on Inio Asano’s manga opening on March 17


You’re Being Summoned, Azazel Comedy Manga Gets Stage Play in February 2023

December 25, 2022 11:20pm CST
Azazel’s anime VA Masaya Onosaka will reprise his role

Akiba Maid War Anime Gets Stage Play in September 2023

posted on 2022-12-26 06:26 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Cygames, P.A. Works’ original TV anime premiered on October 6

‘They’re Calling for You, Mr. Azazel’ Manga Gets Stage Play in February

posted on 2022-12-27 04:03 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Masaya Onosaka reprises role as Azazel in stage play featuring puppets


Nikki Asada’s Mr. Tsukuyomi’s Forbidden Midnight Snack Manga Gets Live-Action Series

posted on 2022-12-27 20:48 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about foodie relationship between expert chef, gym trainer


Haken Anime! Live-action Film Wins Nikkan Sports Film Award’s Best Film of 2022

December 27, 2022 8:11pm CST
Tasuku Emoto also gets the Best Supporting Actor award

Live-Action ‘And Yet, You Are So Sweet’ Film Posts ‘Special Video’

posted on 2022-12-29 00:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Video asks theatergoers not to emulate romantic moves by film’s characters while in theater


Chainsaw Man Manga Gets Stage Play Adaptation Next September

posted on 2022-12-29 05:08 EST by Joanna Cayanan
Play will run in Tokyo, Kyoto

Please Save My Earth Manga Gets Musical Multimedia Stage Recital With Anime Cast

posted on 2022-12-30 18:45 EST by Kim Morrissy
Voice cast will reprise their roles for the first time in 30 years at March 11-12 event

3rd Live-Action Kingdom Film’s Teaser Unveils Title, Story, July 28 Debut

posted on 2022-12-31 18:07 EST by Egan Loo
Kingdom: Unmei no Hōno to cover Shi Ka arc, Battle of Bayou