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Haruka Fukuhara, Haruka Tomatsu Sing Live-Action Koe Girl! Series’ Ending Theme

posted on 2018-03-20 02:15 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series tie-in to Precure magical girl anime franchise premieres April 7

In This Corner of the World Manga Gets Live-Action TV Series This Summer

posted on 2018-03-20 03:45 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga about woman in wartime Hiroshima already inspired award-winning anime film, live-action TV special

Dynasty Warriors Chinese Live-Action Film’s Trailer Reveals 2019 Debut

posted on 2018-03-20 19:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Film adapts KOEI Tecmo’s hack-and-slash game series based on classic Chinese novel


2nd Joker Game Stage Play Reveals Visual, Cast, Debut Dates

posted on 2018-03-21 03:40 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
7 cast members return for new stage play based on Production I.G anime


Uirabu. -Uiuishii Koi no Ohanashi- Live-Action Film Opens This Fall

posted on 2018-03-22 04:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda

Hakuri’s Sachiiro no One Room Manga Gets Live-Action Drama

posted on 2018-03-22 10:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Heartwarming story centers on girl and her kidnapper

Code:Realize Musical Reveals 6 More Cast Members

posted on 2018-03-22 12:30 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Musical to run in Tokyo, Osaka in May

‘The Almost Got Laid Committee’ Manga Gets New Live-Action TV Series

posted on 2018-03-22 13:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Series stars Jirō Satō, Mai Shiraishi, Takayuki Yamada

Live-Action Boys Over Flowers Season 2 Reveals Theme Song, Additional Cast

posted on 2018-03-22 18:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Also: original Boys Over Flowers manga gets special chapter


Fastest Finger First Stage Play Visual Shows Cast in Costume

posted on 2018-03-23 18:30 EDT by Karen Ressler
Play about quiz competitions to run in early May

Entertainment One to Produce Street Fighter: World Warrior TV Series

posted on 2018-03-23 20:27 EDT by Karen Ressler
Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist team to executive produce


Glass Mask’s In-Story Play ‘Tōriame’ Gets Real-Life Adaptation

posted on 2018-03-24 13:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Marmlade Boy Creator Redraws Live-Action Poster for Magazine Cover

posted on 2018-03-24 16:45 EDT by Lynzee Loveridge


Miyamoto kara Kimi e Live-Action Series Reveals Additional Cast

posted on 2018-03-25 15:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
MOROHA performs ending song for April 6 series


Seven Deadly Sins Manga Gets Stage Play

posted on 2018-03-26 00:15 EDT by Bayleigh Baker
Stage play adaption to premiere in August in Tokyo, Osaka

‘D5 Five Detectives’ Franchise’s Voice Actors Star in May Live-Action Film

posted on 2018-03-26 12:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Hikaru Midorikawa, Daisuke Kishio, Katsuyuki Konishi, Daisuke Namikawa, Showtaro Morikubo star

GENERATIONS Performs Live-Action Love Rerun Series’ Theme Song

posted on 2018-03-26 13:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Series starring An Nakamura, Yūki Furukawa, Ryōhei Ōtani premieres April 5


Chihayafuru Moves to #4 at Japanese Box Office

posted on 2018-03-27 01:05 EDT

Simultaneous production of Fuji TV drama begins in Japan, China and S Korea

March 27, 2018 at 05:00 am JST / Japan Today

Live-Action Inuyashiki Film’s English-Subtitled Trailer Streamed

posted on 2018-03-27 18:00 EDT by April
Film opens in theaters April 20 in Japan


Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms Show Stars Takako Tokiwa, Former AKB48 Idol Rina Kawaei

posted on 2018-03-28 06:30 EDT by Egan Loo
Actresses play family members dealing with Hiroshima’s atomic bomb aftermath

Voice Actors Run Wild in “Ono & Shimono’s Anywhere Quest” Teaser

March 28, 2018 9:07am CDT
Variety TV program starring Daisuke Ono and Hiro Shimono hits BS11 in July of 2018

Nuptial Bliss is Tricky in “When I Get Home, My Wife Always Pretends to be Dead” Trailer

March 28, 2018 4:15pm CDT
Film based on an unusual 2010 Yahoo! Answers post by K. Kajunsky hits theaters in Japan on June 08, 2018

Masked Tokusatsu Hero Takes Down Over Zealous Fridge Monsters

posted on 2018-03-28 17:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Mitsubishi Electric’s ad introduces “Kamen Reito Shun” starring Yoshihiko Aramaki

“Gintama” Director Yuichi Fukuda Helms TV Drama Adaptation of Thug Comedy Manga “Kyo Kara Ore Wa!!”

March 28, 2018 11:50pm CDT
28-year-old Kento Kaku (Ranma 1/2) is set to play one of the two protagonists, Takashi Mitsuhashi


Live-Action Kasane Film’s Teaser Video Reveals September 7 Premiere

posted on 2018-03-29 02:45 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yū Yokoyama, Rei Dan, Tadanobu Asano join cast

“DIVE!!” Stage Play Visual Reveals Lead Actor in New Key Visual

March 29, 2018 1:53pm CDT
Adaptation based on novel series & sports manga by Eto Mori plays in Tokyo in September and Osaka in October of 2018


Libra of Nil Admirari Game Gets Stage Play in November

posted on 2018-03-30 05:05 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Otomate game’s anime adaptation premieres on April 1

Live-Action Missions of Love Film’s Trailer Previews Theme Song

posted on 2018-03-30 05:30 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film based on romantic comedy manga opens in Japan on June 23

Legend of the Galactic Heroes Gets New Stage Play Series Starting in October

posted on 2018-03-30 06:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Yoshiki Tanaka’s novels previously inspired 11 stage plays in 2011-2015

2nd Bungo Stray Dogs Stage Play Reveals Title, September Premiere

posted on 2018-03-30 07:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Promo video streamed for home video release of 1st play

HoneyWorks Makes Music for “Youth High School Class 3C” TV Show

March 30, 2018 9:05am CDT
TV Tokyo’s live-action variety program features a rotating cast of TV talent as teachers at a fictitious school


Do as Infinity Sings Live at Juni Taisen Stage Play Performance on May 11

posted on 2018-03-31 15:45 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

As the Gods Will - Available 6/5


Live-Action I’'s Series Reveals 5 More Cast Members

posted on 2018-04-01 05:17 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series based on Masakazu Katsura’s manga premieres this year

New Details Emerge for “The Seven Deadly Sins” Stage Play

April 01, 2018 2:12pm CDT
Writer / director, performance dates, and venues revealed for adaptation based on Nakaba Suzuki’s fantasy manga


New Stage Play Themed After Shigeru Mizuki’s Stories Debuts in October

posted on 2018-04-02 04:00 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Play stars Kuranosuke Sasaki, Yasuko Matsuyuki, Kayoko Shiraishi; Tomohiro Maekawa directs, pens script

Seven Deadly Sins Stage Play Reveals Staff, Dates

posted on 2018-04-02 08:00 EDT by Bayleigh Baker
Nobuhiro Mōri to direct, write screenplay for stage play adaption


Seven Deadly Sins Stage Play’s Cast, Visual Unveiled

posted on 2018-04-03 01:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Takeru Naya, Minami Umezawa, Shōtarō Arisawa, Kasumi Hasegawa, Naoki Saitou, more star in August play

Honey So Sweet Live-Action Film Debuts at #9 at Japanese Box Office

posted on 2018-04-03 01:32 EDT by Jennifer Sherman

Autobiography by Osomatsu-kun Creator’s Daughter Gets Live-Action Mini-Series

posted on 2018-04-03 02:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Tetsuji Tamayama plays Fujio Akatsuka in 5-episode show based on essay book


Kensho Ono Has 1st Live-Action Lead Role in Omaera Zenin Medokusai! Film

posted on 2018-04-04 01:02 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Arisa Komiya, i☆Ris idol Himika Akaneya, Yūno Ōhara, Sayaka Tomaru also in fall film

Live-Action After the Rain Film’s 2nd Teaser Introduces Main Leads

posted on 2018-04-04 02:40 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Original manga creator Jun Mayuzuki also drew special art for May 25 film & theme song

Sanrio Boys Inspires Stage Play This Winter

posted on 2018-04-04 20:10 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Main cast announced


Live-Action Kyō Kara Ore wa!! Show Casts Kentarō, Taiga, Yūma Yamamoto

posted on 2018-04-05 01:05 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kento Kaku stars in October comedy about delinquents

Live-Action Kodoku no Gourmet Show’s 7th Season Premieres on Friday

posted on 2018-04-05 09:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st episode to feature Gorō in Saitama prefecture

Young Love is Awkward in “Ani Tomo” Live-Action Movie Trailer

April 05, 2018 8:46am CDT
Adaptation based on romantic comedy shojo manga by Modomou Akagawara hits theaters in Japan on May 26, 2018

Hikaru Utada Performs Image Song for Live-Action Boys Over Flowers Season 2

posted on 2018-04-05 14:10 EDT by Jennifer Sherman
Takashi Sorimachi joins cast as Oto’s father Makoto


Live-Action Anitomo Film’s Trailer Reveals Cidergirl Theme Song, May Opening

posted on 2018-04-06 03:30 EDT by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Live-action series premiered on March 25

Live-Action Boys Over Flowers Season 2 Show Previewed in 2 Ads

posted on 2018-04-06 08:00 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Series premieres on April 17

PreCure 15th Anniversary Celebration Continues with New Collaboration PV with “Koe Girl!”

April 06, 2018 8:50pm CDT
Haruka Fukuhara (Cure Custard)-starring live-action drama will premiere tonight in Japan


Historical Manga Kingdom Gets Live-Action Film Project

posted on 2018-04-07 11:25 EDT by Egan Loo
Creator teases “unprecedented” budget, grand cast; manga already inspired live-action short, TV anime


Fumi Nikaido, GACKT Star in Live-Action Film of Tonde Saitama Comedy Manga

posted on 2018-04-08 20:55 EDT by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Saitama “Romeo and Juliet” story opens in 2019