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Live-Action Okazu-kun Show’s Video Previews Opening Song

posted on 2018-12-20 00:35 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
DEVIL NO ID performs theme song “TGIF” for January 15 series


Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club App’s Original Live-Action Monster Show ‘Series Kaijū-ku Galace’ Reveals Poster, Cast

posted on 2018-12-21 04:15 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Show premieres on Toei Tokusatsu Fan Club app service on February 2

My Hero Academia Stage Play’s Cast, Visual, Debut Dates Revealed

posted on 2018-12-21 18:31 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Play runs on April 12-21 in Tokyo, April 26-29 in Osaka

Moriarty the Patriot Manga Inspires Stage Musical in May

posted on 2018-12-21 23:26 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Musical runs in Tokyo, Osaka

Naruto: Song of the Akatsuki Musical Gets New Run in Fall 2019

posted on 2018-12-21 23:59 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Returning cast members include Kōdai Matsuoka, Ryūji Satō, Shinji Rachi


Reborn! Manga Gets New Stage Play in June 2019

posted on 2018-12-22 00:08 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Neeko, Ryōhei Takenaka return in new play

My Hero Academia Stage Play Previewed in Video

posted on 2018-12-22 03:59 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Play runs in Tokyo, Osaka in April 2019

Fans Pick the Best Live-Action Film Adaptations of 2018

posted on 2018-12-22 15:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Classic films, TV programs seen in new light with digital touch-ups

11:00 am, December 22, 2018


Live-Action Video Girl Ai Series Gets Spinoff Special on January 18

posted on 2018-12-23 00:38 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Cast, staff return for half-hour special

Takeru Satoh Reprises Role from Kamen Rider Den-O in Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER Film

posted on 2018-12-23 02:39 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film opened in Japan on Saturday

Tsukiuta Franchise Gets 8th Stage Play in March

posted on 2018-12-23 14:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Six Gravity, Procellarum units star in play based on “Tsukino Empire” alternate universe story


Moriarty The Patriot Manga Gets Musical Adaptation in May 2019

December 24, 2018 2:10am EST
The re-imagined Sherlock Holmes story has printed one million copies in Japan

2nd 100 Sleeping Princes and the Kingdom of Dreams Stage Play Reveals Main Visual

posted on 2018-12-24 06:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins

Live-Action Tonde Saitama Film Casts JAGUR as Emperor Chiba

posted on 2018-12-24 10:05 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Film opens in Japan on February 22

Hollywood Monster Hunter Film Finishes Shooting

posted on 2018-12-24 13:59 EST by Karen Ressler

Miyoko Asada Returns to Tsuri Baka Nisshi for New Role in New Year’s Special

posted on 2018-12-24 14:59 EST by Karen Ressler
Actress previously played Michiko, will now play Michiko’s mom

Setsuyaku Rock Live-Action Series Adds 3 More Cast Members

posted on 2018-12-24 18:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Mina Fujii, Ayaka Wilson, Takashi Ukaji join cast

Fruits Delivery Service Live-Action TV Series Reveals 12 Cast Members

posted on 2018-12-24 22:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Eri Tokunaga, Rio Yamashita, Rie Kitahara, Rina Uchiyama, Riko Narumi, more join cast


Super Sentai Gets 4-Episode Crossover Special in February

posted on 2018-12-25 10:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Special combines at least 5 characters from previous series

Screenwriter Eric Heisserer Discusses Live-Action Your Name Adaptation in Interview

posted on 2018-12-25 12:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Writer says Japanese team asked staff to make a Westernized version


2019 Super Sentai TV Series Revealed as Kishiryū Sentai Ryūsoulger

posted on 2018-12-26 13:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Franchise’s 43rd live-action show is 4th dinosaur-themed series

Ichigeki Historical Drama Manga Gets Film

posted on 2018-12-26 21:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Manga adapting Yoshio Nagai’s novel debuted in 2016

Meet Dante and Gideon in Devil May Cry Stage Play Key Visual

December 26, 2018 11:10pm EST / Crunchyroll
The action game series has sold over 17 million units all over the world


Live-Action Chiwawa-chan Film’s Video Previews Bar Scene

posted on 2018-12-27 09:36 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Film focusing on friends after friend’s death opens on January 18


TsukiPro’s Live-Action SOARA Film Reveals Main Cast

posted on 2018-12-28 11:30 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Ryusei, Mashū Ishiwatari, Chihiro Yoshida, Shinichirō Ueda, Chiharu Sawashiro join cast

Hayao Miyazaki’s Saihin Zensen Manga Gets Stage Play

posted on 2018-12-28 16:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Play about late Pacific War seamen runs in 6 theaters in Japan from August to October

Kamigami no Asobi Franchise Gets 2nd Stage Play in April

posted on 2018-12-28 20:00 EST by Jennifer Sherman
Play stars Wataru Yoza, Ryō Tsuji as Norse mythological characters


The Royal Tutor’s 2nd Musical Reveals Visual, More Cast

posted on 2018-12-29 03:04 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Shōhei Hashimoto, Shōgo Sakamoto reprise anime roles as Ivan, Eugene for April musical


Devil May Cry: The Live Hacker Stage Play Reveals Visual, More Cast

posted on 2018-12-30 15:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Play based on CAPCOM’s franchise to run in March

Collar X Malice Stage Play Adds 3 More Cast Members

posted on 2018-12-30 17:00 EST by Karen Ressler
Shūto Washio, Tatsumaru Tachibana, Gaku Matsuda join cast


Omaera Zenin Medokusai! Live-Action Film Reveals February Opening

posted on 2018-12-31 03:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Stills also shown for film starring Kensho Ono in 1st live-action lead role

New Hakuōki Musical Unveils Visual, Cast

posted on 2018-12-31 11:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New musical runs in Tokyo, Kyoto in April


Sazae-san Anime Marks 50th Anniversary With Sequel Stage Play Set 10 Years Later

posted on 2019-01-01 11:30 EST by Egan Loo
Norika Fujiwara, Ryūji Harada, Keiko Takahashi, Ken Matsudaira star

TsukiPro Franchise’s 1st Growth Unit ALIVE Stage Play Reveals Cast

posted on 2019-01-01 16:30 EST by Jennifer Sherman
1st play about male idol unit runs in Tokyo in May

KING OF PRISM Takes the Stage in Japan This October

January 01, 2019 4:05pm CST
Announcement was made during this year’s STAGE FES


Giant Monsters Rampage in Series Kaiju-ku GYARAS Trailer

January 02, 2019 7:57am CST
Main cast, new visuals, and broadcast schedule revealed for upcoming live-action tokusatsu drama


Saiyuki Manga Gets 2 New Stage Musicals

posted on 2019-01-03 03:00 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Kaori Miura returns to direct, write new musicals running in June 2019, spring 2020

Live-Action School-Live Film Reveals 4 More Stills with Actor Daichi Kaneko

posted on 2019-01-03 06:00 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Actor plays upperclassman character in film opening in Japan on January 25

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Producer Promises Tokusatsu Version in Potential Sequel

posted on 2019-01-03 14:15 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Video Girl Ai Artist Draws Live-Action Video Girl Ai Star as…Video Girl Ai

posted on 2019-01-03 15:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Fastest Finger First Quiz Show Manga Gets 2nd Stage Play

posted on 2019-01-03 21:00 EST by Karen Ressler
New play to run in Tokyo this May

Shо̄hei Hino to Guest Star in Tsuri Baka Nisshi’s Live-Action New Year’s Special

posted on 2019-01-03 23:00 EST by Alex Mateo
Hino to play Hama-chan’s father


Yūbe wa Otanoshimi Deshita Live-Action Show Reveals Trailer, More Cast

posted on 2019-01-04 02:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Rie Kugimiya, Hiroki Yasumoto join cast as protagonists’ in-game characters

A3! Gets 2 New Stage Plays in Spring, Summer

posted on 2019-01-04 02:45 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
1st new stage play runs from April-June, 2nd stage play runs from August-September

Ashita no Joe Meets Macbeth in Upcoming NYC Stage Play

posted on 2019-01-04 14:15 EST by Lynzee Loveridge

Live-Action ‘4-Gatsu no Kimi, Spica.’ Film Reveals Stills, Theme Song Artist

posted on 2019-01-04 15:00 EST by Alex Mateo
FANTASTICS from EXILE TRIBE to perform theme song

Tokusatsu Gagaga Live-Action Show Streams Trailer

posted on 2019-01-04 18:00 EST by Alex Mateo
Series about Tokusatsu-loving woman premieres on January 18


Indie Zombie Flick One Cut of the Dead Gets Bootlegged to Amazon Prime

January 05, 2019 4:10pm CST
Award-winning film faces complications with potential overseas release

Live-Action Film Love Poem Gets Catified Poster by Anime Meow Meow Japanese History

posted on 2019-01-05 17:45 EST by Victor Chaves
“It’s Meow or Never.”


The Undead Rise Up in “SCHOOL-LIVE!” Live-Action Film Trailer

January 09, 2019 10:08am CST
Movie based on moe / zombie survival horror manga hits Japanese theaters on January 25, 2019


Miyamoto kara Kimi e Manga Gets Live-Action Film in Fall

posted on 2019-01-10 01:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Sōsuke Ikematsu, Yuu Aoi reprise roles in new film

K: Return of Kings Stage Play Adds Sion Yoshitaka to Cast

posted on 2019-01-10 11:30 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Cast also revealed in costume for March stage play

New Galaxy Express 999 Stage Play Unveils 4 Cast Members in Costume

posted on 2019-01-10 12:15 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Love Live! Sunshine!!'s Anju Inami double-cast as Maetel in April-May play

Voice Actors Yoshimasa Hosoya, KENN Head to Hawaii for Travel Program

posted on 2019-01-10 20:45 EST by Lynzee Loveridge


Boys Over Flowers Manga Gets Musical by Takarazuka Revue’s Flower Troupe

posted on 2019-01-11 05:32 EST by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Musical to run in Tokyo in June, July starring Rei Yuzuka

Japanese version of 24 in production, set to air in 2020

January 11, 2019 / SoraNews24
The following article takes place between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Events occur in real time.

Aoi jumps into ‘Romeo & Juliette’: Up-and-coming actress taking on her first musical role

12:15 pm, January 11, 2019 / The Japan News