With every popular anime, there is someone out there plotting to make a live action movie adaptation. Not one, but two popular series might be on the horizon on getting a live-action adaptation. Last week, movie company announced that they want to do a live-action movie based on Kohei Horikoshi’s Shonen Jump manga My Hero Academia. There’s not much information yet, but it is mentioned that Alex Garcia (Spanish Actor) and Pacific Rim: Uprising writer and producer Jay Ashenfelter will be involved with the project and Ryosuke Yoritomi will be the producer representing the movie in Japan.
Besides My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan will be getting the same treatment as well. Announced yesterday, Warner Bros wants to do a live-action movie of Hajime Isayama’s manga Attack on Titan. It’s confirmed that the director involved with this Hollywood movie will be Andy Muschietti who previously directed the the 2017 horror movie IT.
Revealed in the 28th issue of the Japanese Weekly Shonen Jump, anime director Tatsuya Yoshihara (well-known for directing anime like Monster Musume and Yatterman Night) will be directing Yūki Tabata’s manga series Black Clover. If you didn’t know about this series, Black Clover is also in the English Shonen Jump as well.
Here is synopsis in the first volume of the book:
Asta is a young boy who dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the kingdom. Only one problem-he can’t use any magic! Luckily for Asta, he receives the incredibly rare five-leaf clover grimoire that gives him the power of anti-magic. Can someone who can’t use magic really become the Wizard King? One thing’s for sure-Asta will never give up! Young Asta was born with no magic ability in a world where magic is everything. In order to prove his strength and keep a promise with his friend, Asta dreams of becoming the greatest mage in the land, the Wizard King!
FUNimation is well known for licensing live-action films like the Rurouni Kenshin and Attack on Titan, and now today, they will be licensing the live-action adaptation to Tokyo Ghoul. They will be in charge of the English Subtitles as the movie will be in Japanese. The movie will have well-known live-actors such as from Death Note and even voice actors from One Piece. There are many people involved in the movie and it will be in the hyperlink. The movie is expected to be in theaters in July 29th in Japan.
This may true or false or good or bad but here is what I saw this morning. According from Anime News Network and from Eiga.com, Masami Kurumada manga series Saint Seiya (or English known as Knights of the Zodiac) will become a Hollywood live-action film. Toei Animation and Chinese distribution company A Really Good Film Company (ARGF) will be co-producing the film. Director Tomasz Bagiński will be in charge of the film along with Kozo Morishita and Yoshiyuki Ikezawa as producer and executive producer.
The story is described in the series here:
The story follows Seiya, a mortal who has trained to earn the sacred cloth of Pegasus. He joins the Saints, a group of fighters who must defend the universe and the reincarnation of the goddess Athena.
Lupin the 3rd
Announced through Twitter and PRWEB.com, the anime series Lupin the 3rd: Part 4 will be joining Toonami on June 17th, 2017. The anime will be English Dubbed by Pioneer dub, the same team who previously did the Dub when Lupin the 3rd was in Adult Swim years ago.