Rurouni Kenshin gets 2 more live-action movies!

Oro?! You heard me! A certain red-haired samurai is coming back in the big screen. To be honest, I found this news out from my blogger friend Lita from Lita Kino Anime Corner.

According to Anime News Network, Warner Bros of Japan announced that there are plans of two more “final” live-action movies of Rurouni Kenshin. The first movie is called Jūji Kizu no Naze (Mystery of the Cross-Shaped Scar), and the second movie is Saikyō no Teki・Enishi (Most Terrifying Enemy – Enishi). Meaning that these two movies is going to focus on the final arc of the manga. The final arc is called the Jinchu Arc and it takes place after the Kyoto Arc where Kenshin fought Shishio Makoto. In the Jinchu Arc, fans get to learn how did Kenshin become the manslayer and where did he got the scar. It also has the iconic final battle with Kenshin and Enishi, a man seeking revenge for the death of his sister Tomoe. It’s announced the previous actors for Kenshin (Takeru Satoh) and Kaoru (Emi Takei) will return to their characters. The movies will be released in 2020!

source:

https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2019-04-11/rurouni-kenshin-gets-final-2-live-action-films-in-summer-2020/.145614

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Cowboy Bebop live-action cast reveal

There’s no release date for Netflix, but the cast for the upcoming live-action Cowboy Bebop series has revealed its cast. Thanks to Crunchyroll and Variety, we finally got to see who will be playing whom in the series; currently, there is no news on whom will be Ed. Here is the following actors and their roles:

John Cho as Spike Spiegel

Daniella Pineda as Faye Valentine

Mustafa Shakir as Jet Black

Alex Hassell as Vicious

The live action series will have up to ten episodes. The series will be supervised by anime director Shinichiro Watanbe and Christopher Yost (writer of Thor Ragnarok) will be the producer.

Anime Netflix news: Classic Evangelion and Live-Action CowBoy Bebop joins Netflix!

Greetings anime folks! It is I Matthew and I bring you some exciting news for your viewing. If you have Netflix or planning to get it, you might want to add this on your watch list. It’s been announced this week that the classic anime series Neon Genesis Evangelion will be joining Netflix! The series was created and directed by Hideaki Anno and he also directed the rebuilt films. According to ANN, Netflix will be obtaining the anime series and even the movies as well; the movies are Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death and Rebirth and Neon Genesis Evangelion: End of Evangelion. The anime and movies will be joining Netflix in spring of 2019. ANN added some notes that it’s unsure if the English Dub will be from ADV Films, the same company who once had the rights home release videos before shutting down in 2009.

Hold on there space cowboy, we’re not done yet! It’s also been announced that Netflix plans to do a live-action series on the well-known and popular series Cowboy Bebop. According to Variety, the live action series plans to do 10 episodes with the anime director Shinichiro Watanabe. It’s unknown what’s the release date for this series, but keep your eyes peeled for news and what to expect from this adaptation.

Funimation license live-action Death Note movies

Do you like live-action movies based on anime? I got some news for you. It has been announced by Funimation on Friday that they got the license to release home video sets of the Japanese version of the Death Note movies. The movies that got licensed are Death Note, Death Note: The Last Name, and Death Note: Light up the NEW World. According to ANN, Funimation will release these movies in subtitled only. The first two movies will be bundled together and these three movies will be available to purchase on January 22, 2019.

Here is a side note: The first two movies have a dub version with the English voice actors from the anime but they are owned by Viz Media. So if you don’t care about the dub and you only want the movies in Blu-Ray, DVD and digital release, wait for the Funimation. If you want to watch the movie in dub, you might have to look far and wide for the Viz Media versions. If you don’t like the American Netflix version, get these instead!

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https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2018-09-21/funimation-licenses-japanese-live-action-death-note-films/.137142

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Death Note (Netflix 2017) live-action movie review *No Spoilers*

Synopsis:

Light Turner finds a supernatural notebook and uses it to mete out death, attracting the attention of a detective, a demon and a girl in his class.

Cast:

Willem Dafoe – Ryuk

Nat Wolff – Light Turner

Lakeith Stanfield – L

Margaret Qualley – Mia Sutton

Shea Whigham – James Turner

Paul Nakauchi – Watari

*This review will not have any spoilers.

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Cowboy Bebop live-action announcement

Announced from the Entertainment Journey Variety, Tomorrow Studios along with Marty Adelstein (Producer of Teen Wolf and Prison Break) and ITV Studios and produced by Sunrise Inc will be doing a live-action TV series of the classic anime Cowboy Bebop; Chris Yost (involved with Thor: Ragnarok ) will be writing the story for the show. Here is who and what is being part of the team of the show:

Midnight Radio, Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, and Matthew Weinberg. Midnight Radio consists of Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec, Jeff Pinkner, and Scott Rosenberg.