The Fuji TV live-action drama adaptation of Keiko Suenobu’s manga Life has recently been the subject of a viewer row due to its extreme depictions of high school bullying. At the center of the storm are both the sympathetic voices of high school students themselves and the harsh criticisms and protests of older parents regarding the […]
Author and Producer Yasushi Akimoto has revealed plans that his novel (and soon film to be released October 27th) “Zou no Senaka” (The Back of an Elephant) will get an unprecedented cross-media promotion when it is soon adapted by 14 publishers. Plans are in the works to adapt the story to a picture book, radio, TV, drama, and […]
According to Weekly Shonen Champion No. 41 Kei Kurajima’s gag manga 24 No Hitomi will be adapted to an 80 episode live action TBS drama starring Arina Akiyama. The storyline deals with a deceitful beautiful female woman teacher. Volume 4 of the manga goes on sale on October 5th.
Some Japanese fans have taken a look at the percentage of new Hunter X Hunter serials that have been published annually based in against their regular serialization schedule they were supposed to be released on. They figure author Yoshihiro Togashi met 92% of that schedule from the year of the manga’s debut in 1998. It decreased […]
J-Pop electronic unit Polysics will provide the ending theme “Rocket” for the Moyashimon TV anime scheduled to start broadcast in October. The single streets in Japan on November 21st. The group has a North American tour planned for October – November 2007.
ZakZak has a current pic of Studio Gainax’s Otaking Toshio Okada. Their article discusses how the 49 years company’s co-founder, shed his former 117 kilos persona to arrive at his current 67 kilos one. At one point he said he had to buy his pants in a wrestler specialty store but dipped in recent times to […]
The American ADV and Animeigo remastered and cleaned up versions of the original Super Dimensional Macross TV series generated a lot of buzz in past years. Now comes Japan’s version with Bandai Visual’s pending 25th anniversary HD remastered DVD release of both the original series and Do You Remember Love. The 960 minute TV BOX will retail […]