Movie Poster For Yasuomi Umetsu’s Kite Posted By IGN

Kite Live ActionFans of Yasuomi Umetsu’s (梅津 泰臣) controversial 1998 anime Kite (A カイト) are already on their toes waiting for the release of the live action movie starring India Eisley, Callan McAuliffe and Samuel L. Jackson. IGN has kept fans anticipating as the video game entertainment website posted the official poster of the movie.

The live action movie is based on the cult classic anime with the violent sex scenes omitted and story line changed without straying from the original story. Keep Reading

Rurouni Kenshin Stars Head For Manila, Philippines For Movie Premiere And Press Con

Rurouni Kenshin in ManilaGet ready, Filipino fans because Kenshin Himura (緋村 剣心), Kaoru Kamiya (神谷 薫) and Sanosuke Sagara (相楽 左之助) in the flesh are heading for the Philippines for not one but two awesome events you shouldn’t dare miss!

Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心) stars Takeru Satoh (佐藤 健), Emi Takei (武井咲), and Munetaka Aoki (青木崇高) will be in Manila on August 6 for the movie premiere of Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-Hen (るろうに剣心 京都大火編) in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong which will be followed by a public press conference on August 7 in Glorietta Activity Center in Makati. Keep Reading

Dragon Nest: Warrior’s Dawn Ready To Rise Around The World

Dragon Nest Warrior's DawnSome video game movies are often based loosely on the games themselves which leave some fans half satisfied. With the upcoming release of Dragon Nest: Warrior’s Dawn (龙之谷·破晓奇兵) however, fans of the world famous MMORPG game Dragon Nest won’t be disappointed. The movie, which promises to be based on the actual events of the game’s story line, follows the story of Lambert who was trained under Barnac – a member of the Six Heroes. Keep Reading

Lupin III Live-Action Trailer Shown On Japanese Television Show

Lupin III Live ActionWith the news already out that a live-action take on the famous Monkey Punch (モンキー・パンチ) manga/anime franchise, fans are clamoring for a teaser of the film. They weren’t disappointed as a trailer has been shown via the TBS morning show, Asachan on Monday.

Arsene Lupin III (ルパン三世) has inherited his grandfather Aresne Lupin’s skills in thievery and has earned the title of the world’s number one thief with every law enforcement in every country looking out for him. Keep Reading

Live-Action Take On Sukitte Ii Na Yo Trailer Ready To Set Hearts Beating

Say I Love You PosterBecause it’s Valentine’s Day, here’s something every romance junkie might enjoy. Hazuki Kanae’s (葉月 かなえ) popular shoujo manga, Sukitte Ii Na Yo (好きっていいなよ。), is getting a live-action film! Japanese actress Haruna Kawaguchi (川口 春奈), together with actor Sota Fukushi (福士 蒼汰) star in this movie as Mei Tachibana (橘 めい) and Yamato Kurosawa (黒沢 大和) respectively. Asako Hyuga (日向朝子) returns as the film director as well as screen writer for Sukitte Ii Na Yo as her last directorial project was for her movie entitled Presents (合い鍵) way back in 2006. Keep Reading

Crunchyroll In The News: Bishie Basketball Players, Boxers And Sexy Wrestlers

American streaming website crunchyroll strongest in the worldCrunchyroll is packing up a mean punch with their latest titles offered for streaming and coincidentally, all are sports-themed or has something to do with sports!

Part of their action-packed line up is the anime adaptation of Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai! (世界でいちばん強くなりたい!). Also known as Wanna be the Strongest in the World!, Sekai de Ichiban follows the story of Hagiwara Sakura. Sakura is a member of the famous idol band Sweet Diva, together with Miyazawa Elena, who Sakura sees not only as a close friend but also as a rival. Keep Reading

Isao Takahata’s Kaguya-Hime Visuals Released

princess kaguya Fresh off the Studio Ghibli (株式会社スタジオジブリ) press are the latest Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (かぐや姫の物語) visuals. Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari is directed and co-written by Studio Ghibli co-founder, Isao Takahata (高畑 勲) and is the first movie he has worked on 14 years after his 1999 movie project, My Neighbor the Yamadas (ホーホケキョとなりの山田くん).

Takahata’s Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari is a rendition of the classic Japanese folktale, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (竹取物語). The folktale dates back as far as the 10th century and tells the story of Taketori no Okina (竹取翁) who comes across a shining bamboo stalk. Keep Reading