Shonen Jump Announces Rurouni Kenshin Live Action Movie Trilogy

rurouni kenshin live action movie 2The live action take on Nobohiru Watsuki’s (和月 伸宏) Rurouni Kenshin (るろうに剣心) was a huge success and it passed with flying colors in the eyes of the avid fans of the series who are the best critics the RK live action team could ever ask for. If you loved the live action movie, here’s good news for you: As reported by MangaNewsJapon, Shonen Jump has announced that the live action series will be a trilogy and the second movie will be adapted next summer! Keep Reading

Ah! My Goddess! Makes A 2013 Comeback With Special OVA

aah my goddessBelldandy (ベルダンディー), Urd (ウルド) and Skuld (スクルド) are back as a special news of an Ah! My Goddess! (ああっ女神さまっ) OVA will be released soon and Kodansha (株式会社講談社) has given fans both new and old a sneak peak of the OVA.

Keiichi Morisato (森里 螢一) is one of your normal, everyday college sophomores who has little to no experience when it comes to women. One day, Keiichi accidentally calls up the Goddess Relief Office and right before he even has the chance to comprehend everything that was happening, a beautiful goddess named Belldandy appears in his room and offers him a single wish. Keep Reading

The Final Gintama Movie In The News: A Lottery, Special Popcorn And The Movie Trailer

gintama movie 3 The final Gintama (銀魂) movie, entitled Gintama: The Movie: Be Forever Yorozuya (劇場版 銀魂 完結篇: 万事屋よ永遠なれ), is just around the corner and what better way other than to celebrate the upcoming movie than with a branded popcorn and a lottery! The trailer certainly was just enough to keep fans on their toes and bring on the hype. Asgard Anime brings you the final Gintama Movie In the News so read on to find out more about the special treats and goodies in store for all you Gintama fans! Keep Reading

Kaze Tachinu Is Ready To Take Flight

the wind is rising movie posterGet ready for another heart-warming story brought to you by none other than the legendary Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎 駿)! Kaze Tachinu, which translates to The Wind Has Risen, will be in theaters soon and Studio Ghibli (株式会社スタジオジブリ) has already completed the theatrical banners that were released throughout the month of May.

Kaze Tachinu’s plot was based on the life of Dr. Jiro Horikoshi (堀越 二郎). Dr. Horikoshi was known for his service in World War II; he was primarily attributed to the design of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero, a model of a fighter plane which served Japan in the said war. Keep Reading

American Live-Action Take On Kite Is Ready

kiteFans of the 1998 Yasuomi Umetsu (梅津 泰臣) adult action anime film entitled Kite (A カイト) will be on their toes with this bit of news. According to Deadline, The Weinstein Co. (TWC) has gained worldwide rights to the American live-action take on Kite. The film has already been finished with director Ralph Ziman (Gangster’s Paradise: Jerusalema, The Zookeeper) who took over the project after director David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane, The Final Destination) suddenly passed away last January 7, 2013. Keep Reading

Captain Harlock Set for CG Remake

harlock_660It has been announced that the Space Pirate Captain Harlock キャプテン・ハーロック, along with his crew, will be relived into a 3D animation for a CG remake. The project is hosted by Toei and casts two of the nation’s popular actors, Shun Oguri and Haruma Miura. Oguri will play the role of Captain Harlock, while Miura takes on his first voice acting role. His character, Yama, will be solely created for the film. Keep Reading

Fuka Koshiba Stars in Kiki’s Delivery Service Live Action Adaptation

kikiFinally, here’s a confirmation to what everyone has been brewing about. While news about a Hayao Miyazaki live action has been going around, Ghibli has kept their mouth shut and has insisted on saying no. However, the Sports Hochi and Sports Nippon have reported that Kiki’s Delivery Service will soon be adapted into live action. Now, we all know that this title has been one of Hayao Miyazaki’s film masterpieces, but Ghibli states they have nothing to do with it. Keep Reading