When this series began, I was underwhelmed. I wasn't particularly keen on the quality or the style.
The high point was the transformation of Inga, the ultra cute boy into this cunning demon that gets fed with people's truths, their confessions that hold the key of their souls. Especially if that truth is the confession of a crime.
The series picked up after episode 4 and it is scheduled to have 11 episodes, but what are the possibilities for that to change?
I'd really like to see this series last 26 episodes.
The two creators that go by the pseudonym Akira Himekawa are working on a new manga adaptation based on the Skyward Sword saga from the game.
The new manga will be published by Shogakukan.
It will most likely be licensed by Viz Media for the US, as they have published the 10 previous volumes of Himekawa's previous Zelda manga, including The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, Oracle of Seasons, Oracle of Ages, Four Swords, The Minish Cap, A Link to the Past, and Phantom Hourglass. Viz just re-packaged all 10 volumes in a box set last month.
The Twitch entertainment news site reported on Tuesday that Warner Brothers offered Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Batman Begins, Inception) the role of Colonel in the live-action film adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga. The site also reported that Warner and Gary Oldman, the previous actor approached for the role of Colonel, had been "unable to close the deal."
Mainichi Shimbun paper reported on Thursday that Gintama episode 232 was not re-aired after TV Tokyo was contacted by a representative due to alleged defamation. Before the Mainichi article, there were conflicting reports about whether a complaint was made.
The anime channel AT-X announced on November 11 that its showings of Gintama' episode 232 were cancelled at the request of its parent company, TV Tokyo. The episode had already aired on TV Tokyo on October 31, yet it is still available on Crunchyroll.
According to Mainichi, the episode had a defamatory depiction of a character associated with a specific individual or individuals, and TV Tokyo was contacted after the initial broadcast by a representative of the affected party. After confirming the content in the episode, TV Tokyo decided to cancel its re-airing on AT-X. Mainichi quoted TV Tokyo, "We have no problem with parodying a specific person, but we decided to cancel [the re-airing] since it defamed a person's character."
Gintama' supervisor Shinji Takamatsu emphasized last Friday that Advertising Council Japan, outspoken Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, and singer Tokiko Kato (Porco Rosso) did not complain or protest to TV Tokyo. He also noted that a representative of Renhō Murata, the current Minister for Government Revitalisation, said, "It is not true that we objected." He added that the decision on whether to release the episode on DVD has yet to be made.
LOL it looks like Bleach!! It really gives off Bleach vibes! Kurosaki Kenshin XD!
Done by Studio DEEN, he new anime series will remake the Kyoto story arc of Nobuhiro Watsuki's original manga and the previous anime adaptation. In particular, it will depict the battle of Kenshin Himura and Makoto Shishio and it will be told from the point of view of the Oniwabanshū ninja Misao Makimachi.
For a moment I panicked, because it looked that things got so nasty that they were going to cancel the series???!
Gintama' supervisor Shinji Takamatsu returned to his Twitter account on Friday to clarify that TV Tokyo acted on its own when the broadcaster asked the anime channel AT-X to not show Gintama' episode 232. He emphasized that several individuals and organizations did not complain or protest to TV Tokyo.
He added that the decision on whether to release the episode on DVD has yet to be made.
AT-X announced last Friday that its showings of Gintama' episode 232 were cancelled at the request of TV Tokyo. The episode had already aired on TV Tokyo on October 31, and the episode is still streaming overseas on the Crunchyroll service.
Among other items, the episode had parodies of the public service announcements from the Advertising Council Japan (AC Japan) and a politician named "Renhō." Renhō Murata, the current Minister for Government Revitalisation, goes simply by her given name "Renhō" when campaigning.
However, Takamatsu stated on Friday that AC Japan, outspoken Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, and singer Tokiko Kato (Porco Rosso) all did not complain about the episode.
He also noted that Minister Renhō's representative said, "It is not true that we objected."
Takamatsu added, "So, please do not attack specific individuals with your presumptions. Please. Excuse me for Tweeting 'more than necessary.'" He continued, "I believe that I am not telling a 'lie,' so, please think over 'the meaning of the sentences.'"
According to Takamatsu, whether or not episode 232 will be released on DVD with parts edited, or "sealed" away entirely, depends on what develops in the future.
Takamatsu had posted on October 26 that the episode was initially rejected and indicated that it was because of its jokes. He said that if the time came that the anime could not do material in the spirit of Gintama, then he thinks the television anime should stop — rather than airing "something that isn't Gintama."
However, he added that he thinks that day will not come. On November 14, he announced that he is taking a break from Twitter.
The TV Tokyo representative in charge of Gintama' had cited "various circumstances" for why the station requested AT-X to cancel its reruns of episode 232. The representative explained that the station made the request "because there were depictions reminiscent of specific individual(s)." When asked if the individual was Minister Renhō, the representative repeatedly responded, "We cannot answer that."
The Japanese website Movie Collection began streaming the 30-second teaser trailer for Un-Go episode:0 Inga-ron (Un-Go episode:0 Inga Chapter), the film prequel to the Un-Go television anime series. (The teaser already streamed on the anime's official website earlier this week.) The 45-minute original story will depict the protagonists Shinjūrō and Inga's first encounter and "reveal the biggest mystery [of the story] in theaters.
Un-Go episode:0 Inga-ron will run in 12 Japanese theaters for two weeks only, starting on Saturday.
The staff includes director Seiji Mizushima (Fullmetal Alchemist, Gundam 00), the studio BONES, screenwriter Shou Aikawa (Fullmetal Alchemist, Nadesico), and character designers pako (Scarred Rider Xechs) and Yun Kouga (Gundam 00, Loveless). Crunchyroll is streaming the series in various countries outside of Japan, Anime on Demand is streaming the series in the U.K., and Anime News Network Australia is streaming the series in Australia.
Oh, no O_O This is already looking 'ambitious', just like the Speed Racer adaptation by the Wachowski Brothers.
The Twitch website is reporting on Tuesday that actress Kristen Stewart (Twilight, The Runaways, Snow White and the Huntsman) has been offered the lead female role of Kei in Warner Brothers' live-action adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga.
In Warner's film, Kei is described as "a young medium who becomes the love interest for [male co-lead] Kaneda."
Whereas The Hollywood Reporter entertainment trade magazine reported earlier this month that Ezra Miller and Alden Ehrenreich are among the top contenders for the pivotal role of Tetsuo in this live-action film adaptation of Katsuhiro Otomo's Akira manga. Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy) is in talks for the other lead role of Kaneda, which The Hollywood Reporter described as Tetsuo's "older brother" in Warner's film.
The Twitch website and The Hollywood Reporter previously said that Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), Gary Oldman (Dark Knight trilogy), and Keira Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean films) have all been approached for roles.
According to the magazine, Warner wants to cast the role before Thanksgiving, but after the actors undergo screen tests on Sunday and Monday. As in the manga, the magazine describes Tetsuo as "a young man with telekinetic abilities who becomes a dangerous weapon." Another actor, Ezra Miller (We Need To Talk About Kevin, The Perks of Being a Wallflower), told the Moviefone website that he will not play Tetsuo, although he praised the original work.
Sources: ANN, AICN news, AnimeNation
Next April’s 50 minute long Uchu Senkan Yamato 2199 feature film will actually be just a compiled edit of the first two episodes of a new Yamato television series, the first since 1980′s Space Battleship Yamato III. The TV series from studios XEBEC and AIC will be a remake of the 1974 original anime television series.
Rahxephon creator Yutaka Izubuchi will direct the new series. The pilot movie will screen in 10 theaters throughout Japan beginning April 7, 2012.
Anime studio Sunrise has formally announced plans to produce two feature films based on its sleeper hit superhero parody television series Tiger & Bunny. At least the first of the two films will premiere next year.
This is great!, I actually loved the series, it was really funny in a Zoolander way!!
Based on the Three Kingdoms saga, Weekly Young Jump Magazine has formally announced the development of a TV anime adaptation of Yasuhisa Hara’s historical manga Kingdom.
The ongoing manga that launched in 2006 is set in ancient China’s “Three Kingdoms” era and follows two pesant boys that dream of becoming respected & powerful warlords. Studio Pierrot (Fushigi Yuugi, Naruto) will animate for broadcast on the NHK network.
Somewhere else, Mayaya from Kuragehime is doing a flip kick dance!
The fifth volume of Shueisha's Jump Kai magazine announced on Thursday that Hiroyuki Takei will launch Shaman King -Flowers-, the sequel series to his Shaman King manga, in the same magazine next April.
The main character of the new manga will be Hana Asakura, the son of the original manga's protagonist Yō Asakura. Hana demonstrates abilities exceeding even those of his father.
The magazine had indicated in volume 4 in September that there would be a "Big Project" next spring.
Takei is already starting a series of short manga about previously untold "zero stories" about Yō and other characters in the current volume.
Voice actress and singer Megumi Hayashibara confirmed on Tuesday that she sang Shaman King's "Osorezan Revoir" song for the video of the same name that was posted on Nico Nico Douga on October 21. Osorezan Revoir is the title of the 19th compiled volume of the manga series and an arc of the story.
Viz Media publishes Takei's Shaman King and Ultimo manga in North America.
The series has been successful enough to venture into manga.
The third volume of Kadokawa Shoten's Newtype Ace magazine began serialization on a manga adaptation of Sunrise's Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle anime on Thursday. Artist Yoshiki Togawa will be drawing the manga.
The story of the school adventure story revolves around Kaito, a puzzle-loving freshman at the private high school named "Root Academy."
He is selected as a candidate for "Phi Brain" for his extraordinary mental skills. One day, he and his childhood friend Nonoha tackle the "unsolvable puzzle" hidden in the underground ruins near the school. They are guided by the mobile device given to Kaito by the student council president.
The puzzle is the "philosopher's puzzle," a life-threatening creation of a mysterious intelligence group known as "POG." When he defeats the puzzle, he is designated as a "Solver." Together with Nonoha and other Solvers, Kaito battles POG at "philosopher's puzzles" all over the world.
The anime television channel AT-X announced on Friday that its showings of Gintama' episode 232, "The people you tend to forget tend to show up after you forget them," have been cancelled at the request of the program's original broadcaster, TV Tokyo. The episode had already aired on TV Tokyo on October 31, and would have run on AT-X on November 15 and 18.
According to AT-X, episodes 233 and later will resume on the channel on November 22.
Among other items, the episode had parodies of the public service announcements from the Advertising Council Japan and a politician named "Renhō" (a possible reference to an Upper House legislator and the current Minister for Government Revitalisation whose full name is Renhō Murata).
The April 7 film is actually the first two episodes of the new television series, combined into one theatrical preview screening about 50 minutes long. It will play in 10 theaters throughout Japan.
More details will be provided on the anime's official website.
There has not been a Yamato television anime series since Uchū Senkan Yamato 3 (Star Blazers: The Bolar Wars) 30 years ago, and that was 1974!!
Thus it seems with the new online community that was opened on November 1 at University of Kyoto Seika site. This is a step forward in the academic process of learning how to draw manga as a career and as a way of living. :-)
Users are able to submit their original manga on the site as well as recommend and comment on others' works. Mangaku's goal is to provide an opportunity for readers to enjoy manga while learning the craft of creating it.
Contributed manga will receive reviews from Kyoto Seika University faculty as well as a chance for discussion of the works with manga author Keiko Takemiya (To Terra, Kaze to Ki no Uta, The Door Into Summer). The university's Faculty of Manga teaching staff, comprised of manga artists and editors, will manage the new website.
Mangaku will also run contests for the contributed works.
Although the Kyoto university will operate the new website, its use will not be limited to Kyoto Seika University students and staff. Anyone can register for access to the site and the ability to contribute manga and use all of Mangaku's features. Opening manga learning to the public is one aim of the new interactive website.
Kyoto Seika University has a 40-year history of academic study in manga and animation. The university was first to install a specialized area of manga studies in 2000, and it then created a Faculty of Manga in 2006. It was also the first to establish a master's degree program in manga last year, when it accepted 20 students. In June, the university announced it will accept 4 to 12 students in a manga doctorate program in April of next year.
The official website for the live-action film adaptation of Masaharu Noritsuke's Afro Tanaka comedy manga began streaming a trailer on Saturday. Shota Matsuda (Liar Game, Hana Yori Dango ) stars as an odd, Afro-haired young man named Hiroshi Tanaka who faces his greatest challenge at the age of 24: his first potential girlfriend (played by Nozomi Sasaki). The girlfriend is a new character that does not appear in Noritsuke's original manga.
The Japanese publisher Shueisha is producing four million copies of the 64th volume of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece pirate manga — the latest volume in the series to set a record for the most copies in its first printing in Japan.
The volume is shipping on Friday.
One Piece has been setting records in first printings since volume 56, which held the manga record in December of 2009 for 2.85 million copies. Volume 57 was the first volume to hold the record for all books in Japan, since its 3-million-copy first printing topped Harry Potter and Order of the Phoenix's 2.9 million.
Since then, every volume except volume 62 (published two months after the March 11 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake disaster) has set a new record in first printing.
As of the 64th volume, Shueisha has published over 250 million copies of the manga series; One Piece has had the highest number of copies printed of any Shueisha manga series in Japan.
The manga follows a rubber-bodied boy named Luffy who aims to become the Pirate King by leading a motley crew, including a three-sword-wielding Zoro and the female navigator Nami. The manga has been running in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since 1997, and the ongoing television anime series premiered in 1999.
The homepage for next year’s Inu × Boku SS television anime has released a 30 second teaser trailer. The adaptation of Cocoa Fujiwara’s manga revolves around an heiress protected by a fox spirit in the guise of a handsome butler. The TV series will premiere next January.
WOW O_O this is moe taken to a whole new historic level.
Japanese publisher Softbank Creative reports that Miyage Kasuga’s historical romantic comedy light novel series Oda Nobuna no Yabo (Oda Nobuna’s Ambition) will get a TV anime adaptation.
The comedy revolves around a contemporary Japanese teen boy transported back to an alternate Japanese history in which the leading warlords are all cute girls. He’s taken in by a commander named “Oda Nobuna,” an alternate version of the male leader Oda Nobunaga.
The Oda Nobuna no Yabo novel series premiered in 2009 and has sold over 400,000 volumes. The franchise’s seventh volume will hit Japanese bookstores on the 15th.
A new theatrical trailer for next year’s Berserk Golden Age Arc I: Egg of the Supreme Ruler motion picture has hit the web. The first film of a planned trilogy based on Kentaro Miura’s dark fantasy manga will open theatrically on February 4.
Fan response hasn't been exactly positive :-( I was really hyped but now I'm in a wait-and-see mode.
Kadokawa Shoten has released a new 17-second ad revealing that creator, writer, and animator Mamoru Nagano’s original sci-fi short film Hana no Utame Gothicmade will get a Japanese wide theatrical release next spring.
The Five Star Stories creator first revealed his Gothicmade project in 2006. A five-minute preview of the film premiered in Japan in March 2010.
Toei has announced that One Piece will be getting another exclusive 3D short movie.
It will last 12 minutes and it is titled 'One Piece 3D Gekiso! Trap Coaster'. This stereoscopic 3D anime film will screen at Aichi Prefecture’s Lagunasia theme park, Nagasaki Prefecture’s Huis Ten Bosch theme park, Kanagawa Prefecture’s Yokohama Landmark Tower, and Hiroshima Prefecture’s NTT CRED Hall beginning December 1.
The first cel shaded 3D One Piece short film, “Mugiwara Chase,” was released theatrically in Japan last March.