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Hayao Miyazaki Documentary Set for December Screenings

Following up on last month’s license announcement, distributor GKIDS came through with more details about the upcoming theatrical release of Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki. The 2016 documentary follows the famed anime director after his 2013 “retirement” and through his struggles creating the CG-animated Boro the Caterpillar short. The winter 2018 plans have now been narrowed...

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GKIDS Licenses Studio Ponoc’s Modest Heroes Anthology Film

Gee, kids: GKIDS is quickly earning a reputation as one of the best distributors of theatrical anime out there. This time, they’ve licensed the newest film from Studio Ponoc, Modest Heroes: Studio Ponoc Short Theatre, Volume 1, for American distribution. The film will head to American theaters January 2019 in English and Japanese with English...

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Kingdom Manga’s Live-Action Adaptation Previewed

Next up for the live-action treatment is Kingdom, the manga series by Yasuhisa Hara that has been running in Weekly Young Jump since 2006. The tale of China’s Warring States period is coming to the big screen courtesy of go-to adaptation director Shinsuke Sato, who previously helmed live-action versions of Gantz and Bleach, and it’s currently...

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Halloween’s Michael Myers Gets Sexy Bishoujo Figure

Michael Myers, the antagonist of the Halloween franchise, has been described many ways, but probably never as “sexy.” That’s about to change, though: Kotobukiya has given Michael the “bishoujo” treatment for a new figure in its Horror Bishoujo series that’s due out next April. The figure, which stands 235 millimeters and goes for 9,720 yen,...

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Dance Dance Revolution Hollywood Film in Development

Bust out those dance pads, folks. Believe it or not, a feature film based on video game Dance Dance Revolution is in development. The film, being produced at production label Stampede is about “a world on the brink of destruction where the only hope is to unite through the universal language of dance,” reports Deadline...

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Nisekoi Goes Live-Action in Feature Film Trailer

Naoshi Komi’s romantic comedy manga Nisekoi was previously adapted into an anime, and now it’s set to make its live-action debut later this year. The Nisekoi movie—which is directed by Hayato Kawai (Kurosaki-kun no Iinari ni Nante Naranai)—opens in Japan on December 21, with Sexy Zone member Kento Nakajima playing Raku Ichijo and Ayami Nakajo...

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GKIDS Licenses Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki Documentary

GKIDS has something special in store for fans of Studio Ghibli and acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki. The producer and distributor announced its acquisition of the North American distribution rights for NHK’s documentary feature film on the creator, Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki. Director Kaku Arakawa’s documentary follows Miyazaki after his 2013 retirement announcement and through the...

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Hell Girl Live-Action Film Adaptation Announced for 2019

Hell Girl, the popular horror franchise also known as Jigoku Shojo, will be getting a live-action film adaptation. The film, which will be released in Japan next autumn, will star Tina Tamashiro as main character Ai Enma. Tamashiro is a model and actress whose latest film was Missions of Love, another manga-to-live-action adaptation. The film...

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Studio Behind Hollywood Tiger & Bunny Movie Files for Bankruptcy

One of the studios behind the planned live-action Tiger & Bunny movie is having some trouble. According to reports, film studio Global Road Entertainment has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, a move that will impact its film division. As a result, they’re attempting to sell some of their unreleased projects, including Playmobil and The Silence....

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