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  • Fans vote on which actress should play Evangelion's 'Ayanami Rei'

    June 1, 2011 @ 1:34 am

    goo Ranking recently held a special poll, asking users to vote for the actress that they felt would best portay the character 'Ayanami Rei' from the classic anime, "Neon Genesis Evangelion", for a hypothetical live-action adaptation. When it came to first place winner Ueto Aya, fans commented that Rei could "only be this girl!". Despite her cheerful and energetic image on television, voters wondered how she would fare when tackling a much dark

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  • Mizuki Alisa to star in upcoming TBS drama "Hanawa-ke no Yonshimai"

    May 31, 2011 @ 6:50 pm

    [caption id="attachment_156471" align="aligncenter" width="327" caption="Mizuki Alisa"][/caption] Actress/singer, Mizuki Alisa will star in TBS's upcoming Sunday drama "Hanawa-ke no Yonshimai" which will start airing in July. This drama is based on Saimon Fumi's manga which was serialized on "Weekly Morning" (Kodansha) from 2005 ~ 2008. The drama will feature four sisters of the Hanawa family who all seem to have no luck with men. Specifi

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  • Popular manga, "Chihayafuru" to get anime adaptation

    May 31, 2011 @ 2:32 pm

    It's been announced that popular manga "Chihayafuru," which was the winner of the 2nd Manga Taisho will get anime adaptation. Though it has not been revealed which broadcasting station would air it, the anime version of "Chihayafuru" will start its series in October. "Chihayafuru" is an ongoing manga written by Suetsugu Yuki, which has been serialized on female manga magazine "BE • LOVE" since 2007. It features a girl named "Ayase Chihaya," w

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  • Tezuka Osamu's "Ningen Konchuuki" to be released as a drama on WOWOW

    May 29, 2011 @ 10:34 am

    It has just been announced that Tezuka Osamu's famous manga, "Ningen Konchuuki" (The Book of Human Insects), will get its first screen adaptation in a drama starring actress Minami, and the show will be broadcast on WOWOW beginning on July 30th! --- The original work was serialized in "Play Comic" from 1970-1971, and it's an ironic work centering on the wicked Tomura Toshiko. The manga compares her preying on the lifestyles of the men, an

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  • "Rock Musical BLEACH" to have completely new cast members!

    May 28, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

    In July, for the 10th year anniversary of the manga “BLEACH”, the super popular musical “Rock Musical BLEACH” will be held with a completely new cast. Since its creation in 2005, the musical has been seen by 130,000 people. Kida Tsuyoshi is in charge of the script and production. Out of 4,500 auditions, Norizuki Kouhei has been chosen as the lead role of Kurosaki Ichigo. Fresh actors like Sato Miki and Kujirai Kousuke will be working along

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  • "Yarisugi Companion to Atashi Monogatari" to get live-action adaptation

    May 27, 2011 @ 11:45 am

    It's been decided that Hiramoto Akira's manga "Yarisugi Companion to Atashi Monogatari" will be getting a live-action film adaptation. "Yarisugi Companion to Atashi Monogatari" is a "sexy gag" manga that features rookie companions working in hot springs as the main characters. The protagonist Yarisu uses her special powers to solve problems that happen at parties in the hot springs establishment. Four gravure idols have been cast as the m

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  • Ultraman becomes record breaking hit in China with its all-star cast!

    May 26, 2011 @ 11:05 am

    In China this month, the movie “Daikaigyu Batoru Urutora Ginga Densetsu” (“Huge Monster Ultra Battle of Galactic Legend”) premiered and it became an instant hit, recording historic domestic numbers. In the first week of its opening, the movie was seen by 14,200,000 people, grossing 1,704,000,000 yen, debuting at fourth in the weekly ranking. This news was also reported to media by the movie producer Okabe Junya on his Twitter. --- Alt

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  • Which manga do women want to see get a live-action film?

    May 26, 2011 @ 7:51 am

    Escala Cafe recently conducted a poll, asking women in their twenties about which manga they'd like to see turned into a live-action film. Topping the list with 17.4% of the votes was Nakamura Hikaru's "Saint☆Oniisan", also known as "Saint Young Men". The gag manga revolves around two characters depicting Jesus Christ and Buddha, who go on vacation and live together in an apartment in Tokyo. Popular "ONE PIECE" came in second place. Check

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  • Check out the Oricon weekly comic chart for May 30th!

    May 26, 2011 @ 2:19 am

    tokyohive has got the results for the Oricon weekly comic chart for the week of May 30th. Check it out below! ----- 1. "Kekkaishi", the 34th volume - Tanabe Yellow : (158,524) 2. "Mahou Sensei Negima!", the 34th volume - Akamatsu Ken : (148,762) 3. "STEEL BALL RUN", the 23rd volume - Araki Hirohiko : (141,415) 4. "Daiya no A", the 26th volume - Terajima Yuji : (138,481) 5. "Hayate no Gotoku! (Limited Edition", the

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  • Over 100 people lined up for the latest issue of "Suzumiya Haruhi" series

    May 25, 2011 @ 4:30 pm

    The newest books in the light novel series "Suzumiya Haruhi" was released on May 25th, and many fans lined up to purchase the books. The series has sold over 8 million copies in Japan and spawned a hit anime series as well as an animated film. "Suzumiya Haruhi no Kyougaku" (translation: The Dismay of Suzumiya Haruhi) is the first new release in 4 years and is being sold in a 2-volume set (first and second parts), the volumes will be sold s

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