Publisher Shogakukan has reported that Wakou Honna’s risqué romantic comedy manga Nozoki Ana (“Peephole”) will get a live-action feature film adaptation. The 13-volume manga series was serialized from October 2009 to February 2013, depicting the life and relationships of a male college student and his female neighbor who sustain a vouyeristic relationship with each other. The manga was adaptaed into an anime OVA released in May 2013.
GEN Manga has just released an exclusive English translation of a new 46-page installment of Isora Azumi excellent supernatural drama independent manga story Stones of Power. The new chapter picks up the story following after the events of the chapters previously published in GEN Manga issues 11-16.
Animedia magazine has revealed word that Marvelous AQL’s PSP “adventure rhythm” game Bakumatsu Rock will get an anime TV series adaptation this July. The historical fantasy pits rock & roll & pro-Westernization revolutionary Ryoma Sakamoto against the pro-shogunate Shinsengumi rockers headlined by Toshizo Hijikata & Souji Okita. Sengoku Basara television series director Itsuro Kawasaki will helm the production at studio DEEN. The voice cast of the original game will reprise its roles for the anime.
The homepage for the upcoming Mangaka-san to Assistant-san to (The Comic Artist & Assistants) television series has added its first trailer. The adaptation of Doujin Work creator Hiroyuki’s current series will be directed by Takeshi Furuta (Giant Killing) at anime studio ZEXCS (Aku no Hana, Rental Magica). The show will premiere on April 8.
The homepage for the upcoming Akame ga KILL! anime television series has added a brief streaming teaser. The adaptation of Takahiro and Tetsuya Tashiro’s fantasy action manga revolves around a boy who joins a revolutionary team of professional assassins where he comes under the wing of experienced killer Akame.
Toei has announced that its three-episode Robot Girls Z television mini-series, plus the show’s home video omake shorts, will screen in ten Japanese theaters beginning May 31. The series’ first of three home video volumes will then go on sale on June 13.
The homepage for the Detective Conan movie franchise has added a trailer for next month’s 18th feature film. Detective Conan: Ijigen no Sniper (Detective Conan: Sniper From Another Dimension) will open theatrically on April 19.
The homepage for Toei Animation’s Saint Seiya: Legend of Sanctuary feature film has released a full-length theatrical trailer. The CG iteration of the classic 1986 anime based on Masami Kurumada’s shounen manga will hit Japanese theaters on June 21.
I’ll have a dealer’s table on Saturday to pare down some of the duplicates (and triplicates, and quadruplicates) from my anime collection, and I’ll be one of several presenters hosting panels and workshops both days, so come out and see us if you’re in the West Central Florida area. Come in cosplay for extra coolness points and costume contest prizes!