Today is the day!

Today is the release day of “Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno”!

“Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika Hen”
Release date: August 1, 2014(Fri)

“Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu No Saigo Hen”
Release date: September 13, 2014(Saturday)
* 2 part film series, in nationwide first-run release

http://www.rurouni-kenshin.jp

Aug 1st – RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO!

I’m watching the anime Rurouni Kenshin at the moment and have become very fond of it (will tell you more when I’m done).

So of course, I feel very eager to see this upcoming live action: RUROUNI KENSHIN: KYOTO INFERNO

How about you?

Well, first I’m gonna see the first movie… ^^

Romaji: Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Taika Hen
Japanese: るろうに剣心 京都大火編
Director: Keishi Ohtomo
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan


 

RUROUNI KENSHIN

RUROUNI KENSHIN

Plot

Kenshin Himura (Takeru Sato) goes up against pure evil Makoto Shishio (Tatsuya Fujiwara) who is attempting to overthrow the Meiji government. The fate of the country hangs in the balance as Kenshin Himura takes up the sword that he vowed to never draw again.

Notes

  1. Based on popular manga series “Rurouni Kenshin” written & illustrated by Watsuki Nobuhiro (published in Weekly Shonen Jump from September 2, 1994 – November 4, 1999).
  2. Filming began July 1, 2013 and finished December 27, 2013. Filming took place in Ibaraki, Yamagata, Kumamoto, Shiga, Hyogo, Kyoto, Nagano, Tochigi, Chiba, Kanagawa and Tokyo, Japan. More than 5,000 extras were used for the film.
  3. Related titles:
    1. Rurouni Kenshin (2012)
    2. Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno | Rurouni Kenshin Kyoto Taika Hen (2014)
    3. Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends | Rurouni Kenshin Densetsu no Saigo Hen (2014)

Black Butler live action movie

Did you know that the popular manga/anime Black Butler has become a live action movie!

Black Butler anime

Yes, it have, and it will be released on DVD and Blue-ray on June 4th. :-)

The movie us directed by by Kentaro Otani of “NANA” and Keiichi Sato of “Tiger & Bunny.” Cast includes Hiro Mizushima as Sebastian Michaelis, Ayame Goriki as Shiori Genpo, and Yuka as Hanae Wakatsuki.

Read more about Black Butler here!

Black Butler live action movie

Black Butler live action movie

Hentai Kamen – a really weird Japanese movie

Yesterday I watched “Hentai Kamen” that a friend handed to me a while ago. And wow, I laughed so hard. This movie is truly fucked up. ^^

Hentai Kamen

The movie is based on a comedy manga series called “Kyūkyoku!! Hentai Kamen” (究極!!変態仮面?, lit. “Ultimate!! Pervert Mask”). The main character – Kyōsuke Shikijō – is a high school student who finds out that he gets super powers if he wears a pair of panties on his head. He becomes a masked super hero and fights for his school and for a girl – Aiko Himeno – that he falls in love with. Aiko falls in love with the perverted hero but have no clue that it’s Kyōsuke.

If you have a sick sense of humor and don’t mind blushing – watch this. ^^

Hentai Kamen

Thanks for the gift Mono Chrome!
Hentai Kamen at IMDb

Hentai Kamen

More pictures from live-action ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ revealed!

As you might know, Ghibli’s highly loved anime “Kiki’s Delivery Service” will become a live-action movie and here some more photos recently released. Fuka Koshiba is the girl who will play the part as Kiki.

Kiki’s Delivery Service was originally written as a children’s novel by Eiko Kadano in 1985. It tells the story about a 13-year old girl who is a witch, and according to the traditions she’s sent out in the world to live by herself for a year to mature and learn about the world.

The first picture from live-action ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ revealed!

This is live-action Kiki!

live-action Kiki

live-action Kiki

As you might know, Ghibli’s highly loved anime “Kiki’s Delivery Service” will become live-action and this picture above is the first one released. More than 500 girls auditioned for this role and Fuka Koshiba became the winner.

I believe there’s a high pressure on this project since they have SO MUCH to live up to. Fans all over the world holds their breaths. ^^

Kiki’s Delivery Service was originally written as a children’s novel by Eiko Kadano in 1985. It tells the story about a 13-year old girl who is a witch, and according to the traditions she’s sent out in the world to live by herself for a year to mature and learn about the world.

 

Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki’s Delivery Service

 

The anime was released back in 1989, created by studio Ghibli, maybe most known for their anime “My neighbor Totoro”.

Fuka Koshiba, the girl who will play Kiki, made her first professional acting debut last year in the TV drama  “Iki mo Dekinai Natsu” (Breathless Summer). Anime fans have already spotted some differences between the animated Kiki and the live-action Kiki: There’s no red ribbon and her hair is longer!

Will that be accepted?  ^_-

Me – and a lot of other Kiki fans I’m sure – is very curious about the cat – Jiji, but there’s still no pictures or video material of this furball. Will that be another Salem a’la Sabrina the teenage witch? ^_-

We’ll se!

Nodame Cantabile

Latetly I’ve been hooked on “Nodame Cantabile”. Badly! I will explain what it’s all about.

A friend gave me this series to watch – Nodame Cantabile – and I have truly fallen in love!

This live drama is based on a successful manga and tells the story about Nodame, a very talented piano student who dreams about becoming a kindergarten teacher. But she meets Chiaki, a handsome top-student, falls in love and hence her future plans get changed.

Who's this guy?

Who’s this guy?

Nodame is a lovely character, played by Ueno Juri. Nodame is childish, naive and romantic and has… certain problems… when it comes to hygiene, cooking and cleaning.

Hygiene? What?

Hygiene? What?

Chiaki on the other hand is very well-organized, neat and good-looking, admired and yearned by all ladies (and boys is some cases). He’s an extremely talented music student who wants to become a conductor in Europe.

Dreams of Europe.

Dreams of Europe.

Nodame forces herself into Chiaki’s life, crazy in love and determined to win his heart. Chiaki disgusts her sloppiness but can’t help taking care of her when she’s in despair – like when she’s out of food. She likes food.

ZOMG!

ZOMG!

It’s a lovely story with a lot of classical music, slapstick humor and strong feelings. For a western mind, the Japanese storytelling and humor might seem a little bit overacted time to time – but just get used to it – OK?

Slapstick-humor is the shit!

Slapstick-humor is the shit!

Nodame Cantabile is like a typical anime a’la “Love Hina” – but live. I haven’t seen such a great series for a very long time and I want to advise everyone to see it.

I made this short “preview”-film for you that aren’t convinced yet.

Please take a look! ^^