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NeoSam 2006-05-28 15:33

New Announced Live Action Series & Movies
In this thread I'll be mentioning newly announced live action series and movies thats based on manga or light novels. live action series and movies that are not based on manga or light novels will not be mentioned.

Mods read this:

Since whats mentioned in this thread are only live action shows based on manga and light novels, I have started this thread in General Anime. also I already asked a Mod about where to start this thread and I got an ok to start it here.

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Thelastguardian 2006-05-29 02:44

Death Note TV series

Good news. In addition to a live action movie, there is a TV series being plan for DN.

CaiSter21 2006-05-29 07:48


Originally Posted by Thelastguardian
Death Note TV series

Good news. In addition to a live action movie, there is a TV series being plan for DN.

do u mean tv as in anime adaptation or a live-action tv series?
cause i have only heard of an anime adaptation and the live-action movie so far.

Sakuya 2006-05-29 16:44


Originally Posted by CaiSter21
do u mean tv as in anime adaptation or a live-action tv series?
cause i have only heard of an anime adaptation and the live-action movie so far.

That site talks about the anime.

NeoSam 2006-05-31 15:23

A live action movie got announced:



Based on a seinen manga that got published in 1998.

There are 4 volumes of this manga.
Here are the covers:

Seinen manga
Serialized in the seinen(young men's) manga magazine Weekly Manga Action.

Mangaka: Sasou Akira (さそうあきら)

From this site:


Winner of the "1998 (The Second) Agency for Cultural Affairs Media Arts Festival award for excellence". Excerpt from the site giving the reasons for the award:
"This work is a music manga. You can almost hear the sound of the piano coming from the pages as you read. It is a convincing demonstration of how even "silent" manga can be used to express music. The delicate illustrations express the tempestuous emotions of the young girl and boy, while also creating a rhythm for the piano music. This work shows the new things that are possible with manga."
From AnimeNation:


Shindou Live Action Movie Announced
The Mainichi Daily News has reported that 13 year old actress Riko Narumi will star in a live action film adaptation of Akira Sasou's award winning 1998 manga series "Shindou" (Child Prodigy). Narumi is well suited to portray a child piano prodigy because she first learned to play the piano at age 5.

Source: Akadot

The woman on the cover of the seinen magazine Manga Action looks really cute >.<

NeoSam 2006-06-05 12:45

Another manga is getting a live action:


Tantei Gakuen Q

Based on a shounen manga.

There are 22 volumes of this manga.
Here are the covers:

Shounen manga
Serialized in the shounen manga magazine Weekly Shounen Magazine.

From Manganews:


Tantei Gakuen Q Dorama: Tantei Gakuen Q will be adapted into a dorama.

Obscure 2006-06-06 02:53

Tantei Gakuen Q live action!!!! Can't wait, I just hope a fansub group snaps it streight up :D

NeoSam 2006-06-08 16:01

From AnimeNation:


American Battle Royale Remake Announced
According to Ain't It Cool News, New Line Cinema and producers Neal Moritz and Roy Lee have plans to produce, "an extremely Hard R - serious-minded Americanization of BATTLE ROYALE." The project currently has no screenwriter or director attached.

Guido 2006-06-08 16:11


Originally Posted by NeoSam

A Battle Royale thread was opened early in the morning to discuss about the live-action adaptation.

NeoSam 2006-06-11 02:39

And more movies got announced :)

From AnimeNation:


Full CG Gatchaman Movie Announced
Hong Kong based Imagi Animation Studios has announced a partnership with Japan's Tatsunoko Productions to create a full CG motion picture adaptation of the Science Ninja Team Gatchaman anime TV series. The Gatchaman movie will be written and directed by Kevin Munroe, who is currently writing and directing Imagi's Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles CG animation.

Source: Anime News Network
From AnimeNation:


Aim for the Top Movies Announced
Gainax has announced plans to release theatrical movie versions of Gunbuster: Aim For The Top, and Aim For The Top 2 this fall. Each of the feature films will be 90 minutes long, meaning that they'll both be heavily condensed from their original running time. The original 1988 Aim For The Top cast will reportedly re-rerecord a new dialogue track for the Aim For The Top movie.

Source: Majoria's News

NeoSam 2006-06-17 12:52

From AnimeNation:


American Genre Remakes Announced
Fangoria Magazine has reported that Dimension Films has plans for American remakes of the Japanese MPD Psycho television series and Tomie motion picture. The MPD Psycho TV series was an adaptation of the manga by Eiji Ohtsuka & Shou Tajima. The Tomie series of horror movies were based on the original manga by Junji Ito.

Taju Jinkaku Tantei Saiko (MPD Psycho)

For now there are 11 volumes released of this manga.
Here are the covers:

Shounen manga
Serialized in: Shounen Ace
Shounen Ace magazine is a manga magazine thats aimed at male otakus.

Author: Eiji Ohtsuka
Artist: Shou Tajima



There are 2 volumes of this manga.
Here are the covers:

Volume 1
Volume 2

Shoujo manga
Serialized in: Gekkan Halloween
Gekkan Halloween is a shoujo horror manga magazine. (The magazine is defunct)
Wiki entry:

By: Junji Ito
Wiki entry:
An article about Junji Ito with a picture of him:

For more info about the Tomie series of horror movies (review of the first movie):


NeoSam 2006-06-27 15:29

From ComiPress:


Manga to Anime/Movie/TV Drama

“Viva! Yamada Barbara” by Yumiko Suzuki will be adapted into a special drama.


“Yuunagi no Machi, Sakura no Kuni” by Fumiyo Kouno will be adapted into a movie.

Viva! Yamada Barbara

There are 3 volumes of this manga.
Here are the covers:

Josei manga
Serialized in the josei(young women's) manga magazine Kiss.

Mangaka: Yumiko Suzuki


夕凪の街 桜の国
Yuunagi no Machi, Sakura no Kuni

There's 1 volume of this manga.
Here its cover:

Seinen manga
Serialized in the seinen(young men's) manga magazine Manga Action.

Mangaka: Fumiyo Kouno

The manga is being scanlated by Kotonoha group.
Scanlations and info about the manga are available here.


NeoSam 2006-07-14 11:06

Hideshi Hino's manga "Living Corpse" (死肉の男) is getting a movie.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

Ja-Y-Ce 2006-07-14 23:46

Detective Conan / Case Closed
I think no need to intro this anime. :heh: It is to be made into a Drama Series this fall

Official site:

NeoSam 2006-07-28 12:43

The seinen manga Mushishi is getting a live action movie :)

Read about it here: ComiPress.

raphaël 2006-08-09 09:44

I already said it in the manga forum, I hope it won't be wrong to repeat it here. The manga Sakuran, by Anno Moyoco, will get adapted as a live action movie as well.

Here's the cover of the manga.

And the Anno Moyoko thread. ^^

Guido 2006-08-09 11:08

夕凪の街 桜の国 / Yunagi No Machi Sakura No Kuni
Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms
Serialized in Manga Action (Futabasha)
Genre: Drama


Story and art by Fumiyo KÔNO.

Hiroshima, 1955. Ten years after her city was consumed by a scorching flash of light, a woman’s soul is still deeply shaken by the earth-shattering explosion that devastated her home and changed her life forever. The war, the atomic bomb… what did they mean to ordinary people?
From AnimeNation.


According to Anime News Service, Fumiyo Kouno's award winning 2005 manga "Yunagi No Machi Sakura No Kuni" (Town of Evening Calm, Country of Cherry Blossoms), a story about the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, will be adapted into a live action motion picture that will hit Japanese theaters next summer.

NeoSam 2006-08-10 02:15

Nodame Cantabile (のだめカンタービレ) which I mentioned in my post here is not only geting an anime, but also a TV drama series :)

Its based on a josei manga thats serialized in the josei manga magazine Kiss.

I also forgot to mention this, but Hanbun no Tsuki ga Noboru Sora is also getting a live action drama series too.

From AnimeNewsService:


Hanbun No Gatsu Ganoboru Sora Drama
After running as an anime via WOWOW's Ani Tsuushin Dengeki Light Novel Gekijou, earlier this year, Hanbun No Gatsu Ganoboru Sora (Looking Up At The Half Moon) will be adapted to a latenight television drama this fall. AV Idol Miku Ishida will star in the leading role. TV Tokyo will broadacast the series from Ocotber. The eight volume original novel has become a best-seller, with over one million copies sold. It's said the role of a selfish character who has trouble communicating with others will demand strong acting ability.
Its based on a seinen light novel that got serialized in the seinen novel magazine Dengeki hp.

The light novel has 6 volumes (not 8 volumes) and its finished.

domino 2006-08-10 19:16

Ooh, live action Mushishi. :D That would be interesting.

Another live-action TV series was announced!
According to ANS, there will be a live-action drama of the shoujo manga Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge (aka "The Wallflower" in the US). The live-action drama airs this October. An anime version will follow in January 2007. I can't wait to see it! :D It will probably be very similar to Nobuta o Produce, which was my favorite drama..... :D

The story is about a woman who lends her mansion to a group of young boys on one condition: they must turn her daughter (or was it niece? Granddaughter? I forget) into a nice lady. The problem? The young girl is basically the girl from The Ring :heh: Dark, scary, no social ability, locks herself in her room all day watching horror movies, keeps skeletons as pets, etc.... so it's quite an interesting comedy. :) I think a live-action suits it better, since the manga is awkward (the art isn't very good and the panel work isn't well done, in my opinion).


Another live-action series! Last year's popular live-action drama Hana Yori Dango will be getting another season. Viewers can log into the TBS website (station Hana Yori Dango will air on) to vote for which parts of the long manga they would like to see in this live-action season. :)


More shoujo goodness! It's rare that a shoujo ANIMATED movie hits the theater screens, so I thought I would announce this movie:

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de ~Maihitoyo~ (official site) comes out in Japanese theaters August 19. It's a shoujo movie based on the popular game/TV series/manga. :) The animation looks so beautiful it brought a tear to my eye~~~~. This movie is a spinoff of the TV anime Harukanaru Toki no Naka de ~Hachiyoshou~, which is currently available on AnimeSuki (except only half of it has been subbed ~_~ Come on, subbers, go pick it up~ *_*)

Sakuya 2006-08-10 20:46


Originally Posted by domino
Harukanaru Toki no Naka de ~Maihitoyo~

That's awesome. I just hope we can watch it without finishing the TV series. :uhoh: Actually, I don't think people would fansub the movie anyway.

Is it just me or are anime/novels getting a live action version left and right? That's very interesting.

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