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Live-Action Anime Adaptations Might Be Getting Better

June 15, 2018 — by Kotaku.com0

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There’s a Jin-Roh movie. It’s based on the 1999 anime version of Mamoru Oshii’s Kerberos manga. And damn, it looks pretty good!

The movie was announced back in 2012 and is slated for release this summer in South Korea. No word yet on an international release.

Kim Jee-woon, who helmed The Last Stand with Arnold Schwarzenegger, directed the picture.

Unlike the original manga and anime, the movie adaptation is set in a fictionalized Korea in the future. North and South Korea have decided to unify, and pro and anti-unification factions appear. Violence ensues, causing the establishment of a special police force.

Longer trailer below.

This looks better than some of the recent live-action adaptations coming out of Japan—and Hollywood, for that matter.

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Mother Buys Weekly Manga In Memory Of Her Deceased Son

June 14, 2018 — by Kotaku.com0

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On March 11, 2011, Yuko Tanno lost her son in the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The city she calls home, Natori in Miyagi Prefecture, was ravaged. In memory of her son, she has continued to buy Weekly Shonen Jump each Monday.

According to Asahi, Tanno’s son Kota loved manga. He’d buy the latest Jump and read it with friends in his room. Kota was only 13 when he was swept away in a tidal wave.

After his body was discovered, Tanno thought the spirit of her son might wonder what happened in the newest issues of Jump.

First, Tanno put some copies in his casket. Then, she put some out on the Buddhist altar in their house dedicated to her son. Each week, she now buys the latest issue and has back ordered missing ones.

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Tanno has since rebuilt her house, which was destroyed in the quake. She built a room for Kota, which is filled with his mementoes as well as shelves and shelves of Weekly Jump. One Piece is still in serialization. Haikyu!! debuted the year after the quake, but since her son was on the volleyball team, he might have enjoyed it. No doubt, he would—or, perhaps, is.

This year, Kota would be twenty years old.


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The Soccer Anime That Andrés Iniesta Loves 

June 6, 2018 — by Kotaku.com0

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Late last month, it was announced that Andrés Iniesta was leaving F.C. Barcelona for a three-year deal with Vissel Kobe. That’s exciting for J League fans, but what must have been cool for Iniesta was meeting the man responsible for his favorite anime. Again.

Yoichi Takahashi debuted his manga Captain Tsubasa back in 1981, a time when soccer didn’t have a large following in Japan. It was a hit and went on to spawn several anime that were broadcasted all over the world.

“It was the anime I liked most as a kid,” Iniesta said at a recent gathering to celebrate his joining Vissel. “I watched it everyday before school.” As soccer site EiF points out, the show inspired a generation of players.

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Iniesta has previously met Takahashi, but this was the first time to get original drawings of himself in a Vissel uniform.


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Eiichiro Oda Draws One Piece's Luffy As An Old Man

June 4, 2018 — by Kotaku.com0

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Monkey D. Luffy is a young man in One Piece, but what will he look like as an old one? Eiichiro Oda recently did a “what if” drawing of the iconic pirate.

In the SBS of the most recent One Piece, Oda drew Luffy and Ace at 40 years old as well as at 60 years old.

Oda also did, basically, “bad ending” versions, too.

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Ace looks cool for a dead guy!


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