Hiroya Oku's sci-fi action manga "GANTZ" is being adapted into two live-action films planned to be released in 2011. The movies will star Arashi's Kazunari Ninomiya (26) and actor Kenichi Matsuyama (24).
Shinsuke Sato is directing the films, which have reportedly been given a budget of 4 billion yen, with lots of CG involved. It is said that producers are aiming to make the film suitable for general audiences, which means that it may likely lack the violence of the original manga.
"GANTZ" has been serialized in Young Jump since 2000. Kei Kurono (Ninomiya) and Masaru Kato (Matsuyama) are two young man who should be dead after a train accident, but they are summoned back to life by an entity known as GANTZ. Under GANTZ's orders, the two are repeatedly sent on missions to fight against alien beings. So far, 26 volumes of the manga have been released in Japan, selling more than 10 million copies combined.
Although Kei and Masaru are high school students in the manga, their characters will be older in the movie. Kei has been turned into a college student looking for work, while Masaru is already working and taking care of his younger brother. The two childhood friends happen to meet again on a subway platform.
Oku's manga is still being serialized, but the two movies will tell a complete story with an original ending.
The first movie is expected to hit theaters in winter 2011, while the second is slated for spring 2011.
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Yep, you read it right, Oguri Shun's directing a movie. And it's been confirmed that Inoue Mao will be on it too! Hooray! *v* Btw, the script was written by Shogo Muto. (Crows Zero's script writer too.)
Surely Someday is about five high school students who form a band and spend all their time practicing for their school's upcoming festival. However, when the school's festival is abruptly cancelled, they came up with a strategy to fake a bomb threat to force the principal to change his mind. Their plan seem to work at first but when a real bomb goes off, the five of them are forced to take responsibility for the explosion and are kicked out of school. Three years later, further details about the incident are revealed, as the group attempt to put their lives back in order.
Release Date: July 17, 2010
Official Site: www.surely-someday.jp/
Yo! I'm done watching Crows I and II! Yay! It was really good! Although, I really don't think such a school exist. I mean Suzuran is waaay too violent. But it was all good! The punches, kicking and everything seemed real to me. I think both films have this "leadership" theme going on. Oguri Shun really deserves the Best Actor award for this.
I dunno what to say anymore, both movies were exciting and awesome! Miura Haruma doesn't have many scenes in part two, he didn't even do any stunt or something, he just kicked a guy once. But he looked hot. Lol.
I guess this sums it up, I really dun know how to write a good review, sorry. XD
Yo! Happy New year again!
Ever heard of Crows Zero? I've heard about it last year but I didn't have time to download it. It's basically a kick-ass, action movie. Gangs and the like. Actually, Crows Zero I was released in 2007 and Crows Zero II in 2009. It is based on the mega-hit manga, CROWs by Takashi Hiroshi. It also stars Oguri Shun!! :''> *fan-girl mode on*
Oguri Shun plays Takiya Genji, son of a Yakuza boss and then he enters Suzuran, an all-boys/violent high school. So for now, that's prolly it. I haven't seen it yet, still downloading. But it has good reviews and it grabbed the top spot at the Japanese box office , not to mention Oguri Shun winning a Best Actor award for this, so I thought I have to post it. Recommended for those action-film loving people out there. I don't really like action movies, but this is a different action film and the setting is at school. I actually don't know the difference, sorry. Anyway, I'll be back with a review after I'm done watching it.
Here's some photos. The posters speaks for itself, don't you think? *v*
Bye 2009, Welcome 2010!
Did you know that people in Japan celebrates New Year by sending nengajo to each other? Nengajo is a specially designed card, most of the time it has the Chinese Zodiac design of the year.
Today's the start of the year of the tiger, so here's a nengajo for you people!