Kaiji Kawaguchi’s late 80s manga is now a thing of big-screen aspirations with Toho and Amazon Japan partnering together for new political war thriller, The Silent Service. The first official teaser introduces leading man Takao Osawa who plays a Naval captain who declares his ship a sovereign state.
Tohru Fujisawa’s popular GTO franchise comes back to life on Amazon Japan later this month in streaming live-action adaptation, GTO: The Early Years. The official trailer is online and featuring actors Kanichiro, and Daichi Kaneko, based on the longstanding manga series and spin-offs.
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Konda Teru is a third-year high school student and gang member of the Shimofuriniku-gumi. He lives with death in a world of guns, torture and fighting, but gunpowder smoke can make him think of mackerel grilled with salt. Konda attends school with classmate Haru Maki. Despite being faced with the dangers to his life and swamped by schoolwork, he takes inspiration from his day and creates exquisite food daily with wild imagination. This food gets him through difficult gang situations, at times sparks love and even saves people’s lives.
“Prime members will become hooked on this thrilling yet poignant drama series with an unusual pair of leads from completely different backgrounds,” said Amazon Prime Video’s Asia Pacific content head James Farrell.