I’ve been long enamored with LDH, Inc.’s efforts with the HiGH & LOW film saga. The trailers have had my attention forever and so we wait with the hopes of seeing a wider release of these films as time moves on and with any luck, talk of such goals will stir next year while Shochiku readies the upcoming release of its third installment, HiGH&LOW The Movie 3: Final Mission on November 11.
TOKYO GHOUL: Creepy Girlfriends, Crawlers And Creatures In The Gory U.S. Trailer For The Live-Action Horror Manga Adaptation
Riddled with gripping fight scenes and tasteful gore, this adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul brings the popular manga series to life like never before.
Actor Kubtoa Masataka stars with actress Shimizu Fumika with Aoi Yu, Suzuki Nobuyuki and Oizumi Yo also starring. Watch the new teaser and stay tuned for an official trailer.
It’s been nearly two years since the LDH, Inc’s HiGH&LOW project, shepherded by producer Exile Hiro, with two shows and a slate of films that will now culminate with a two-part finale this year. For that, I reckon it’ll be another few years thereafter until we hear more on overseas distribution should we be so lucky, and I can only hope this is at least the case as much as I’ve been following this particular franchise.
That’s a two-season drama and a five-film run with two of those being spin-offs therein, featuring a stellar line-up of actors and notables of J-pop supergroup Exile Tribe as the franchise chronicles the events within a town fractured by gangs and the interwoven politics of its leaders. For this, we now have Kubo Shigeaki (HiGH&LOW: The Movie) and Nakakuki Tsuyoshi (HiGH&LOW: Season Two) at the chair for the latest chapter in the saga, HiGH&LOW The Movie 2: End Of Sky, featuring actors Iwata Takanori, Kubota Masataka, Nakamura Aoi and Naoto among those leading the cast, and action sequences by Ouchi Takahito (Kamui, Rurouni Kenshin Trilogy).
Members of SWORD win against Wangan Rengogun, which is led by Kohaku. The city becomes peaceful again.
Nevertheless, the most brutal gangs appear. The gangs are Doubt, led by Hayashi Ranmaru, and Prison Gang, led by Jeshi. These gangs try to dominate the area controlled by SWORD. The new gangs also go up against other gangs in the area. Finally, Doubt, with the help from Prison Gang, challenges White Rascals to fight.
The new film opens this Saturday in Japan and the newest trailer is live in the player below with title track, “Break Into The Dark”, performed by Valentine with Rui and Afrojack.
This summer is a great time to be an otaku if the annual Anime Expo in Los Angeles is within your purview. Consider yourself part of the crowd as well if you’ve been prioritizing a viewing of Hagiwara Kentaro’s forthcoming live-action adaptation of Ishida Sui’s popular manga, Tokyo Ghoul.
Kubota Masataka leads the cast of the film which tells of an ordinary college student who befalls the ills of a near-death transformation to a half-human “ghoul”, stumbling into a hidden world of other monsters where epic battles await. Rounding out the cast are Shimizu Fumika, Aoi Yu, Suzuki Nobuyuki and Oizumi Yo for the film’s +18 wristband-approved World Premiere audience at AX 2017 on July 3.
The film features a soundtrack by Don Davis (The Matrix Trilogy) with a title track by Radwimps lead singer, Noda Yojiro who produced music for the award-winning anime fantasy, Your Name. Funimation Films will be hosting the screening and of course, will likely see to its North American release – official details pending.
With the most recent official trailer making way online after its live-streamed cast and crew debut at YouTube Space Tokyo, an emotive, spectacular new trailer emerged on Tuesday.
Check it out below along with the international artwork just beneath.
Currently the subject of a live-action adaptation, Ishida Sui’s hit manga Tokyo Ghoul seems quite an ambitious push for fans knowlegeable of the source material. Clearly the production itself is promising something that moviegoers and fans alike will be keen on upon its July 29 open from Shochiku.
For this, the film’s select cast and crew were host to a live online audience over the weekend to a raft of questions, as well as freshly added footage now available in an official trailer that streamed accordingly. The film also took to Cannes last month as well for buyers and so we may very well hear on some overseas distribution news soon.
In Tokyo, man-eating monsters called “ghouls” run rampant. The populace has become fearful of these creatures, who hide themselves among ordinary people, and remain shrouded in mystery. Kaneki (Masataka KUBOTA) is an ordinary university student. He frequents a coffee house called “Anteiku”, where one day he meets a girl named Rize (Yu AOI). Little does he know that this encounter will drastically alter the course of his destiny… What does the future hold for Kaneki, who struggles to contain his curiosity regarding the existence of these bizarre entities, who take the lives of humans to ensure their own survival?
Catch the brand new trailer below and stay tuned for an official upload with clear audio and rendering.
Morita Shuhei’s animated treatments of Ishida Sui’s 2011 horror manga, Toyko Ghoul, currently remains on my wishlist of titles to catch up on. I’m drawn to it as it is given the premise as it centers on a young university student whose near-fatal chance encounter with a flesh-eating ghoul sets off a chain of events that begin to consume him into life as a half-human ghoul himself among other ghouls in secret from human society.
I look forward to sinking my teeth into the series at any rate while Japan distributor Shochiku has since granted moviegoers a first teaser trailer for Anniversary helmer Hagiwara Kentaro’s sophomore outing adapting the film for release in July. Actor Kubota Masataka (13 Assassins, The Last Cop: The Movie) stars as our coming-of-age ghoul struggling to cope with his newfound life, next to actress Shimizu Fumika in the wake of a controversial retirement from acting back in January.
University student Ken Kaneki becomes injured by Rize, a human eating ghoul. Ken is saved when a steel frame falls on the ghoul. They are both sent to the hospital, where Ken receives an organ transplant from Rize. Because of that, he becomes a half ghoul.
Actress Aoi Yu, and actors Suzuki Nobuyuki and Oizumi Yo also star.
Watch the new teaser below!
Taking cues from German television, NTV got the notion of remaking the 2010 hit series, Last Cop prior to premiering just this past summer with some episodes slated for Hulu. Clearly it’s a move that served them well now with movement toward a second series in October and subsequent feature film production from Shochiku, and with one of the show’s co-helmers, Inomata Ryuichi, in the director’s chair for it May release next year.
And at the center of it all: actor Karasawa Toshiaki (Casshern, In The Hero) who plays a tough cop – awakened after a thirty year coma following the pursuit of a dangerous criminal, now back on the beat, with a young detective with a personality far different from his own. Joining Karasawa is actor Kubota Masataka, star of the upcoming adaptation of Tokyo Ghoul, and feeding into the buddy cop formula some, we’re graced with the first teaser for Inomata’s The Last Cop: The Movie and so far it looks like a lot of fun.
Check it out!
One Piece has enjoyed widespread popularity across the globe ever since it started serializing in 1997. Although anticipations have been high from its fans, the adaptation of One Piece into a live-action film was regarded as a mission impossible due to its copyright issues. The copyright deal sealed by the Chinese company can really be an excitement to One Piece fans all over the world, as the deal will grant the company the right to develop related live-action film, TV series and other derivatives.