WITTEN PICTURES

The American ‘Death Note’ Adaptation Just Got All Oscar Bait-y

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The first American adaptation of 'Death Note' is moving forward with a new, twice Oscar-nominated director.

Manga

This Fan-Made ‘Akira’ Project Will Change Your Mind About A Live-Action Movie

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Craving for a live-action 'Akira' film? This fan-made trailer will quench that thirst.

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Flaky Guillermo Del Toro Says He’s Making An HBO Show, But Del Toro SAYS A Lot Of Things

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Guillermo del Toro says he's making an HBO series based on Japanese manga. Will it be another in a long line of abandoned projects?

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Cat Cosplay: One Cat Portrays Nine Lives Of Anime Characters For His Birthday

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A woman in China celebrated her cat's birthday with cat cosplay using cardboard and anime character drawings. That was a perfectly normal sentence.

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Canada Finally Frees Man Arrested For Having Manga On His Computer

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You might not be familiar with the case of "Brandon X", so here's a quick review: he was stopped at the Canadian border, and the authorities went through his computer.

WARNER

Akira May Be On Hold, But Warner Isn't Giving Up On Bleach Yet

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Now that Akira is <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2012/01/our-long-national-nightmare-is-over-akira-production-offices-shut-down">in turnaround</a>, Warner can look towards other properties for which they hold live-action feature rights.

SECRET DWARF HOOKERS

The Akira movie is about Secret Dwarf Hookers now

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I haven't done much reporting on the planned adaptation of Akira before now, for two important reasons.

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University In Japan To Offer The First Doctorate In Manga Studies

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Were you happy to hear Dundee University in Scotland is offering country's first doctoral program in Manga Studies.

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Akira’s Kaneda is… James Franco?

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It looks like the <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/gammasquad/2010/11/live-action-akira-movie-to-disappoint-two-continents">live-action US adaptation</a> of Akira may have found it's Kaneda.

Movies

Overrated Director Adapting Obscure Manga Next

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I think I might be alone in viewing Alexander Aja as pretty overrated.

Manga

“Gantz” Comes To Live Action, Has Confusing Trailer

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So, this is what I get from the Gantz trailer, partially because I have no grasp of the Japanese language beyond what you need to pick up a.

YOUNG KIM

TWILIGHT TO BE LEAST POPULAR MANGA EVER

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That's right, Stephenie Meyer's Twilight books are being adapted to manga (a word that refers to a Japanese-style graphic novels, though confused wops keep trying to eat them).




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