©2002-2005 Shirow Masamune • Production I.G/KODANSHA.

Ghost in the Shell live-action movie director revealed, JC Staff to produce new shounen-ai anime, and another veteran voice actor passes on.


©2002-2005 Shirow Masamune • Production I.G/KODANSHA
©2002-2005 Shirow Masamune • Production I.G/KODANSHA
Rupert Sanders to direct Ghost in the Shell live-action movie

The Hollywood production company Dreamworks Studios has tapped Snow White and the Huntsman director Rupert Sanders to direct the live-action film adaptation of Ghost in the Shell, the entertainment website Deadline Hollywood reports.

The rights to have the popular sci-fi manga adapted was picked up by Dreamworks many years ago due to Steven Spielberg’s “personal passion” to have the project come to life.

The film is set to be shot and screened in 3D, although no expected premiere date has been announced for the film yet.



© 2014 Eiki Eiki ・Taishi Zao / KADOKAWA Shoten /「LOVE STAGE!!」Production Committee
© 2014 Eiki Eiki ・Taishi Zao / KADOKAWA Shoten /「LOVE STAGE!!」Production Committee
Anime adaptation of BL manga Love Stage!! in the works

 If you thought the short-lived era of shounen-ai anime in the early 2010’s has come to pass, think again: the official website for the upcoming anime Love Stage!! has announced that J.C. Staff will produce the said series, and that the series will be directed by Kenichi Kansai.

The anime is based from the BL manga series of the same title written by Eiki Eiki and illustrated by Taishi Zaou, and is slated to premiere this year.

The story is about Izumi Sena, an otaku-type college student who belongs to a family of popular entertainers, but himself yearns to be a mangaka. He then meets the very popular actor Ryuuma during a commercial shoot, and… well, you probably know where this is going.


Picture from Oricon / Anime News Network
Picture from Oricon / Anime News Network
Veteran seiyuu Masaaki Tsukada passes away

Hot on the heels of Ichiro Nagai’s passing, voice actor Masakazu Morita (Bleach‘s Ichigo Kurasaki) reported on Twitter that his fellow Bleach seiyuu Masaaki Tsukada has passed away on Monday at the age of 72.

Tsukada was known for lending his voice to Shikeguni Yamamoto Genryuusai in Bleach, General Grumann in the first Fullmetal Alchemist series, and Toto in One Piece.

Masakazu Morita fondly recalled good memories he shared with Tsukada, including his tendency to call Morita by his character’s name “Ichigo.”



SOURCE: Anime News Network [1] [2], Crunchyroll [1] [2]