Category Archives: Movies

New Subtitled Trailer for Live Action Tokyo Ghoul Film

The official website for the upcoming live action adaptation to Sui Ishida’s Tokyo Ghoul has uploaded a new trailer for the film. Interestingly, the trailer is entirely subtitled in English so that fans of the series overseas can enjoy the trailer as well. Also of note is the fact that the trailer introduces some unseen footage of the upcoming adaptation and it introduces the theme song “BANKA” performed by illion. You can check out the trailer below: The trailer features a peak at the fight between Kaneki and Amon, something I would be very interested to see a live action take on. Starring in the film is Masatake Kubota, notable for his...


Tokyo Ghoul Film to Premiere at Anime Expo

Tokyo Ghoul is getting a live action film. The film is set to premiere on July 29, but Anime Expo attendees will have the opportunity to see the world premiere on July 2. According to the page on the Anime Expo website, Tokyo Ghoul is restricted to 18+ attendees with wristbands “due to mature content.” The manga and the anime are notoriously gory, so it’s safe to assume that the film adaptation will be as well. This premiere is particularly noteworthy for Anime Expo. The convention has previously been home to world premieres for animated films, but Tokyo Ghoul is the first live-action film to receive a world premiere at the increasingly popular convention. Tokyo...


The Irregular at Magic High School Film Gets New Trailer Just Before Release

To support the impending release of the film adaptation to The Irregular at Magic High School (or Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei), The Irregular at Magic High School: The Movie ~The Girl Who Calls the Stars~, Aniplex has published a new trailer for the film on the official Aniplex YouTube page. The longform trailer features the film’s theme by GARNIDELiA, “Speed Star”. Unfortunately, at the time of posting, neither the trailer nor the Aniplex Japan YouTube page are accessible from the US (where I’m writing this piece.) Fortunately, I did find a mirror. You can check out the new trailer below: The Irregular at Magic High School: The Movie ~The Girl Who Calls the Stars~ is slated to...


Blame! Anime Movie Review

Having read the Blame! manga, I was incredibly excited to see the film finally launch on Netflix over the past weekend. However, after almost two hours, I had a lot of mixed feelings after my viewing experience. Before we dive in, I have to mention that this review contains spoilers to the movie and the manga (up until volume 3). You have been warned. Blame! has a lot going for it; a crazy setting, great action, ultra-violence to back up said action, and a solid soundtrack. The problem with the film is they didn’t add enough of all the things that make the manga as entertaining as it is. In my opinion, Blame! is...


We Watched Ghost in the Shell (2017) So You Don’t Have To

After much deliberation and discussions between the other writers and friends, we have finally come to a conclusion about how to feel about the new American version of Ghost in the Shell. Before reading on I should warn you that this review contains major spoilers to the film. But if you’re alright with that, then proceed on. And if you haven’t seen the 1995 film of the same name then what the hell are you doing here, stop, and do yourself a favor and go watch the original. First things first, this review isn’t going to put the movie in a positive light. Overall, I would give the movie around a 50%....


New Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Trailer Released

Today on the official website for the upcoming live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie came the release of a new trailer. This trailer gives us just a peek at the forbidden transmutation circle that notoriously sets the events of Fullmetal Alchemist into motion. With a bit more insight into the CG that is being employed I’ll hold my breath on the quality of the movie. Only time will tell as to whether or not this will be an alright adaptation for the beloved series. Below is a the announcement tweet: UPDATE A second trailer (essentially a mirror of the very first one) has been released as well. This one has some very subtle differences...


Netflix Announces Death Note Release Date

Netflix has released the trailer for their adaptation of Death Note. Along with the trailer comes a release date of August 25. The trailer highlights Nat Wolff as Light Yagami Turner, as he discovers the titular notebook. Willem Dafoe makes a brief appearance as Ryuk, the mischievous shinigami with a penchant for apples. Reception to the trailer has been mixed. Many fans are questioning the direction of the film, which seems to be more action-focused than previous adaptations of the series. One thing that fans can agree on however, is Willem Dafoe’s portrayal of Ryuk. We will reserve judgment until the film is released in August, but based on audience reception, things...


Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist December 1st Date Revealed

Today, the official website for the upcoming live-action Fullmetal Alchemist movie has announced the release date. The film will hit Japanese theaters on December first of this year. Alongside the release day announcement, the website also featured a new visual featuring Alphonse Elric that you can see below: So far the quality of work done on Alphonse seems pretty solid. However, with the trailer that was released earlier this year (included below), we aren’t sure how this will actually turn out. With luck, it won’t be another live-action Attack on Titan.


Full Ghost in the Shell Trailer Released

We’ve seen plenty of teasers for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell live action adaptation. However, today is break from what we’ve seen so far. Finally, Paramount Pictures has released a full trailer for the upcoming Ghost in the Shell film. Paramount Pictures has hosted the full trailer on their Youtube channel and you can check it out here: While we’ve seen a lot from the previous teaser trailers, the majority of the content involved action scenes without much explanation. This new trailer gives us the best look into what to expect from the film’s plot. The film seems to share a villain with Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex. By villain, I mean...


Aooni The Animation Trailer Released

Good news for fans of horror series out there. The upcoming feature film adaption of AoOni (which translates Blue Demon) put out a new trailer today, which you can view below: The feature film will follow an original story line that borrows themes from the source material. And by themes, I mean the basic premise seems to be the same; a bunch of students (and a teacher) get trapped in a close quarters situation with a murderous, strangely-shaped blue monster that’s trying to kill them all. AoOni is something of an internet success story. What began as a freeware horror game available to all on the internet has grown in popularity to the...


Kuroko no Basket: Last Game Trailer Released [WATCH]

On the Kurosabe anime YouTube page came the very first preview of the upcoming addition in the Kuroko no Basket series, Kuroko no Basket: Final Game. This film is expected to air on March 18th, 2017. Prior to the basketball anime becoming incredibly popular amongst sports fans, it originally debuted in 2008 as a manga. The manga series ran until 2014, had 30 volumes in total, and is written and illustrated by Tadatoshi Fujimaki. The anime itself did not debut until 2012 and only just recently ended with a grand total of 75 episodes (3 seasons). The movie, Kuroko no Basket: Final Game is to be produced by studio Production IG (FLCL, Ghost in the Shell,...


Live-Action Fullmetal Alchemist Trailer Is Here!

Today came the release of our first look into the live-action Fullmetal Alchemist trailer. Now not to point out how terrible the live-action Attack on Titan movie was, I am going to be pretty skeptical about how this movie will turn out. That being said, you can decide for yourself after watching the trailer below: The teaser shows actor Ryōsuke Yamada dressed up as the famous main character Edward Elric and tells us to expect the film in the winter of 2017. So hype or not, expect to see more about this movie in the upcoming months. Below is the official announcement from the Fullmetal Alchemist twitter account.


Your Name. English Dub Cast Revealed

Today, Funimation unveiled the English dub cast for the up and coming anime film, your name. Alongside the announcement of the cast came our very first preview of the film in English. Your Name. is now the 4th grossing anime film in Japan of all time. Directed by Makoto Shinkai who is known for his prior work such as: The Place Promised in Our Early Days and Voices of a Distant Star  so you know you can expect a top quality movie. Your Name. tells the tale of two young people, Mitsuha and Taki, who yearn to be in someone else’s shoes. Mitsuha makes a wish that she could be living in the busy wards of Tokyo and away...


Ghost in the Shell Trailer Offers a Glimpse at Scarlett Johansson as the Major

We’ve seen bits and pieces of what Scarlett Johansson will look like as the Major, but now we finally have a full trailer for the upcoming Hollywood adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Visually, the film looks surprisingly good, although it’s hard to say whether Scarlett Johansson can do the role justice or not. One thing worth noting that seems to be making a lot of buzz today with the trailer’s release is that this film is not an adaptation of Stand Alone Complex. Instead, the film will follow the narrative of the 1995 film. For fans of the television anime, that might be somewhat jarring, but it’s good to see Hollywood attempting...


Mamoru Oshii Gives Ghost in the Shell Movie His Blessing

Personally, I really hope this film does not let us down. Ghost in the Shell is such a prized series that if this film gets messed up, Hollywood will have another black eye in terms of the adaptation department. That being said, the director of the original Ghost in the Shell movies, Mamoru Oshii, popped in the movie production to see how things were going. You can see what he had to say about the movie in the brief interview below: Saying that Scarlett Johansson has gone “above and beyond my expectations for the role” says a lot about the quality of what we can expect. For the original director to say that he...