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Netflix Planning Live Action Cowboy Bebop Series

It should be clear by now – Netflix loves anime. And they show their love for it either by carrying many popular movies and series, but also through adaptations. Granted, the live action adaptations tend to be hit and miss *cough*DeathNote*cough*, but for better or worse, they’re still trying. Case in point, Variety reports that Netflix is adapting the iconic 1998 anime series, Cowboy Bebop, ...

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Kim Possible Disney Channel movie finds cast

Disney Channel is in the process of creating a live action television film based on Kim Possible. Written by the animated series’ creators Mark McCorkle and Bob Schooley, the movie will launch sometime on the channel in 2019. Adam B. Stein (Mech-X4) and Zach Lipovsky are co-directing and producing. With filming set to get underway next month in Vancouver, BC, Disney has revealed the ...

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Netflix to Produce Winx Club Live Action Adaptation

According to a recent announcement, streaming service Netflix is getting ready to produce a live action adaptation of Rainbow Group’s popular animated franchise, Winx Club. The adaptation will allow fans of the Italian animated series to finally see the six fashionista fairies rendered onscreen as flesh and blood characters. The premise largely remains the same: the fairies are trying to hone ...

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WATCH: New Trailer for Bleach Live Action Adaptation

One of the most anticipated live action adaptations of anime is the one that’s meant for Bleach. Part of it is because Bleach is extremely popular, and the other part is the fact that the franchise was running on fumes towards the end, and many fans felt that it did not get the proper send-off it deserved. So seeing the franchise live on, even as a live action adaptation, is enough to get ...

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Sword Art Online to Get a Live Action Adaptation for Netflix

The Sword Art Online, despite being a commercially successful novel, anime, and video game franchise, was considered fairly niche – definitely nowhere on the level of franchises like Naruto and Dragon Ball. But that seems to be changing. We have recently reported on the successful pre-order campaign for the latest game, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet, and now we chanced upon the news that ...

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Hollywood’s Naruto Adaptation Due for a Rewrite

It is not surprising that anime afficionados have very little confidence in Hollywood when it comes to adaptations of manga and/or anime franchises—there have been many attempts to adapt popular franchises in the past, most of them end up languishing in development limbo or end up turning into Dragonball Evolution. So fans can be forgiven if the news that Lionsgate is planning a live-action ...

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Happy Marriage!? Manga Gets Live-Action Drama Series

Maki Enjōji’s Happy Marriage!? manga gets a live-action drama series adaptation. Featuring Dean Fujioka (Dame na Watashi ni Koishite Kudasai) and Nana Seino (Tokyo Mukokuseki Shōjo, the drama will debut exclusively on the Amazon Prime Video service starting the end of June. Director Kentaro Otani and scriptwriter Taeko Asano are coming together on the project after working on the ...

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Full Metal Alchemist to Get Full Length Live Action Adaptation

The famous manga and anime series Fullmetal Alchemist will come back to fans in a live action movie. The anime was serialized from 2001 to 2010 and was adapted into 2 anime series, with its latest Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood ended in 2010. Considered as one of the best works of Arakawa Hiromu and known to be one of the most iconic works in the recent decades, the classic is finally coming ...

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Lionsgate Planning Live Action Adaptation of Naruto

It may come off as bad news for people who are still chafing from the terrible Dragon Ball live action attempt from Hollywood, but Variety has just broken the news that Lionsgate is in talks with effects artist turned director Michael Gracey regarding a live action adaptation of Naruto. The studio has reportedly acquired the rights for the landmark shonen franchise under closed-door ...

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Sony Picks Up Rights to Live Action Robotech

These days, any Hollywood live action adaptation of Japanese animated properties, will automatically earn the scrutiny of viewers, as the string of failures (both in terms of shoddy products and projects that were consigned to development limbo) have already left a bad taste in people’s mouths. However, it seems like Sony hasn’t been paying attention (or they’re extremely confident), as ...

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Disney Developing Live-Action Adaptation of Dumbo

According to a recent report by THR, Disney is currently developing a new live-action take on the iconic 1941 animated classic Dumbo. The script is written by Ehren Kruger (Transformers), while also serving as co-producer alongside Justine Springer (Tron: Legacy, Oblivion.) For the uninitiated (or for those who have already forgotten,) Dumbo focuses on the story of a baby circus elephant who is ...

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New Gatchaman Anime Slated for Summer

A live action version of the iconic Gatchaman anime franchise has been confirmed for August, but fans of the series should not be content with just the live action series, as Tsuritama’s Kenji Nakamura is reportedly slated to direct “Gatchaman Crowds,” which is essentially a reboot of the Gatchaman anime. Sources are stating that it will be a departure from the classic version ...

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