Anime News: JoJo live-action movie! Sentai licenses more anime!!

JoJo

Announced today at a Press COnference, TOHO studio and Warner Bros are collaborating together for a live-action movie adaptation of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable is the 4th part of JoJo story. It is also confirmed at the conference that the movie will be titled as JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable Chapter I (or JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond wa Kudakenai Dai-Ichi-Shō ).

The director of the film will be led by filmmaker Takashi Miike (he is well-known for directing live-action movies of Terraformers, Ace Attorney, Crows Zero and many more). The movie will be in theaters in summer 2017.

The cast is also listed at the link above.

Sentai Filmworks

Tuesday

Announced on Tuesday, Sentai Filmworks recently licensed the anime film Girls und Panzer der Film. The movie will be available for  North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and other territories. Sentai Filmworks is also planning to have a theatrical release for North America. They will also be working on details in regards to home DVD, release dates and streaming.

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Wednesday

Sentai Filmworks not only licensed one but two anime series!

First, Sentai Filmworks recently announced that they licensed the TV anime Girlish Number. The series was created by Wataru Watari and QP:flapper. The company will later release more details on DVDs and digital release.

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Plot Synopsis:

College student Chitose Karasuma is determined not to do boring things as she enters the adult world. To this end, this bad-mannered beauty barges into a facility that trains would-be voice actors and actresses, somehow landing a job at “Number One Produce,” a seiyu agency managed by her older brother, Gojo. In Chitose’s mind, she’s poised for greatness, but finds herself at a loss when she continues to only get minor roles. As she clashes with other girls in the agency, including a cunning airhead and a girl with a Kansai accent, Chitose is about to learn that there’s more to succeeding in this competitive industry than she imagined.

 

Second, Sentai Filmworks also announced that they recently licensed the anime series FLIP FLAPPERS. They also be updating on details on DVDs and digital release.

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Plot:

Cocona is a model honor student, cautious and slow to embrace new opportunities. This makes life complicated when a mysterious girl named Papika suddenly appears, fearlessly searching for a wish-granting crystal called the “Shard of Mimi.” When fates collide and they’re given the ability to transform into powerful fairy-like beings, where will the dangerous journey into “Pure Illusion” take them?

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