Bleach live action movie likely

23 03 2010

According to the Hollywood reporter, Warner Bros. is in talks to secure the rights to the Bleach franchise for the purpose of making a live action movie based on the Tite Kubo manga series. Peter Segal (Get Smart, Anger Management) would direct.

Among other properties already secured by Warner Bros. for remake rights are Death Note, Akira and Ninja Scroll.

Bleach has run in Shonen Jump since 2001 and already has over 260 anime episodes to its credit.





J Geeks weekly roundup

29 01 2010

Avatar continues its hold on the Japanese box offices, as it did in America, holding the No. 1 spot for five weekends in a row. It will be interesting to see how long the movie’s staying power will be worth.

The manga top five looks almost unchanged from five weeks ago, save for a new first-placer. Yugioh GX, Vol. 4 sits atop the nytimes.com list, leading Naruto 46, followed by Vampire Knight Vol. 8.

The Oricon Jpop charts, as they often do, are almost competely new, but with some old favorites. Yui dominates the top of the chart, with Kodi Kuma at No. 2 and Miss Nana herself, Mika Nakashima in No. 3.





J Geeks top five roundup

18 12 2009

One Piece: Strong World took the top spot in the Japanese box office for the weekend of Dec. 12-13. New One Piece movies are always a sure hit with Japanese audiences, and Strong World had a couple things going for it: Namely a prologue manga giveaway and Manga-ka Eiichiro Oda taking a more active role in its production.

Vampires still hold strong in the manga listings, with Vampire Knight, Vol. 8 in the No. 2 spot and Rosario Vampire, Vol. 10 right behind at No. 3. Bleach, Vol. 29 takes the top spot this week.

Keisuke Kuwata tops the Oricon charts this week, in a lineup that’s completely new from the previous chart.





Shonen Jump adds first manga chapters free online

4 08 2009

JG KagijinEver wanted to check out the first few chapters of your favorite manga series without the terribly time-consuming process of downloading them illegally (or, yeah, buying them)? Check out Weekly Shonen Jump’s official website (Here!), where they’ve posted the first chapters, including: One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Katekyō Hitman Reborn!, Gintama, Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo, To Love-Ru -Trouble-, Sket Dance, Psyren, Nurarihyon no Mago, Toriko, Bakuman., Inumarudashi, Kuroko no Baske, Beelzebub, Medaka Box, Akaboshi, Anedoki, Kagijin, Pyu to Fuku! Jaguar, Wasshoi! Wajimani, D.Gray-man

Some of these, like Kagijin, are brand new whereas others are older. Kochira Koenmae, for example (that’s the nickname for that ridiculously long title) is the longest running serialized manga (others like Golgo 13 have been around longer but did not publish continually). 

And if you want manga in English (the above are in Japanese, on the Japanese site) then check out U.S. Shonen Jump’s site (Here!) to get a large selection of their serialized regulars (there seems to be a lot).