Cat’s Eye manga set for revival

22 09 2010

The manga series Cat’s Eye, which debuted in Shonen Jump in 1981, is set for a revival.

The series about three female cat burglars who run a cafe by day and steal art at night will launch again in October’s issue of Comic Gekkon Zenon magazine.

The series is being drawn by Asai Shingo, with input from original artist Tsukasa Hojo.

Here’s the opening of the 1983 73-episode anime adaptation: (Cat’s Eye). (Warning, totally eighties moment coming.)

(Incidentally, Cat’s Eye was also the inspiration for a recent live action drama series, Kisarazu Cat’s Eye. The series is about a group of wannabe thugs who spend their days playing baseball, drinking and plotting small crimes. The gang’s leader based the name on the Cat’s Eye manga. Kisarazu Cat’s Eye appears on the title page of the J Geeks blog!)

Gokusen movie teaser released

20 04 2009

jg_gokusen-iiiRecently J Geeks brought you a review of the Gokusen TV series, itself adapted from a manga and anime. Now the next version is here: Gokusen the movie. The film will bring back season 3’s cast, and you can find the first teaser here!

Courtesy of Nippon Cinema

Tatami Drama Critic — Gokusen

17 04 2009

All That Drama, Part I

jg_gokusenFor the next few installments of Tatami Critic, we’re going to take a break from the movies and talk a bit about another enjoyable Japanese genre: The Drama.

Most dramas in Japan seem to be following a trend similar in the U.S.: one-hour episodes (less accounting for commercials) arranged in smaller runs of somewhere around 10-12 episodes (the brilliantly made Kisarazu Cat’s Eye, on queue for review in a later installment, intuitively had a nine-episode run, corresponding to the number of innings in a baseball game).

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