Rantaro Nintama trailer released

25 11 2010

A teaser trailer has been released for the upcoming film Rantaro Nintama.

The adaptation of the long-running children’s anime and manga series centers on Rantaro, an 8-year-old ninja in the Sengoku period of Japan. Rantaro spends his days happily in ninja school with his two clumsy friends. But when a fourth year student from an assassin clan appears, Rantaro’s ninja skills will be put to the test to save a friend.

The film is directed by Takashi Miike, director of

The film is scheduled to come out March 2011 in Japan.

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Yatterman – Anime remake of a live action remake

11 05 2009

JG yattermanCourtesy of a new preview website, it has been announced that a new anime version of the live Takashi Miike live action Yatterman film is in the works, scheduled for Aug. 22.

The film itself was a film remake of a classic anime series, about a dou of mecha pilots out to stop the evil Doronbo gang, who are seeking the Skull Stone, said to reveal the location of the largest gold deposit in the world.

The Yatterman film was a success at the Japanese box office, taking the No. 1 spot for four straight weekends. 

Just for fun, here’s a link to the opening of the 1977 anime version. Click: Here!