Lee Isaac Chung Is No Longer Directing the your name. Hollywood Remake

Entertainment news website Deadline has reported that director Lee Isaac Chung has left the production for the planned live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s your name. anime film.

Deadline’s report indicates that Chung left due to “scheduling conflicts,” with Paramount Pictures now seeking a replacement.

The site previously reported on Chung being attached to the film in September 2020, noting then that the director would also rewrite the film adaptation’s script based off of a draft from Emily V. Gordon. In February 2019, it had been reported that Marc Webb would be directing the film.

Paramount Pictures and J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions is producing the new film. Abrams and Lindsey Weber from Bad Robot are credited as producers alongside Genki Kawamura, the original film’s producer. Paramount and Bad Robot will work with the original film’s producer TOHO, who will distribute the new film in Japan.

Source: ANN

Lee Isaac Chung to Direct the Hollywood Remake of Makoto Shinkai’s your name.

Entertainment news website Deadline has reported that Lee Isaac Chung will direct the planned live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s your name. anime film. Chung will also rewrite the film adaptation’s script based off of a draft from Emily V. Gordon and not the previously penned script by Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer. Deadline describes the adaptation’s story: “Two teenagers discover they are magically and intermittently swapping bodies. When a disaster threatens to upend their lives, they must journey to meet and save their worlds.”

Chung made his directorial debut in 2007 with Munyurangabo, a human drama set in Rwanda and scripted in the Kinyarwanda language, and the film played as an official selection at festivals in Cannes, Toronto, and Berlin. His most recent film, Minari, drew inspiration from his own childhood living in a Korean-American family on an Arkansas farm, and the film garnered the top two U.S. awards at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Deadline had previously reported in February 2019 that Marc Webb was directing the planned live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s your name. anime film.

Paramount Pictures and J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions is producing the new film. Abrams and Lindsey Weber from Bad Robot are credited as producers alongside Genki Kawamura, the original film’s producer. Paramount and Bad Robot will work with the original film’s producer TOHO, who will distribute the new film in Japan.

Source: ANN

FUNimation Entertainment to Stream the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, and Your Name. Films

FUNimation Entertainment has announced that it will begin streaming the Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods, Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’, and your name. anime films on FunimationNow on June 10, 2019. They will be available with paid subscriptions in the United States and Canada until August 9, 2019. The films will be available streaming for the first time, and they will all be available with English subtitles and a dub.

FUNimation previously screened all three films theatrically.

Source: ANN

your name. Another Side:Earthbound Manga Ends

Cygames’ Cycomi manga app has published the 14th and final chapter of Junya Nakamura’s your name. Another Side:Earthbound manga.

Nakamura launched the manga adaptation of Arata Kanou’s novel of the same name in July 2017. The spin-off novel of Makoto Shinkai’s your name. film focuses on supporting characters and side stories not portrayed in the film.

Source: ANN

Marc Webb to Direct the Hollywood Remake of Makoto Shinkai’s your name.

Deadline has reported that Marc Webb is directing the planned live-action Hollywood adaptation of Makoto Shinkai’s your name. anime film. In addition, Deadline also provided a description of the new film’s plot:

A young Native American woman living in a rural area and a young man from Chicago discover they are magically and intermittently swapping bodies. When a disaster threatens to upend their lives, they must journey to meet and save their worlds.

Paramount Pictures and J. J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions is producing the new film. Abrams and Lindsey Weber from Bad Robot are credited as producers alongside Genki Kawamura, the original film’s producer. Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer is writing the script. Paramount and Bad Robot will work with the original film’s producer TOHO, who will distribute the new film in Japan.

Heisserer earlier stated that the Japanese rights holders requested a Westernized take on the source material:

“They stated if they wanted a Japanese live-action version, they would just do it themselves. But they want to see it through the lens of a western viewpoint.”

Source: ANN

19 Manga Rank on Young Adult Library Services Association’s 2019 List of Graphic Novels for Teens

The American Library Association’s (ALA’s) Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) has released its 2019 list of Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Gengoroh Tagame’s My Brother’s Husband and Hiromu Arakawa’s Silver Spoon ranked in the Top Ten graphic novels this year.

The 19 manga included on the list are:

  • My Brother’s Husband GN 2 by Gengoroh Tagame
  • Silver Spoon GN 1-4 by Hiromu Arakawa
  • The Bride Was a Boy GN by Chii
  • Again!! GN 1-5 by Mitsurou Kubo
  • Ao Haru Ride GN 1-2 by Io Sakisaka
  • Black Torch GN 1-2 by Tsuyoshi Takaki
  • Flying Witch GN 3-6 by Chihiro Ishizuka
  • Frau Faust GN 1-3 by Kore Yamazaki
  • The Girl From the Other Side: Siúil, a Rún GN 3-5 by Nagabe
  • I Hear the Sunspot: Theory of Happiness GN by Yuki Fumino
  • Laid-Back Camp GN 1-3 by Afro
  • Nameless Asterism GN 1-2 by Kina Kobayashi
  • The Promised Neverland GN 2-6 by Kaiu Shirai and Posuka Demizu
  • Spirit Circle GN 1-5 by Satoshi Mizukami
  • Star Wars: Lost Stars GN 1 by Claudia Gray and Yūsaku Komiyama
  • Sweet Blue Flowers GN 1-4 by Takako Shimura
  • To Your Eternity GN 1-5 by Yoshitoki Ōima
  • Waiting for Spring GN 3-8 by Anashin
  • your name. GN 2-3 by Makoto Shinkai and Ranmaru Kotone

Source: ANN

Harvey Awards Creates New “Best Manga” Category

The Harvey Awards, which honors outstanding work in comics and sequential art, has announced its list of nominations for this year’s awards.

This year’s awards include a new “Best Manga” category, along with five other new categories. The first nominees for “Best Manga” include:

  • My Brother’s Husband by Gengoroh Tagame
  • My Hero Academia by Kōhei Horikoshi
  • My Lesbian Experience with Loneliness by Kabi Nagata
  • Tokyo Ghoul by Sui Ishida
  • your name. by Makoto Shinkai and Ranmaru Kotone

In previous years, manga were nominated alongside other comics in the “Best American Edition of Foreign Material” category. “Best American Edition of Foreign Material” is no longer a category, though there is also a new category for “Best European Book.”

The Harvey Awards will be held in conjunction with New York Comic Con on October 5, 2018.

Source: ANN

Film Lineup Announced for the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival

The organizers of the Los Angeles Anime Film Festival (LA-AFF) have announced that this year’s event will take place from September 21-23, 2018 at Regal L.A. Live: A Barco Innovation Center. The staff also unveiled the festival’s film lineup, which includes three North American premieres: Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! the Movie: Take on Me, Shōnen Hollywood: Holly Stage for You Complete Edition, and King of Prism: PRIDE the HERO.

Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! the Movie: Take on Me (Eiga Chūnibyō demo Koi ga Shitai! Take On Me) will screen on opening night.

Shōnen Hollywood creator Ikuyo Hashiguchi will attend the festival for a Q&A session.

Other films being screened during the festival include:

  • your name.
  • Night is Short, Walk On Girl
  • Lu over the wall
  • Mind Game
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Only Yesterday
  • Pom Poko
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • The Tale of Princess Kaguya
  • Mary and The Witch’s Flower
  • Evangelion: 1.0 You Are [Not] Alone
  • Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance
  • Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo

Source: ANN

30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 14 – Anime That Never Gets Old No Matter How Many Times You’ve Rewatched It

There was one anime I could think of that never gets old, not matter how many times I’ve re-watched it.

And that would be your name. Like I said back on Day 2, I have seen this film five times as of this writing. Even though I know every beat of the plot and how the movie will progress, it’s still a movie I can enjoy each time I watch it. Even though I know the various plot twists that are coming up, I still react the same way I did as the first time I saw the film. To me, it’s such a good film that’s worth revisiting.

Sorry this is so short, but there’s not much more I can say since I already talked about this film 12 days ago.

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30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 2 – Favorite Anime You’ve Watched So Far

This… is a hard question. I’ve seen so many anime, especially over the past 10 years or so, that it’s hard to narrow this down to just one answer.


But after a bit of deliberation, I’m actually going to choose your name. This may be one of the more recent anime I’ve seen, but after seeing it five times over the course of a year (once in a movie theater last April and four times since getting the Blu-ray), I find the work to be just as wonderful as the first time I saw it. The visuals are lush and enjoyable to look at, the music never gets old, and the story and characters remain compelling with each successive viewing. Even though I already know what’s going to happen in the film, I still get caught up in the experience each time I watch it.

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