Gantz movie!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hiroya Oku's sci-fi action manga "GANTZ" is being adapted into two live-action films planned to be released in 2011. The movies will star Arashi's Kazunari Ninomiya (26) and actor Kenichi Matsuyama (24).

Shinsuke Sato is directing the films, which have reportedly been given a budget of 4 billion yen, with lots of CG involved. It is said that producers are aiming to make the film suitable for general audiences, which means that it may likely lack the violence of the original manga I don't know how they're gonna do that.

Although Kei and Masaru are high school students in the manga, their characters will be older in the movie. Kei has been turned into a college student looking for work, while Masaru is already working and taking care of his younger brother. The two childhood friends happen to meet again on a subway platform.

Oku's manga is still being serialized, but the two movies will tell a complete story with an original ending.

Filming is scheduled to start next month. The first movie is expected to hit theaters in winter 2011, while the second is slated for spring 2011. I haven't read any of the manga but I did watch the anime and from that I'm not really a big fan of Gantz. Maybe the manga is better but the anime did not impress me. I will watch the movie but that will be to watch Kazunari act. Even though I don't want him to be Kei simply because I hate kei he annoys me.

Check out the first part of the anime

I'm not a fan of the show but I like the opening. You an watch the rest of the episode on youtube if your interested. Simply double click the player.


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Crayon Shinchan to continue..

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

TV Asahi said Friday it will continue airing the animation series of ‘‘Crayon Shinchan’’ adapted from the comic book series. Despite the death of original cartoonist Yoshito Usui. Usui, 51, was found dead last month on Mt Arafune that straddles Gunma and Nagano prefectures.

TV Asahi ‘‘Our program will continue to feature the world view created by Mr Usui in his original stories which was shown in the animation series we have aired hitherto,’’ a public affairs official of the TV station said. TV Asahi said it also aims to release a new ‘‘Crayon Shinchan’’ movie next spring. ‘‘Crayon Shinchan’’ depicts the everyday life of a feisty kindergarten boy Shinnosuke Nohara and his family living in Kasukabe, Saitama Prefecture, where Usui resided. I love Shinchan I think its sad that it will continue with the creator but I also don't want it to go.
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Top 10 Mandarin Albums

Sunday, October 4, 2009

These are the Top 10 Mandarin Songs for the week of September 25th to October 1st. The album chart was based on retail sales. Congrats to Super Junior for making the Top 10!

Here's the Top 10:

1. Guo Shu Yao(郭書瑤 (瑤瑤)) - Free Love (愛的抱抱)
2. Angela Zhang (張韶涵) - The 5th season (第5季)
3. Joe Cheng (鄭元暢) - Chang One Song(暢一首歌)
4. New artist Family(新藝人家族) - Faith Map (信心地圖)
5. Eason Chan(陳奕迅) - 5/F Blissful Cuts(上五樓的快活)
6. Ding Dang(丁噹) - Night Cat (夜貓)
7. Shaun Yong Bang(永邦) - Devils Tears(魔鬼的眼淚)
8. Super Junior-M - Super Girl
9. Khalil Fong (方大同 - Timeless可啦思刻)
10. Cosmos People(宇宙人) - Self-titled Album(同名專輯)

Here are the Top 3 songs:

1.) Guo Shu Yao, also known as "Yao Yao" - '愛的抱抱' (Free Love)

Yao Yao shi hen ke ai! (Yao Yao is very cute^^). I really like the song, though the video is a bit strange.. but still enjoyable.

2.) Angela Zhang - '第5季' The Fifth Season)

I've always loved Angela's voice. It's very beautiful and so are many of her songs. I think maybe she should've gotten 1st place.

3.) Joe Cheng - '暢一首歌' (Chang One Song)

I only know Joe Cheng as the actor from Taiwan drama "It Started with a Kiss", but I can see he's trying hard with his singing career. I think he does really well with this song. Its really catchy and he can dance pretty well too. Plus he's really hot! So, it all works out :)
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