Broccoli Licenses New Yaoi Manga
Broccoli’s Boysenberry Books line of English translated yaoi manga has acquired distribution rights to Nase Yamato’s “Cigarette Kisses” (Kuchibiru no Yukue).
Source: Anime on DVD
Media Blasters Hiring
Media Blasters is seeking a full-time professional position subtitling foreign language content into English language DVDs, and a fluent, full time English-Japanese translator. Qualifications and application guidelines are available from Anime on DVD.
Media Blasters Acquires New Live Action Titles
Media Blasters CEO John Sirabella has revealed, on the Anime on DVD Forum, the acquisition of translation rights to one of the Lone Wolf & Cub live action television series, based on the manga by Kazuo Koike & Goseki Kojima. Anime News Network has confirmed that the license is for the 1973 television series (as opposed to the 2002 series).
Mr. Sirabella has also revealed Media Blaster’s acquisition of distribution rights to the 2006 children’s movie Gamera: Chiisaki Yusha Tachi, also known as “Gamera the Brave.”
Subaru Live Action Movie in Production
The Sankei Sports Newspaper reports that a Japanese produced live action feature film adaptation of Masahito Soda’s best selling manga series “Subaru,” the story of an underdog ballerina in training, is now in production in China under the watch of director Lee Chi-Ngai. The film stars Japanese actresses Meisa Kuroki as Subaru and Kaori Momoi as Subaru’s instructor.
Source: Anime News Network
Detroit Metal City Versus Berserk
As part of a new advertising campaign promoting the November 29th release of Kentaro Miura’s Berserk manga volume 32 and Kiminori Wakasugi’s Detroit Metal City manga volume 4, Japanese publisher Hakusensha has released the first animated video in a series of 3 shorts depicting Detroit Metal City’s Johannes Krauser II versus Berserk’s Gutts. The second short will go online on the 21st, and the final clip will premier on the 28th.
Source: Moon Phase
New Detail on Detroit Metal City Anime
Hakusensha’s Young Animal Magazine has revealed that the planned Detroit Metal City anime, based on Kiminori Wakasugi’s popular manga, will apparently be an OVA, animated by acclaimed studio 4°C (Mind Game, Genius Party).
Lost Universe Producer Interview Online
In anticipation of its domestic re-release of the 1998 Lost Universe anime television series, Nozomi Entertainment has opened its official American Lost Universe homepage, which features an interview with series producer Kazuto Imanishi.
Source: Anime on DVD
Daisuki Drama Announced
The TBS television network has announced plans to develop a live action television series adaptation of Mizuho Aimoto’s manga series “Daisuki!! Yuzu no Kosodate Nikki,” a story about a mentally disabled woman with the mind of an 8-year-old, who falls in love with a man with a similar disability. She becomes pregnant, but he dies in an accident, leaving her alone to raise their child. The television drama will star model and actress Karina. The series is scheduled to premier on January 17th.
Source: Ultimatum & Tokyograph
WildLife Drama Announced
Shogakukan’s Shonen Sunday Magazine has announced that Fujisaki Masato’s popular manga series WildLife will be adapted as a live action TV series. WildLife is the story of a high school delinquent who becomes a veternarian.