Shang-Chi’s Destin Daniel Cretton to Direct Live-Action Naruto Film at Lionsgate

The Hollywood Reporter has reported that Destin Daniel Cretton (Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings) will direct and co-write the Lionsgate’s upcoming live-action film adaptation of Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto manga series.  Cretton will also serve as the film’s producer, alongside Jeyun Munford through his production company, Hisako. They join Avi Arad, Ari Arad,…

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Yen Press Licenses The Magical Girl and the Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies, SAO Alternative Clover’s Regret & More Titles for August 2024

Yen Press has announced the acquisition of 10 new manga and light novel titles, set for release all throughout August 2024.  The new licenses include seven manga and three light novel series, including The Magical Girl and the Evil Lieutenant Used to Be Archenemies and Sword Art Online Alternative Clover’s Regret, among other titles.  Here…

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Ubel Blatt Dark Fantasy Manga Inspires Anime

Etorouji Shiono‘s Ubel Blatt manga is getting a TV anime adaptation. The Square Enix-published dark fantasy ran from 2004 to 2019 and is collected into 24 tankoubon volumes, with the first being numbered as volume “0”. It was serialized in Gangan YG at first but was a Monthly Big Gangan title by the time it…

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Automata Ver 1.1a Cour 2 Gets 2024 Premiere, Visual

The first visual of NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a‘s upcoming second cour is here, with the illustration showing an unconscious, unmasked 2B lying on the ground. Additionally, it was announced that the new episodes will being broadcasting in 2024. The first cour of NieR: Automata Ver 1.1a started in January but, beset by delays, only ended after…

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Given: Umi E Movie Sets Fall 2024 Release Date

The second of the two-part Given anime film sequel is coming to Japanese theaters this fall season. It will have the title Given: Umi E. Part 1, Given: Hiiragi Mix, premiered in Japan on January 27. The Lerche production was directed by Noriko Hashimoto (Heroines Run the Show: The Unpopular Girl and the Secret Task) with returning character…

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