“Isshuukan Friend” manga gets live-action movie

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The November issue of Gangan Joker magazine has announced that Match Hazuki’s “Isshuukan Friend” (One Week Friends) manga series is getting a live-action movie adaptation. No more details announced.

The manga series was first published in 2012 and was adapted into an anime in April 2014.

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“Attack on Titan” Live Action Movie Part 1- Movie Review

NOTICE: If you are an avid fan of AoT franchise and hasn’t watch the movie yet, I please advise you to not read this article for it will contain spoilers.

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Here is my take on the live action movie. Let’s all be open minded about this. Initially everyone thinks that once an anime or manga will be having a movie adaptation, we think they’ll follow the follow of the manga or anime, but it’s not always like that.

The live-action “Attack on Titan” (Shingeki No Kyojin) movie has a different approach. Still getting some scenes at the anime and manga, they didn’t change it entirely but they made their own story.


At the beginning of the movie, it started as what the anime and manga introduced. Several hundred years ago, humans were nearly exterminated by titans. Titans are typically several stories tall, seem to have no intelligence, devour human beings and, worst of all, seem to do it for the pleasure rather than as a food source. A small percentage of humanity survived by walling themselves in a city protected by extremely high walls, even taller than the biggest of titans.

Flash forward to the present and the city has not seen a titan in over 100 years. As seen in the movie Armin (Kanata Hongo) was helping the family business then his father said that Eren (Haruma Miura) lost his job again. Concerned he decided to look for Eren, on his way a kid called out to him saying his invention is broken, he promised to fix it and return it to the kid. He went and look for Mikasa (Kiko Mizuhara), he found him and they went and looked for Eren. They found him on top of a disarmed bomb. Eren looking over at the walls imagining what could be outside those walls.

Eren, forcing Mikasa and Armin to join him and check out the wall. Secretly hiding from the watchers, they made it over the fence. Eren noticed that Mikasa is feeling cold so he gave his red scarf and put it around her. After a few minutes of staring at the wall up close, they were caught by the Stationary Troops. Eren and Armin tried to fight back and soon was discovered by Mr. Shouda-san. Shouda-san (Pierre Taki) was laughing that he also did what Eren did along with his mother during those times. Suddenly there was an earthquake-like, then they soon discovered that it was a Titan. Eren didn’t believe it that after a 100 years, they showed themselves again. The Titan, as stated in the anime and manga, is the Colossal Titan. He rammed his feet to make a wall so that the smaller Titans can get in.

Eren, Mikasa, and Armin run for their life. Armin split up with the group to look for his family while Mikasa and Eren kept on running until they reached a shelter. They saw a mother and baby sitting on the ground crying, Eren immediately went get the the mother but the mother dropped the baby and Mikasa took charge to get the baby. Eren was pushed by the current of the people going inside the shelter leaving Mikasa and the baby outside while the Titan was there looking at them. Eren screaming to let him out to save Mikasa but was too late. He went out and saw the place, full of debris and scattered bodies and blood everywhere.

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After two years, Eren and Armin joined the Scouting Legion. Kubal (Jun Kunimura) congratulated the current legion and that they’ll be having their first task. Hange also known as Hans (Satomi Ishihara) for short, explained what they’ll do. They where tasked to go and reclaim explosives at their hometown. Being said at dusk they’ll leave.

People that joined the Legion said there final goodbyes to the people they love. Showing first was Shasha aka “Potato Girl” (Nanami Sakuraba), as seen in the movie, she was sold off by her parents. Next was Jean (Takahiro Miura) talking to his drunk dad to regain pride once again for their family. Sannagi (Satoru Matsuo) said goodbye to his little siblings. As Armin and Eren passed by each and everyone of them, they know there are no one waiting for them at home.

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On the eve, they set out immediately for they know that Titans are asleep at night. They need to arrive at the designated by dawn. During the journey, the carriage stopped for they notice something in the field. The scouting legion went down and search the ground. While searching the grounds, Shasha’s tummy grumbled really loud so Armin gave her a potato and gave her another potato just in case she is still hungry. Eren, Jean and Hiana (Ayame Misaki) was the last group to go into the abandoned building. Hiana claiming that she heard a baby’s cry, without hesitation she went while Eren followed behind. Seeing at the end that the baby they heard was actually a Titan baby. It cried and basically they caught the attention of the Titans residing the area.

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Shikishima (Hiroki Hasegawa) and Mikasa came to the aid and help them defeat the titans. Many were injured during the fight. Armin and Eren saw Mikasa. They were shocked and didn’t expect that she was still alive. While others are attending the injured, Jean and Eren had a fist fight. Eren breaking Jean’s jaw caught Shikishima’s attention and called Eren to have a talked. Eren asked about Mikasa while Shikisima said “then fly”. Eren then found where Mikasa is, playing the broken piano. Mikasa showed that she was bitten by the titan. Shikishima purposely interrupted by throwing Eren an apple. Shikisima biting the apple offered it to Mikasa. Eren seeing the scene fleed.

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While the others are putting the explosives in the carriage, Eren was in a corner thinking and Hiana came by to ask about him and Eren. While their chatting, you can hear Fukushi (Shu Watanabe) and Lil (Rina Takeda) in the background doing their thing. Hiana is seducing Eren, saying if he is fine having a relationship with a single mother. Eren then saw an eye looking straight at them, he froze and it was a titan.

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Finding about that titans has arrived at their location. They all went out and protected one another. Kubal seeing the titans ordered everyone to protect the explosives at all costs. Seeing at the background, there is someone behind him. The scouting legion gets their ODMG in the carriage and went high in the buildings to put on the gear and proceed with their mission. Eren running decided to take cover at a bolder seeing Shasha there as well. Right beside them was Lil, Fukushi and Souda. Lil desperately asked Shouda to help Fukushi, but he can’t do anything more. Lil vowed to herself to take revenge and kill all the titans. Hans from above sees that the carriage with the explosives are being taken away by a thief, she screamed and told them to take back the carriage, lucky Lil was there, she lit the explosives and went to the driver’s seat. A fist fight happened, then she rammed the carriage to the ankles of one of the titans.

Eren at the top of a building saw the scene that they are surrounded by titans, right beside him was Jean. Saying that its the end for them, Eren seeing that Shikishima was there looking at him, decided to fly and attack the titans, and so he did. Unfortunately, his leg was bitten by the titan. Mikasa, saw Eren but she has to choose for there is a titan behind her, she decided to kill the titan. On the grounds, Hans, Armin and the others saw that Jean was in trouble, so Armin gave an idea to save Jean. They tried to take the attention of the titans, successfully they caught one’s attention. Killed it and Jean was saved. Mikasa joining the group saw that they are cornered by the titans, she then decides to make a path for them to leave. Unfortunately, Mikasa’s ODMG run out of gas and so she fell on the ground. Armin was caught by a fat titan, this titan isn’t affected by Sannagi’s axe and Jean’s ODMG. Eren saw that Armin was caught and he got up and ran to the titan, getting Armin’s hand replacing him inside the titan’s mouth. He was swallowed in while cutting his arm.

Eren seeing that Hiana dead inside the titan’s stomach shouted, and that triggered something in him. The fat titan roaming around found Mikasa, she is ready to fight even if her ODMG ran out of gas then suddenly something isn’t right. A titan appeared inside the fat titan. He fought the other titans around the area. Souda seeing the fighting skills of this titan said “it’s him” then eventually the other titans decided to leave after he made a roar.

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The titan that appeared approached Mikasa and took her but eventually dropped her. Souda shouting to immediately attack the nape of the titan for someone is inside. Mikasa then gets the blade of the ODMG and sliced the nape, there came out Eren. Everyone was shocked while Shikishima looking down at them.


As I said in the beginning of this article, the movie has a different approach than the anime and manga. Instead of Eren and Mikasa are siblings, in the movie, it shows that they are a couple. Armin showing that he wants to be an inventor once the chaos is finally over.

It shows some parts of the movie the reality we have now. Like for one; Fukushi and Lil having sex in the side while Hiana knowingly she’s a single mother seducing Eren. Kubal leaving them, the scouting legion, as bait so they can escape without being noticed.

Eren being displayed as a slacker  who is tired of living behind the colossal walls from the titans, instead of an aggressive kid with some sociopathic tendencies who vows for revenge for the lost of his mother. It’s not necessarily horrible since they’re still represented as unlikely heroes, but Eren’s arc is basically just trying to win back his girl and living up to that image, it makes him look lousier. What makes this character originally interesting is the fact that he is a traumatized kid who is too full of himself, which eventually crosses the line of his humanity and morality.

But the movie’s approach is rather standard in comparison from the manga and anime. While it still wonderfully realizes the most grotesque moments, the characters are watered down with less interesting background.

You actually don’t know what genre this movie is, is it, suspense, horror or adventure?

What I felt at the end of this movie is really confusing because, the ending was really a cliff hanger. There are moments that are touching like when Armin gave Shasha his potatoes which he has in his vest, the look Shasha gave to Armin when their talking infront of the fire place, Hans having the desire to catch a live titan to dissect and experiment, Eren giving his scarf to Mikasa, and Shikishima feeding Mikasa his apple. There’s a love triangle going on with Eren, Mikasa, and Shikishima? This I got to see on the 2nd part of the film. Seeing Armin being caught by the titan and Eren inside the titan’s mouth, now that was really part of the anime and manga.

The producers of this film still get parts of the anime and manga for this film. They didn’t entirely made it as their own. They have their own story which is still connected to the franchise.

There is nothing to hate about this movie. Live actions are always not terrible. They want to make a new approach with this franchise. They have the creator with them during the production of this movie, so the producers are asking the insights of the creator itself. And he approves of it. The possible reason I think you’ll hate the movie is because you’ll expect so much from it since the manga and anime is really good. Don’t expect too much on the film.

Watch the trailer if you are having doubts, if it caught your interest, then watch the movie.

(photos in this article are all taken from google.com)

Spin-off manga “Attack on Titan: Junior High” gets anime adaptation

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The official website for the series has announced that Saki Nakagawa’s spin-off manga, “Attack on Titan: Junior High” is getting an anime adaptation. The series will premiere this coming October.

The spin-off manga is a based on Hajime Isayama’s Attack on Titan manga.

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The school comedy story is set in a junior high school and centers on the original manga’s characters such as Eren and Mikasa as they battle with Titans. The spinoff incorporates gags while using Attack on Titan’s story and notable scenes as its basis.

Launch for “Tagalized” manga set at Manga Anime Festival in July

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The postponed launch of the Filipino versions of Fairy Tail and Attack on Titan manga has now a new schedule.

The “Manga Comics Philippine Edition Book Launch” will take place during the Manga Anime Festival on July 11 at Megatrade Hall 1 in SM Megamall.

It was also announced that the third volume of both series will be also released this June, available exclusively at National Bookstores nationwide.

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VIVA-PSICOM’s Manga Launch Event postponed

VIVA-PSICOM’s event launch for the Filipino version of Fairy Tail and Attack on Titan manga has been postponed.

According to report by Deremoe, VIVA-PSICOM decided to postpone the event launch due to “request from the people of Japan” however, they assured the fans that the release of the manga series is still in schedule for June.

The new schedule for the event launch will be announced on a later date.

The launch event was supposedly scheduled on June 6-7 at SM Megatrade Hall in Mandaluyong City.

VIVA-PSICOM “Fairy Tail” and “Attack on Titan” event launch dated

During Ozine Fest 2015, VIVA-PSICOM has announced the date of release of the “tagalized” manga series Fairy Tail and Attack on Titan.

According to the tarpaulin ad, the event launch is set on June 6-7 at SM Megatrade Halls.

Earlier, VIVA-PSICOM announced that the translated manga series will be released every month starting June 2015, and the suggested retail price is Php195 per volume. It will be distributed exclusively by National Bookstore.

Viva-PSICOM to release Fairy Tail and Attack on Titans manga translated in Filipino

Viva-PSICOM Publishing will be announcing that they will be releasing Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail and Hajime Isayama Attack on Titan manga locally and it is translated in Filipino.

The translated manga series will be released every month starting June 2015, and the suggested retail price is Php195 per volume.

More details will be announced at Ozine Fest 2015.

Last February 17, Viva-PSICOM had posted on their Facebook page that they were in need of English to Filipino and Japanese to Filipino translators.

Inu x Boku SS manga author Cocoa Fujiwara dies at 31

Inu x Boku SS author Cocoa Fujiwara has passed away at the age of 31 years old according to the official website of Gangan Joker magazine. She passed away due to an illness.

Fujiwara was only fifteen years old when she made her debut work “Calling” in 1999. She was best known for her manga series “Inu x Boku Secret Service” in Gangan Joker magazine from 2009 to 2014.

Her latest work “Katsute Mahou Shoujo to Aku wa Tekitai Shiteita.” has been serialized since 2013 and two chapters have been released.

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Manga ‘Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou’ gets TV anime in July

The wraparound jacket on the 7th volume of the manga series has announced that Okayado’s “Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou” is getting an anime adaptation this coming July 2015.

The series was serialized in 2012.

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In a modern world, similar to our own, monster girls have existed in secret alongside humanity—that is until the “Interspecies Cultural Exchange Act” is revealed by the government. Under this bill, these supernatural girls get to live with ordinary families like foreign exchange students. Kimihito Kurusu, a normal student living peacefully with his parents, is unwillingly involved in the program when a lamia named Miia is delivered to his home by mistake. It isn’t long before even more monster girls begin taking shelter in Kimihito’s house, turning his everyday life upside down. (MyAnimeList)

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Manga One-Punch Man gets TV Anime

The latest issue of Young Jump magazine, to be released on March 12, has announced that One and Yuusuke Mutata’s One-Punch-Man manga will get a TV anime adaptation.

The series started as a webcomic in 2009 and it became a manga series in 2012.

SYNOPSIS: In this new action-comedy, everything about a young man named Saitama screams “AVERAGE,” from his lifeless expression, to his bald head, to his unimpressive physique. However, this average-looking fellow doesn’t have your average problem… He’s actually a superhero that’s looking for tough opponents! The problem is, every time he finds a promising candidate he beats the snot out of them in one punch. Can Saitama finally find an evil villain strong enough to challenge him? Follow Saitama through his hilarious romps as he searches for new bad guys to challenge (MyAnimeList)

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Ushio to Tora gets TV anime adaptation for Summer 2015

The 10th issue of the Shounen Sunday magazine has revealed that  Kazuhiro Fujita’s supernatural battle manga Ushio & Tora is getting an anime adaptation this summer.

The series will be produced by MAPPA & Studio VOLN.

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Ushio thinks that his father’s talk of an ancient ancestor impaling a demon on a temple altar stone with the legendary Beast Spear is nuts, but when he finds the monster in his own basement, Ushio has to take another look at the family legend! To save his friends and family from the invading spirits, Ushio is forced to release Tora from his captivity. But will the creature prove to be worse than the curse? (ADV Films)

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Manga ‘Taboo-Tattoo’ gets anime adaptation

The wraparound jacket of the 9th volume of  Taboo-Tattoo manga has announced that it will getting an anime adaptation.

The series follows a martial arts trained middle schooler named Seigi. After saving a homeless man one day from some thugs, he is given a mysterious tattoo by him. This mysterious tattoo is a secret weapon that grants him unique powers. Afterwards, he is caught in a conflict when a young woman named Ijii is sent to retrieve the tattoo. The story tells of Seigi’s involvement with Ijii as well as the events that changes his life forever.

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Manga Isuca gets OVA episode

According to online bookstore Mangaoh, the 7th volume of Osamu Takahashi’s comedy manga “Isuca” will include OVA anime episode. The OVA is set to release on August 26, 2015 and it will feature a sea bathing episode.

The anime adaptation will premiere on January 23, 2015 in Japan.

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Shinichirou decides to look for a job in order to pay his rent, and his teacher suggests that he work for someone at their house,doing housekeeping. However, the person who hired him was Sakuya, a girl who is the 37th head of the Shimazu family, and her job is to exorcise and eliminate unwanted creatures. Shinichirou accidentally releases one of the creatures that Sakuya captures and they cooperate to catch it. A story of comedic creature hunting begins! 

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Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge – Manga to End Soon

According to November issue of Bessatsu Friend magazine, it is announcing that Tomoko Hayaka’s shoujo manga seriesYamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge (The Wallflower) will be ending in three more chapters.

The series will end on January 13, 2015 if it continues without break.

The manga debuted in 2000 and has inspired an anime series in 2007 and a live-action TV series in 2010.

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