“Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie” English trailer streamed

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The English-dubbed trailer of the upcoming “Ghost in the Shell: The New Movie” is now streaming on Funimation Youtube channel. (Video not available in the Philippines)

The movie will run in theaters in North America on November 10, 11, and 16. The film opened in Japan last June 20.

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Set in a futuristic Japan after the end of a brutal world war, science has advanced by leaps and bounds giving humanity the choice to prolong life and reduce suffering with the use of sophisticated cybernetics. With all of humanity linked into one system of minds and personalities known as ghosts, the biggest threat to civilization is the cyber terrorists capable of hijacking people’s bodies and memories.

When a ghost-infecting virus known as Fire-Starter begins spreading through the system resulting in the assassination of the Japanese Prime Minister, Major Motoko Kusanagi and her elite team of special operatives are called in to track down its source. As they delve deeper and deeper into their investigation, they uncover traces of government corruption and a shadowy broker that bears an all-too-familiar face.

When your target can be anywhere and look like anyone, the only choice you have is to trust your ghost, and hope you aren’t infected too.

“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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Review: Attack on Titan 2: End of the World

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A month after the screening of its first live action movie, Attack on Titan returns to the big screen with the sequel, Attack on Titan 2: End of the World.

SPOILER ALERT! Article can reveal important details of the plot. Continue at your own risk

The movie started with the highlights from the first movie, giving the viewers a chance to review where it left off: a failed mission to close the hole on Wall Maria and the unsure future for protagonist Eren (Haruma Miura) after transforming into a Titan.

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Eren, now perceived as a threat, is captured by the legion lead by the Kubal (Jun Kinumura). All rifles are pointed in his direction, ready to shoot. But before they can execute his order, a titan comes down from the roof and snatches Eren away.

Convinced that Eren has met his untimely end with the titan, the remaining members of the legion decides to continue with their original mission of closing the hole in Wall Maria. Armin remembers the dud bomb back in their hometown and suggest that it may still have enough firepower to blast the wall. They take one of the trucks and make their way to the Monzen district.

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Meanwhile, Eren wakes up in a strange white room where a single jukebox was playing “The End of The World” by Skeeter Davis. Shikishima appears out of nowhere and explains to Eren the origin of the titans.

Back with the Hanji and her team, they successfully extract the dud bomb and transport it back to the wall.  They are stopped by Shikishima and his men who plan to destroy the inner walls using the stolen ammunition. Eren engages into a titan battle with Shikishima to protect the dud bomb.

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They managed to escape Shikishima and plant the bomb on the wall.  But their problems does not stop there. The Colossal Titan appears at the other side of the wall and tries to stop the bomb from exploding. Shikishima makes a surprise re-appearance and fights the Colossal Titan. The bomb explodes, taking the two titans with it. Wall Maria is plugged up and the humans can live in peace once more.

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The end of the movie left us with more questions than answers. The existence of the “white room”, the origins of the Titans, and the government conspiracy is just a few of these. The story line was too fast paced that it gave little room for the story and characters to develop. And the surprise in the after credits leaves you wondering if everything they went through was just a part of a vicious cycle that they are destined to repeat in the near future.

Attack on Titan 2: End of the World still showing in Philippine cinemas.

animeph project would like to thank Pioneers Films and Magic 89.9 for the invitation in the advance screening of Attack on Titan: End of World live-action movie

All photos from Youtube

“Senpai to Kanojo” live action movie trailer streamed

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The first trailer for the live-action “Senpai to Kanojo” film has been streamed. The trailer features the movie theme song, “Aizu” (Home) performed by aiko.

The film is set to release in Japan on October 17.

SYNOPSIS
Rika Tsuzuki (Kyoko Yoshine) is a first year high school student. She is in love with third year high school student Keigo Minohara (Jun Shison). Meanwhile, Keigo Minohara is secretly in love with Aoi Okita (Riria). She attended the same high school and is now a first year university student. (Asianwiki)

“Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso” gets live-action film next year

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A live-action film adaptation of Naoshi Arakawa’s Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie in April) is confirmed in the works for next year.

The cast are as follows: Kento Yamazaki (Death Note live-action series’ L) as  Kousei Arima, Suzu Hirose (Shimo no Ku’s Chihaya) as Kaori Miyazono, pop singer and E-Girls group member, Anna Ishii as Tsubaki Sawabe and Ryouta Watari.

Takehiko Shinjō will be directing the film while Strawberry Night’s Yukari Tatsui will provide the script.

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Attack on Titan’s Hiana invites Filipinos to watch the movie in theaters

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Ayame Misaki, one of the cast of the live-action Attack on Titan movie, greets her fans in the Philippines on a 46-second video uploaded on Youtube. She is saying this in Filipino.

Misaki also invites her Filipino fans to watch the movie in the theaters. She portraying “Hiana,” an original character from the movie .

Attack on Titan movie is still screening in theaters nationwide.

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Philippine release of “Love Live! The School Idol Project” movie sets on October 7

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SM Cinema through its official Facebook page has announced the premiere date for the upcoming “Love Live! The School Idol Project” anime movie.

The movie will open on October 7, exclusively at SM Cinema and is distributed by Odex, Pte. Ltd.

The 102-minute movie was released in Japanese theatres on June 13, 2015. Aside from the Philippines, the movie will also debut in Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Brunei and Indonesia this October.

SYNOPSIS
Although μ’s, the defending champions of the school idol tournament, plans to dissolve their group after the graduation of their senior members, they receive news that leads them to holding a concert event! The 9 girls continue to learn and grow in this new and unfamiliar world. What is the last thing that these girls can do as school idols? ~official website

“Boruto: Naruto the Movie” opens on September 9 at SM Cinema

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SM Cinema through its Facebook page has announced that Naruto’s 11th anime film, Boruto: Naruto the Movie will open this coming September 9. The movie will be screened exclusively by SM Cinema.

SYNOPSIS
It’s been some years since the end of the Shinobi War. Naruto Uzumaki is the 7th Hokage of Konohagakure, in this new era. His son, Boruto Uzumaki, will soon enter the Chûnin exams, alongside Sarada Uchiha and the mysterious Mitsuki.

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“Kantai Collection” gets anime movie for 2016

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During the Kantai Collection 2nd Naval Review event in Yokohama last week, it was announced the anime movie for Kantai Collection: KanColle will be released next year.

A promotional video was also screened featuring the characters appearing in the movie – Fubuki Kai Ni, Mutsuki Kai Ni, Yuudachi Kai Ni, Akagi, Kaga, Souryuu Kai Ni, Hiryuu Kai Ni, Kuma, Tama, Nagato, Mutsu, Kitakami, Ooi, Shoukaku, Zuikaku, Sendai, Naka, Jintsuu, Yuubari, Kongou Kai Ni, Haruna Kai Ni, Hiei Kai Ni, Kirishima Kai Ni, Choukai Kai Ni, Furutaka Kai Ni, Kako Kai Ni, Maya Kai Ni, Tenryuu and Tatsuta.

Furthermore, a official tweet indicates that the movie and the sequel are separate projects but in production at the same time.

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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)

“Attack on Titan” Live Action Movie ~ Advance Screening

Pioneer Films and Magic 89.9 bring the first of the two-part live action movie adaptation of wildly popular Japanese manga and anime series Shingeki no Kyojin or more known as “Attack on Titan” to Philippine cinemas this August 12, 2015, with an advance screening last August 11, 2015 at SM Megamall Cinema 2.

The movie has long been awaited by Shingeki No Kyojin fans who have been looking forward to seeing it ever since its production was first announced in Japan way back October 2011. The anime was highly recognized since it aired in Japan last August 2013 while the manga started publishing last September 2009.

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We where given the chance to take a glimpse into what has been the most awaited movie by fans of Shingeki No Kyojin, thanks to Amuse PH.

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Amuse Philippines is an unofficial street team for Amuse Inc. that aims to spread information about Amuse artists here in the Philippines and abroad. Amuse Team Philippines is an unofficial Amuse Inc. street team locally recognized by MCA Universal Music, Astroplus and Magnavision Home Video.

Amuse, Inc. is a Japanese entertainment company that provides artist management services. The artists include stage actors, tv actors, actresses, musicians, gravure idols and so on. The Company also produces TV & radio programs, commercial films, and movies. Amuse operates publication, music software, and patent agent businesses as well.

In every cinema that we went to, we see a display of the Scouting Legion’s uniform including the 3DMG or ODMG as what’s indicated in the film, as well as some snapshots of the movie.

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Gate’s open at exactly 7:30pm infront of Cinema 2 of SM Cinema, SM Megamall. Long line had already appeared early around 7pm as the excited guests fall in line to get great seats.

The organizers and sponsors prepared a short program before the movie began which involved giving away lots of prizes. The first one up is the Goldilocks Bakeshop, their game is simple, all you have to do is look below your seat and see if you have a Goldilocks sticker on it. You’ll be receiving some great prizes from Goldilocks.

Next is Citibank, they gave a way digital photo frames to those with fast wits and fast feet participating in “Bring Me” and trivia games.

We would like to thank Pioneer Films for bringing the movie to Philippine shores and AMUSE Philippines for accommodating us at the premiere.

Attack on Titan is currently shown in cinemas nationwide starting August 12. This film will be in Japanese audio with English subtitles and it is rated R-16 by MTRCB.

Thank you as well to arkadymac.com for letting us use your photos for this blog. Please check out their website at www.arkadymac.com for updates of events here in the Philippines.

SM Cinema announces premiere date for latest Detective Conan movie

SM Cinema has announced the Philippine release date for Detective Conan’s latest anime movie, Detective Conan: The Sunflowers of Inferno.

According to its official Facebook page, the 19th movie of the popular detective anime franchise will open on July 29 exclusively at SM Cinema nationwide.

The movie premiered last April 18 in Japan. It earned JPY 4.1 billion and currently the highest grossing movie for the franchise.

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“Stand By Me Doraemon” movie premieres in local cinemas on June 17

The official Facebook page for SM Cinema has announced that last year’s CG movie “Stand By Me Doraemon” will premiere this June 17.

SM Cinema also announced that the movie is going to be released in English-dubbed. The movie is locally distributed by VIVA International Pictures and it will also be released in other local cinemas nationwide.

The movie was first released in Japan last August 8, 2014.

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“Arpeggio of Blue Steel” Philippine movie release sets on May 27

The official Facebook page of SM Cinema has finally announced that anime movie Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova (Arpeggio of Blue Steel ~Ars Nova DC) will open on May 27 in selected SM cinemas nationwide.

The movie is SM Cinema’s “Cinexclusive”.

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SYNOPSIS from SM Cinema

Humanity has lost much of its developed land due to global warming in the first half of the 21st century. Then a “Fleet of Fog” loaded with super weapons suddenly appears all over the world. Without the ability to withstand this fleet, humanity was defeated and could no longer travel the seas

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