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Animanga in the News: 2/2/11

+ posted by saladesu in Anime/Manga News on Feb 2, 2011 17:05
Here you will find a run down of today's anime and manga news! If anything sent waves through the anime and manga world today, you'll find it in this post! By the way, I'm saladesu, one of the translator-moderators of MH, and I'll be posting a post like this every day (as much as possible, anyway). Look forward to them ;)

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James Cameron Expresses Desire to Direct "Battle Angel"

Cameron expresses his desire to personally direct the live-action adaptation of Kishiro Yukito's "GUNM".

Big-name Hollywood director James Cameron, famed for his work in "Avatar" and "Terminator" and other such blockbusters, has said that he wishes to personally direct "Battle Angel", the live-action adaptation of the Kishiro Yukito manga "GUNM", saying he wouldn't give the chance up to any other director.

This declaration happened at a publicity event for his new production "Sanctum". In response to a question from Collider.com, he said, "'Battle Angel' is still in the planning stage. In the next five years, I'll really have my hands full with the sequel to 'Avatar', so I've had to consider letting other directors work on 'Battle Angel'. However, I love the rich world that is contained in this work, so I decided that I wouldn't let up the chance to work on it to anyone else. Most likely, (out of the 9 volumes) the first four volumes will be the central focus of the story. Thus, it's likely that the 3rd and 4th volumes that concern the motor ball, and the story from the 1st and 2nd volumes, will be adapted into film."

"GUNM" is an action manga which tells the story of Gully, a young girl whose whole body is a cyborg, and who uses cybernetics martial arts called "kikoujutsu" to fight with all she has to regain her memories.

No matter how long James Cameron takes, the very fact that he has decided to direct "Battle Angel" himself should make Japanese fans extremely delighted.

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Crayon Shin-chan Exhibit Opens at Suginami Animation Museum

Crayon Shin-chan exhibit at Museum to last 3 months and include anime screenings and more.

Popular anime "Crayon Shin-chan" makes its debut at the Suginami Animation Museum. This is the 25th exhibition the Museum is holding, entitled "Crayon Shin-chan: The Animation World".

For approximately 3 months between 23rd February and 22nd May, visitors will be able to see the Shin-chan they see animated on their TV screens in various forms. The exhibit can be thoroughly enjoyed by both parents and their children, and will include and introduction to the series as well as screenings and other special events throughout the period of the exhibit.

"Crayon Shin-chan" is a long-running series that began publication in August 1990 in "Weekly Manga Action" (Published by Futabasha). The anime that is being exhibited at the Museum this time began 2 years after the manga, in April of 1992. This April, the anime series enters its 20th year running. It is truly a long-lived series featuring characters well-loved by all of Japan.

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Mangaka Takahashi Kazuo Passes Away

Takahashi Kazuo was 41 years old when he passed away on the 30th of January.

41-year-old mangaka Takahashi Kazuo was found dead in his home in Mitaka City, Tokyo, on the 30th of January. His works of note are "Hatena", "Minami no Kazoku" and "Ero Rei", among others.

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#1. by Asahina ()
Posted on Feb 3, 2011
Another manga author that is no longer with us.

RIP Takahashi Kazuo

And how unfortunate is the author of "Crayon Shin-chan" who is also dead.. >.<
#2. by njt (Last Boss ♪~( ̄。 ̄))
Posted on Feb 3, 2011
Yeah talk about double punch :(.
#3. by terrorei ()
Posted on Feb 5, 2011
Its interesting that the 2 most successful film directors (Cameron / Spielberg) are interested to direct a female cyborg manga. Spielberg Ghost in the Shell and Cameron Battle Angel.
Through Cameron already had his first experiments with Dark Angel (hopefully Jassica Alba will play the main cast, once again :P)

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