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Animanga in the News: 4/1/11

+ posted by saladesu in Anime/Manga News on Apr 2, 2011 15:55
Here you will find a run down of today's anime and manga news! If anything major happened the anime and manga world today, you'll find it in this post! By the way, I'm saladesu, one of the translators and global moderators of MH, and I'll be posting a post like this every day (as much as possible, anyway). Look forward to them ;)

Jump Remix Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Compilation magazine remixes old series that ran in Weekly Shounen Jump.

It's been 10 years since Shueisha launched "Jump Remix", and to commemorate that, there have been various plans set in motion. However, take note that the release date has been changed from Monday to Friday starting today, 1st April.

First up is Takei Hiroyuki's "Shaman King", the first volume of which was released toda. It is the same as the kanzenban version, and includes new joke material from Takei. Next up is "Countach" on the 8th of April. In May, look forward to Murakami Motoka's "JIN", Kurumada Masami's "Ring ni Kakero 1". In addition, the forerunners, "Shaman King" and "Countach" will come with specially produced UV posters.

On the 28th of April, a series of one-shots by Jump's stable of mangaka, entitled "The Legendary Jump Returns Cup!!", goes on sale. These are all from the one-shot series "Returns Cup" that ran in Jump in 1997, and include the works of Toriyama Akira, Watsuki Nobuhiro, Akimoto osamu, Tsunomaru, Umezawa Haruto, Fujisaki Ryuu, Asami Yuuko, Araki Hirohiko, Usuta Kyousuke and Morita Masanori.

If you respond via the survey that comes with the issues that go on sale on 1st and 8th April, you stand a chance to win special QUO cards. You may also read some pages of the magazine on the official website.

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Arakawa Under the Bridge gets Live Action Adaptation

Live-action drama slated for Summer 2011, movie slated for Spring 2012.

Popular manga "Arakawa Under the Bridge", serialized in "Young Gangan", will be made into a live-action drama in summer 2011 and a movie in spring 2012. The same series was also made into an anime last year, but this is the first time it is being made as a live-action.

The series is a love comedy full of gags by Nakamura Hikaru, which began serialization in 2004. The drama will air on MBS (Mainichi Housou) and TBS in a late night slot in summer 2011, while the movie will be released in spring 2012. The cast list has yet to be revealed, but Nakamura has said that the casting is spot-on, giving it her seal of approval. She added that she was already satisfied getting an anime, and was very thankful that there were two live-action adaptations in the works. The movie will be directed by Iizuka Ken ("SAI-REN" and "Houkyou Monogatari THROES OF MY HOMETOWN".

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Please note that there may be delays in the broadcasts or releases of certain anime and manga following the quake. You may see a list of affected publications here, here, here and here (new).

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