6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014

6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014

 

Article by: Leen Isabel

Manga and anime fans have much to look forward to in 2014 as a huge list of popular titles are moving from the comic book pages onto the movie screen...

Black Butler

Black Butler takes place in Victorian era Europe and follows Ciel Phantomhive, the head of a noble family. His butler, the demonic Sebastien Michaelis, helps the boy avenge his family's death in exchange for his soul. The film will be a continuation of the series though some characters and the settings will be changed for the live action version. For example, rather than Europe, the movie setting will take place in an unnamed city in the year 2010. Hiro Mizushima will play Sebastien. 

6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014

6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014
(images from Amazon Japan / crunchyroll.com)

Kenshin

Following the successful first installment of the Kenshin trilogy directed by Keishi Ohtomo, the 2014 Kenshin film will follow the title character through the Kyoto arc. Kenshin fans will finally get to see the dangerous Shishio Makoto in action. Takeru Sato will reprise his role as former assassin Kenshin Himura who wanders fictional Meiji era Japan to atone for murders he committed in a past profession. The two films based after Nobuhiro Watsuki's manga will both be released this summer.

6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014

6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014
(images from Amazon Japan / otaku.ph)

Lupin the 3rd

The incredibly popular manga and anime series will finally see it's live action interpretation! Can you believe that Lupin was first introduced in 1967? The movie will see a focus in how the main characters meet. Shun Oguri will play the French thief, Arsene Lupin III. It is reported that the actor had to lose weight in order to play the iconically slim character. Meisa Kuroki will play the cunning and dangerously beautiful Fujiko Mine. 

6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014

6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014

6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014
(images from crunchyroll.com)

Parasyte

Parasyte is a manga that began in 2000. The main character, Shinichi Izumi, had his right hand taken over by a parasitic alien. Together, the duo fight the odds to survive in one body. This series will be a 2 part-er with The Grudge director Takeshi Shimizu at the helm. Shota Sometani (shown) will star as Shinichi.

6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014
6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014
(images from Amazon Japan / asianwiki.com)

Patlabor

In near future Tokyo, large robots called "Labors" help a futuristic Tokyo in construction and patrol. The famous manga will be produced into 12 episodes with special screenings with a full length film coming out in 2015. Erina Mano will star as pilot, Akira Izumino.

6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014

6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014
(images from Amazon Japan / crunchyroll.com)

Thermae Romae

The sequel to the the 2012 Thermae Romae was released in April 2014. We again follow the adventures of ancient Roman Lucius who travels into the future to a Japanese bathhouse with the intention to bring back modern Japanese innovations to ancient Rome. Hiroshi Abe will once again star as Lucius. Aya Ueto will play the part of Mami Yamakoshi who is attracted to the Lucius. Part of the film was done in a colosseum in Bulgaria. 

6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014

6 Films Based On Popular Manga Series Coming Out In 2014
(images from crunchyroll.com / Amazon Japan)

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July 17 2014



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