Monday, September 26, 2011

Ranma 1/2 Manga Gets Live-Action Special

A live-action television adaptation of Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma ½ martial arts comedy manga will air this December as a two-hour special on Japan's NTV network.
Yui Aragaki (Digimon: Data Squad, Koizora) will play Akane Tendō, and Kento Kaku (Paradise Kiss, Gokusen) and Natsuna (Gantz) will play the dual male/female sides of the title character Ranma Saotome.
Viz published the manga in North America, and it also released the television anime series adaptation and the various anime spinoffs.
 On Tuesday, the Mainichi Shimbun paper's Mantan Web and Oricon sites provided more information about the upcoming live-action television special based on Rumiko Takahashi's Ranma 1/2 martial arts comedy manga. As a revival of the manga, the special tells an original story centering around Akane Tendō (played by Yui Aragaki). Kenta Kaku and Natsuna play the dual male/female roles of the title character.
As the third daughter of the Tendō family, Akane is determined to protect the family's legacy, its dōjō. However, her father Soun suddenly and arbitrarily announced one day that "only men can be heirs." Unfortunately, this puts Ranma in a bind, since he turns female when splashed with cold water. To return himself to a "full man," Ranma searches for the "secret hot spring" and gets caught up in a battle with a mysterious enemy. Now Akane holds the key to the story.
Kyōko Hasegawa (Angel Bank: Dragon Zakura Gaiden, Dragon Zakura) plays the oldest Tendō sister, Kasumi. Tōfū Ono, the man who has a crush on Kasumi even as Akane has a crush on him, is played by Shosuke Tanihara (Gekijōban Pocket Monster Best Wishes! Victini to Kuroki Eiyū Zekrom/Victini to Shiroki Eiyū Reshiram, The Sky Crawlers, Vexille - 2077 Isolation of Japan). Genma — Ranma's father who transforms into a panda when splashed with cold water — appears in the form of actor Arata Furuta (20th Century Boys, Ping Pong, Air Doll). Katsuhisa Namase plays Akane and Kasumi's father Soun Tendō.
Yoshihiro Izumi scripted this first live-action version of the manga after having written the live-action television and film versions of the Rookies baseball manga. Takahashi herself said that she was surprised at first when she heard about the live-action adaptation — but with the interesting story scenario and all-star lineup, she added that she now thinks it is very amusing.
The special will air during NTV's 7:00 p.m. Friday Super Prime timeslot in December. The original manga ran in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine from 1987 to 1996, and Shogakukan printed 53 million copies of the compiled book volumes.

Via ANN & Yaraon!

Kamen Rider OOO X Kamen Rider Fourze Movie Wars MEGAMAX Update

Movie Wars MEGAMAX updates which reveals two new movie-exclusive Riders namely, Kamen Rider Nadeshiko and Kamen Rider Poseidon!

Another picture of Nadeshiko. She's a highschool student and wants to cooperate with Fourze. Gentaro is supposed to be falling in love with her too. Doesn't say whether she'll appear in the TV series.

Kamen Rider Nadeshiko
sports a darker blue version of the Fourze Driver with only the Rocket Module as the available Astro Switch, while Poseidon sports a unique Driver and utilizes what it seems to be a Shark, Whale, and Jellyfish Core Medals.

Also, there was a guy who went to the sent or something. Fourze's part is supposed to be set during a school festival.
Kamen Rider x Kamen Rider Fourze & OOO Movie Wars MEGAMAX premieres this December 10.

Source: UkiyaSeed & DecaEnd of HJU

Kamen Rider Fourze Electric States & New Astro Switches 11-16

Electric States

Switch No.10
Electricity energy switch that powered up Fourze.
It's primarily for the right arm switch, when in fully power it transformed the whole body.

Billy the Rod
Electric States right arm personal weapon. Billy the Rod can manipulate an electricity energy from it.
Three different powers can be use by connecting the plug in 3 different outlets.

When set the Electric Switch on Billy the Rod to activated Limit Break, Rider 100 Million Bolt Break.
Rider Lightning Drill Kick, The Rod strengthen the Drill Module with electricity energy.

New Astro Switches, 11-16
11 - Scissor, huge scissor that can cut the iron bar.
12 - Beat, perplexed the enemies with sound of speaker.
13 - Chain Array, iron ball with chain.
14 - Smoke, spraying a smoke.
15 - Spike, the left leg module with a thorn on it.
16 - Winch, shot with a wire hook.

Source : alternate-zer0 of HJU
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