Four-member Japanese rock band ONE OK ROCK has posted a full promotional video for their latest song "Mighty Long Fall" on its official YouTube channel. It is used as the theme song for the upcoming live-action film Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Taika-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno), the first episode of the two-part Kyoto arc. The song will be included in their double A-side 9th single "Mighty Long Fall/Decision" to be released in Japan on July 30. The band previously played "The Beginning," the theme song for the first live-action film in 2012.
Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno hits Japanese theaters on August 1, then the second part Rurouni Kenshin: Densetsu no Saigo-hen (Rurouni Kenshin: The Legend Ends) will successively follow on September 13.
"Mighty Long Fall" PV
ONE OK ROCK
5-minute digest for the Kyoto arc
The third poster
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It is officially announced today that Mari Fujimura's love story manga Kyo wa Kaisha Yasumimasu. (I take a day off from my company) gets a live-action TV drama adaptation this October. 29-year-old popular actress Haruka Ayase will play the protagonist character Hanae Aoishi, 33-year-old clerical worker who has been too shy to date with men and has never had a boyfriend in her entire life. On her 33rd birthday, she drinks with Yuuto Tanokura, 21-year-old university student who is working part time at her company, then finds herself with him in a bed of a hotel next morning. Having no memory of losing her virginity, she starts dating with him who is 12 years old younger.
The manga has been serialized in Shueisha's Cocohana since its January 2012 issue and now six tankobon volumes are available in Japan. Nihon TV will air the TV drama at 10:00 pm on every Wednesday this October. Haruka Ayase made her actress debut in the 2001 TV drama adaptation of
Kindaichi Case Files starring Jun Matsumoto (Arashi), then was highly-praised for her portrayal as Hotaru
Amemiya in the live-action TV drama/film adaptations of Satoru Hiura's josei manga Hotaru no Hikari
produced from 2007 to 2012.
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Manga volume 1 & 2 covers © Mari Fujimura/Shueisha
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Studio Ghibli's latest anime film When Marnie Was There directed by 41-year-old Hiromasa Yonebayashi opened in Japan with 461 screens on July 19 and earned a very disappointing 379,000,000 yen (about US$3,734,000) with 285,200 ticket sales in its first weekend. It took third place in the weekend box office following Pokémon the Movie: Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction in 1st and Maleficent in 2nd. The result was only 42% of his first feature film The Secret World of Arrietty, which made about 900,000,000 yen with 680,000 tickets in its opening weekend on July 17-18, 2010, in 447 screens.
For the past couple of weeks, it has been strongly rumored that Toshio Suzuki, Ghibli's producer and co-founder, is now seriously considering the closure of the anime production division of the internationally acclaimed studio, after the retirement of his long-time colleague Hayao Miyazaki. In the
latest episode of his "Ghibli Asemamire" podcast posted on June 27 before the release of the film, he
actually said that the future of Ghibli depended on the results (both box office and critics) of When Marnie
"When Marnie Was There" Japanese trailer
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Following the OP song "Mukai Kaze ni Utarenagara" (Beating by the headwind) by Minori Chihara, Lantis has posted a short version promotional video for 26-year-old singer-songwriter ZAQ's 6th single "OVERDRIVER," which is now featured as the ED song for a summer 2014 TV anime Rail Wars!. You can check some photos from the PV shooting on her blog's July 4th post. According to her, the silver costume in the third photo was made of origami paper. The CD single "OVERDRIVER" will be released in Japan on August 20.
The TV anime Rail Wars! is now available to Crunchyroll audience in North America.
"Rail Wars!" Blu-ray/DVD CM