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This year, I will be attending my first ever New York Comic Con with a press pass from Popoptiq.com. I am very excited and a little nervous about getting the chance to rub shoulders with 150,000+ comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and video game fans. (Sorry if I forgot your specific niche.) This year, New York Comic Con is really bringing their A-game as far as panels, guests, and even afterparty opportunities. This year’s guests range from Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto to the casts and writers of upcoming genre TV shows like Sword of Shannara, Ash vs. the Evil Dead, and Legends of Tomorrow and of course, a stacked comics creator lineup from living legends like Chris Claremont and Brian K. Vaughan and relatively new stars like Batgirl artist Babs Tarr and Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and Jughead artist Erica Henderson.
In preparation for this article, I’ve sifted through mounds of press emails, »
- Logan Dalton
Western, English-language, live-action adaptations of Japanese manga haven't so far fared terribly well. Things like Fist Of The North Star and Dragonball: Evolution are probably best forgotten, while Akira can't catch a break, talk of a Shane Black Death Note went nowhere until Adam Wingard picked it up recently, and we haven't even heard much about Dreamworks' Ghost In The Shell lately. Nevertheless, the vast Naruto franchise is the latest to enter American development, with Lionsgate negotiating for the film rights, and Michael Gracey in the frame to direct.First published in 1997, Masashi Kishimoto's Naruto currently stretches to 72 volumes of manga and 220 anime episodes. Not including spin-offs like the ten anime movies. The manga has more than 200 million copies in print, and is the third best-selling in history, after One Piece and Dragon Ball.Obviously the story is far too vast to summarise quickly, but the basic premise revolves around the adolescent Naruto Uzumaki, »
According to The Tracking Board, Lionsgate is set to adapt the popular manga Naturo into a live-action feature, with Avi Arad (The Amazing Spider-Man) set to produce and up-and-coming filmmaker Michael Gracey lined up to direct.
Created by Masashi Kishimoto, Naruto is the third-highest selling manga in history with over 200 million copies in print, and has spawned a hugely successful anime, as well as a series of animated movies – the eleventh of which Boruto: Naruto the Movie is set for release later this year [watch the trailer here].
Naruto will become the latest high-profile project for Gracey, who has moved from visual effects work into directing and is currently attached to a remake of Roald Dahl’s The Witches, the Elton John biopic Rocketman, Jim Henson biopic Muppet Man and musical The Greatest Showman on Earth.
- Gary Collinson
Lionsgate has been trying to mount a live-action adaptation of popular manga series Naruto for a long while, and that project is making some major advances today with word that up-and-coming helmer Michael Gracey is being tapped to direct by the studio.
The project is still expected to follow the adventures of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja-in-training who hopes to one day become the Hokage, known as the most powerful ninja of his hometown village.
The Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto has become massively popular around the world, emerging as the third highest-selling manga in history. It has already been adapted multiple times, including as an anime series and in eleven animated features.
- Isaac Feldberg
The studio is in negotiations for the film rights to the “Naruto” series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, first published in 1997. The manga, which has sold more than 200 million copies in print, follows adolescent ninja Naruto Uzumaki, who dreams of becoming the village ninja, the community’s protector and leader.
“Naruto” has generated an anime series in Japan that premiered in 2002 and lasted 220 episodes, while the “Naruto: Shippuden” sequel has been airing since 2007. In addition to the anime series, Studio Pierrot has developed 10 movies.
Gracey is a former visual effects specialist who has moved into directing. He’s been attached to several studio projects that are in »
- Dave McNary
"Naruto" has generated an anime series in Japan that premiered in 2002 and lasted 220 episodes, followed by the "Naruto: Shippuden" sequel which has been airing since 2007. Ten movies have also been produced.
Avi Arad is producing. Gracey is a former visual effects specialist who remains attached to several biopics in the works including the Elton Jonn-themed "Rocketman" with Tom Hardy, and the P.T. Barnum film "The Greatest Showman on Earth" at Fox.
Source: Variety »
- Garth Franklin
Ahead of its release in Japanese cinemas this August, a first trailer – complete with English subtitles – has arrived online for Boruto: Naruto the Movie, which you can check out here along with the official synopsis…
Boruto is the son of the seventh Hokage Naruto who completely rejects his father. Behind this, he has feelings of wanting to surpass Naruto, who is respected as a hero. He ends up meeting his father’s friend Sasuke, and requests to become… his apprentice!? The curtain rises on the story of the new generation written by Masashi Kishimoto!
Boruto: Naruto the Movie is set to open in Japan on August 7th.
- Gary Collinson
Since his debut, Naruto's first Team leader, Kakashi Hatatke has never been seen without the ninja mask he wears that covers half his face. With the long-running manga recently concluding, many fans were very upset that they Kakashi's full face was never shown. However, Naruto creator Masashi Kishimoto recently opened a Naruto exhibit in Japan and promised to reveal Copy Ninja Kakashi's face. Well, here it is Naruto fans! What do you think Kakashi fans? After waiting so long, is the reveal a dissapointment or a relief? The Naruto exhibit will be open from April 25 to June 28 in Tokyo and then travel to Osaka for a display lasting from July 18 to September 27. »
Boruto-Naruto the Movie will be released in Japanese theaters on August 7th. Yuko Sanpei will voice Boruto Uzumaki and Kokoro Kikuchi will voice Sarada Uchiha. Naruto and Sasuke original voice actors Junko Takeuchi and Noriaki Sugiyama are returning to voice their respective characters. After the original manga ended last November, a spinoff manga (Naruto Spinoff: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring Month) focused on the next generation of Leaf Village ninja will begin on April 27. Translation via Ann: Text: Chief Production Supervisor: Masashi Kishimoto Narrator: Long ago, there was a war. During this, the world united into one team, and one shinobi ended the battle. His name is the Seventh Hokage, N- Boruto: This is stupid, you crappy old man. I'll change that kind of era! Text: Hero Text: Master (Teacher) Text: Battle comrade (Rival) Narrator: Boruto -Naruto the Movie- Boruto: I don't feel like I'm gonna lose! »
9 items from 2015
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