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Exclusive First Look: TV's New Sabrina, Teenage Witch, Is Ready to Cast Her Spell

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Exclusive First Look: TV's New Sabrina, Teenage Witch, Is Ready to Cast Her Spell
Sabrina the Teenage Witch will be re-imagined for a new TV generation in plenty of time for Halloween — and TVLine has conjured a first look at the lass working some hocus pocus.

Premiering Saturday, Oct. 12 at noon Est on the Hub Network, Sabrina Secrets of a Teenage Witch fancies its titular magic-maker as “half-witch, half-human and all superhero” as she juggles her existences as a klutzy high school student and as a top sorcery student in the magical world. Whenever said worlds collide, Sabrina must battle her foes while keeping her spellcaster identity a secret from humankind.

Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) voices Sabrina,
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Wolf Children (2012) Movie Review

Although Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli colleagues are still the most famous purveyors of Japanese animation, a number of other directors have also been winning fans and acclaim of late. Hosoda Mamoru is chief amongst these, whose “The Girl Who Leapt through Time” and “Summer Wars” have been two of the country’s very best anime for some time, proving extremely popular at home and abroad. “Wolf Children” is Hosoda’s latest offering, based on an original story which he co-wrote with regular scripter Okudera Satoko, a romantic fantasy with themes of love, parenting and sacrifice. Having emerged as one of the biggest earners in Japan of 2012, the film also played to success at a variety of prestigious international festivals. The film tells the story of Hana (Miyazaki Aoi, “Nana”), a college student who falls deeply in love with a polite young man (Osawa Takao, “Goemon”) who turns out
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‘Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney’ Trailer: Takashi Miike Adapts the Popular Courtroom Video Game Series

‘Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney’ Trailer: Takashi Miike Adapts the Popular Courtroom Video Game Series
Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is the first game in the very popular series of legal drama/thriller video games that was released as Gyakuten Saiban (Turnabout Trial) in Japan. Earlier this year we learned [1] that wildly prolific genre-hopping director Takashi Miike has been at work on a film adaptation of the series, and just over a week ago we saw the first footage [2] from that film. Now we've got the trailer for Phoenix Wright. No English subtitles on this one, unfortunately, but fans of the game should quickly be able to see what's going on, and even those new to the series will get the gist pretty fast. Hiroki Narimiya (Nana 1 & 2) stars as the defense attorney Phoenix Wright; Mirei Kiritani is Maya Fey; and Takumi Saito (Robogeisha) is prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney will be released in Japan in February 2012. We don't have any word of a Us date at this point.
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Full Trailer For Takashi Miike's DS Game Adaptation Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

As reported by Twitch back in May, prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike's new film will be a movie adaptation of the hugely popular Nintendo Gba and DS game franchise, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney (original title: Gyakuten Saiban). Those who have played the game would know that it involves intense courtroom battles between the attorney and the prosecutor, where they have to present evidence, cross-examine witnesses and detect any contradictory statements that may hold the key to the case. The cast includes Hiroki Narimiya (Nana 1 & 2) playing defence attorney Phoenix Wright, Mirei Kiritani as Maya Fey the sister of Wright's boss, and Takumi Saito (Robogeisha, Vampire Girl Vs Frankenstein Girl) as prosecutor Miles Edgeworth. The film will be released in Japan in February 2012....
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Nana Uncut DVD Box Set Coming Soon

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San Francisco, CA, August 27, 2009 - Viz Media, LLC (Viz Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, will release the Uncut DVD Box Set for the animated romantic rock and roll melodrama, Nana, on September 8th. The 3-disc set featuring 12 episodes will be rated ‘M’ for Mature Audiences and carry an Msrp of $59.90 U.S. / $85.99 Can. The first box set will also include an exclusive Nana guitar pick. The Nana anime is based on the popular manga by Ai Yazawa, which has sold over 43 million copies in Japan and is published in North America by Viz Media under [...]
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Courtney Love "Obsessed" With Japan

Courtney Love is "obsessed" with Japan. In a confusing blog on her MySpace page, the former Hole singer reveals she can't get enough of a female Japanese artist.

She wrote: "Anyone Japanese know who played 'Nana' in Ai Kawazawas 'Nana' as adapted to a Japanese Teen Rock movie? I do love my Ai. I'd love to get in touch with her. Anyway - I hear she's the one to give a song to, and I'm obsessed with a Japanese female artist crossing over here - it'd be so cool."

"Nana" is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Ai Yazawa that has been turned into two animated films.

Courtney, 44 - who was married to Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, who committed suicide in 1994 - went on to say: "I'm sorry I feel it's somewhat racist to have blonde Gaijin pop singer with all Asian backup dancers - maybe that's the Japanese soul in me?
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