April 24th, 2014

Fatal Frame returns w/ a new Wii U game, an original novel, a comic, & live-action film

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Tecmo Koei and Nintendo are working together on the next entry in the horror adventure series Fatal Frame for Wii U, the duo announced.
A title and release date for the project have not been announced.


In conjunction with the new game’s development, Tecmo Koei is expanding the franchise through a series of new multimedia expansions.


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From Kadokawa Corporation, a live-action film starring Seventeen magazine models Ayami Nakajo and Aoi Morikawa is in production for a fall release.
The story's setting has been moved from a Japanese house to an old school dormitory. In the story, Aya Tsukimori (Nakajō) becomes part of an ancient "cursed incantation" at a girls' high school dormitory. Michi Kazato (Morikawa) is a classmate who is pursuing the mysterious disappearances at the dormitory.


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Mari Asato (Bilocation) is directing the film, and principal photography began on March 27. Nakajō made her acting debut in the 2012 live-action television series Kuro no Onna Kyōshi (Black Female Teacher), and Fatal Frame will be her film debut. She acknowledged the pressure she feels due to this, and said that she uses it to strive hard in the daily shoots.



From Kadokawa Horror Bunko and Multiple Personality Detective Psycho and The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service author Eiji Otsuka, an original novel is due out in August from which the live-action film will be adapted from.



And from Kodansha and Kindaichi Case Files writer Shin Kibayashi (known by his pen name Tadashi Agi), a comic is also planned.





The latest original entry in the Fatal Frame series, Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, launched for Wii in Japan in July 2008. It was never localized. A remake of Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly launched for Wii in Japan and Europe in June 2012, but was never localized in North America.



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hell yes new FF game?! but could they port it to PS3/4 as well?? there needs to be an HD collection of the previous games for PS (>_<)
i wanted to play against Reika (tattooed priestess) again so bad

Rin Mikimoto's Kin Kyori Renai Shōjo Manga Gets Live Action Film

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Rin Mikimoto's shōjo manga series Kin Kyori Renai will get a live-action film adaptation this October starring former NEWS group member Tomohisa Yamashita. Yamashita (Kurosagi, Dragon Zakura, Ikebukuro West Gate Park, Ashita no Joe) will star in the film as a tsundere (initially aloof and abrasive, but later kind-hearted) teacher named Haruka Sakurai.


The original manga depicts the love story between the handsome tsundere teacher Haruka and the super cool genius female high school student Yuni Kururugi. Haruka toys with every woman he sees — including Yuni — striking a balance between his cold demeanor and harsh language and actions that make women's hearts throb. Mikimoto launched the series in Kodansha's Bessatsu Friend magazine in 2008, and Kodansha published the 10th and final compiled volume in 2011.

Commercial actress Nana Komatsu is making her film debut as Yuni. Nozomu Kotaki (Kamen Teacher) will play Ikuhaba, a former delinquent and Yuni's classmate who is also in love with her. Mizuki Yamamoto (Black Butler, Zekkyō Gakkyū) will play Kikuko Nanami, Yuni's classmate and the only one who understands her. Additionally, Asami Mizukawa (Nodame Cantabile, Dark Water) will play Sakurai's ex-girlfriend Mirei Takizawa, and Hirofumi Arai (live-action Space Brothers, Kiki's Delivery Service) will play Yuni's cousin and Haruka's fellow teacher Akachi.

Live-action Kimi ni Todoke director Naoto Kumazawa is directing the film, which will open in Japan on October 11.



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