Ajin(“Demi Humans”) Info!

Hot on the heels of the CG animated films is the live action remake of Gamon Sakurai’s hit manga Ajin. Ajin or “demi humans” are people who cannot die, treated with suspicion and controlled by governments of the world as freaks of nature. Kei Nagai is instantly resurrected as an Ajin when he’s in a hit and run accident, and finds himself caught in the middle of a massive government conspiracy and a brutal rebellion l by the elusive Ajin known only as Mr. Satô. While some apparent changes have been made from the original story, most notably, Satô has been aged down and Nagai has been aged up, the trailer certainly reflects the frenzied action and rampant violence of the manga.

a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Gamon Sakurai. It was adapted into an anime film trilogy by Polygon Pictures between November 2015 and September 2016. An anime television series adaptation also by Polygon Pictures aired between January and April 2016, with a second season premiering on October 8, 2016.

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The story is about a student named Kei Nagai (永井 圭 Nagai Kei), who discovers he is an immortal “Ajin” when he is hit by a truck. While the government claims to help Ajin live in a safe environment, they are actually using them as subjects for cruel and inhumane experimentation. As a result, Ajins that have escaped are bent on revenge with the exception of Kei who wants no part in the Ajin conflict. Kei is initially shown to lack empathy for others, even the people closest to him, but as Sato’s actions become even more extreme, he eventually joins the fight to stop Sato’s violent campaign.

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Polygon Pictures has stated that the show is getting positive response from critics world-wide so there are good chances that Ajin: Demi Human Season 3 will happen. However, the studio also stated that if Ajin: Demi Human continues for third season then it will be its last season. Polygon Pictures did not disclosed the release date of Season 3 of Ajin: Demi Human but our best guess is that it will be near Fall 2017.

The production of a live-action film was announced in November 2016, which is scheduled for release on September 30, 2017. The director will be Katsuyuki Motohiro, with Takeru Satoh in the lead role. The action scenes are to be planned by the team behind the Rurouni Kenshin trilogy, which also starred Satoh. live-action film adaptation is scheduled for release on September 30, 2017.

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Chihayafuru Info

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Chihayafuru is a manga series written and illustrated by Yuki Suetsugu, serialised in Be Love and published by Kodansha. It is about a school girl, Chihaya Ayase, who is inspired by a new classmate to take up Hyakunin Isshu karuta competitively. It has been adapted into an anime television series, which aired on Nippon Television and Crunchyroll between October 2011 and March 2012. A second season aired between January and June 2013. The manga also has won the Manga Taishō Award and the Kodansha Manga Award. Since its fourth volume was released in March 2009, it has regularly appeared on the Japanese Comic Ranking chart, and in August 2011 was estimated to have sold over 4.5 million copies. Its popularity has boosted the profile of competitive karuta in Japan.

Chihaya Ayase is a girl who has spent most of her life simply supporting her sister in her model career. That changes when she meets a boy named Arata Wataya, a talented karuta player. After becoming friends, he believes that Chihaya has potential to become a great player. As Chihaya takes on a new dream of becoming Japan’s best karuta player, she is soon separated from her karuta playing friends as they grow up. Now in high school, Chihaya is reunited with her childhood friend, Taichi Mashima. Together, they form the Mizusawa Karuta Club. With her teammates and friends supporting her, Chihaya strives to become the best karuta player in the world and to one day be with Arata again.

A live action film adaptation titled Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku was released on March 19, 2016, with a second film released on April 29, 2016 and the thrid film will be released summer of 2018.