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Manga Series Black Jack To Be Adapted Into A Live Action Us TV Show

Deadline reports that a live action television series adaptation of Black Jack is currently in the works after Entertainment One recently acquired the worldwide rights to the popular Japanese manga. Taka Ichise and Doug Davison (who have previously worked on the Western adaptations of movies such as The Ring and The Grudge) are set to serve as executive producers, while Michael Rosenberg, Jen Chambers and Adam Blumberg will oversee the show on behalf of the indie studio. Black Jack was created by Osamu Tezuka (he also came up with Astro Boy) and according to the site, it follows, "the adventures of its doctor/detective title character against terrorists and a global conspiracy." There have been various animated and live action series and films over in Japan, but this will be its first major Us transformation.
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eOne Picks Up Manga ‘Black Jack’ For TV Series

Exclusive: Black Jack is coming to a TV near you. Entertainment One has acquired the worldwide rights to a television series based on the popular Japanese manga. The La/Toronto-based indie studio, that produces ABC’s Rookie Blue and distributes AMC’s The Walking Dead, plans a possible live action series of the classic 1970/80s comic by Osamu Tezuka. Taka Ichise and Doug Davison, who worked together on Western adaptations of the Japanese movies The Ring and The Grudge, will executive produce the series for eOne. Dave Brown and Zadoc Angell of Artist International, who packaged the project, will also executive produce. Michael Rosenberg, Jen Chambers and Adam Blumberg will oversee the show on behalf of the indie studio. Since its first appearance in Japan in 1973, the Black Jack series has followed the adventures of its doctor/detective title character against terrorists and a global conspiracy. The Black Jack manga
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Manga on Stage: A Tribute to Osamu Tezuka

Manga on Stage: A Tribute to Osamu Tezuka
Hugo Glendinning ‘TeZuKa,’ inspired by Japanese cartoonist Osamu Tezuka, is on tour in Asia and Europe this year.

Streams of black ink drip down scroll-like screens, dancers mimic the strokes of a paintbrush and Shaolin monks play-fight. Set to a haunting score, these are just some of the scenes in the anime-inspired dance performance “TeZukA.”

The production tours across Europe and Asia this year, and brings to life the genre of comic books from Japan known as manga. Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui,
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Comic Book Release List – Week of 12-7-2011

  • GeekRest
The following is a list of all comic books, graphic novels and special items that will be available this week and shipped to comic book stores who have placed orders for them.

12 Gauge Comics

Boondock Saints Volume 1 In Nomine Patris Tp, $19.99

Aardvark Vanaheim

Glamourpuss #22, $3.00

Aazurn Publishing

Indie Comics Magazine #4, $6.49

AC Comics

Men Of Mystery #86, $29.95

Ace

Final Crisis Mmpb, $7.99

Action Lab Entertainment

Princeless #2, $3.99

Andrews McMeel

Red Rascal’s War A Doonesbury Book Tp, $19.99

Archie Comics

Archie Cyber Adventures Tp (not verified by Diamond), $9.95

Archie Double Digest #224, $3.99

Mega Man #8, $2.99

Sonic The Hedgehog Select Volume 4 Zone Wars Tp, $11.95

Ardden Entertainment

Grim Ghost #6 (not verified by Diamond), $2.99

Asylum Press

Chopper #2 (Of 5), $2.99

Avatar Press

Crossed Psychopath #6 (Of 7)(Jacen Burrows Regular Cover)(resolicited), $3.99

Crossed Psychopath #6 (Of 7)(Raulo Caceres Torture Cover)(resolicited), $3.99

Crossed Psychopath #6 (Of 7)(Raulo Caceres Wraparound Cover)(resolicited), $3.99

Crossed Psychopath #6 (Of 7)(Jacen Burrows Black & White Retailer Bonus Variant Cover)(resolicited), Ar

Crossed Psychopath #6 (Of 7)(Jacen
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The Spectacular Trailer For Animated Film Buddha: The Great Departure Is Here!

Best known for creating Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion, Phoenix and Black Jack, Osamu Tezuka was the father of Japanese manga and anime. His other work Buddha was loosely based on the life story of Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism, and won the Eisner Comic Award in 2004 and again in 2005. It has now been adapted into an animated film composed of three parts. Looking at the new trailer, one word comes to mind - 'epic'. And those of you living in New York are so lucky, because you will be able to catch Buddha: The Great Departure at the upcoming Nyaff 2011! Video  ...
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World Cinema: Osamu Tezuka

In his latest World Cinema column, Nick looks back at the work of legendary Japanese animator, Osamu Tezuka, creator of Astro Boy

When we think of Japanese animation, we normally think of two distinct branches, the gorgeously sumptuous delights of Studio Ghibli, or the more visceral thrills of anime. Both could be technically considered one and the same, but to the broader international audience, I think they would be considered separate.

Both demand appreciation from film fans and both have their following, in Japan and internationally. Barring the obvious differences between styles and general content, you could argue the main point of separation between the two is authorship. While Studio Ghibli is synonymous with Hayao Miyazaki and is often considered one and the same, anime is a much more open and far-ranging proposition.

There are numerous studios, including Madhouse (famous for Ninja Scroll and Trigan), Tms Entertainment (Akira) and Production I.G.
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This Week in Comics – 1/17/10

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This week I seem to be out to prove that I’m not a pessimist, because I’m picking things that I actually want to read. In fact, I don’t make fun of a single book this week. What the hell is wrong with me?

Don’t worry, there’s nothing wrong with me. Comics just happen to be delightful this week.

Welcome to This Week in Comics, where every day is a comic book, and some weeks, as you’ll find out, are more promising than others.

Monday

First Issues. You really should have seen this one coming.

Joe The Barbarian #1 (of

(Grant Morrison/Sean Murphy)

Vertigo/DC Comics

It’s a good thing Grant Morrison treats his superhero comics as serious business or the infrequency of his creator-owned stuff would frustrate. The plot to Joe the Barbarian sounds a bit like a kids’ version of Flex Mentallo:
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This Week in Comics: 11/18/2009

  • MonkeyTossTv
Comic books. They’re lovely, aren’t they? The interaction of words and pictures, the way they’re considered sub-literate so reading them is borderline rebellious.

Welcome to This Week in Comics, where every day is a comic book. And only some days are sh*tty.

Monday – First Issues Nola #1

(Chris Gorak/Pierluigi Cothran/Damian Couceiro)

Boom! Studios

I read Nola last week and it has the potential to be pretty awesome–a pulpy revenge tale set in post-Katrina New Orleans. If it stops being as decompressed as the first issue and really amps up the revenging upon The Man, then I’ll declare it Comic of the Year. Unless I remember other things I loved more.

Tuesday – New Manga Day Oishinbo Volume 6: The Joy Of Rice/Black Jack Volume 8

(Tetsu Kariya/Akira Hanasaki)(Osamu Tezuka)

Viz Entertainment/Vertical

Cooking manga! Why do you appeal to me so? If
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A Japanese superhero whose backside fires bullets. Cool

Are we ready for Astro Boy? He's a cute little robot with rocket boots, spiky black hair and – winningly – the ability to shoot bullets out of his backside. January sees the UK release of the animated Hollywood film Astro Boy, an all-star production, with voices coming from Donald Sutherland, Nicolas Cage, Charlize Theron and Bill Nighy. Their names are all over the movie's website. But where's the name of Astro Boy's creator, Osamu Tezuka? You'd need a magnifying glass to find any mention.

In her lavish new book The Art of Osamu Tezuka: God of Manga, Helen McCarthy acknowledges that her subject is not exactly well known in the west. The first chapter is titled: "Osamu Who?" The fact that the question needs to be asked is indicative of the enduring bafflement with which we regard Japanese pop culture. And the Japanese are not nearly as insular as
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Manga Friday: Doctors & Lawyers

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This week, I have two fat books about the unlikely adventures of (on one hand) a scarred, secretive, arrogant doctor and (on the other) a self-doubting lawyer who defends the innocent. And since I couldn’t see throwing anyone else in between Black Jack and Phoenix Wright, those two will get the whole column to themselves, in a grand showdown between medicine and law.

Black Jack, Vol. 1

By Osamu Tezuka

Vertical, September 2008, $18.95

Black Jack is reportedly Tezuka’s most popular series among Japanese adults – kids prefer Astro Boy, as you’d expect – but there’s only been one (quickly aborted) attempt to publish it in the Us before this. And it’s not like Black Jack is a quick little thing: it ran for ten years in Japan, and totals well over two hundred stories of about twenty pages each. But Vertical now is stepping up to the challenge, and
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