Long-running mystery-solving manga Detective Conan (sometimes known in the United States as Case Closed) is popular in Japan. So popular that magazine Shonen Sunday has just announced that the manga now has over 200 million copies in print. To celebrate this, original creator Gosho Aoyama is giving readers the chance to design their own Detective Conan and submit it for the chance to actually be featured in the manga as a suspect in a case.
The new Fairy Tail movie is coming west. Fairy Tail: Dragon Cry will be available to watch in 16 countries outside of Japan, including the United States, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, France, as well as in six countries in Central America, according to the film’s official Twitter. The film will begin being screened overseas beginning in May (not necessarily in all countries at the same time).
The popularity of the Fate/Grand Order mobile game in Japan is astounding. Its financial effects have been so substantial that it was even featured on financial news site Bloomberg for its ranking on the Japanese app markets. The game will be available in the U.S. and Canada this year, and these goods might get you even more pumped for its release.
Live-action adaptations of manga or anime are often crapshoot: sometimes they’re great, sometimes they’re… not. Since I personally like the ReLIFE manga, to be completely honest, I was a bit afraid going into the movie theater. However, after the movie ended, I had one thought: “That was the best adaptation of the manga I’ve ever seen.” Now, wait, hold your pitchforks and let me explain.