Wednesday, June 30, 2010

TV announcer by day/ Secret agent by night in new manga adaptation

by Chris MaGee

It's Wednesday so there must be another manga-to-movie adaptation to announce. This week that honour goes to Kimio Yanagisawa's "Special Mission Female Announcer Yōko Namino". The original manga ran from 2007 to 2008 chronicled the adventures of Yōko Namino,a TV news announcer by day and a deadly (and beautiful) secret agent by night. The manga definitely wasn't Shakespeare, but it was adapted to the screen last year and now its producers have deemed it worthy to bring us a second screen installment - "Special Mission Female Announcer Yōko Namino: LOve is Over". This time out Yōko Namino is being portrayed by model-turned-actress Maki Tamura, and once again, we're not talking Shakespeare here, folks.

If you want a tongue in cheek cloak and dagger adventure with a decent amount of Maki Tamura looking cute and sultry then check out the trailer below. If you're in Japan you can catch " "Special Mission Female Announcer Yōko Namino: Love is Over" when it gets a limited theatrical release August 7th. If you want a film on par with Orson Welles' "Citizen Kane"... well, you may want to look elsewhere. Thanks to Anime News Network for this piece of news.

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