Saturday, September 27, 2008

Funimation to release "Mushi-shi" live-action film in North America

by Chris MaGee

Here's good news for fans of both Katsuhiro Ôtomo and Jo Odagiri. Distributor Funimation, the same people who brought Hirokazu Kore-eda's foray into period drama "Hana" to Region 1 DVD, will be doing the same with the director of "Akira" and "Steamboy's" 2006 live-action fantasy adventure "Mushi-shi". Starring Jo Odagiri, Yû Aoi and Nao Omori and based on the popular manga by Yuki Urushibara it follows the adventures of the Mushi-shi or "Bug Master" a man who is investigating the spread of supernatural creatures called "mushi". Funimation plans to roll out the DVD sometime next year.

Thanks to Anime News Network for the story.

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