Manga Adaptations

Tackling Fukushima, delinquent school boys and vengeful women


  • Himizu: Sion Sono uses a manga adaptation to tackle the fallout from the Fukushima disaster
  • Crows Zero: Stylish actioner set among high school gangs from Takashi Miike
  • Lady Snowblood: Blizzard from the Netherworld: Meiko Kaji plays the fierce avenger created by Kazuo Koike
  • Priest: A post-apocalyptic vampire Western adapted from a Korean manhwa
  • Gantz: Post-Death Note SF actioner
  • Akira: Landmark apocalyptic animé
  • Lone Wolf and Cub: The adventures of a disgraced samurai and his son, originally penned by Kazuo Koike
  • Female Convict Scorpion: In this trilogy, Meiko Kaji is the violent prisoner taking revenge against the men who have wronged her
  • Sakuran: Beautiful, extravagant story of a feisty young girl sold into prostitution in 18th-century Japan
  • 20th Century Boys: Labyrinthine story about a group of school friends facing the end of the world
  • Kamikaze Girls: Quirky, pop-coloured tale of the friendship between a Rococo Lolita and a biker girl
  • Tatsumi: An animated film on manga artist Yoshiro Tatsumi’s life and work
  • Kakera: A compelling look at the relationship between two women
  • Full Metal Alchemist: The adventures of two super-powered alchemist brothers

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