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No need to check the calendar, April Fool’s Day is really over. However, they really are making a live-action Arakawa Under the Bridge TV drama this summer, and a live-action movie for 2012.

If you thought it couldn't get more surreal...

In this week’s Young Gangan magazine, Square Enix and AUTB Partners announced the production schedule, as well as the actors playing Nino and Riku. There’s an official teaser website as well. Pics of the cast after the break.

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Bakemonogatari (English title: Ghostory), the popular light novel series by Nishioi Shin that spawned a TV anime series in 2009, is getting an anime sequel. Aniplex confirmed on the Bakemonogatari official website that the movie will be called Kizumonogatari, which is the name of the third book in the series.

Tsubasa, Nadeko, Suruga, Hitagi, and Mayoi are coming to the big screen. Well, maybe.

Kizumonogatari is technically a prequel, since it tells the story of how Araragi Koyomi got mixed up in this whole mess to begin with. Other than its release date of 2012, no other details have yet been announced.

When Dom and I visited Japan in 2004, we got hooked on this weird TV series called “Keitai Deka: Zenigata Ai” where Miyazaki Aoi played a high school girl (named after the fictional crimefighter Zenigata Heiji), who secretly fought crime with her cell phone. (Miyazaki would later go on to play Komatsu Nana in the live-action NANA movie.) It became a bit of a cult hit, and through the years various other girls filled the role of the cell phone detective. Eight total, to be exact. That Zenigata family is big.

So it came as only a mild surprise when I learned that the third Keitai Deka movie was released in theaters in Japan last week: “Keitai Deka THE MOVIE 3: Morning Musume Kyuushutsu Daisakusen! Pandora no Hako no Himitsu” (“Operation Save Morning Musume! The Secret of Pandora’s Box”).

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