Latest News & Rumours
Bokurano director Hiroyuki Morita dislikes original manga Fri, 15 Jun 2007

Former Studio Ghibli director Hiroyuki Morita ("The Cat Returns") has revealed online (via a Japanese production blog) that despite directing the GONZO-animated adaptation of the cult favourite mecha manga Bokurano, he actually "dislikes the original" and then goes on to say "you can't expect the animated version to expand on what you might find appealing in the original. So, fans of the original, please do not watch the animated version from now on".

Bokurano is a mecha-horror anime TV series currently airing in Japan. The story revolves around a group of children who, having agreed to pilot a giant robot to protect Earth, are destined to die in the immediate aftermath of their debut battle.

The manga is from Mohiro Kitoh, infamous for his shocking earlier work, Narutaru (often described as Pokemon with a violent twist). Hiroyuki Morita has already asked of Kitoh "Is it all right if I save the children"? Fans of the original story are understandably distressed with this news, but with the manga story still on-going, an original ending for the Bokurano anime was always going to be the case anyway.

Editorial Spotlight

The search for the Legendary Silver Crystal starts to heat up as Tuxedo Mask foolishly makes his search for it known to the general public on national television, leading Luna.. Read more (0 comments)
Hibiki Kuze and Daichi Shijima (best buddies) and fellow high school student Io Nitta rashly sign up to the Nicaea App on their phones that promises to show them the face of a.. Read more (0 comments)
The live action movie version of the popular manga series Black Butler takes place in 2020 in an Asian city where Western and Eastern cultures blend together. Several years.. Read more (0 comments)

Got news?

Got some news? E-mail it to news@AUKN

Recent Comments

The Anime Girlz on Hetalia: Axis Powers #1

This was an anime a friend of mine recommended because I was beginning to like anime and manga. When I first watched the anime, I was like... (Read more)

Speedy Z5 on Elemental Gelade #2

Still just waiting to talk about the movie/book or something WHY ALPHA WHHY WHY DID YOU ABANDON ME!!? (Read more)

KIBA on Princess Mononoke

princess mononoke is a great blend of magic and fantasy that any one young or old would lose them selfs in this fantasy world (Read more)

kiba on Eureka Seven AO (Astral Ocean) #2

i dont think it was as good as the eureka seaven it could have been better but there was to many things going on it was a bit confusing at... (Read more)

thunder on Outlaw Star

I can not wait until it is out on dvd i have been waiting so long for it (Read more)

About Anime UK News

Anime UK News has been going since 2004, want to contact us or learn a little more about the site? Head to the about us page.