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Himitsu -The Top Secret- Goes Live-Action

If you asked me what the best manga-to-live-action adaptation of the year was, I’m preeeeetty sure I’d go with Rurouni Kenshin films 2 and 3 (I did like that Parasyte though). Anyway, I mention this because it’s been announced Keishi Otomo, director of the live-action Kenshin films (not to be confused with that other Otomo), will be taking on the movie version of Himitsu -The Top Secret.

Aside from having one of those annoying titles with hyphens, Himitsu -The Top Secret- was a long-running sci-fi mystery manga about a future in which one can look into the memories of dead people in order to solve crimes. It was also turned into a 2008 anime called Himitsu -The Revelation-. Can’t escape those hyphens!

Keishi Otomo’s definitely shown he’s got the manga-to-movie chops, so we’re looking forward to this when it hits in summer 2016.

Otomo (left) with the Rurouni Kenshin cast.


Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.