Amazon Japan Unveils Ambitious Original Content Slate

The shows include Magi, the true story of four Japanese youths who traveled to the Vatican decades ago only to return to Japan and discover Christianity has been banned. The series, which starts filming next summer, is based on a book by Midori Wakakuwa. Also in the pipelines are a Manga animation of Baby Steps, a teen rom-com about a wannabe tennis star; another Manga series Businessmen vs. Aliens as well as live-action adaptations of popular superhero franchises Kamen Rider and Ultraman. – Ali Jaafar, Deadline Hollywood