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Cromartie Legal Issues Cleared Up

posted on 2005-07-16 18:20 EDT
And other news about the live-action movie.

Ben Applegate of Toon Zone News wrote in to tell us that the legal issues between Warren Cromartie and the producers of the Charge!! Cromartie High live-action movie have been resolved. At a Saturday screening of the movie at the Puchon International Fantasy Film Festival in South Korea Yamaguchi Yudai, the film's director, stated that a compromise was reached with Cromartie that would allow the movie to be screened.

No details regarding the compromise, which was only reached yesterday, were provided.

Warren Cromartie is a former MLB baseball player for the Montreal Expos who spent several years playing professional baseball in Japan. Various high-schools in the Cromartie High School manga are named after famous baseball players. Cromartie did not aprove of his name being used to refer to a school full of delinquints and filed a request in Tokyo court to have the release of the movie delayed pending further legal action.

Yudai also stated that he never read the original manga before directing the movie. Applegate's full report from the festival screening is available here.

This article has a follow-up: Cromartie Follow-Up (2005-07-17 16:25)
follow-up of Cromartie Namesake Not Happy
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