"Sakuran," the debut feature by photog Mika Ninagawa, has been selected in the Berlin Film Festival's Special section, distrib Asmik Ace has announced.
Toon house Production I.G. has acquired rights from publisher Kodansha to sell feature toon "Ghost in the Shell," for live-action remake, according to toon house sources.
Universal Pictures has bought all North American rights to Japanese period actioner "Dororo," the pic's production company, the TBS web, announced Friday.
Japanese Internet service provider So-net Entertainment and media group GDH are pacting to develop business opportunities in the toon market, GDH announced Friday.
Clint Eastwood's "Letters From Iwo Jima" won the battle of the Japanese holiday B.O., according to figures compiled by the Zakzak Web site.
Once threatened with cancellation because its city government sponsor went bankrupt, the Yubari Intl. Fantastic Film Festival will be held from Feb. 22 to 25 under a different name, organizers…
Studio Ghibli, the animation house that helmer Hayao Miyazaki built, plans to distribute foreign toons in the Japanese market.
Pubcaster NHK will boost its budget for the first time in three years, with a crackdown on deadbeat subscribers making a major contribution to the balance sheet.
Sony will miss its global sales target for the PlayStation 3 console by 25% in fiscal 2006, according to a report released Monday by Nomura Securities analyst Eiichi Katayama.
Reacting to a proposal by Japan's Internal Affairs & Communications Ministry to cut NHK subscriber fees by 20% by fiscal 2008, pubcaster prexy Genichi Hashimoto told reporters Thursday that such a…
"Hula Girls," Sang-il Lee's dramedy about a troupe of Japanese hula dancers in a declining coal mining town in the 1960s, topped the best ten list of the Kinema Junpo ("Kinejun") magazine's critics…
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