Seventeen Japanese orgs repping copyright holders will launch an online database for potential users, with fiscal 2008 as a start date, the database project team has announced.
Helmer Satoru Mizushima will make a documentary correcting what he describes as the "myth" of the Nanking Massacre.
Sony is teaming with Japanese vidgame publisher Namco Bandai to boost its troubled new console Playstation 3. Two companies will partner on a new venture called Cellius that will develop games for…
Japanese police and Motion Picture Assn. reps have shuttered a video shop and DVD-R burning lab capable of turning out 2 million pirated pics a year, worth around ¥600 million ($4.96 million), after…
"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.