The Madhouse toon shop will make a cartoon for Japanese TV based on the popular online role-playing game Maple Story, company announced.
Yoshimoto Kogyo, Japan's biggest comic talent shop, has taken a 30% capital stake in Beijing-based events planning company China Xiangyu Cultural Development Corp.
A sequel to hit dramedy "Always -- Sunset on Third Street" is about to go before the cameras, the NTV web has announced.
Takashi Miike, best known abroad for his extreme horror and yakuza pics, including "Audition," "Ichi the Killer" and "One Missed Call," is looking to the American West for his next, "Sukiyaki Western…
Some 360 Japanese films have been released since Jan. 1, beating last year's 356 and on course to reach over 400 releases. The last time this happened was in 1973, which saw 405 releases.
Nintendo will ship 400,000 units of its Wii game console for its Japan launch on Dec. 2, company sources disclosed. That's about four times the number of PlayStation 3 consoles shipped by Sony…
Sony bowed its PlayStation 3 on Saturday in Japan -- and immediately offered a download to overcome a problem it had been unable to solve by shipping date on the game platform, which has been beset…
Former Livedoor prexy Takafumi Horie, whose hostile takeover bid for the mighty Fuji TV web shook the Japanese business world, took the witness stand for the first time Tuesday in his trial for…
"Death Note 2" scored ¥1.2 billion ($10.2 million) in its first three days in release through Sunday.
Helmer Kazuyuki Izutsu has started work on "Pacchigi! 2," the sequel to his 2004 hit romantic drama "Pacchigi!" ("We Shall Overcome Someday").