The Livedoor dominos keep falling. On Monday investment guru Yoshiaki Murakami confessed to insider trading of radio station Nippon Broadcasting System shares at a press conference at the Tokyo Stock…
Japan's oldest film studio, Shochiku, and trading house Mitsui are to cooperate in a range of areas, including film production and sales. Shochiku and Mitsui have launched a planning company with a…
Japanese advertising giant Dentsu and trading house Mitsubishi Corp. are pacting to finance, produce, market and manage rights for Japanese animation.
A panel is calling for Japanese pubcaster NHK to consolidate its three satellite channels to one by 2011.
In the crowded Japanese market, distribs have come up with some inventive -- and odd -- gimmicks to entice auds. To publicize the July 8 bow of "MI3" in Japan, UIP will whisk 150 fans from Tokyo to…
The sea epic "Umizaru 2: The Test of Trust" cruised past the $40 million mark on its 23rd day on release, while scoring 3.35 million admissions. It is now on track to become the…
The Japanese animation industry is Asia's oldest, biggest and, internationally, most successful, with millions of fans worldwide. But inside Japan, auds get a much different picture of the national…
After opening May 13, Ken Watanabe starrer "Memories of Tomorrow" has become distrib Toei's biggest hit this year, with total gross expected to reach $23 million.
Development Bank of Japan and New Bank Tokyo are underwriting a new scheme for animation content development, backed by the Tokyo city government. DJB will kick in $460,000 and NBT $640,000 for the…
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Weekend:$22.2M Disney
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Weekend:$15.7M Paramount Pictures
If I Stay
If I Stay3Weekend:$11.6M Warner Brothers / New Line