Japanese advertising giant Dentsu and trading house Mitsubishi Corp. are pacting to finance, produce, market and manage rights for Japanese animation.
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…
A panel is calling for Japanese pubcaster NHK to consolidate its three satellite channels to one by 2011.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Daily:$2.6M Cumulative:$234.3M Disney -1.91%
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Daily:$2.3M Cumulative:$128.8M Paramount Pictures -3.52%
Let's Be Cops
Let's Be Cops3Daily:$1.7M Cumulative:$34.2M Fox -6.44%
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…
Takafumi Horie, former prexy of Internet startup Livedoor, issued a statement to the press proclaiming his innocence of the securities fraud charges that put him behind bars and sent Livedoor's…
The Akira Kurosawa Film School, which had been skedded to open in September with a teaching staff largely comprised of the late helmer's colleagues, has closed its doors, the school's management…