Producer/distrib Gaga will become a wholly-owned unit of Usen through a stock swap.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is bowing the Virtual Image Center to webcast work by new helmers and animators.
Kadokawa Herald has made DVD distrib Kadokawa Entertainment a wholly owned subsidiary.
"Ari no Heitai" (The Ants), Kaoru Ikeya's documentary about a Japanese soldier who was forced to fight in China for three years after the end of WWII, is playing to packed auds at three cinemas in…
Telco giant KDDI is joining cable operators to offer subscribers archived content, including features, on demand and free of charge. KDDI is starting the service with Japan Cablenet, a cable operator…
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Jupiter VOD, a vid-on-demand supplier to the Japanese cable market, have inked a license agreement for films and other contents.
D.N. Dream Partners, a contents fund launched by the NTV web and cell phone giant NTT Docomo in April, will put its first coin into a TV toon based on hit horror franchise "Death Note."
"The Sun," Russian helmer Alexandr Sokurov's drama about Emperor Hirohito in the dying days of World War II, has packed out two theaters in Japan since opening Saturday, despite concerns that…
Fuji TV reported a slight dip in sales and a sharp upturn in profits in the first quarter of fiscal 2006, boosted by strong B.O. and DVD sales.
Most showbizzers can't wait to get an invite to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. So why is Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki giving the Acad the cold shoulder?