"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…
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?
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.
Ad giant Dentsu and subsidiary Dentsu Tec have closed a deal with Sony Cultural Entertainment and its subsid Sony Creative Products to strengthen capital ties, while jointly developing and promoting…
Toei Animation and Walt Disney Television Intl. Japan will jointly develop a show for Toon Disney's Jetix action/adventure strand. The joint project, a first for both companies, will combine CG and…
Distrib Comstock has changed its name to Cubical Entertainment to commemorate its 25th anniversary and "make a fresh new start," according to a statement.
Japanese auds often see Hollywood movies later than other territories due to exhib logjams and long lead times for promo campaigns.