Mamoru Hosoda's "The Boy and the Beast," a Harry-Potter-ish coming-of-age animation, topped the Japanese box office for the weekend of July 11-12.
Animation maestro Hayao Miyazaki confirmed that he is directing an animated short for the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo.
Director/actor Takeshi Kitano is starring in Wayne Wang's "While the Women Are Sleeping," a story about a struggling Japanese author who befriends a mysterious couple.
Fuji TV has announced that it will supply shows to Netflix's new service in Japan, which is scheduled to launch this fall.
Culture Convenience Club, which operates the Tsutaya video store chain, has unveiled an initiative to underwrite the work of new film makers.
"Love Live! The School Idol Movie," a feature animation that encompasses a TV anime show, comic, music CDs and live concerts, opened at number one
Netflix and the Yoshimoto Kogyo talent agency are partnering to make local programs for Netflix's upcoming Japanese launch, say reports.
Bowing on 643 screens, Disney's "Tomorrowland" triumphed at the Japanese box office over the June 6-7 weekend.
"To All the Corners of This World," a WWII-era anime feature has raised a large chunk of its budget from crowd-funding.
Sion Sono's adaptation of the long-running "Shinjuku Swan" comic series topped the Japanese box office last week.
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