Shinji Higuchi's two-part dark fantasy about teens battling human-eating giants, debuted atop the Japanese box office
Six Japanese companies are investing in Anime Consortium Japan, a content joint venture launched by Bandai Namco and the Cool Japan Fund
Robert Zemeckis drama "The Walk," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as wire-walker Philippe Petit, has been set as the opener of the Tokyo International Film Festival.
"Hero," the second feature in a TV/film franchise centering on a rebellious public prosecutor played by Takuya Kimura, won its second weekend at the Japan box office.
"Behavior," Cuban director Ernesto Daranas Serrano's drama about an 11-year-old boy who raises pit bulls, won the feature Grand Prize at Japan's SKIP City International D-Cinema Festival.
"Hero," the second film based on a popular Fuji TV drama series featuring a rule-bending public prosecutor played by Takuya Kimura, won the July 18-19 weekend at the Japanese box office.
Japan's five top commercial TV networks will jointly launch a service to stream their new shows on the Internet, starting in October.
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.