TOKYO Japanese horror films are known to break ground with their dark and violent content, but pics with gruesome content were unwelcome in local theaters following the March 11, 2011, earthquake and…
Nagisa Oshima, one of the Young Turks who launched Japanese cinema's New Wave in the 1950s and later became the most internationally prominent Japanese helmer of his generation, helming the erotic…
"One Piece Film Z," a toonpic about a rambunctious boy pirate captain and his rakish crew, has earned $60 million in three weeks in Japan, a record for distrib Toei.
Warner Bros. is to exit the Japanese exhibition biz after 20 years in the country, following a deal to sell its stake in pioneering multiplex operator Warner Mycal.
Kabuki star Kanzaburo Nakamura died of acute respiratory distress on Dec. 5 in Tokyo. He was 57 and had been undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer.
Japanese animation helmer Hayao Miyazaki is set to release his first toon feature since 2008 smash "Ponyo."
Tokyo -- -- Israeli helmer Amir Manor's "Epilogue" was awarded the Grand Prize at the 13th edition of the Tokyo Filmex International Film Festival, which unspooled at Tokyo's Asahi Hall and other…
Mamoru Oshii, the helmer of the seminal 1995 sci-fi toon "Ghost in the Shell," as well as other toons and live-action pics with a large following in Japan and abroad, is making a new live-action…
"Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo," the third of four projected pics in the new "Evangelion" sci-fi toon series, has had the biggest opening weekend of any pic this year in Japan.
Based on a popular comic and TV toon about a reformed samurai assassin, Keishi Otomo's live-action period swashbuckler "Rurouni Kenshin" has become a smash since its Aug. 25 bow, with Warner…
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