How to succeed in the Japanese film biz means really trying … something different.
Asian toon streaming site operator Crunchyroll has announced a partnership with Tai Seng Ent., which distribs Chinese-language TV shows and pics in the U.S., to directly stream new live-action…
Eizo Kyoto, a production outfit based in Japan's ancient capital of Kyoto, closed on Tuesday after 38 years in business.
Japanese anime helmer Satoshi Kon, who directed "Millennium Actress" among other films died Aug. 24 in Tokyo of pancreatic cancer. He was 46.
International project mart of Tokyo Intl. Film Festival unveils news entries for sixth edition.
Helmer Giorgio Diritti's WWII drama "The Man Who Will Come" won the Grand Prize in the international competition at Japan's 7th Skip City D-Cinema Festival, which wrapped on Sunday.
Kohei Yamakawa's "Your House" (Anta no Ie), a drama about an elderly couple, won the Grand Prize at the Pia Film Festival, which unspooled July 16-30 at the National Film Center in Tokyo.
Sony reported a return to profit in the April-June quarter on Thursday, boosted by brisk sales for PlayStation game consoles and other key electronic products.
Toho was Japan's top-earning distrib in the first half of 2010 with a box office of $289 million, according to figures compiled by the Bunka Tsushin entertainment news service.
Fox and Disney are among 11 applicants vying for one of the digital broadcast satellite (BS) channels that will open up in Japan when the analog broadcasting signal is switched off in July 2011.
Hayao Miyazaki's 1984 toon "Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" has sold 20,000 Blu-ray discs in its first week of release, topping the chart and becoming the first title to debut at No.1 in all…