Helmer Hayao Miyazaki's hit toon "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea" has nabbed five prizes, including anime of the year and best domestic feature, at the 8th Tokyo Anime Awards.
"Afro Samurai" toon series producer GDH has announced a major restructuring.
The eighth edition of the Tokyo Anime Fair, the world's largest toon market, will unspool March 18-21 at the Tokyo Big Sight event space.
The digital age is arriving with a bang at Japan's Big Three -- Toho, Shochiku and Toei -- all of which have recently announced ambitious plans for upgrading their studios.
Sega Sammy, parent of "Sonic the Hedgehog" gamemaker Sega, is cutting 560 staffers, 18% of its 3,127 total, and closing 110 of its 322 game arcades in Japan.
San Francisco-based Crunchyroll, which operates a Japanese toon content site and social network serving 5 million fans worldwide, has become the first non-locally-owned company to join the Assn. of…
In Japan, a whopping 85% of the 47.5 million households are hooked up to fiber-optic lines. Also, more than 11 million homes subscribe to cable and satellite services, with 250,000 signing on just in…
Pubcaster NHK launched its long-planned, 24-hour English-language news channel on Monday.
Local pics took a whopping 59.5% share at the Japanese box office in 2008, up from 47% in 2007, according to figures from the Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan (Eiren).
Shochiku, which has been presenting the traditional theatrical art of Kabuki since 1895, has announced plans to replace its landmark Kabuki-za theater in Tokyo.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Transformers: Age of Extinction
Transformers: Age of Extinction1Daily:$5.2M Cumulative:$185.4M Paramount Pictures 9.65%
Tammy2Daily:$3.4M Cumulative:$39.4M Warner Brothers / New Line 20.86%
How to Train Your Dragon 2
How to Train Your Dragon 23Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$143.5M Fox / DreamWorks Animation 26.56%