Publishing giants Shogakkan and Shueisha have jointly acquired two Europe-based distributors of Japanese toons, according to a report in the Nikkei newspaper. Following the acquisition, for an…
Japan's domestic toon market, including pics, TV shows and DVDs, has declined for the second year in a row, according to a study by private media think tank the Media Development Research Institute.
The release of a pic starring disgraced thesp Manabu Oshio, who is implicated in the drug-related death of a club hostess, will be indefinitely delayed, producer DHE and distrib Astaire announced on…
Sony will launch a new digital projection system lease and support service for digital theaters in Japan on Oct. 1, the company announced on Monday. Sony plans to introduce the digital systems to 500…
The Tokyo Project Gathering market has announced the 25 projects for its 5th edition, to be held Oct. 19-22 in conjunction with the Tokyo Film Festival.
The TV Asahi network has skedded "Stitch!," a toon based on the Disney animated feature "Lilo and Stitch," in a primetime slot, starting in October.
Kyoto police have arrested a 37-year-old man for illegally recording and uploading the hit Takashi Miike pic "Crows Zero II" to a file-sharing site.
Tokyo-based Xanadeux has become the latest Japanese distrib to go belly up, according to local press reports.
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has been named competition jury president of the Tokyo Film Festival.
Japanese talent agency Amuse, which represents actors, musicians and athletes, said a hacker using a server in China has raided its files, accessing 34,097 credit card numbers and 116,911 email…