Prisoner of war film was attacked by right wingers who persuaded Toho-Towa to give up on a release earlier this year.
"Library Wars -- The Last Mission," a thriller about the battle to save free expression, won its second weekend at the Japan box office.
Kadokawa Corp. is a major Japanese film company, but hardly a typical one. Unlike the other three members of the Motion Picture Producers Assn. of Japan — the organization that represents Japan's…
Kadokawa is a major player in the manga and anime markets, with the former feeding the latter. Among its most successful collaborators is Mamoru Hosoda, an animator who has taken over the hitmaker…
Former Warner Japan boss William Ireton, has teamed with talent agency Yoshimoto Kogyo to distribute Justin Kurzel's "Macbeth"
"Library Wars: The Last Mission," the sequel to a sci-fi thriller about the battle to defend free expression in a near-future Japan, opened at number one.
The Hitoshi One comedy "Bakuman," about boys who dream of being published in a comic magazine, topped the box office in its first weekend.
Studio Ghibli may celebrate its 40th anniversary this year by quietly ceasing feature filmmaking. But its place in animation history is secure. On its 20th anniversary, the Busan festival is…
Six world premieres will unspool as part of the competition section at next month's Tokyo International Film Festival.
TOKYO — "Heroine Shikkaku" ("No Longer Heroine"), climbed atop the Japanese box office this weekend in its second week of release. Based on a best-selling comic by Momoko Koda about the love troubles…
Comcast Corp. will acquire a 51 percent stake in Japanese theme park owner Universal Studios Japan for $1.5 billion. Comcast is making the deal, announced Monday in Japan, through its NBCUniversal…