Studio Ghibli, the toon house responsible for the Hayao Miyazaki smashes "Spirited Away" and "Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea," is collaborating with automaker Toyota to open a new training studio.
The 19th Yubari Fantastic Film Festival today awarded its Grand Prix to Yu Irie's "SR: Saitama's Rapper," a dramady about musicians in a province bordering Tokyo that is the local equivalent of New…
Howard Stringer is taking a hard look at Sony's hardware biz.
The Okinawa Movie Festival, Japan's first international comedy fest, has announced the lineup for its first edition, skedded to unspool March 19-22 in Okinawa.
Bullets were sent to four of the offices of NHK, including the pubcaster's Tokyo broadcasting center, in what is being investigated as a terrorist threat.
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…