Anime auteur Mamoru Oshii ("Ghost in the Shell," "Innocence") has announced his first live-action pic in eight years.
Walt Disney and Panasonic are partnering to sell pics on SD cards in Japan, Disney announced on Wednesday.
Koji Yakusho ("Memoirs of a Geisha," "Shall We Dance?") has joined the cast of Takashi Miike's "Thirteen Assassins," a remake of a 1963 hit samurai actioner helmed by Eiichi Kudo.
Taiwanese pic "No puedo vivir sin ti" won the Grand Prize at the Skip City Intl. D-Cinema Festival, which unspooled July 10-20 at the Skip City media complex in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture.
Paramount and Sun Capital Management, an Osaka-based real estate fund manager, are partnering on a $1.34 billion theme park.
"Go Anpanman," Nippon TV's popular kid toon, which centers on a talking bean-paste bun, has set a Guinness book record for having the most characters over its run: a total of 1,768 since the show's…
"Dragon Quest IX," the ninth version of the iconic vidgame published by Square Enix, has sold a boffo 3 million units in four days in Japan.
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" bowed in Japan on Wednesday with $3.57 million on 840 screens — besting "War of the Worlds" for the biggest-ever Wednesday opening.
The court-ordered damages continue to mount up against Takafumi Horie, the once high-flying Japanese entrepreneur convicted of fraud in his attempted hostile takeover of mighty Fuji TV.
The Tokyo District Court has awarded $15.7 million to a shareholder group suing onetime high-flying Internet startup Livedoor and its former prexy, Takafumi Horie.
Japanese toon house Gonzo will delist from the Mothers section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on July 30.