Thesp Ken Ogata, 71, who appeared in pics by master helmer Shohei Imamura, died suddenly on Sunday of unknown causes. The family held a private funeral on Tuesday before his death became known to the…
Tokyo-based the New Media Group is partnering with Viacom18 to bow Indian entertainment channel Colors on the TNMG's World On-Demand broadband strand.
"Suspect X," a mystery starring TV heartthrob Masaharu Fukuyama and Kou Shibasaki ("Dororo," "Shaolin Girl"), opened atop the Japanese B.O. for the weekend of Oct. 4-5.
The Fuji TV network and Production IG toon house are partnering on a feature-length, CG-animated pic.
Japan's five commercial networks and pubcaster NHK serve 49 million households -- and for decades have reigned over visual media, despite the emergence of dozens of cable and satellite channels.
Tokyo Disney Resort recorded 13 million in admissions for the first half of fiscal 2008 -- a company record, park operator Oriental Land said.
TV Asahi announced Thursday that it has bought a majority stake in toon house Shin-ei Animation.
Isao Yukisada's romantic drama "Kondo wa aisaka" (This Time a Devoted Husband) leads the Toei lineup for the coming year, unveiled Thursday by the studio.
Venice Film Festival director Marco Mueller was awarded the Japan Foundation's Arts and Culture Prize on Wednesday at a ceremony in Tokyo.
Sony will unveil 14 new titles at the Tokyo Game Show, which runs Oct. 9-12 in the capital.
Domestic Film DAILY
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300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire1Daily:$11.5M Cumulative:$45.0M Warner Brothers -28.56%
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
Mr. Peabody & Sherman2Daily:$9.8M Cumulative:$32.2M Fox / DreamWorks Animation -31.73%
Non-Stop3Daily:$4.0M Cumulative:$52.6M Universal Pictures -43.54%