Japan's biggest box office hit this year at $150 million and counting, Makoto Shinkai's animation "Your Name," has sparked a tourism bonanza for some of the film's real-life settings. The story…
Veteran Japanese actress Keiko Matsuzaka ("The Sting of Death," "The Happiness of the Katakuris") has joined the cast of Chen Kaige's Chinese-Japanese co-production "Kukai." The film is now in…
Streaming platform Crunchyroll and Japanese publishing conglomerate Kadokawa are partnering to distribute Kadokawa anime titles.
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…
Six Japanese companies are investing in Anime Consortium Japan, a content joint venture launched by Bandai Namco and the Cool Japan Fund
Stellar cast for adaptation of cult crime novel
TOKYO — Media conglomerate Kadokawa and video portal provider Dwango have announced their merger, effective Oct. 1. The aim is to combine Kadokawa's strengths in content, including pics, comics…
Japan's Kadokawa is selling its HK cinema circuit and Hollywood sub-distributor to a vehicle controlled by Media Asia boss Peter Lam.
TOKYO -- Media conglom Kadokawa Shoten Publishing, which owns the library of Daiei -- one of Japan's six major studios operating during the 1950s and 1960s Golden Age -- is celebrating Daiei's 70th…
Japanese media conglom Kadokawa Group Holdings plans to set up a Chinese joint venture to expand its presence in the Chinese market for comics, toons and novels.