The success of AMC's “The Walking Dead” has helped boost sales of comic books and graphic novels for bookstores. Overall print sales for the graphic novel category are up 10% over last year…
Japanese bureaucrats, especially those in the mighty trade ministry METI (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry), have long actively promoted what they consider key export industries, from cars to…
While Japanese cultural exports have been popularized overseas in recent years, such content has not been as lucrative as it could be, and the government is moving to do something about it.
VIZ Media, a San Francisco-based publisher of Japanese manga and graphic novels, has formed a production company to exploit its huge content catalog.
Media conglom Kadokawa Group Holdings on July 1 will take a 15% stake in Amusement Media Academy (AMG), a private school that trains animators, game designers, comic artists, voice actors and other…
More “Naruto” on Variety.com
Domestic Film WEEKEND OF
PROVIDED BY: Box Office
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy1Weekend:$22.2M Disney
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles2Weekend:$15.7M Paramount Pictures
If I Stay
If I Stay3Weekend:$11.6M Warner Brothers / New Line