TOKYO — Japanese distribution and exhibition giant Toho is hoping that the global craze for the Pokemon Go augmented reality game will boost the fortunes of its "Pokemon" movie franchise. Toho will…
Toho's action comedy "Assassination Classroom: Graduation" won its third straight weekend at the Japanese box office ahead of "Doraemon" and "Batman v Superman."
"Black Widow Business," a suspense comedy about aging spinsters who con wealthy old men, heads the FilMart sales slate for Japan's Toho.
The Japanese box office was up in 2015 in admissions, local currency and dollar terms. Most of the gain went to Hollywood as local market share slipped.
Japanese studio Toho is determined that its upcoming Godzilla film is bigger than the next Hollywood remake of its iconic monster property.
Paramount Pictures and Toho-Towa are to set up a joint company to handle the studio's films in Japan.
Production has started on "Godzilla 2016," the working title of Toho's monster film response to Warner's blockbuster.
"Hero," the second feature in a TV/film franchise centering on a rebellious public prosecutor played by Takuya Kimura, won its second weekend at the Japan box office.
The Japan Day Project got off to a quirky start Saturday with Asuna, a human-like robot. It continues with a high level conference.
Godzilla studio sets up team to promote wider use of its intellectual properties
Top Japanese filmmakers Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi will team up to co-direct "Godzilla 2016", the new Japanese version of the iconic Godzilla monster movie franchise. The Toho studio, which…