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Chihiro Amano’s humorous film about rowdy next-door neighbors coming to blows makes a well-meaning plea for tolerance and kindness toward others.
By stepping up its investment, the California-based company is gearing to tackle its main rivals Disney+ and Prime Video, as well as local competitors.
The long-haired, beak-faced amabie, which forecasts bountiful harvests and killer epidemics, has found itself in Japan's spotlight in recent months.
The series also dominated the first through 22nd spots in comic sales rankings in Japan this year, according to industry data.
Prowse donned Darth Vader's black armor and helmet for "Star Wars” (1977), "The Empire Strikes Back” (1980) and "Return of the Jedi" (1983).
One Japanese firm is selling masks embellished with a 0.7 carat diamond and more than 300 pieces of Swarovski crystal.
More than 5 million comic books and other publications featuring the robotic cat were printed in the 12 months to November as children were forced ...
In Kikuko Tsumura’s surreal and humorous novel, “There’s No Such Things as an Easy Job,” an unnamed narrator sets her sights on trivial work after ...
Timon Screech details how Tokyo, formerly known as Edo, developed from a backwater town to the seat of a warlord and, eventually, Japan’s modern capital.
Stefan Riekeles’ book puts a spotlight on the background work that informs the ambience of anime's intricate worlds.
There is no place that loves Sakamoto Ryoma like Kochi.Born in 1836 in the area that is now known as Kochi Prefecture, Sakamoto was one ...
You could find reasons for both enthusiasm and skepticism when Asia Society announced last year that it would present a triennial of contemporary art, centered ...
Director Masaharu Take’s 276-minute film was inspired by Martin Scorsese’s boxing saga “Raging Bull.”
Macoto Tezka’s adaptation of his father’s racy 1970s manga is visually intoxicating, but liable to leave viewers with a hangover.
The manga series, now a global hit, has been translated into 14 languages and is available in 33 countries and regions, according to publisher Shueisha ...
“Kyoto: A Literary Guide" was painstakingly collated by a group of friends whose dedication to studying the city’s literary legacy spans 10 years.
Christopher Harding scales Japan’s history down to the level of the individual with portraits of the eminent as well as the overlooked.
“A Dream of Armageddon” is based on H.G. Wells' prescient short story about weapons of mass destruction and totalitarianism.
Disney on Thursday reported an 82% decline in quarterly operating income, the result of steep losses at its coronavirus-devastated theme park division and the postponement ...
The author said she wants to share the prize with the people of Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, where she now resides.