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A cinema employee checks on a display showing a digital poster for Oscar-winning animator Hayao Miyazaki's latest film, "The Boy and the Heron," on the first day of its premiere in Tokyo on July 14.
CULTURE / Film
Jul 21, 2023
For his last movie, Hayao Miyazaki recycles himself
While visually and technically stunning, "The Boy and the Heron" might give some viewers an unsatisfying sense of deja vu.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 19, 2023
'The Boy and the Heron' sets new high for Ghibli film in first four days
According to the film’s distributor, Toho, “The Boy and the Heron” grossed over ¥2.14 billion in the first four days following its release.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 18, 2023
Kyoto Animation holds memorial event four years after arson attack
There were 70 workers inside the company's No. 1 Studio when the attack occurred; of them, 36 were killed and 32 others suffered injuries of various degrees.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 14, 2023
New Ghibli film draws early morning crowds despite little promotion
“Kimitachi wa Do Ikiru Ka?” is Hayao Miyazaki’s first film in a decade and one that brought him out of retirement once more.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 13, 2023
Will doing 'nothing' be yet another marketing coup for Studio Ghibli?
Studio Ghibli's Toshio Suzuki has a history of taking unconventional approaches to promoting the work of anime director Hayao Miyazaki.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 6, 2023
Ahead of a new Studio Ghibli film, critics are asking, 'How will we live without Hayao Miyazaki?'
The creative force behind Japanese animation has teased retirement before, but owing to his age and pace of output, we may finally be seeing the final Studio Ghibli film next week.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 30, 2023
With ‘Idol,’ Yoasobi pens a new chapter in J-pop's story
In creating the theme song to the popular anime 'Oshi no Ko,' one of Japan’s most interesting groups wins new fans overseas.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jun 29, 2023
Animated Polish-Japanese story wins top prize at Asia short film fest
Izumi Yoshida takes the George Lucas Award for her short based on the so-called Siberian Children who were rescued by the Japanese Red Cross Society following the Russian Revolution.
Japan Times
LIFE / Travel
May 20, 2023
The anime fans making 'holy pilgrimages' to sites across Japan
A train crossing in Kamakura is now so popular that multilingual signs beg gawkers to abide by safety regulations.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
May 12, 2023
The 'Black Ships' of anime: Streaming giants are in a battle for supremacy
Services like Netflix are coming into the anime-merchandising complex and shaking things up by focusing on productions that cater to niche fans.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Apr 28, 2023
A genre of anime known as 'isekai' promises the ultimate do-over. And fans love it.
What if you were able to escape the doldrums of your current life and start fresh? That's the premise offered by a genre of anime that is increasing in popularity.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Apr 28, 2023
Anime luminary Masao Maruyama warns Japan is at risk of losing the crown to China
One of the industry's most important players says rampant commercialization is a threat to Japanese creativity when it comes to animation.
Japan Times
LIFE
Apr 25, 2023
Gaudy cartoon cars turn heads in Japan
Perceptions of 'itasha,' cars covered in gaudy images of anime and manga characters, have begun to change, with hobby subcultures gaining a new mainstream acceptance in Japan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Apr 22, 2023
Online anime and manga piracy caused ¥2 trillion loss in 2021, watchdog says
The study said the five-fold rise from 2019 was likely due to people spending more time indoors during the pandemic, as well as greater uptake of streaming services.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film / CULTURE SMASH
Apr 20, 2023
New Niigata film festival brings out the big names in anime
Mamoru Oshii, Katsuhiro Otomo and Shinichiro Watanabe all attended last month’s Niigata International Animation Film Festival, which showcased 50 films from 16 countries.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 18, 2023
China box office revenue for animated film 'Suzume' tops Japan takings
The film, created by 'Your name.' director Makoto Shinkai, also set a new box office record as the highest-grossing Japanese animation film ever released in China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 2, 2023
From sharing site to anime giant, Crunchyroll marches forward
Crunchyroll is now a streaming giant credited with helping Japanese anime transform from a nerdy subculture into a lucrative global industry poised to conquer new markets.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Mar 28, 2023
Japanese animation film 'Suzume' a hit in China and South Korea
The fantasy film follows the adventures of a 17-year-old girl and a mysterious young man as they work together to prevent disasters across Japan.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 28, 2023
Chinese authorities take down pirated Japanese anime site
The website b9good was one of the largest online sources of pirated anime, with around 95% of its users accessing the site from Japan.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Mar 16, 2023
‘Gridman Universe’: Multiverse monster mash falls flat
The recent revamp of the 1990s anime character Gridman delivered two entertaining series, but the theatrical follow-up fails to capture the fun and pacing of both shows.

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