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ANIME

Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 30, 2022
‘Avatar’ performance shows how Japan is ditching Hollywood
The world's third-largest box office, Japan, is dumping Western movies for local animated hits. Hollywood needs to pay attention.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming / 2022 in Review
Dec 24, 2022
Everything old became new again on streaming platforms in 2022
This year, programming typically associated with traditional broadcasting — variety shows, dramas and anime — flourished on streaming platforms.
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CULTURE / Music / 2022 in Review
Dec 23, 2022
The big J-pop hits of 2022? They came from TikTok and anime.
Acts such as Kaze Fujii and Sekai No Owari found success via viral trends, while artists like Ado and Aimer topped the charts thanks to anime collaborations.
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CULTURE / Film
Dec 22, 2022
‘Lonely Castle in the Mirror’: Compelling characters hold the key
The film's storyline, based on Mizuki Tsujimura's novel of the same name, touches on themes of bullying and social anxiety. The plot will transport you, even if the animation doesn't.
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CULTURE / Film / 2022 in Review
Dec 22, 2022
Anime continued its dominance in 2022
Anime proved to be bankable content in chaotic times, with 'One Piece' and 'Dragon Ball' scoring big at the box office, while major streaming services expanded their anime offerings.
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CULTURE / Film
Dec 13, 2022
Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki to release new film next summer
Famed Japanese director Miyazaki's next film will premiere on July 14 and is his first new feature-length project in 10 years.
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CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Dec 11, 2022
Gudetama, the incredible, miserable egg
Sanrio's world-weary character stars in a new Netflix series.
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BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 8, 2022
AI-generated anime selfies propel beauty app to top in Japan
Hong Kong-based Meitu's app has reached the top of Apple's free iPhone downloads chart and No. 2 on Android's Google Play in Japan.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 30, 2022
China’s video game ambitions threaten to one-up Japan
Along with the EU, the world's second-largest economy, China, wants to use gaming to promote soft power. Japan should take that as a warning.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Stage
Nov 12, 2022
'Totoro' play boosts East Asian visibility on British stage
The Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of the Studio Ghibli film is a hit, breaking box-office records. Cast members say they hope the production will help address racism in the arts.
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BUSINESS
Nov 10, 2022
Disney+ makes gains in Japan by banking on anime, echoing its competitors
As streaming giants adopt a lockstep programming approach, who will come out on top?
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CULTURE / Film
Nov 10, 2022
‘Suzume’: Makoto Shinkai reigns supreme as master of visuals
'Suzume' is the anime director's most satisfying work yet, with more mature storytelling blended with stunning visuals.
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LIFE / Travel
Nov 1, 2022
Review: Is the new Ghibli Park worth all the hype?
The new theme park in Aichi Prefecture signals a change of direction for the legendary animation studio as it prepares for the next phase of Hayao Miyazaki's legacy.
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CULTURE / TV & Streaming / CULTURE SMASH
Oct 28, 2022
Indie studio Tonko House's coming-of-age story portrays a multiethnic Japan
Limited series 'Oni: Thunder God's Tale' combines stunning visuals and folklore with a rare depiction of a diverse society.
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JAPAN / History / JAPAN TIMES GONE BY
Oct 18, 2022
Japan Times 1922: Japan women accuse men of tyranny
A women's magazine challenges the authority of Japanese men and a Japan Times writer takes issue. The exchange is an insight into the challenges Japanese women faced a century ago.
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LIFE / Travel
Oct 13, 2022
A first look inside Japan's new Ghibli Park
Unlike at the existing Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, visitors to the theme park will be able to take photos with beloved characters such as Cat Bus, Totoro and No Face to their heart's content.
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CULTURE / Film
Oct 13, 2022
‘Break of Dawn’: Extraterrestrial adventures lack momentum
Tomoyuki Kurokawa's anime about a group of children's quest to help an alien return home is a nostalgia trip that takes on weighty themes but slogs toward the end.
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CULTURE / Film
Sep 29, 2022
‘Tatami Time Machine Blues’: Kyoto slackers return for summer fun
Anime director Shingo Natsume seamlessly takes up the mantel to revisit the characters from 'The Tatami Galaxy' for new hijinks and a jaunt through time to retrieve a broken remote control.
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CULTURE / Longform
Sep 26, 2022
Big in China, but can the party last for Japan’s artists?
Overseas artists can make a splash in China — provided they abide by the rules.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 16, 2022
Details of Ghibli Park, to open in November, revealed to media
Visitors will be treated to a recreation of the 'My Neighbor Totoro' world, featuring a children's playroom with a sleeping Totoro and the iconic Cat Bus character.

Longform

Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on