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ANIME

Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Jul 15, 2021
‘Words Bubble Up Like Soda Pop’ bursts with love for the 1980s aesthetic
Kyohei Ishiguro's coming-of-age anime is a sweet and summery ode to the music and style of city pop.
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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 10, 2021
'Demon Slayer' animation studio and president indicted for tax evasion
According to the indictment, Hikaru Kondo evaded a total of around u00a5109 million in corporate taxes by understating the company's income.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Jul 7, 2021
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic trailers (so far)
Overseas commercials for the Olympics can act as insight into how the world sees Japan, or they're just an opportunity for some fun.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 24, 2021
Hikari makes soft-power moves with anime and Vocaloid covers
In 2021, the performer launched Singing Cosplayer Hikari, a multiplatform project anchored by her YouTube channel, to harness the booming popularity of anime and Japanese music.
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LIFE / Language / BILINGUAL
Jun 4, 2021
Dress like Naruto? Great cosplay. Speak like Naruto? Hmm, chotto
With anime's popularity booming, some may see it as a shortcut to learning Japanese. But you wouldn't necessarily learn English from Donald Duck, would you?
Japan Times
CULTURE / Music
Jun 4, 2021
A decade in the game, LiSA continues to slay
The singer-songwriter, who has written opening tracks for the “Demon Slayer” franchise, marks 10 years in the music industry as a solo artist with a mini-album titled “Ladybug.”
Japan Times
CULTURE / Longform
May 31, 2021
Cool Japan campaign at a crossroads 10 years after setting sights abroad
The government-funded initiative's future looks uncertain given its mixed results so far in promoting Japanese culture overseas.
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BUSINESS / Companies
May 27, 2021
Sony targets 1 billion global entertainment users
The coronavirus pandemic has boosted the group's sales as people spend more time playing games and using other entertainment services at home.
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CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 24, 2021
'Demon Slayer' first film in Japan to top ¥40 billion at box office
Amassing over u00a510 billion in its first 10 days in Japanese cinemas, the most ever, the movie was still sat within the top 10 as of Sunday.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 20, 2021
Japanese language opens doors for Thai students
Driven by a love of anime and manga, and enticed by employment opportunities, the number of people wanting to learn has risen.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 14, 2021
U.S. audiences can’t get enough of Japanese action shows and anime
Have you seen 'Yasuke' yet? How about 'Alice in Borderland'? If you're in the United States, according to Netflix, it's increasingly likely that you have.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 6, 2021
'Demon Slayer' grabs top weekend box-office spot in U.S.
As of Sunday, the film had already become the third-highest-grossing Japanese anime film in North America with $32.22 million.
Japan Times
CULTURE
May 2, 2021
Netflix joins Japan's virtual YouTuber boom
The firm has unveiled N-ko, a 'sheep-human lifeform,' to help promote its growing anime streaming offering.
Japan Times
CULTURE / TV & Streaming
Apr 28, 2021
African samurai earns hero status in new anime ‘Yasuke’
Director LeSean Thomas brings the story of Yasuke, a real-life black samurai, to Netflix as 'a new kind of anime action hero.”
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Apr 18, 2021
R rating for 'Demon Slayer' in U.S. highlights difference in attitudes
While Japan's highest-grossing film is accessible to all in its home country, younger viewers in the United States must be accompanied by their parents.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Film
Apr 18, 2021
With 'Demon Slayer' rated R in the U.S., what do film ratings mean in Japan?
Eirin, Japan's film classification board, has to consider eight factors when rating a film: violence, nudity, sex, crime, drugs, terror, language and theme.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 14, 2021
Station named 'Detective Conan' to celebrate character's new film
Fans of the series can see a special sign with the station's adopted name, and see characters from the film on the platform.
Japan Times
LIFE / Style & Design / ON: FASHION
Apr 11, 2021
Pop culture paraphernalia is where fashion is at — if you can afford it
After many stores shut their doors last month, there's now a pop culture-tinged positivity imbuing Japan's fashion scene.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Apr 9, 2021
'Attack on Titan' manga series concludes run of almost 12 years
The series is popular in Japan and abroad, and is set to be made into a Hollywood film.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 27, 2021
Netflix to launch 40 new anime shows after ‘Blood of Zeus’ win
The world's largest paid-streaming service will launch 40 new anime titles this year, it said in a statement Saturday during a virtual animation expo from Japan.

Longform

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