Japan, take pride in 'Your Name.'

| Apr 20, 2017

Japan, take pride in 'Your Name.'

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Two weeks ago, the United States' box office saw a surprising animated feature take the top spot and generate large amounts of discussion — and memes — on social media. That was Dreamworks' "The Boss Baby," starring Alec Baldwin as a dapper, sassy infant. Further down ...

/ Feb 24, 2017

Sony, Mitsui to integrate animation business

Sony Pictures Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and major trading house Mitsui & Co. said on Thursday they will integrate their animation program broadcasting business. Through the integration, the Sony Corp. group company and Mitsui will aim to win program orders from television networks and strengthen their ...

Tokushima anime posters boost city's donation yield

Feb 6, 2017

Tokushima anime posters boost city's donation yield

The city of Tokushima has attracted a record amount of donations after it added anime posters to the list of goods handed out when people contribute to the furusato nozei (hometown tax deduction) system. The posters, made every year since 2009 by local anime production ...

Japanese folklore meets anime in Kyoto

| Jan 21, 2017

Japanese folklore meets anime in Kyoto

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The colors were jarring. Beneath the vermillion torii gates of Kyoto's Shimogamo Shrine and surrounded by the olive broadleaves of Tadasu Forest was a pool of furry, bright yellow ponchos, decorated with the brown facial features, rounded ears and bulbous oblong tails of the ...