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Rising directorial star Sho Miyake's new relationship drama, "All the Long Nights," centers on two colleagues (Hokuto Matsumura, left, and Mone Kamishiraishi) who form a bond when they discover they both struggle with health issues.
CULTURE / Film
Jan 19, 2024
Familiar faces return to the big screen in 2024
Amid a roster of hits such as "Demon Slayer," “Doraemon” and “Detective Conan," Japanese cinema gets a little more inclusive in the year ahead.
Hayao Miyazaki came out of retirement this year with “The Boy and the Heron,” which opened to critical acclaim and has so far earned ¥8.56 billion — a good showing but not enough to take the top spot at the box office for the year.
CULTURE / Film / 2023 in Review
Nov 30, 2023
The year that defined the post-Miyazaki era
The success of “Oshi no Ko,” “Detective Conan” and “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” proved that anime is the mainstream now.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 15, 2021
ANA to fly 'Demon Slayer' anime-themed aircraft from next year
A plane adorned with characters from the hit anime series will start flying on domestic routes from late January and feature in-flight announcements with the characters' voices.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 15, 2021
Japan animation industry sales fall 1.8% in 2020, first drop in decade
Sales in Japan's animation production industry fell 1.8% on year in 2020, the first drop in a decade, as hit movies such as the record-breaking success of the film on the blockbuster "Demon Slayer" manga series failed to offset the pandemic impact, according to a credit research firm.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 12, 2021
VR 'Demon Slayer' ride to debut in September at Universal Studios Japan
The attraction is set to open from Sept. 17 to Feb. 13 next year.
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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
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 28, 2021
'Demon Slayer' attraction to open at Universal Studios Japan
Visitors will be able to 'experience the fluid swordsmanship, and even the breathing, of the hero Tanjiro Kamado,' the park said.
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.”
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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 / 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
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
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.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Media / Japan Pulse
Mar 6, 2021
Increasing angst on social media may point to a silver lining as Japan looks to leave 2020 behind
The outrage expressed on Twitter has been noticeably worse than normal over the first two months of the year.
Japan Times
CULTURE
Mar 4, 2021
For manga's striving artists, success lurks online
Cartoonist Kamentotsu says the industry has changed from 'farming' artists to 'hunting' for them.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Feb 25, 2021
Japan's comic market expands to record high on 'Demon Slayer' popularity
The all-time high since comparable data became available in 1978 was set also as more people spent time at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 25, 2021
'Demon Slayer' helps Japan print sales see smallest drop since 2006
Sales of e-books and print books and magazines totaled u00a51.62 trillion last year, up 4.8% from the previous year.

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Yayoi Kusama’s “Pumpkin,” once the victim of high waves that dragged it into the sea, sits at the end of a pier on the south side of Naoshima.
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