film

Part of long lost 90-year-old Disney short film “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” rediscovered in Japan

Walt Disney’s pre-Mickey creation Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was recently found in an unexpected place — Osaka, Japan!

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New “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” movie gets two-thumbs-up, screening event gets a fail

We went to the Premier screening of Dragon Ball Super: Broly… and almost didn’t get to see the movie!

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Simon Pegg shares with us his thoughts on filming Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Our Japanese staff interviews the English actor who plays Benji Dunn in the blockbuster hit.

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Hit ’90s shojo anime classic Marmalade Boy live-action movie trailer, release date revealed

The trailer finally gives us a glimpse of the supporting cast as well as that famous nurse’s office kiss scene

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We tried the awesome battery-free, instant photo printer for smartphones and came away impressed

Harken back to the days of instant photography with this nifty gadget.

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An anime film to overtake Your Name? This one might just have what it takes【Video】

This upcoming film slated for a February 2018 release will also mark the directorial debut of female anime screenwriter Mari Okada

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“Ordinary” foreigner tries to become famous in Japan in new documentary

A “really ordinary person from Australia” attempts to become famous in Japan and is making a film about it.

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James Cameron’s Alita: Battle Angel Film Casts Nashville’s Keean Johnson

THR: Johnson plays “love interest” Hugo, who teaches Alita a gladiator-style game

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Upcoming live-action Death Note film is now recruiting shinigami Ryuk cosplayers for PR events!

We bet that even the shrewdest fans can’t guess what the full compensation for this job is.

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Namie Amuro Performs Theme Song, Insert Song for 2016 Death Note Film

Film opens on October 29 after 3-episode Hulu mini-series

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Miss Hokusai anime film receives distribution rights for North America, screenings begin in fall

The little known daughter of ukiyo-e legend Hokusai is the main character in this animated featured film.

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Young girl’s reaction to her first Ghibli movie brings internet to collective squeals of delight

Someone really seems to think they’re too cool for Ghibli movies here!

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Hollywood to remake 1993 Japanese film based on popular manga “Lone Wolf and Cub”

SP International Pictures announced it will remake one of several classic Japanese films based on the beloved manga epic, Lone Wolf and Cub.

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Godzilla takes over limited-time retrospective exhibit at the Fukuoka Art Museum this summer

On July 15, the King of the Monsters is set to trample all over Japan’s southern city of Fukuoka! Er, well, maybe just the art museum…

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New film about Japanese historical swords, forging techniques is now playing in select theaters

This one is sure to please all of the historical sword buffs out there.

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Nintendo aims for 3D animation of its characters to enter film business

Asahi: 3D films of Mario, Zelda, other games may be a few years away.

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Singapore appears to have had a special place in David Bowie’s heart

Singaporeans remember David Bowie fondly, as well as his 1980s documentary in which the Southeast Asian city-state appeared.

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Dreamworks’ Ghost in the Shell film casts Sam Riley as villain

Riley joins Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk

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‘Shin Godzilla’ movie listed on sign at Tokyo filming locale

A notice posted at the Kamata bus station in Tokyo revealed that buses will not stop as usual at the station on Sunday morning, due to the filming of a movie titled “Shin Gojira” (New Godzilla).

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Retired Japanese man who saved over 500 from suicide to become star of worldwide documentary

It’s no secret that Japan has one of the highest suicide rates in the world. There are even popular “suicide spots” within Japan where many people go every year to end their lives. One such area is Tojinbo in Fukui Prefecture, where the tall seaside cliffs overlook the ocean, and as many as 100 people every year choose to fall to their deaths.

However that number has been declining in recent years, thanks to Yukio Shige, a 70-year-old retired police officer. He has made it his personal duty to patrol the area and talk to anyone who looks like they may want to jump over the cliffs, and he’s saved over 500 lives in the 11 years he’s been acting as personal seaside lifeguard.

And now he has a new role: the star of the movie that’s being made about his life.

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