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‘Godzilla Singular Point’: A New Godzilla Anime is Coming to Netflix

Another day, another Godzilla anime on Netflix. But wait, before you get down on your haunches and give into your kaiju fatigue again, the latest Godzilla anime, titled Godzilla Singular Point, has a few intriguing things going for it. First, it will be directed by Atsushi Takahashi, a well-established anime director who helmed Doraemon the […]

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Tokyo Festival Sets Koji Yakusho Sidebar

The Tokyo International Film Festival will dedicate a major sidebar section this year to the work of legendary actor Koji Yakusho. Another section will be dedicated to animation director Masaaki Yuasa.“Over a 40-year career, Yakusho has won best actor awards at a variety of international film festivals, such as with “Cure” (1997) at the Tokyo […]

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Japan Box Office: ‘Coco’ Climbs to Top as Animation Dominates Rankings

Pixar animation, “Coco” took the top spot at the Japanese box office in its third weekend on release. For the April 31-April 1 frame the film earned $3.6 million on 328,000 admissions, extending its cumulative total to $24.5 million.Dropping one place from last weekend’s number one was Toho-Towa’s “The Boss Baby.” In its second weekend […]

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Japan Box Office: ‘Doraemon Treasure Island’ Tops Weekend Chart

“Doraemon the Movie: Nobita’s Treasure Island,” the 38th feature installment in the Doraemon animation franchise, won its second weekend at the Japanese box office. With Toho distributing, the film made $6.6 million on 599,000 admissions, raising its cumulative total to $16 million on 1.45 million admissions.Toei’s new release “Sakura Guardian in the North,” a melodrama […]

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