Aug. 31, 2014 01:001

All-New Movie Initial D Gets Off to Excellent Start, Opening Weekend Earnings Total 33 Million Yen, Goal Set for 300 Million

All-New Movie *Initial D* Gets Off to Excellent Start, Opening Weekend Earnings Total 33 Million Yen, Goal Set for 300 Million

New Initial D the Movie: Legend 1 - Awakening has gotten off to a great start since its countrywide release in Japan on Aug. 23.

Aug. 29, 2014 13:000

LA EigaFest 2014 - Overseas Premieres of Lupin the Third and Rurouni Kenshin, Japanese Films to Screen in the US

LA EigaFest 2014 - Overseas Premieres of *Lupin the Third* and *Rurouni Kenshin*, Japanese Films to Screen in the US

This fall, a film festival will be held that delivers to Hollywood, U.S. the charms of Japanese films. LA EigaFest, which focuses on Japanese films, will be held from Sept. 12-14 in the heart of Hollywood: the Egyptian Theatre.

Aug. 29, 2014 01:002

The Inside Story of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Will Be Told at the Tokyo National Museum by Producers Takashi Watanabe and Yuichiro Saito

The Inside Story of *The Girl Who Leapt Through Time* Will Be Told at the Tokyo National Museum by Producers Takashi Watanabe and Yuichiro Saito

Anime director Mamoru Hosoda is a hitmaker who time and time again has given the world popular movies including Wolf Children and Summer Wars. However, the starting point to all of this is the 2006 theatrically released movie The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

Aug. 24, 2014 22:003

Interview: Live-Action Rurouni Kenshin Director Keishi Otomo

Interview: Live-Action *Rurouni Kenshin* Director Keishi Otomo

An interview with Keishi Otomo, the director behind the live-action Rurouni Kenshin film series.

Aug. 24, 2014 01:000

Rena Nōnen Challenges Herself by Playing an Otaku Girl in Live Action Princess Jellyfish to Release in December

Rena Nōnen Challenges Herself by Playing an Otaku Girl in Live Action *Princess Jellyfish* to Release in December

Akiko Higashimura’s popular shoujo manga Princess Jellyfish is becoming a live-action movie.

Aug. 16, 2014 13:006

Strobe Edge Becoming Live-Action Film Starring Sota Fukushi and Kasumi Arimura to Release in March 2015

*Strobe Edge* Becoming Live-Action Film Starring Sota Fukushi and Kasumi Arimura to Release in March 2015

A live-action film adaptation of Io Sakisaka’s bestselling manga Strobe Edge has been announced. The film stars the extremely talented Sota Fukushi and Kasumi Arimura, and it will release in March 2015.

Aug. 13, 2014 04:2252

What’s the Inside Story Behind the Much-Talked About “Ninja School Girl” Video?!

What’s the Inside Story Behind the Much-Talked About “Ninja School Girl” Video?!

A video uploaded to YouTube titled “Japanese School Girl Chase” is gathering attention among fans of Japanese pop culture.

Aug. 7, 2014 01:005

Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno Rakes in 820 Million Yen at the Box Office in Three Days, is Already 2014’s No. 1 Japanese Live-Action Film

*Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno* Rakes in 820 Million Yen at the Box Office in Three Days, is Already 2014’s No. 1 Japanese Live-Action Film

Just as previously speculated, Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno got off to a remarkable start after its release on Aug. 1.

Aug. 6, 2014 07:001

Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2 - Shikon Sōkyū BD/DVD: Elegant Hijikata Drawn by Yone Kazuki Excites Fans

*Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2 - Shikon Sōkyū* BD/DVD: Elegant Hijikata Drawn by Yone Kazuki Excites Fans

The release schedule of the Blu-ray and DVD of the popular Hakuōki the Movie: Chapter 2 - Shikon Sōkyū, which released in theaters on March 8, has been announced.

Aug. 5, 2014 07:0039

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Interview: Takeru Satoh, Kenshin Himura in "Rurouni Kenshin: Kyoto Inferno/The Legend Ends"

Takeru Satoh, who plays Kenshin Himura in the live-action Rurouni Kenshin films, sat for an interview with Tokyo Otaku Mode!

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