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  • Japan Box Office Report – April 30th/May 1st

    May 2, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

    "Detective Conan" managed to outsell "GANTZ PERFECT ANSWER" at the box office thanks to increased sales of 20% compared to the previous weekend.  Despite a strong following among young people, it simply was too tough for "GANTZ PERFECT ANSWER" to compete against the popular anime and the hordes of families that decided to watch it during the Golden Week weekend. On top of that, Sunday was even a "Movie Service Day", with the majority of

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  • "Eigakan Taisho 2011", the top 20 movies according to movie theaters

    April 5, 2011 @ 7:28 am

    The top 20 films of "Eigakan Taisho 2011" were just announced today! The "Eigakan Taisho" is a survey where the staff from all independent movie theaters in Japan are able to vote for the movies from the previous year that they had enjoyed screening to the masses the most. Due to the nature of their job, many of the cinema operators get in contact with a great variety of films throughout a year. From big blockbusters to low-budget films,

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  • Ai Hashimoto stars in new horror film, "Avatar"

    November 10, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    Teenage model and actress, Ai Hashimoto (14), will be starring in a new horror movie, "Avatar". Not to be confused with the 3D movie, this movie is directed by Atsushi Wada. Hashimoto plays "Michiko", a not so popular student in high school who finds an avatar on a social networking site called "Ava Q". As she becomes engulfed in creating the avatar, the boundaries between real and online become blurred, and she eventually changes her app

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  • Kanda Uno transforms into Avatar's Neytiri

    October 15, 2010 @ 2:19 am

    A press event was held on October 14th for the Japanese re-release of blockbuster hit "Avatar", renamed as "Avatar <special edition>". Daringly, actress Kanda Uno made an appearance as female-lead "Neytiri", donning special effects make-up on her entire body and face. She revealed that it took more than 6 hours to get it done. Uno has been saying she has an "Avatar-type face", so she referred to herself as  "Unotiri", Neytiri's si

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