“The more you expand your own emotional journey through life, the more the movie gives back to you,” says Desrumaux.
The exhibition will look at Suzuki’s early career as a magazine editor and how it shaped his work as a producer.
Animated features outnumbered live action in Japan’s box-office top ten this weekend.
In other news: Pixar’s “Soul” has opened in China to a modest $5.5 million.
The film will get a theatrical release in Japan in summer 2021.
The film could overtake “Spirited Away” and top the all-time ranking within the next couple weeks.
The sale, if approved, will represent a major consolidation of global anime streaming and distribution.
We discuss the gentleman thief’s first cg outing with Tomokazu Sakamoto and Tatsuya Akagi, animation and rigging supervisor on the film.
The film will air on Japanese tv on December 30, with a North American release following early next year.
With a career running from Miyazaki to Mario, Kotabe has made an indelible mark on both anime and video games.
Japan’s anime industry is growing, however, it expects fierce competition from both China and Hollywood, the latter of which it says “has finally advanced into the realm overlapping with the adult animation market that had been Japan’s monopoly.”
The film is on its way to becoming the highest-grossing release in Japanese theatrical history.
“The sprawling story seems to touch on almost every aspect of human life,” says Long. “I found it overwhelming and strangely addictive.”
Will the Chinese or Japanese top the 2020 global animation box office?
Consolidation ahoy! Sony is already home to several anime units, including Crunchyroll’s main competitor Funimation.
The streamer is partnering with Naz, Science Saru, and Mappa in Japan, as well as Studio Mir in South Korea.
The division will produce and distribute “coveted anime series” both in Japan and globally.
“I just don’t think we’ll ever get something that game-changing in animation again,” says Louis of Katsuhiro Otomo’s cyberpunk classic.
The manga spin-off took $44 million in its first three days in Japan, more than doubling the previous record.
Japan’s beloved crime-caper franchise is rebooted in 3d cgi with skill and smarts.