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‘Your Name’ Director Makoto Shinkai Announces New Anime Feature

Makoto Shinkai, director of anime smash Your Name, has announced his next film, 'Weather Child (Tenki no Ko) Weathering With You,' to be released in Japan in July 2019.

Japan’s Anime Industry Worth Record $19B, Driven by Streaming and Exports

Revenues for the Japanese anime industry reached a record $19.1 billion (?2.15 trillion) last year, according to the annual report released this week by The Association of Japanese Animations (AJA).

Filmart: ‘Your Name’ Producers Team With Chinese Filmmakers on New Anime Anthology

CoMix Wave is working with Shanghai's Haoliners on a three-film project by Chinese and Japanese directors.

Hollywood’s Share of Japanese Box Office Jumps Nearly 20 Percent in 2017

Led by 'Beauty and the Beast,' imported films took in $935 million last year, which registered the second-biggest box-office numbers of all time.

Japan’s Anime Industry Grows to Record $17.7B, Boosted by ‘Your Name’ and Exports

Revenue at animation houses climbed by nearly 10 percent, but a lack of capacity is likely to hamper further growth, with most studios now fully booked for years.

Filmart: Can Japan Make Anime Great Again?

With box office phenomenon 'Your Name' leading the way, Japanese animation is on a roll, but to survive the country's aging demographics, it must attract more young artists and truly cross over…

Annie Awards Preview: What to Know About the Animation Community’s Big Night

'Zootopia' and 'Kubo and the Two Strings' are among the contenders for best animated feature.

How Anime ‘Your Name’ Became an Unlikely Phenomenon

The low-budget Makoto Shinkai-directed megahit is now the highest-grossing Japanese film in history.

Japanese Anime Phenomenon ‘Your Name’ Gets North American Release Date

Last weekend, the Oscar hopeful was honored as best animated feature at the Los Angeles Film Critics Awards.

International Box-Office Hits of 2016

This year's international success stories: China's half-billion-dollar blockbuster, Germany's refugee comedy and the New Zealand indie that outgrossed 'Rogue One.'

15 International Breakout Talents of 2016

The Hollywood Reporter's pick of the foreign actors, directors and screenwriters who caught the world's attention this year.

‘Your Name’: How the Japanese Animated Feature Became an Oscar Contender

The L.A. Film Critics honoree follows two teenagers who mysteriously and randomly swap bodies.