Sony Playstation 'gran Turismo' Makes A Mini Film Celebrating The Nurburgring

Sony Playstation 'Gran Turismo' makes a mini film celebrating the Nurburgring

The Nürburgring and Le Mans are both race tracks, but each represents a different side of the automotive coin. When an automaker wants to prove it can build an all-out race car, it enters one of the categories at Le Mans. When an automaker wants to prove it can build an all-around road car, it goes to the Nürburgring. Yet the 'Ring as a global phenomenon and lap-time graveyard is recent; the Nordschleife didn't appear in Playstation's 'Gran Turismo' until GT4 in 2004. Today, it's unimaginable that a high-profile racing game wouldn't include the 'Ring from the off.

It's been a wild 15 years for both the video game and the track, so the folks at Sony put together a 19-minute video on how the 'Ring and the game have changed.

Fujifilm Decides To Sell Monochrome Film Again Because Of Millennials

Fujifilm Decides To Sell Monochrome Film Again Because Of Millennials

There’s a lot that you may want to blame millennials for and now you can add the return of monochrome film to that list. Fujifilm today announced that it’s going to bring back its black-and-white film due to demand from “millennials and GenZs.” The company had actually stopped production of its monochrome film over a year ago.

Fujifilm says that its new Neopan 100 Acros II film is being developed based on feedback from the aforementioned demographic and that they’re the new “film enthusiasts,” so it’s catering to them by relaunching a monochrome film.

Animated Short Film To Be Made For Tokyo Olympics

Animated short film to be made for Tokyo Olympics

A Japanese animation company and the International Olympic Committee say they are collaborating to create an animated short film to share the Olympic spirit with young people ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Studio Ponoc and the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage made the announcement on Monday at an international animation festival in the southeastern French town of Annecy.

Hosoda's Anime Film "mirai" Wins Annie Award

Hosoda's anime film

Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda's film, "Mirai," won the Annie Award for Best Animated Independent Feature in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The award is often called the Oscar of animated films.
The category is for films shown at fewer than 1,000 theaters in the United States.

Yoshiki Appointed Music Director For Hollywood Film 'xxx 4'

YOSHIKI appointed music director for Hollywood film 'xXx 4'

YOSHIKI has been appointed as the music director for the Hollywood film 'xXx 4.'

This is the latest installment in the 'XXX' series directed by D.J. Caruso and starring Vin Diesel. It has been gaining a lot of attention as the movie and TV series will be produced simultaneously, a first in Hollywood history. 

Students Put On Korea-themed Film Fest

Students put on Korea-themed film fest

Hundreds of thousands of Korean families have lived in Japan for generations, but some Japanese say they know little about their history.
To help shed some light, a group of university students in Tokyo held a film festival, putting Korea at center stage.

18 films were shown at the weeklong festival organized by students at Nihon University College of Art.
One depicts a North Korean resettlement program that led about 100,000 Koreans to leave Japan for the North.
The decades-old program referred to Pyongyang as "paradise on earth."

Miura Daichi To Sing The Theme Song For New 'dragon Ball' Film

Miura Daichi to sing the theme song for new 'Dragon Ball' film

Miura Daichi's new song "Blizzard" has been picked up as the theme song for the new 'Dragon Ball' film set for release on December 14. 

Miura used the movie's script as reference to write "Blizzard." He commented, "I think it turned out to be a song that will make you say 'it was good' when you leave the theater after watching the movie. I hope you enjoy it." It will be released as Miura's new single on December 19. 

Film Festival Showing Japanese Anime Opens In La

Film festival showing Japanese anime opens in LA

A festival of animated films from Japan has opened in the US city of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles Anime Film Festival is sponsored in part by the Japan External Trade Organization. The organizers say the annual event, launched last year, is North America's biggest film festival featuring Japanese animations.

Kimura Kaela To Sing The Ending Theme For Animated Film 'chiisana Eiyuu'

Kimura Kaela to sing the ending theme for animated film 'Chiisana Eiyuu'

Kimura Kaela will digitally release her new song "Chiisana Eiyuu" on August 22. 

This song has been chosen as the ending theme for the animated film 'Chiisana Eiyuu -Kani to Tamago to Toumei Ningen-' which will open in theaters on August 24. 'Chiisana Eiyuu' is the latest Studio Ponoc film. It will be comprised of three parts: 'Kanini to Kanino' directed by Yonebayashi Hiromasa, 'Samurai Egg' by Momose Yoshiyuki, and 'Toumei Ningen' by Yamashita Akihiko. 

Someone At Sony Uploaded An Entire Film Instead Of A Trailer On Youtube

Someone At Sony Uploaded An Entire Film Instead Of A Trailer On YouTube

YouTube is the main destination for promoting movie trailers as people flock to the video sharing website to find out more information about new and upcoming films. Sony Pictures Entertainment was supposedly going to launch the official red band trailer for Khali the Killer on YouTube today but it ended up doing more than that. Someone at Sony apparently uploaded the entire movie on YouTube instead of the trailer.

The video that was uploaded in place of the trailer was an hour and a half long because it was actually the full movie. It was uploaded on the official Sony Pictures Entertainment YouTube page and remained online for a few hours after ultimately being taken down.