Anime News: Kadokawa Opens Ej Anime Theater In Tokyo's Shinjuku

ANIME NEWS: Kadokawa opens EJ Anime Theater in Tokyo's Shinjuku

Kadokawa Corp. has opened a cinema specializing in anime in Tokyo's Shinjuku district that is described as Japan's only movie-showing facility equipped with a cafe and gallery space.

The EJ Anime Theater, which opened on Dec. 22, was remodeled from the Kadokawa Cinema Shinjuku, which reopened on July 28 as an anime theater.

All Performances At Ngt48 Theater Scheduled After January 22 Cancelled

All performances at NGT48 Theater scheduled after January 22 cancelled

It's been announced that all performances scheduled at NGT48 Theater after January 22 will be cancelled. 

Team NIII's 'Hokori no Oka' shows and Team G's 'Saka Agari' shows were scheduled to be held at the theater, but they have all been cancelled. The theater will be closed until January 24. In addition, the teams' shows that were scheduled after January 26 will be changed to Research Students' performance 'PARTY ga Hajimaru yo ~Kenkyuusei no Ibuki wo Kanjite!~.'

Ningyo Joruri Puppet Theater Staged In Paris

Ningyo Joruri puppet theater staged in Paris

Parisians have enjoyed a performance of traditional puppet theater of Japan known as Ningyo Joruri.

The stage is part of "Japonismes 2018," a series of events in France showcasing Japanese culture.

Photoscape / Teenagers Help Preserve Art Of Puppet Theater

Photoscape / Teenagers help preserve art of puppet theater

By Masanori Inagaki / Yomiuri Shimbun PhotographerLeaders of traditional puppet theater are working to pass their art on to future generations, holding workshops for younger people and energetically performing in Japan and overseas.

Hachioji Kuruma Ningyo is a puppet show in Hachioji, Tokyo. The Nishikawa Koryu Troupe headed by fifth-generation leader Nishikawa Koryu, 64, is working hard to ensure its art survives.

Yuming's Songs Weave Through Time In Theater

Yuming's songs weave through time in theaterYumi Matsutoya, a trailblazer on the Japanese pop music scene for the past 45 years, is returning to the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo. However, the singer-songwriter widely known as Yuming won't be acting at the esteemed venue for Japanese modern theater — instead she will sing her songs for a performance that is a fusion of theater and concert.


This is the third theatrical show built around Yuming's songs to be held at the more than century-old theater. She sings 14 of her own songs, chosen to fit each scene and thus maximizing the synergistic effect between the songs and the play.

Planetarium To Open At Former Site Of Nichigeki Theater In Tokyo

Planetarium to open at former site of Nichigeki theater in Tokyo

The beloved Nihon Gekijo theater may be gone and its successor is shutting down, but people will still be able to see the stars at the site in Tokyo's Yurakucho district.

Plans have been made to create a large amusement facility, including a planetarium, at the building housing Toho Cinemas Nichigeki, a movie theater complex that will close in February.

Acting Speaks Louder Than Words: Nonverbal Shows Making Waves In Theater Scene

Acting speaks louder than words: Nonverbal shows making waves in theater scene

By Takamichi Asakawa and Yuka Matsumoto / Yomiuri Shimbun Staff WritersFeaturing actors' expressions and movements but little to no dialogue, nonverbal theater is becoming an increasingly popular form of nigthtime entertainment in Japan as performers dazzle audiences with sophisticated feats and clever visual stunts.

These nonverbal productions — sometimes called physical theater — feature mimes and acrobats. Its popularity spans the globe, with Cirque du Soleil and Blue Man Group from North America and the South Korean slapstick cooking show Nanta among the best-known acts.

Sony Announces Vpl-vw885es Compact True 4k Hdr Home Theater Projector With Laser Light Source At Cedia 2017

Sony Announces VPL-VW885ES Compact True 4K HDR Home Theater Projector with Laser Light Source at CEDIA 2017Today, Sony Electronics announced pricing and availability details on its newest true 4K HDR laser home theater projector, delivering superior picture quality equipped with the latest innovative technologies. Armed with 2,000 lumens of brightness, Infinite Dynamic Contrast with real-time laser light level control and 20,000 hours of lamp life, the new VPL-VW885ES delivers an immersive yet whisper-quiet environment for an unrivaled home cinema-viewing experience in a compact chassis.

Sony Expands Its True 4k Hdr Home Theater Projector Line With New Entry Level Model At Cedia 2017

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Ces 2017: Sony Vpl-vz1000es Ultra-short Throw 4k Hdr Home Theater Projector

CES 2017: Sony VPL-VZ1000ES Ultra-Short Throw 4K HDR Home Theater ProjectorSony Electronics announced today the VPL-VZ1000ES ultra-short throw 4K HDR home theater projector designed to integrate easily into one’s existing home and lifestyle. Sony’s latest brainchild is a High Dynamic Range (HDR) compatible, native 4K resolution laser light source projector that can be positioned as little as 6 inches away from the wall, yet command the room with a 100 inch image (measured diagonally in 16:9.) When powered off, the compact and elegant VPL-VZ1000ES virtually disappears into the décor. It is now possible to have an immersive viewing experience in any room—with no limits on the layout of your home. It’s a projector designed to live in the living room, not hide away in a media room.

Ces 2017: Sony New 4k Ultra Hd Blu-ray Player, Home Audio And Home Theater Devices

CES 2017: Sony new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Player, Home Audio and Home Theater DevicesSony Electronics announced today new exciting audio products for 2017 all designed to support a more enhanced, connected, and immersive listening experience for consumers. This includes an advanced audio/video receiver (AVR), several new sound bars, and the highly anticipated Ultra HD Blu-ray universal player. These devices provide users the freedom to choose the best combination of devices to fit their unique entertainment needs.

Sony Announces The Latest Addition To Its 4k Hdr Home Theater Projector Line-up At Cedia 2016

Sony Announces the Latest Addition to its 4K HDR Home Theater Projector Line-Up at CEDIA 2016Today, Sony Electronics is expanding its home theater line-up with the announcement of the VPL-VW675ES, a new, compact native 4K resolution Home Cinema projector supporting the latest 4K standards and compatible with HDR to get the very best out of today’s content. As demand for 4K HDR content continues to grow, the VPL- VW675ES is an ideal home cinema or living room theatre solution for movie, TV and sporting event fans who want to watch the content they love with the most spectacular image quality.