Asia/Pacific

Sega Announces Palm-Sized Game Gear Micro Console

A set of palm-sized Game Gear Micro consoles have been revealed as part of SEGA’s 60th anniversary celebrations. The Game Gear Micro is currently only available to preorder in Japan and will launch on...

Disney+ Launches In Japan June 11

Disney+ is set for a June 11 debut in Japan. The streaming service will launch in Japan via an exclusive partnership with local telecom giant NTT Docomo. Disney+ will be offered in Japan for...

“Avatar” Sequels Set To Restart Production in New Zealand

Production on James Cameron’s long-in-the-making Avatar sequels is set to restart in New Zealand in June, according to producer Jon Landau.  Work on the Avatar sequels came to a halt in mid-March after the New Zealand government instituted a lockdown...

Disney Junior’s “Mira, Royal Detective” is India-inspired

The newest cartoon on Disney Junior, “Mira, Royal Detective” – an Indian girl, has all the hallmarks one would expect from a children’s show — a smart, resourceful lead character, entertaining sidekicks, and a...

Players in China Get Addiction Warnings For Too Much “Fortnite”

Fortnite players in China could soon be getting messages telling them to stop playing after three hours. This is part of the country’s clampdown on gaming addiction, and follows a previous law that stops children from gaming...

Nintendo Games Generate the Most Movie Interest from Hollywood

As Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog races past the $200 million mark at the global box office, Hollywood is looking ahead to a number of other video game adaptations on the horizon. Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. and Namco’s Pac-Man top the...

Netflix Strikes Deals With Six Anime Creators in Japan

Netflix is partnering with six different Japanese creators in order to expand its slate of original anime content. Among the deals are ones with Clamp, the female manga collective that was responsible for the “Cardcaptor Sakura” franchise....

China has Shut Most Movie Theaters

China has shut down most of its movie theaters in response to the Wuhan coronavirus and it could have massive repercussions on the film industry The deadly Wuhan coronavirus is taking a toll on...