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Japan - Adaptations - Tapping the sources

Books: While the manga TV animation-animated feature cycle has been a mainstay in Japan, Toho Studios' 2004 megahit Crying Out Love, In The Centre Of The World ($72.5m) sparked an increased dependence on novels as source material, with major publishers such as Kadokawa Publishing and Shueisha regularly joining production consortiums. Toho has remained faithful to its female-oriented fare, continuing with this September's Closed Note.

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