On January 5th, Japanese social media was pretty quiet about Hayao Miyazaki's 75th birthay. It seemed like folks were keeping their powder dry for what was coming on. On January 15th, Nippon Television Network marked 30th anniversary of Studio Ghibli's first movie with a broadcast of the movie Castle in the Sky (August 2, 1986). This meant it was time for another Balse festival.
A Niconico user has spent 4 years recreating the environments of Studio Ghibli's Castle in the Sky animated film in the world of Minecraft. Hit the jump to check out the 1st part of this multi-part video series.
Along with a variant blue-light re-release of their 2013 "Souzou Galleria" figure of the robot soldier from the first Hayao Miyazaki Studio Ghibli movie Castle in the Sky, Bandai Premium has scheduled a model of the film's famous flying Flaptter for November release. Get a look after the jump.
Ensky's TsumuTsumu ("stack stack") are one of a couple of lines of Japanese mini figures ready to be piled on the of geek desks and shelves (Plex's TsumiColle being another notable). And, TsumuTsumu has gotten some good licenses lately, including Nintendo and Studio Ghibli. Third in the latter offering, after Totoro and Kiki's kitties is a set of Castle in the Sky robots. Get a look after the jump.
Premium Bandai announced today that they have just started accepting pre-orders for a new figure "Castle in the Sky: Robot Soldier" from their newly-launched line "Souzou Galleria." The famous robot was appeared in Hayao Miyazaki's 1986 classic anime film Castle in the Sky. Check the details after the jump.
It sounds like the folks at Level-5 are pleased with how their first collaboration with Studio Ghibli went. During a group interview session at a pre-TGS event at Namco Bandai HQ, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino commented that he'd like to work with Ghibli again, and, given the opportunity, would adapt Castle in the Sky.
Retailers such as Amazon have Disney releases of Studio Ghibli's The Secret World of Arrietty, along with Castle in the Sky and Whisper of the Heart penciled for this spring. Now, the specs on the May 22nd Blu-ray/DVD combo packs have been finalized. Check them out after the jump.
While specific release dates haven't been revealed, retailers such as Amazon are showing that DVD/Blu-ray combos of Studio Ghibli's Castle in the Sky and Whisper of the Heart are on Disney's docket, potentially to be released alongside Arrietty. More after the jump.
Twitter has announced on their official communications twitter accounts that the December 9th Friday Night Roadshow airing of Hayao Miyazaki's Laputa: Castle in the Sky led to a new all time record for tweets per second. Read on for more details on why and more.