After his time at Toei, Hayao Miyazaki spent the mid-to-late 70s working at Zuiyo Eizo/Nippon Animation on projects such as World Masterpiece Theater and Future Boy Conan - a 1978 adaptation of The Incredible Tide by Alexander Key that demonstrated many of the themes with which Miyazaki would become associated. The titular hero of that series is now being featured as a poseable figma from Max Factory and Good Smile Company.
Cinema Novecento, a small theater in Yokohama, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Nippon Animation with a film festival that includes screenings from the original 16mm film elements. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.