This Friday, 2004 Howl's Moving Castle aired on NTV's Roadshow. Such TV broadcasts generate plenty of enthusiasm and fan art. This one attracted tributes from some impressive names, including the artists on the Tokyo Ghoul and One-Punch Man manga. Get a look after the jump.
Dai Nippon Kaiga, the Japanese publisher of Monthly Model Graphix magazine, is publishing a book entitled The Wind Rises: Hayao Miyazaki's Daydream Comeback, which features comics and essays penned by Hayao Miyazaki. Hit the jump to learn more.
Variety has reported that, according to Japanese media, there's more news about Hayao Miyazaki's return to animation for the first time since 2013's The Wind Rises. Specifically, he will be teaming with CG animator Yuhei Sakuragi to make a short film. More after the jump.
As Studio Ghibli celebrates its 30th anniversary, the anime production company founded by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Toshio Suzuki and Yasuyoshi Tokuma will be given the 2015 Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award by the Busan International Film Festival. Toshiowill be attending to receive the honor at October 1-10 event. More after the jump.
Totoro and Princess Mononoke director Hayao Miyazaki is now looking to help children experience nature with their own five senses with work on behalf of a facility in the virgins forests on a small island in Okinawa Prefecture. Construction will start next April with an aim to complete the work to replace existing playground equipment with a reinforced concrete two-story building to accommodate about 30 people on Kumejima Island, about 90 km west of Okinawa Island.
Cinefix has published a short work of pixel-art animation on Youtube that re-imagines Studio Ghibli's Princess Mononoke as a 16-bit side-scrolling platformer retro video game. Hit the jump to check it out.
Disney is planning a deluxe, Amazon-exclusive Bluray set of the films of Hayao Miyazaki. Hit the jump to learn more.