Amazon has begun listing a November 18th release day for Hayao Miyazaki's final anime movie, The Wind Rises. Walt Disney Home Entertainment presents Studio Ghibli's story of plane designer Jiro Horikoshi is coming to DVD and Blu-ray. Also on that date, they will be releasing Kiki's Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke on Blu-ray.
Robert Westall is a key figure in the list of international writers who have inspired Hayao Miyazaki, who wrote a short manga entitled “A Trip to Tynemouth” about a trip to England to research the fighter planes featured in story “Blackham’s Wimpy.” Now, having previously contributed to Japanese editions of Machine Gunners novels The Watch House and Fathom Five, Miyazaki has illustrated a collection of Westall's short stories.
Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli co-founders never seemed convinced that he'd be able to entirely step away from anime. Fellow director Isao Takahata noted that "[Miyazaki] said, 'This time, I am serious,' but I think there is a decent chance that may change. I think so, since I've known him a long time. Don't be at all surprised if that happens." Now, former president and producer Toshio Suzuki is leaving the door open.
Recipients of the North America comic industry's prestigious Eisner Awards were announced last night at San Diego Comic Con. Hayao Miyazaki was inducted into its Hall of Fame along with Alan Moore, Dennis O’Neil and Bernie Wrightson. Rumiko Takahashi was also nominated. The Mysterious Underground Men by Osamu Tezuka, released by PictureBox was recognized with Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia. More after the jump.