While the Tokyo International Film Festival is presenting “The World of Hideaki Anno," Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki has explained that the work of Hayao Miyazaki would have been featured if he hadn't retired. So, it's appropriate that when invited to discuss "Cool Japan," the Japanese government's slogan for promoting the nation's culture industries, chief creative officer at Pixar John Lasseter spoke about Miyazaki's work and influence.
After the preview for his upcoming 3DCG TV anime Ronia the Robber's Daughter at NHK Housou Center in Tokyo yesterday, the director Goro Miyazaki gave his opinion on Studio Ghibli co-founder Toshio Suzuki's remark last week that Hideaki Anno was the successor to Hayao Miyazaki, not his son Goro. Hit the jump for the story.
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.