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.
The Wind is Rising, the first anime movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki since 2008's Ponyo, opens in Japanese theaters on July 20th. Based on his manga and a novel, the movie explores the life of World War II Zero fighter designer Jirō Horikoshi's life. Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno voices Horikoshi in the anime, with former idol Miori Takimoto now revealed as the female lead. See who else is attached after the jump.
In Hayao Miyazaki's original, short Kaze Tachinu (The Wind is Rising) manga, men are depicted as Porco Rosso like pigs, but become people when humanized in moments with women and families. While his upcoming anime movie doesn't seem to be using the metaphor, one of these moments is captured in the final of the four May theatrical banner posters. Get a look after the jump.
Hayao Miyazaki's latest Studio Ghibli anime, Kaze Tachinu (The Wind is Rising), opens in Japanese theaters on July 20th, and this month, a series of four banner posters are appearing in Japanese theaters. For the third, I'm not sure that anyone other than Ghibli could get away with using this sort of image to promote a movie. And even then, it might have to have Miyazaki's name on it. Get a look after the jump.
Hayao Miyazaki's latest studio Ghibli anime, Kaze Tachinu (The Wind is Rising) opens in Japanese theaters on July 20th, and the promotional push is just starting to pick up, with a series of four posters displayed in theaters starting in May. Today, the second has been posted, again offering a look at World War II Zero fighter designer Jirō Horikoshi. More after the jump.
Kaze Tachinu (The Wind is Rising), the first anime movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki since 2008's Ponyo, opens in Japanese theaters on July 20th, and the promotional push is just starting to pick up, with a series of four posters displayed in theaters starting in May. Get a look at the first after the jump.
On April 16, 1988, Studio Ghibli co-founders Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata introduced their classics My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies to Japanese audiences in a double bill theatrical run. Now UK movie-goers will the opportunity to view the two together thanks to Studio Canal. And, so American fans don't feel left out on the good news, Amazon is running a big discount on the Ghibli library. More after the jump.
Newtype magazine thought 1985 was a flat year for animation. The industry was grappling with how to compete on the global playing field, lack of talented artists, lack of opportunities for young artists, fans looking for more classic Gundam and lolicon, to name a few concerns that might sounds familiar. See what the top names in the field thought was coming up for 1986 after the jump.