Hayao Miyazaki's 2013 anime film Kaze Tachinu/The Wind Rises, which is considered as his last feature film, was aired on Nihon TV for the first time from 21:00 on February 20. Its average viewing rating was 19.5%, which was 10.3% lower than his previous film Ponyo aired in February 2010. Hit the jump for more story.
To noone's suprise, 74-year-old, semi-retired anime director Hayao Miyazaki has been keeping busy. Besides working on an exhibit for the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo’s Mitaka city, the Studio Ghibli has been involved with efforts like the Fuchi no Mori no Kai, which, last weekend, sent 260 volunteers into the forest that inspired My Neighbor Totoro. More after the jump.
We've seen Studio Ghibli fans create some mouthwatering dishes before, but this particular viewer's initiative takes the cake. YouTube user Silver and Question decided to cook up the 47 dishes seen throughout the Studio Ghibli catalogue, with delicious results. Hit the jump to see them!
Anime's most beloved director, Hayao Miyazaki celebrates his 74th birthday today, January 5th, 2015. After graduating from Gakushuin in 1963 with degrees in political science and economics, he began working as an animator at Toei in April of that year. This year, this is an excellent way to appreciate the culmination of five amazing decades of work. More after the jump.
Anime legend Hayao Miyazaki isn't one to mince words and like the ones calling the iPad a disgusting machine controlled with obscene gestures aren't just some late career, old age fit of pique. Read his early career Starting Point essays, watch final work in The Kingdom of Dreams an Madness documentary, and it's clear that Miyazaki's always been cutting with his opinions. See what he had to say about otaku after the jump.
This weekend, Japan's NTV Friday Road Show celebrated Hayao Miyazaki's honorary Oscar with a presentation of his Oscar award winning Spirited Away. These broadcasts have a history of prompting social media responses, famously including breaking a Twitter record with Castle in the Sky's "Balse" spell. Plenty of fans chimed in to the latest, including notables like shoujo manga artist Arina Tanemura.
North American distributor GKids has posted their trailer for The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, a documentary looking inside Studio Ghibli receiving critical praise for its multi-dimensional portrayal of Hayao Miyazaki. After a New York theatrical premiere on November 29th, it will be available digitally December 9th, then DVD and video on demand January 27th. Get a look after the jump.