2016 marks the 30th anniversary of Studio Ghibli's first anime movie, Castle in the Sky. Nippon Television Network got the year started with a Friday Roadshow broadcast of the Hayao Miyazaki feature, along with the associated Balse Festival, then followed it this week with 1989's Kiki's Delivery Service. Fans enthusiastically responded on social media with trivia, tribute art and even cooking!
On January 5th, Japanese social media was pretty quiet about Hayao Miyazaki's 75th birthay. It seemed like folks were keeping their powder dry for what was coming on. On January 15th, Nippon Television Network marked 30th anniversary of Studio Ghibli's first movie with a broadcast of the movie Castle in the Sky (August 2, 1986). This meant it was time for another Balse festival.
Happy 75th birthday to Hayao Miyazaki! As anime's most internationally revered director celebrates his diamond jubilee on January 5th, social media was a bit subdued, maybe gearing up for what's to come a week from Friday. On January 15th, Nippon Television Network will be marking the 30th anniversary of Studio Ghibli's first movie with a broadcast of the movie Castle in the Sky (August 2, 1986).
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.