Having completed his efforts on Boro the Caterpillar, legendary director and bona fide workaholic Hayao Miyazaki has announced that he's got one more feature-length film in him, and he's looking for young animators and background artists to help him complete what he swears will be his last film (no, seriously, he really means it this time). Hit the jump to learn more.
NHK World, the international service for Japan's public broadcaster, is preparing to take another look at the late career of revered anime directed Hayao Miyazaki in documentary Never-Ending Man. Planned for June 3 and 4, this one tracks Miyazaki's exploration of CGI filmmaking following an encounter with a young artist. It's described as a candid documentary look at Miyazaki as he crafts his first CGI film in an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait filmed over two years.
The Donguri Kyowakoku stores across Japan, which are specialized in items inspired by the Studio Ghibli films, will start offering a "Spirited Away: No-Face Munching Saving Bank" from May 21. The store's official YouTube channel has posted a 80-second demonstration video to show how it eats coins placed on the dish.
Following the original edition released in October 2013 and the second with two blue LED parts in November 2015, Bandai will release the third edition of its Robot Soldier action figure from Hayao Miyazaki's 1986 classic film Laputa: Castle in the Sky. With over 57 joints in its body, the latest edition is now able to make all of the robot's characteristic poses. Check out the product photos after the jump!