Walt Disney Japan has announced that the "Hayao Miyazaki Works" Blu-ray and DVD collection has been delayed from a planned June 18 release to July 2 so that the 1995 Chage & Aska animated music video "On Your Mark" can be removed. The move was prompted by the drug possession arrest of the singer/song writer duo's Aska. More after the jump.
As reported, the digital remaster edition of Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film released in 1979, is to hit theaters across Japan from May 9, after 35 years since its theatrical release. Check the trailer comparing the classic and remastered visuals after the jump.
The digital re-master edition of Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro, Hayao Miyazaki's first feature film released in 1979, is to hit theaters across Japan from May 9. The film is often chosen as one of the greatest anime films of all time. Hit the jump for more information.
Imagine a world in which Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro was more along the lines of Dragon Ball Z. What if Princess Mononoke disrupted nature with the gotta catch 'em all attitude of Pokémon? College Humor's latest short shows what it would be like if Miyazaki films were any other type of anime after the jump.
Discotek Media has taken to Facebook with news about a number of their upcoming releases, headlined by their license of Hols, Prince of the Sun. The 1968 feature is the first anime film directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, with contributions from Hayao Miyazaki and mentor Yasuo Ōtsuka. More after the jump.
When Tufts Professor of Japanese Literature Susan J. Napier spoke to Hayao Miyazaki earlier in the year, the director mentioned that he'd spent the New Years holiday reading The Tales of Hoffman, being fascinated with Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet, and the original. Now, the Studio Ghibli museum is hosting a special exhibit. More after the jump.
Discotek Media has announced plans to release Hayao Miyazaki's Lupin III anime movie Castle of Cagliostro on DVD and Blu Ray. They say that DVD will come out first, likely in August. The Blu-ray is slated for the end of year or early 2015. More after the jump.
The Nippon Academy-Sho Association has announced the winners of its 37th Japan Academy Prize, often referred to as the Japanese Academy Awards. Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises won the Prize for Animation of the Year, the 2nd prize for Miyazaki and fourth for Studio Ghibli. More after the jump.
VIZ Media announced plans to expand their Studio Ghibli Library imprint expansion with two books in the fourth quarter of the year. A Princess Mononoke art book re-release will be joined Hayao Miyazaki's early, 1980 watercolor version of the story. More after the jump.