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.
If you were betting on the Oscars, Bovada had Frozen at 1/30 for Best Animated Featured film and the field, including Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises at 7/1. See how the safe bets won after the jump.
Following last fall's announcement that Hayao Miyazaki will retire, Japanese telecom provider NTT Docomo conducted a non-scientific "Voice of the People" survey in which 8585 responded to the question of who they think will carry the banner of anime forward after the internationally revered, Oscar winning and again nominated director left the medium. See who they picked after the jump.
Comic-Con International has announced that Hayao Miyazaki (Nausicaa) and Rumiko Takahashi (InuYasha, Ranma 1/2) join Gus Arriola, Howard Cruse, Philippe Druillet, Rube Goldberg, Fred Kida, Tarpé Mills, Alan Moore, Francoise Mouly, Dennis O’Neil, Antonio Prohias, George Tuska, and Bernie Wrightson as nominees to be inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2014. More after the jump.
Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar nominated final anime movie, The Wind Rises, arrives in limited US theaters February 21, 2014 and expands on February 28, 2014. Touchstone's official Youtube channel for the feature has posted the TV spots for the coming release. Get a look after the jump.
SHOTanime brings us a report on a super swanky Hayao Miyazaki-themed art walk where local visual artists showcased their Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki themed works and local vendors displayed their very best Ghibli-inspired hand-made items. Enjoy after the jump!