At the premiere screening event for Studio Ponoc's three-part omnibus film Chiisana Eiyu - Kani to Tamago to Toumei Ningen (Modest Heroes - Crab, Egg, and Invisible Man) held in Tokyo yesterday, producer Yoshiaki Nishimura revealed that he originally planned to produce four short episodes for the project and that the late Isao Takahata wanted to direct the fourth one. Hit the jump for more story.
GKIDS and Fathom Events are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Grave of the Fireflies, a landmark animated film directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli, with a special, limited theatrical release in U.S. theaters on August 12, 13, and 15, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
"STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018", a year-long series of limited theatrical screenings of classic Studio Ghibli films sponsored by GKIDS and Fathom Events, continues in June with three showings of Pom Poko, a 1994 animated film directed by Isao Takahata about a group of shape-shifting racoon dogs struggling to protect their homes from real estate developers. Hit the jump to learn more.
Fairy Tail creator teases new manga with sketches, never before seen pokemon revealed for Pokemon the Movie, hang out with Re:ZERO's Rem with augmented reality, & More! Hit the jump for the highlights of the hottest news in anime!
It is with a heavy heart that Crunchyroll reports the death of Isao Takahata, a legendary anime director and one of the co-founders of Studio Ghibli. Hit the jump to learn more.
Panda! Go Panda and Rainy-day Circus, a pair of 1972 - 1973 short theatrical aime movies written by Hayao Miyazaki and directed by Isao Takahata of Studio Ghibli, are returning to Japanese cinemas for a set of special screenings that celebrate the 45th anniversary of their release. Hit the jump to learn more.
Distributor of international family movies GKids has announced their latest plan to bring the works of the revered anime house Studio Ghibli to North America. Starting October 17th with features by Hayao Miyazaki, they will be releasing the Ghibli works on new Blu-ray and DVD editions. More after the jump.
Film director and Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata will be providing a free lecture about the influence of classical Japanese painting in manga and anime at Hijiyama University in Higashi Ward, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan, on December 11, 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.