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.
GKIDS announced that they have licensed Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's (Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko) The Tale of The Princess Kaguya for North American release. More after the jump.
Japanese internet search engine site Goo today announced the result of their latest web poll to ask "Which Studio Ghibli film world do you want to stray into?" The No.1 film voted by 5,815 people is Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro (1988), which illustrates the thirties of the Japanese Showa era filled with natural beauty. Check the ranking after the jump.
In its opening weekend, Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's Princess Kaguya took in $2.8 million (284 million yen) from 456 screens, placing the fairy tale adaptation at the top of the Japanese box office. More after the jump.
Isao Takahata is returning to theaters in Japan this weekend with Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari). While we wait for Ghibli's take on The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, you can see the six-minute preview that recently made its way online after the jump.
The official site for the upcoming documentary film The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness posted a 15-second CM and the official trailer today. The documentary focuses on the acclaimed anime production company Studio Ghibli, and its directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata with the producer Toshio Suzuki. Check the videos after the jump.
Hayao Miyazaki has been making overtures towards stepping back from making anime for decades. So, it's not just denial about losing that revered director causing some to second guess his September retirement announcement. Partner and Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata is one of the people who isn't too sure. More after the jump.
Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata explored distinctive visual techniques for his last movie, watercolor style adaptation of family comic strip My Neighbors the Yamadas. 14 years later, he has again tried something different with the emakimono picture scroll inspired retelling of the legend of Princess Kaguya. See the latest preview footage after the jump.