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.
Retailer Amazon has begun listing a July 5th DVD/Blu-ray release date for Isao Takahata's Studio Ghibli anime feature Only Yesterday. Japanese and English audio are listed along with English and French subtitles. More after the jump.
As Studio Ghibli celebrates its 30th anniversary, the anime production company founded by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Toshio Suzuki and Yasuyoshi Tokuma will be given the 2015 Asian Filmmaker of the Year Award by the Busan International Film Festival. Toshiowill be attending to receive the honor at October 1-10 event. More after the jump.
GKIDS, a New York based film distributor that specializes in animated films and films aimed at children, has announced that they will be releasing Studio Ghibli's 1991 film Only Yesterday to movie theaters in North America in 2016. Hit the jump to learn more.
Nippon TV is planning a "Summer of Ghibli" broadcasting event featuring 3 films directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata. Hit the jump to learn the details.