This weekend, Japan's NTV Friday Road Show celebrated Hayao Miyazaki's honorary Oscar with a presentation of his Oscar award winning Spirited Away. These broadcasts have a history of prompting social media responses, famously including breaking a Twitter record with Castle in the Sky's "Balse" spell. Plenty of fans chimed in to the latest, including notables like shoujo manga artist Arina Tanemura.
Mondo has announced the limited edition vinyl release of Studio Ghibli Kokyo Kyokushu, a compilation of selections from Studio Ghibli films Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, The Cat Returns and My Neighbors The Yamadas, featuring performances from the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Studio Ghibli Kokyo Kyokushu will be available for on vinyl for the first time on July 26 at mondotees.com. More after the jump.
In 2011, Mondo, the makers of highly sought after, highly limited posters, announced its partnership with Studio Ghibli, presenting a series coinciding with GKids/New York International Children's Film Festival's Ghibli retrospective. The series continues with variants of their Olly Moss Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away pieces being brought to San Diego Comic-Con. Get a look after the jump.
Good news for anime fans who enjoy picking up their merch at the local comic shop: Diamond Distributors now has rights for distribution of Studio Ghibli merchandise. Check out more after the jump.
Mondo, the makers of highly sought after, highly limited posters, launched a partnership with Studio Ghibli to present a series of prints. The Totoro poster went on sale in December, with a Princess Mononoke based work debuting this week as a San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive. Get a look at this, plus more widely available Ghibli tributes after the jump.
Hanafuda ("flower cards"), are sets of 48 playing cards that have their origins in the arrival of 18th century Portuguese missionaries, and which helped popularize card games in Japan. A new set of the cards will feature the characters from Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award winning Spirited Away. Check them out after the jump.