It is confirmed today that 72-year-old Japanese comedian/TV host Tamori provided all of the voices and sounds for Hayao Miyazaki's new short film Kemushi no Boro/Boro the Caterpillar, except the ending piano tune composed by Miyazaki's long-time collaborator Joe Hisaishi. Miyazaki says, "Without Tamori-san, this film would never be completed. Thank you." Hit the jump for more details.
Actress / comedienne Miyuki Torii (Meatball Machine Kodoku, Midori: The Camellia Girl) enjoys posting irreverent pictures to her Instagram account, and recently she shared her interpretation of a classic image from Studio Ghibli's 1997 anime theatrical film, Princess Mononoke, by cosplaying as the titular heroine, San. Hit the jump to check it out.
Relive the magic of The Cat Returns, Spirited Away, and more Studio Ghibli classics this year on the big screen! Fathom Events and GKIDS are bringing back their Studio Ghibli Fest with nine titles, starting next month with Ponyo. Get the full schedule after the jump.
Closet by Donguri is making magical girl dreams come true with a new line of Kiki's Delivery Service goodies! Check out their fragrances, bags, and more after the jump.
The official website for Ghibli Museum announced today on January 9 that Hayao Miyazaki's new short film Kemushi no Boro/Boro the Caterpillar was completed and that the 14-minute 20-second film would be screened at its Doseiza (Saturn) Theater from March 21. Hit the jump for more details.
Beyond Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, the third name that every Studio Ghibli admirer should know is Toshio Suzuki - the institution's co-founder, former president and producer of many of the films. In 2008, Suzuki handed the reins over to former Walt Disney Japan president Koji Hoshino with an eye to focus on merchandise and other revenue boosting activities. Hoshino was in charge at the time of Hayao Miyazaki's retirement announcement. Now, Miyazaki is back and it's time for another change. More after the jump.
On October 17, 2017, GKIDS and Shout! Factory began their re-release of classic Studio Ghibli films on Bluray and DVD with a batch of six movies, including Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, Howl's Moving Castle, and the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away. Hit the jump to learn more.