Yoshiaki Nishimura, Studio Ghibli's producer who has worked on the studio's latest anime film Kaguya-hime no Monogatari, jokingly blamed popular idol group AKB48 for the production delay of the film yesterday. Because some of the staff were watching AKB48's PVs instead of doing their job. Hit the jump for more story.
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.
344 movie theaters across Japan will start giving out one million free preview DVD/BDs for the upcoming Studio Ghibli film Kaguyahime no Monogatari to visitors on November 16. Any moviegoers, regardless of the movie they come to see, will be able to receive the DVD/BD set. Hit the jump for more details.
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.