Secret World of Arrietty director Hiromasa Yonebayashi will again be helming a Studio Ghibli adaptation of a British children's novel with the revered animation house planning an anime movie based on Joan G. Robinson's When Marnie Was There for summer 2014. Meets its leads after the jump.
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.
When Tufts Professor of Japanese Literature Susan J. Napier spoke to Hayao Miyazaki earlier in the year, the director mentioned that he'd spent the New Years holiday reading The Tales of Hoffman, being fascinated with Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet, and the original. Now, the Studio Ghibli museum is hosting a special exhibit. 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.
Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar nominated final anime movie, The Wind Rises, arrives in limited US theaters February 21, 2014 and expands on February 28, 2014. Touchstone's official Youtube channel for the feature has posted the TV spots for the coming release. Get a look after the jump.
SHOTanime brings us a report on a super swanky Hayao Miyazaki-themed art walk where local visual artists showcased their Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki themed works and local vendors displayed their very best Ghibli-inspired hand-made items. Enjoy after the jump!
Seattle-based art director and designer Bruce Yan recently opened his first one-person show, “Brand New” at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles with iconic logos redesigned to feature iconic characters, mostly from animated classics. So, along with likes of Ariel as the Starbucks mermaid and Bugs as the Playboy bunny, there was out great Hayao Miyaki inspired graphic work. See the results after the jump.
Dragon Ball might not have had quite the same impact on Hunter x Hunter author Yoshihiro Togashi has it did later manga creators, but the influence of Toriyama's monster hit on HxH and its predecessor, Yu Yu Hakusho, is still remarkable. This makes it all the more interesting to see fan artist Takumi mesh the two series. Check out the results 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.
This year, 19 films were submitted for Best Animated Feature Oscar contention. Since at least 16 were accepted, a field of five films have received nominations, including Hayao Miyazaki's final anime feature, The Wind Rises. Meanwhile, Shuhei Morita's "Possessions" from Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology was nominated for Best Animated Short Film. More after the jump.