Paris-based Italian jazz pianist Giovanni Mirabassi released his first Japanese anime music cover album "Animessi ~Le Chateau dans le Ciel~" from Nippon Columbia on January 21. The record company has posted a 70-second preview for the album including his English message to convey his love for anime. Check the clip after the jump.
Gkids announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for the North American rights to When Marnie Was There. The company recently handled studio co-founder Isao Takahata's Princess Kaguya and previously presented Goro Miyazaki's From Up on Poppy Hill. More after the jump.
We've seen Studio Ghibli fans create some mouthwatering dishes before, but this particular viewer's initiative takes the cake. YouTube user Silver and Question decided to cook up the 47 dishes seen throughout the Studio Ghibli catalogue, with delicious results. Hit the jump to see them!
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.
North American distributor GKids has posted their trailer for The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, a documentary looking inside Studio Ghibli receiving critical praise for its multi-dimensional portrayal of Hayao Miyazaki. After a New York theatrical premiere on November 29th, it will be available digitally December 9th, then DVD and video on demand January 27th. Get a look after the jump.
Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and Giovanni's Island, Production I.G's historical anime feature about two brothers living on the Japanese/Russian border island of Shikotan, are among the 20th features that Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has listed as being submitted for consideration as nominees for the Best Animated Feature in the 87th Academy Awards. More after the jump.
How many times have you seen characters dining on delicious meals in a Studio Ghibli film? A middle school in Mishima, Japan decided to begin serving special school lunches inspired by classic films such as Porco Rosso, My Neighbor Totoro, and more. Hit the jump to make your mouth water!
In time to pick up some potential Oscar notice, Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's (Pom Poko, Grave of the Fireflies) The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya starts its Gkids distributed North American theatrical run on October 17th. A new trailer offers a preview of its English dub, which stars Chloe Grace Moretz, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Darren Criss, and Lucy Liu. Check it out after the jump.