Studio Ghibli is bringing back its replica Levistone, and it's been updated with more functions! The necklace responds to the magic words from Castle in the Sky and will interact with a music box being released next month. Check it out after the jump.
"STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018", a year-long series of limited theatrical screenings of classic Studio Ghibli films sponsored by GKIDS and Fathom Events, continues in June with three showings of Pom Poko, a 1994 animated film directed by Isao Takahata about a group of shape-shifting racoon dogs struggling to protect their homes from real estate developers. Hit the jump to learn more.
Looking for some stylish referential T-shirts to add to your wardrobe? Studio Ghibli has just rolled out nine! From the ham-loving Ponyo to the most memed moment of Castle in the Sky, they're all available now. Check them out after the jump!
Mitsuo Iso has a pretty impressive career. Having animated on classics like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Porco Rosso, Ghost in the Shell, Kill Bill Vol. 1, and FLCL, Iso has now turned his eye toward directing with projects like Den-noh Coil. We had the opportunity to ask the industry veteran some questions about international collaboration, his key influences, and much more!
Lupin III and his gang have comics, TV shows, films, games, and live events to their name – so it's no wonder the show has made itself an almost inextricable part of anime as we know it. Whether it's offhand references, straight-up inspiration, or fashion sense, we can see the show's influence all over the shows we love. Hit the jump for just a few ways Lupin III has become a permament part of the anime world!
The beautiful and iconic robot soldier from Studio Ghibli's Laputa: Castle in the Sky is now available as an action figure. Oh, and it comes with a fully-posable Muska, for all your "robot and bad guy needs." Check out images and find out where to get yours after the jump!
Head's up, aviation fans: STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018, a year-long series of screenings sponsored by GKIDS and Fathom Events that celebrates the fantastical animated films of Studio Ghibli, is continuing in May with limited U.S. screenings of Porco Rosso, a 1992 film about an Italian aviator who has been mysteriously transformed into a pig. Hit the jump to learn more.
Previously announced with a tentative opening date of 2020, it now appears that the "Ghibli Park" amusement park attraction is aiming to open in Moricoro Park (also known as Love Earth Expo Memorial Park) in Nagakute City in 2022, and now Studio Ghibli and Aichi Prefecture have revealed concept artwork as well as the park's general design philosophy. Hit the jump to explore.
It is with a heavy heart that Crunchyroll reports the death of Isao Takahata, a legendary anime director and one of the co-founders of Studio Ghibli. Hit the jump to learn more.
GKIDS and Fathom Events are continuing the 2018 STUDIO GHIBLI FEST with special screenings of The Cat Returns, a 2002 fantasy adventure film directed by Hiroyuki Morita, that will play in some 700 theaters in the United States on April 22, 23, and 25, 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.