Toshio Suzuki, the 66-year-old former president of Studio Ghibli, talked to the press and gave his opinion on the box office failure of the studio's latest anime film When Marnie Was There directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi after a talk event held at the Daikanyama Tsutaya bookstore in Tokyo on August 18. Hit the jump for the details.
Amazon has begun listing a November 18th release day for Hayao Miyazaki's final anime movie, The Wind Rises. Walt Disney Home Entertainment presents Studio Ghibli's story of plane designer Jiro Horikoshi is coming to DVD and Blu-ray. Also on that date, they will be releasing Kiki's Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke on Blu-ray.
Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli co-founders never seemed convinced that he'd be able to entirely step away from anime. Fellow director Isao Takahata noted that "[Miyazaki] said, 'This time, I am serious,' but I think there is a decent chance that may change. I think so, since I've known him a long time. Don't be at all surprised if that happens." Now, former president and producer Toshio Suzuki is leaving the door open.
Studio Ghibli co-founder, producer and former president Toshio Suzuki appeared on MBS's documentary profile series Jounetsu Tairiku this weekend, and made comments that suggest that fundamental changes may be underway at the revered studio. More after the jump.
The occasion seems to have passed largely unmarked upon in Japan, but 25 years ago today, Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's beloved adaptation of Eiko Kadono's Kiki's Delivery Service debuted in theaters. More after the jump.
Studio Ghibli's latest anime film When Marnie Was There directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi opened in Japan with 461 screens on July 19 and earned a very disappointing 379,000,000 yen (about US$3,734,000) in its first weekend. It was only 42% of his first feature film in 2010, The Secret World of Arrietty. Hit the jump for more details.