Tickets are now on sale for Studio Ghibli Fest 2017! Cinemas around the US will be offering season passes to all six films, many with special bonuses like posters and film cels! Hit the jump to find out more!
Viz Media had a slate of new licenses to announce at this weekend's Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) event, headlined by Sankichi Hinodeya's manga based on Nintendo shooter Splatoon. Other announcements included a Hello Kitty adult coloring book and Studio Ghibli anime movie picture books. More after the jump.
The Donguri Kyowakoku stores across Japan, which are specialized in items inspired by the Studio Ghibli films, will start offering a "Spirited Away: No-Face Munching Saving Bank" from May 21. The store's official YouTube channel has posted a 80-second demonstration video to show how it eats coins placed on the dish.
The Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan is gearing up to celebrate the simple pleasures of cooking and dining with a new art exhibition entitled "Taberu o Kaku" ("Drawing about Eating") that is planned and overseen by Goro Miyazaki. Hit the jump to learn more.
Following the original edition released in October 2013 and the second with two blue LED parts in November 2015, Bandai will release the third edition of its Robot Soldier action figure from Hayao Miyazaki's 1986 classic film Laputa: Castle in the Sky. With over 57 joints in its body, the latest edition is now able to make all of the robot's characteristic poses. Check out the product photos after the jump!
Film distributors GKIDS and Fathom Events are joining forces to sponsor a multi-month, limited theatrical screening movie festival for 6 classic Studio Ghibli animated films called "Studio Ghibli Fest 2017", which kicks off in June of 2017 with screenings of My Neighbor Totoro. Hit the jump to learn more.
It was reported last week that acclaimed Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki is again coming out of retirement to work on a new feature. Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki, who reportedly revealed the news at a pre-Oscars event in Los Angeles, talked about his real intention to Japanese press after the Oscar ceremony on Sunday.
The Red Turtle, a theatrical animated film directed by Michaël Dudok de Wit and co-produced by Wild Bunch and Studio Ghibli, took home the award for "Best Animated Feature-Independent" at the 44th annual Annie Awards ceremony, which was hosted on February 04, 2017, at UCLA's Royce Hall in Los Angeles, California. Hit the jump to learn more.
The Ghibli Museum, located in Inokashira Park in Mitaka-city, Tokyo, confirmed that it had attracted 10 million visitors in 15 years since its launch in October 2001, and held a ceremony to commemorate the record today on January 14, with Keiko Kiyohara, the Mayor of Mitaka-city as the guest. Hit the jump for more details.