Hayao Miyazaki has been making overtures towards stepping back from making anime for decades. So, it's not just denial about losing that revered director causing some to second guess his September retirement announcement. Partner and Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata is one of the people who isn't too sure. More after the jump.
Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata explored distinctive visual techniques for his last movie, watercolor style adaptation of family comic strip My Neighbors the Yamadas. 14 years later, he has again tried something different with the emakimono picture scroll inspired retelling of the legend of Princess Kaguya. See the latest preview footage after the jump.
A new ad featuring actress/singer/spokesperson Nao Matsushita is co-promoting Studio Ghibli's upcoming anime feature Princess Kaguya and Eyeful Home, makers of single family wooden houses. Get a look after the jump.
In her latest tutorial, divisive Japanese vlogger Asahi Sasaki demonstrates how to use makeup to transform yourself into the titular heroine of Hayao Miyazaki's proto-Studio Ghibli classic Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind. Get a look after the jump.
Retro glasses aren't just for hipsters. Replicas of the glasses worn by Zero designer Jiro Horikoshi as seen in Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises are proving to be hot sellers at the Studio Ghibli museum. More after the jump.
Distributor Toho recently reported that Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises topped 10 billion yen ($101 million) by the week of September 11th, attracting about 8.1 million moviegoers in the 54 days after it opened on July 20, and holding top spot for eight consecutive weeks. Still, the movie might have not turned a profit yet. More after the jump.
Originally intended to open on July 20th to coincide with Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind is Rising, Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's first movie in 14 years, Kaguya-hime no Monogatari, was delayed to the fall. Looking ahead to the November 23rd release, nine new preview images have been presented. Get a look after the jump.
Following Hayao Miyazaki's retirement press conference on September 6, Culture Convenience Club which owns Tsutaya, the largest chain of DVD/CD rental shops and bookstores in Japan, conducted a survey asking 1,251 members on his anime films including their most favorite works. Check the result after the jump.
At Hayao Miyazaki's retirement press conference, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki announced that the studio planned to release its next feature in summer of 2014. In a recent interview, Suzuki revealed the film is directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the director of the studio's 2010 film The Secret World of Arrietty. Hit the jump for more.
Disney and Studio Ghibli have announced that Hayao Miyazaki's final anime movie, The Wind Rises, is set for limited release in North American theaters on February 21 and will expand a week later. Under the Touchstone Pictures banner, the film also will play Oscar-qualifying engagements in New York and Los Angeles on November 8-14. More after the jump.