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.
Studio Ghibli has updated their soundtrack offerings on the North American iTunes stores with music up to their brand new When Marnie Was There. See what's available after the jump.
Deadline has revealed that Kick-Ass' Chloe Grace Moretz will voice the title character in Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata's (Pom Poko, Grave of the Fireflies) The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya. Timed for the Oscars, distributor GKids has planned an October 17th date for its North American release. More after the jump.
A promo offers a first look at Ronia the Robber, a fall CG TV series directed by Studio Ghibli legend Hayao Miyazaki's son Goro Miyazaki at Polygon Pictures studio for NHK, based on Astrid Lindgren book. New ads also preview When Marnie Was There, the new Studio Ghibli movie from Secret World of Arrietty director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, opening July 19th. Check these out after the jump.
Japanese TV broadcast's of Studio Ghibli movies tend to elicit huge responses on social media. There's the "balse" case where Castle in the Sky broke a Twitter record as a key example. Last week's the NTV Friday Roadshow broadcsst of Princess Mononoke sent plenty of artists to Twitter and Pixiv. This week, program aired My Neighbor Tototro, and as you might guess, their was the response really roared. Get a look after the jump.