Hayao Miyazaki's 2013 anime film Kaze Tachinu/The Wind Rises, which is considered as his last feature film, was aired on Nihon TV for the first time from 21:00 on February 20. Its average viewing rating was 19.5%, which was 10.3% lower than his previous film Ponyo aired in February 2010. Hit the jump for more story.
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.
The Nippon Academy-Sho Association has announced the winners of its 37th Japan Academy Prize, often referred to as the Japanese Academy Awards. Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises won the Prize for Animation of the Year, the 2nd prize for Miyazaki and fourth for Studio Ghibli. More after the jump.
If you were betting on the Oscars, Bovada had Frozen at 1/30 for Best Animated Featured film and the field, including Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises at 7/1. See how the safe bets won after the jump.
Hayao Miyazaki's Oscar nominated final anime movie, The Wind Rises, arrives in limited US theaters February 21, 2014 and expands on February 28, 2014. Touchstone's official Youtube channel for the feature has posted the TV spots for the coming release. Get a look after the jump.
V4 Record has begun offering Yasuyuki Okamura's Space Dandy opening "Viva Namida" on international digital music retailers. Meanwhile, Joe Hisaishi's soundtrack for Hayao Miyazaki's final movie, The Wind Rises, has been added to iTunes in the US and Canada as part of a move to bring more Studio Ghibli music to the iTunes Stores around the world. More after the jump.
Gunma Prefectural Police announced on January 27 that they arrested a 34-year-old unemployed man on suspicion of posting a 30-minute digest footage from Hayao Miyazaki's 2013 film The Wind Rises onto a video-sharing website FC2. The footage was surreptitiously filmed in a theater. Hit the jump for more details.
This year, 19 films were submitted for Best Animated Feature Oscar contention. Since at least 16 were accepted, a field of five films have received nominations, including Hayao Miyazaki's final anime feature, The Wind Rises. Meanwhile, Shuhei Morita's "Possessions" from Katsuhiro Otomo's Short Peace anthology was nominated for Best Animated Short Film. More after the jump.
Fresh off The Wind Rises being nominated for the "Best Foreign Language Film" Golden Globe, actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt commented to USA and social media about voicing plane designer Jiro Horikoshi in the English dub of the film. See what he had to say 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.