At a presentation for Santa Company: The Secret of Christmas that was held on June 10, 2019, at the Finnish embassy in Tokyo, director Kenji Itoso was asked to comment on his time as a student at Studio Ghibli under Hayao Miyazaki, and in the process he shared a tale of the world-famous director revealing a blood-curdling truth about the titular character of the classic 1988 animated children's film, My Neighbor Totoro. Hit the jump to learn more.
GKIDS and Fathom Events have more on the way for Studio Ghibli Fest 2019, and the next showing is a big one. Next month, fans in the U.S. will be able to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind anime film, with select cinemas showing the feature on May 20 and 21. Read on for more.
Here's one for all you collectors out there: Studio Ghibli is publishing a Japanese Bluray & DVD home video release entitled Ghibli ga Ippai SPECIAL Short Short 1992 - 2016, a home video collection including 33 of the studio's short animated works. Hit the jump to learn more.
Some quick news for all of you fans of Hayao Miyazaki's classic manga, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind: the primary key visual for the new kabuki stage play production based on all seven volumes of the series has been revealed. Hit the jump to check it out.
Following Lupin the Third: Lupin vs. the Clone released today in Japan, Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro will get its 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray from VAP at 8,424 yen (about 75.5 US dollars) on July 24, 2019. The classic anime film celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Hit the jump for more details.
A local ship repair business near Shimonada Station in Ehime Prefecture is having a hard time with over-enthusiastic fans of the 2001 Studio Ghibli animated film, Spirited Away, after a section of their dockyard was incorrectly attributed as being the model for a scene from the film on the Internet, prompting visiting tourists to transform the spot into an unofficial pilgrimage point. Hit the jump to learn more.
GKIDS and Fathom Events are once again joining forces for the third annual Studio Ghibli Fest, a series of limited theatrical screenings that celebrates the internationally beloved animated works of Studio Ghibli, and now the new schedule and line-up have been announced for 2019. Hit the jump to learn more.
It is officially confirmed today that internationally acclaimed Japanese anime director Hayao Miyazaki's early work Kaze no Tani no Nausicaa/Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind will get its kabuki play adaptation in December 2019. 41-year-old kabuki star Kikunosuke Oue IV is cast as the protagonist Nausicaa. Hit the jump for more details.
New York-based film distributor GKIDS has unveiled a new trailer for Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki, a 2016 documentary film that chronicles two years of the legendary animator's life and that depicts him coming out of retirement to create the short 3DCG animation film, Boro the Caterpillar. Hit the jump to check it out.
Re:ZERO shows off new trailer and 1/1 scale bust figure, Konosuba film set for 2019, Mob Psycho 100 headed to toonami, & MORE! Hit the jump for the highlights of the hottest news in anime!
Last month, GKIDS announced plans to bring 2016 documentary Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki to cinemas in the United States. Now we have concrete dates beyond the winter release window, with the feature lined up for nationwide screenings this December. Read on for details.