It's Studio Ghibli's 34th anniversary, one that's worth celebrating. What do we find most impressive about the masterpieces the studio makes? Find out after the jump!
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.
Some quick news for all you Studio Ghibli fans out there: Ghibli Park, a family-friendly tourism destination celebrating the films of Studio Ghibli, is currently on-schedule to open in Aichi Prefecture during the Fall season of 2022. Hit the jump to learn more.
Studio Ghibli Fest 2019, a series of limited theatrical screenings for Studio Ghibli's animated films sponsored by GKIDS and Fathom Events, continues in July of 2019 with a two-day screening of Yoshifumi Kondo's heart-warming 1995 film about following your dreams, Whisper of the Heart. Hit the jump to learn more.
Who's the greatest anime composer of the Heisei Era? goo Ranking put it to the fans! We've got the top five results after the jump — where did your favorites land in the rankings?
The "Toshio Suzuki and Ghibli" exhibition dedicated to the words and illustrations by Toshio Suzuki, the former president of Studio Ghibli and producer of its anime feature films, opened at the Edocco culture hall at Kanda Myojin shrine in Tokyo today. Check out photos and videos from its press preview on Friday after the jump!
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.
Want to try some food from Spirited Away, but don't want to turn into a pig? Tokyo's upcoming Studio Ghibli Exhibit has you covered! Check out their cafe's menu offerings, plus a sneak peek at the exhibit itself, after the jump.
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.