Studio Ghibli's The Wind Rises, a retelling of the life of engineer Jiro Horikoshi, is becoming an audio drama for TBS Radio. Two TBS announcers will take on the roles of Horikoshi and his wife in the two-part production. Hit the jump to find out more!
Animate International revealed yesterday that four more vinyl records will be joining the Studio Ghibli Vinyl Records collection with remastered songs from Ponyo, The Wind Rises, and The Tale of Princess Kaguya, with new covers, commentary, and liner notes to help complete these releases. Check out the gorgeous covers after the jump!
Studio Ghibli announced on their website today they will be will releasing high-quality images from all their films on the website in batches starting from this month. With 50 images released of 8 movies so far, there's a lot of choice for your next wallpaper background. Learn more after the jump!
Dai Nippon Kaiga, the Japanese publisher of Monthly Model Graphix magazine, is publishing a book entitled The Wind Rises: Hayao Miyazaki's Daydream Comeback, which features comics and essays penned by Hayao Miyazaki. Hit the jump to learn more.
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.