GKIDS recently announced the license of the Future Boy Conan TV anime, which marked acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki's directorial debut back in 1978. Read on for the latest details.
Big news for fans of Hayao Miyazakai — his debut series, Future Boy Conan, will be available for the first time in North America later this year! The classic anime, beloved for years and recreated frame-for-frame in Keep Your Hands off Eizouken!, will be coming our way later this year. Get more details after the jump!
Before they gained acclaim through high-profile films, even the greatest of anime directors contributed to a variety of unlikely TV shows. Today on Why It Works, let's explore the small-screen origins of some of anime's greatest stars, and see how their roots helped shape their overall destinies!
NHK's Anime World website has announced that the digital remastered edition of Hayao Miyazaki-directed TV anime series Future Boy Conan will be aired on NHK General TV from May 4, 2020, as the replacement of the postponed new episodes of the Kingdom TV anime's third season. Hit the jump for more details.
After his time at Toei, Hayao Miyazaki spent the mid-to-late 70s working at Zuiyo Eizo/Nippon Animation on projects such as World Masterpiece Theater and Future Boy Conan - a 1978 adaptation of The Incredible Tide by Alexander Key that demonstrated many of the themes with which Miyazaki would become associated. The titular hero of that series is now being featured as a poseable figma from Max Factory and Good Smile Company.
Cinema Novecento, a small theater in Yokohama, is celebrating the 40th anniversary of Nippon Animation with a film festival that includes screenings from the original 16mm film elements. Hit the jump to learn more.
Ensky's TsumuTsumu ("stack stack") are one of a couple of lines of Japanese mini figures ready to be piled on the of geek desks and shelves (Plex's TsumiColle being another notable). And, TsumuTsumu has gotten some good licenses lately, including Nintendo and Studio Ghibli. Third in the latter offering, after Totoro and Kiki's kitties is a set of Castle in the Sky robots. Get a look after the jump.