Why not close out this year's Earth Day with an anime marathon? We're going over five titles that fit today's theme, from the targeted preservation of My Neighbor Totoro to the full-on philosophy of Earth Maiden Arjuna. Check out our picks, and share yours, 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.
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.
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.
What would you do if you found an Ohmu in your kitchen? One intrepid fan snapped a photo for his friends. Fortunately, it wasn't a life-sized Ohmu -- just a piece of bamboo doing a surprisingly good impression. Hit the jump to see it!
A clever engineer has reproduced the look of Nausicaä's glider with a functional aircraft that completed its first test-flight on July 31, 2016, at the Takikawa Sky Park in Nakajimacho, Takikawa City, Hokkaido, Japan. Hit the jump to soar the friendly skies.
Cafe Reo is releasing a series of pull-back racer toys based on the much beloved animated films of Studio Ghibli. Hit the jump to check them out.
"Hideaki Anno's Tokusatsu Museum" opened at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo this week, with the tokusatsu fanboy turned Evangelion creator curating a showcase of the artifacts from Japan's great special effect driven works such as Godzilla, Ultraman and Gamera. Get a look inside after the jump.