Mitsuo Iso has a pretty impressive career. Having animated on classics like Neon Genesis Evangelion, Porco Rosso, Ghost in the Shell, Kill Bill Vol. 1, and FLCL, Iso has now turned his eye toward directing with projects like Den-noh Coil. We had the opportunity to ask the industry veteran some questions about international collaboration, his key influences, and much more!
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Head's up, aviation fans: STUDIO GHIBLI FEST 2018, a year-long series of screenings sponsored by GKIDS and Fathom Events that celebrates the fantastical animated films of Studio Ghibli, is continuing in May with limited U.S. screenings of Porco Rosso, a 1992 film about an Italian aviator who has been mysteriously transformed into a pig. Hit the jump to learn more.
Last November, NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting station, aired a 50-minute special documentary program "NeverEnding Man Miyazaki Hayao." You might remember that this made news for comments about new projects and less-than-kind sentiments about artificial intelligence rendered models. New York's Japan Society has announced plans to present a US premiere screening of the documentary's theatrical version, plus, a 35mm screening of classic Porco Rosso in time for its 25th anniversary.
Are you a fan of Ghibli films? Wish there was more Porco Rosso in your life? Well now you can have some fun at the Hotel Adriano with this new miniatuart kit. Hit the jump for the details.
Anime goods maker Movic is working with Benelic, a company that creates adults oriented Studio Ghibli items, to produce a series of 3-function Sailor Pens (mechanical pencil, black ballpoint, and red ballpoint) decorated with designs inspired by My Neighbor Totoro, Laputa: Castle in the Sky and Porco Rosso. More after the jump.
With Studio Ghibli's Arrietty the Borrower hitting the UK, the Guardian profiled director Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Addressing what's next, the suggestion of previously mentioned/dismissed second Porco Rosso movie came up again. More after the jump.