A report coming out of China has announced that the domestic Chinese anime and manga has grown to 171.2 billion yuan (about 2.6 trillion yen or US$26.4 billion), surpassing the Japanese anime market which was valued at 2.15 trillion yen (US$20.4 billion) in 2017. See how the figures line up and the growth of the industries after the jump!
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.
Just in time for Halloween, GKIDS and Fathom Events are bringing Spirited Away, the Academy Award-winning 2001 film directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli, to select theaters in the United States as part of their on-going Studio Ghibli Fest 2018 programming. Hit the jump to learn more.
Looking for some stylish referential T-shirts to add to your wardrobe? Studio Ghibli has just rolled out nine! From the ham-loving Ponyo to the most memed moment of Castle in the Sky, they're all available now. Check them out after the jump!
Welcome No-Face into your home... you know, minus all the being-eaten stuff. Rather than offering gold, this little fella is dispensing your soy sauce. Read on for more!
The Donguri Kyowakoku stores across Japan, which are specialized in items inspired by the Studio Ghibli films, will start offering a "Spirited Away: No-Face Munching Saving Bank" from May 21. The store's official YouTube channel has posted a 80-second demonstration video to show how it eats coins placed on the dish.
If you’re a big Spirited Away fan, you’ll want to grab this piggy bank modeled after one of the most popular characters of all, No Face. Check out the bank after the jump!
Believe it or not, Studio Ghibli and director Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away is 15 years old. The feature originally debuted in 2001, and GKIDS is teaming up with Fathom Events and Hot Topic to present its limited return to U.S. theaters, with screenings planned at select cinemas nationwide. Read on for more.
Spirited Away is a memorable film in itself, but it's also got some delicious-looking dishes in it too. That's why this yakisoba based on No-Face is both cute and super yummy. Hit the jump for a look at the dish!
Cinefix's 8 Bit Cinema, which transforms popular movies into retro video game style art, has created a version of Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away that clocks in at less than 5 minutes. Hit the jump to check it out.
This weekend, Japan's NTV Friday Road Show celebrated Hayao Miyazaki's honorary Oscar with a presentation of his Oscar award winning Spirited Away. These broadcasts have a history of prompting social media responses, famously including breaking a Twitter record with Castle in the Sky's "Balse" spell. Plenty of fans chimed in to the latest, including notables like shoujo manga artist Arina Tanemura.
Mondo has announced the limited edition vinyl release of Studio Ghibli Kokyo Kyokushu, a compilation of selections from Studio Ghibli films Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, The Cat Returns and My Neighbors The Yamadas, featuring performances from the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Studio Ghibli Kokyo Kyokushu will be available for on vinyl for the first time on July 26 at mondotees.com. More after the jump.