Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company, one of the largest life insurance companies in Japan based in Tokyo, announced today that it has partnered with Studio Chizu, the internationally acclaimed animation film production which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in 2021. The studio's first original anime commercial for the collaboration is released today, October 22. Hit the jump for more details.
Summer Wars has been on an epic 10th-anniversary celebration with pop-up stores, exhibitions, and even a 4DX re-release in Japanese theaters. That all comes to a close with the final event of the celebration, which was announced on February 6, a Summer Wars Film Concert, featuring the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Hit the jump to learn more!
It’s been over 10 years since Mamoru Hosoda’s Madhouse produced film Summer Wars was first screened in Japan and over the last year, Hosoda’s Studio Chizu has been running the 10th Anniversary Project for the film titled “UPDATE.” For the newest event, they're re-releasing the film in 4DX! Hit the jump to learn more!
Mirai, the latest animated theatrical film from director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, has been nominated in the category of "Best Animated Film" for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, a prestigious industry event that recognizes excellence in film and television art. Hit the jump to learn more.
In a move that has got fans' hearts a-flutter, Studio Chizu (The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, MIRAI) recently published a mysterious countdown website that references words and images from the 2006 film, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Hit the jump to learn more.
Following the second one with its theme song "Mirai no Theme," the official website for Mamoru Hosoda's upcoming new original anime feature Mirai no Mirai (Mirai of The Future)/MIRAI has started streaming a 90-second third trailer introducing its ED theme song "Uta no Kisha" (The Song Train) also by 65-year-old singer-songwriter Tatsuro Yamashita. Watch the latest clip with newly-introduced footage after the jump!
New York-based film distributor GKIDS is heading to France for the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival, and they're bringing MIRAI, the latest fantastical anime film from director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, with them. Hit the jump to learn more.