Legendary writer and director, Hayao Miyazaki accepted an honorary Oscar this weekend, highlighting his prolific career. While the road hasn't been smooth over the past few years for the Studio Ghibli head honcho, there's no... read
I know you have all been staying up at night, thinking about what to get me for Christmas. Luckily, all your problems have been solved! I present to you, the snoring Totoro! I mean, how adorable is this little guy? I need it now! read
Studio Ghibli may be pondering its potentially bleak future right about now, but that doesn't mean it won't be delivering dreams to the screen for people in the meantime.
Case in point: Distributor GKids has just released a ... read
More of a reboot, really It looks like a number of rumors swirling around the internet have just been confirmed: The legendary production house Studio Ghibli - they of a large proportion of anime films worth watching - might shutting down. The announ... read feature
There's a lot of whispers going around about the upcoming animated film, When Marnie was There. The movie is the famed animation house Studio Ghibli's first film without any involvement from founders Isao Takahata and Hayao ... read
I was visiting Japan in November of last year, when the advertising for The Tale of the Princess Kaguya was in full swing. Every time I turned on the television, walked into a music store, or bought a movie ticket, ... read
Just about everyone is a big fan of Hayao Miyazaki's output, especially Princess Mononoke. But I imagine not as many folks know about the original story (of the same name) that Miyazaki put together. The book was a collection... read
The Wind Rises opened in theaters last Friday in the States, did you see it? Yes? Great. Because now you can pick up a copy of Toshio Okada's review and critique of this Hayao Miyazaki masterpiece on Amazon, in English.
They're really serious about promoting the upcoming Kiki's Delivery Service live-action film. So serious, that the studio had its star actress Fuka Koshiba suspended 15 meters in air from a crane while dressed in costume... read
Here are the two latest TV spots from Touchstone Pictures, advertising The Wind Rises. They're definitely playing up the whole "Hayao Miyazaki's last film" angle, especially with awards just around the corner. While I'm not ... read
Some of you may know that in addition to panhandling and being managing editor of Japanator, I also am a freelance graphic designer, often creating prints for gallery shows and clients. As such, I like to pay attention to the... read
It's not often that Studio Ghibli delves into the world of TV anime but according to a new report the famed studio will be doing just that with the help of Polygon Pictures who will producing the animation. In the report, it ... read
There is so much going on for Hayao Miyzaki right now. It was recently his birthday, he's making his last film, and he's retiring. He's a mastermind, really. No one can argue with that after seeing his films and following alo... read
Totoro pastries: the Ghibli nerd's way of preparing food that makes everyone happy before they even take a bite. In fact, they might not want to take a bite at all because of how dang cute these things come out. But that'd b... read
A new figure is being released in honor of Hayao Miyzaki, and it's not Ghibli themed. Martin Hsu has designed a 6 inch tall figure of the man himself. That's right, we finally get a Miyazaki figure! How cool is that?
Bigshot ... read
You may or may not have already seen these pictures floating around on Imgur the past couple of days. Yes, that's right. Someone has taken the time to recreate the memorable scenery of Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away. For someo... read
According to a recent tweet, Studio Ghibli will be adding more soundtracks from their library to the Apple iTunes digital marketplace -- at least, more than there already were to begin with and that's not many. In fact, a sea... read
With only two months until The Wind Rises blows into US theaters, the dubbing process is well under way. Leading the movie will be Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Jiro Horikoshi, along with Emily Blunt as his love interest, Nahoko Sa... read
Sure, we may still be waiting for both The Wind Rises and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya to venture out of Japan, but let's forget that for a minute and get excited for another new film! Film distributor TOHO has recently re... read
By now, you may have already happened upon this trailer for the upcoming live-action Kiki's Delivery Service, and if you're like me, you must have found it painful to watch. Although I loved the original animated featur... read
Did you know that Ghibli legends Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata were once creating an animated adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking? This was back in 1971, and while the duo had been co-directing episodes of L... read
When the word "censorship" gets dropped, most anime fans have an immediate negative, knee-jerk reaction. There's a good reason why, as most censorship in anime is cheap-looking and degrading to the original work. But, what if... read
It's still Black Friday weekend, and with Cyber Monday right around the corner, there's plenty of savings to go around. While most consumers have kept their eyes glued to Amazon's amazing lightning deals, I've been digging ar... read
This past weekend, the latest film from Studio Ghibli and Isao Takahata arrived in Japanese theaters. The Tale of Princess Kaguya was the director's long awaited return, as he had not had a film release in nearly 15 years. It... read
Let Miyazaki indulge in his greatest filmmaking moment Hayao Miyazaki's latest movie, The Wind Rises, is a story about a historic person: the project lead on the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter plane. It's decidedly unlike the imaginative, family-friendly adventures that Studio Ghibl... read feature
Oh hey, it's Kristina with another update on the amazing stickers LINE has updated their store with recently! You can see images of all the stickers I'm talking about in this post down in the gallery.
First is a new set by Gh... read
Isao Takahata's first film in roughly 14 years is finally upon us! Well, it's upon Japan! This weekend The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Kaguya-hime Monogatari) will open in Japanese theaters, but Ghibli appears to be doing heavy ... read
Here's a quick look at The Wind Rises from Disney (and Touchstone Pictures)! This is the first official trailer for the film in the US, but it doesn't feature any dialogue at all. I imagine the dub is not anywhere near finis... read
Halloween may be on the 31st of October, but that's not stopping the people of Kawasaki City from having their yearly parade before Hallow's Eve engulfs our lives. Overall, the attendees at the event continue to put on a grea... read
VIZ Media's Studio Ghibli Library imprint is celebrating 25 years of the beloved My Neighbor Totoro by releasing a new novel as well as a brand new edition of the My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book. Both titles will be available... read
72 year old Hayao Miyazaki announced his retirement from making feature-length films at Italy's Venice Film Festival during a press conference.
To give you all an idea of how big this news was here in Japan, the announc... read
I always make time to browse around Ghibli stores throughout Japan whenever I run in to them, even if I don't plan on spending any money. They're just magical, and always make me smile.
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