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3:00 PM on 03.12.2014

Ghibli's 'The Tale of the Princess Kaguya' gets U.S. distributor

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, ...

Dae Lee


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10:00 AM on 03.08.2014

Viz releasing Princess Mononoke: The First Story

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...

Ben Huber

5:00 PM on 03.04.2014

The original Otaking and his 99 cents on The Wind Rises

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. Toshi...

Jeff Chuang

7:00 PM on 02.22.2014

Kiki actress takes broom flight to promote upcoming film

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...

Tim Sheehy

7:00 PM on 02.13.2014

Here's two US TV spots for The Wind Rises

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 ...

Ben Huber

6:00 PM on 02.04.2014

Bruce Yan mixes logos and Ghibli in solo art show

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...

Ben Huber

5:00 PM on 02.01.2014

Studio Ghibli, Goro Miyazaki to create fall TV series

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 ...

LB Bryant

4:00 PM on 01.31.2014

Does Miyazaki dislike anime fans?

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...

Amber Hunt

4:00 PM on 01.22.2014

Nerds in the kitchen alert: Totoro toaster pastries

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...

Kristina Pino

2:00 PM on 01.16.2014

Get your Miyazaki figure soon

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 ...

Amber Hunt

9:00 AM on 01.16.2014

Minecraft meets Studio Ghibli

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...

Amber Hunt





8:00 PM on 01.11.2014

More Hisaishi, Ghibli soundtracks headed to iTunes

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...

Tim Sheehy