hayao miyazaki

Underrated and Animated: The Most Underrated Films of the 2010s Part II

Underrated and Animated: The Most Underrated Films of the 2010s Part II

Welcome back to our discussion of the most underrated films of the 2010s. This time, we're taking on animated films. A couple of caveats: while normally, we'd eschew films that did well at the box office or won multiple awards, there are movies here that despite their successes still are not recognized for how amazing […]


Studio Ghibli And Visionary Director Hayao Miyazaki Coming Out Of Retirement For New Film

It was back in 2013 that visionary anime director Hayao Miyazaki (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, Totoro) announced he would be retiring from feature film development. Shortly thereafter in 2014, Studio Ghibli followed suit and said it would take a "brief pause" after Miyazaki's retirement. Now it seems that the lights have come […]

"Retirement" Here Used Loosely as Hayao Miyazaki Reportedly Prepping New Film

When legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki retired from directing in 2013 with his so-called final feature film, The Wind Rises, he must have been using the same definition of the word that legendary wrestler Ric Flair did during his many retirements. According to Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki (via a report on Anime News Network), Miyazaki is […]

Porco Rosso, Howl's Moving Castle And More Race In 8-Bit Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki

DesignTaxi spotted this tribute to Hayao Miyazaki by Pablo Fernandez Eyre. It renders the master's characters, like Princess Mononoke, Kiki, and Ashitako, and Miyazaki himself as 8-bit characters as the race to visit him: [vimeo]https://vimeo.com/104063954[/vimeo] Short, but quite charming. Porco Rosso is still my personal favorite — probably because it was the Miyazaki film I […]

Goodbye Ghibli? Or Is It Au Revoir?

I'm not telling the kids. Not yet anyway. STUDIO GHIBLI ANNOUNCES CLOSURE Toshio Suzuki has announced the closure of Studio Ghibli. Here's a translated version of the news article: "Just moments ago, Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli producer, announced on the TV show of the MBS Jounetsu Tairiku chain effectively as announced as sources close to […]

Four Minute Trailer For Studio Ghibli And Hayao Miyazaki's The Wind Rises

Giving us rather more footage than ever before, here's an extended trailer for Studio Ghibl's biopic of aeronautic engineer Jiro Horikoshi. There's some chat before hand, but once the footage comes, it rolls on and on… [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3AekHQy6lc[/youtube] Beautiful, for sure but how Western audiences might react to this specifically Japanese subject remains to be seen. […]

Miyazaki's Next Film "Realistic" And Not A Relaxing Watch

Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki has decided his next film won't be "the sort of work that everyone in the audience can relax and watch." Quotes from Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki were published this weekend on the Japanese site Hollywood Channel, and translated by the Anime News Network. Rather interestingly, Suzuki said that Miyazaki had predicted […]

Isao Takahata Still At Work On New Ghibli Film

Both of the wise old men of Ghibli are working up new projects. We've already talked about Hayao Miyazaki's next picture, which is said to be an "autobiography," and now Isao Takahati has confirmed that his next film should be with us in a couple of years' time. According to Cinema Today, via the Anime […]