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 […]
Fandom fashion brand Her Universe continues to carry some of the most interesting licenses for their clothing and accessory lines. Champions of the social media sales game, the folks at HU posted their newest set of “Monday Must Haves”, which just happen to be from their Studio Ghibli line. Fans of the classic animated feature […]
NativeGold recently had a successful pop-up shop at Claremont’s A Shop Called Quest. The collection was focused around Studio Ghibli.
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 […]
Studio Ghibli has adapted Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter based on the novel by Astrid Lindgren for Amazon Prime. It tells the story of Ronja, the daughter of a professional robber, who realizes the complicated nature of her father’s profession when she befriends Birk, the child of a rival tribe. She struggles to balance this friendship […]
Artist, animator and color designer Michiyo Yasuda has passed away last week at the age of 77. Yasuda, born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, was part of Studio Ghibli when it was founded in 1985 by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. She was the head of the color department until 2008 when she retired after […]
Michaël Dudok de Wit‘s animated film The Red Turtle presents the first co-production from the storied Japanese Studio Ghibli. Judging from the following trailer, the film marks the beginning of a new era for the company as it uses its name to bring attention to new animators. The film looks stunning, but still keeping with […]
Daisy Ridley headlines the North American voice cast of Only Yesterday, a 1991 Studio Ghibli film written and directed by Isao Takahata. In the new dub, Ridley plays twenty-seven-year-old Taeko. While on a train trip to the country, she is reminded of her life as a young girl in 1966. [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gSKk-wwLsY[/youtube] The film goes […]
Here is an idea. Mix two beloved Japanese pop cultural corner stones and watch the internet swoon. That’s exactly what artist Matt Vince (via Kotaku) has done, by creating these posters for a Legend of Zelda Studio Ghibli movie. There are three and they show off Link, Zelda and Ganandorf respectively. They really are gorgeous and capture Ghibli […]
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 […]
Isao Takahata, co-founder of Studio Ghibli, may be best known stateside for Grave of the Fireflies, one of the most depressing, yet beautiful movies ever made. Not all of his films are as intense, but they are well crafted and worth the time. Kyle Pinion over at the Beat reports GKIDS has acquired Takahata’s 1991 […]
by Jeremy Konrad Pictures by Marilyn Weiss Thursday night at SDCC, the Hyatt hosted a rollicking good time as Ashley Eckstein’s Her Universe hosted a fashion show dedicated to finding the next big designer for her hugely successful line of clothes for geeky women of all ages. Co-Sponsored by the increasingly nerdy HQ Hot Topic […]
In what’s being called a “Farewell Masterpiece” from Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, given the unclear status of the studio’s production in the future, The Wind Rises may indeed be a bit of a swan song, for now. The home theater version of the animated film is getting special treatment in its packaging options, including […]
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 […]
This must have been in production long before Hayao Miyazaki announced his latest retirement. Maybe they got to work the last time he said he was quitting.
Creepy ghost children alert!
A gorgeous three-minute trailer for Studio Ghibli's next feature, Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, plus a making-of.
This feels so fresh and is so brilliantly emotive that I simply can't wait to see what else the movie will have to surprise us with.
Not one of the studio's fantasy pieces, but does fit pretty comfortably into their brand of melancholy memoir, comparing well to Ocean Waves or Only Yesterday.
There's not much to go on yet but some clues that next year's Ghibli film will be a sequel to Porco Rosso set against the Spanish Civil War.