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Japan’s Grand Old Man Of Anime Is Making One Last Film

Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli said in 2013 that he was retiring. Now, aged 80, he’s back at work, the film titled How Do You Live? “I am making this movie,” he says “because I do not have the answer.” – T — The New York Times Style Magazine
Tags: Art, Japan, Media, Hayao Miyazaki, Ghibli

A Haunting ‘Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind’ Print By Karl Fitzgerald is Debuting at Bottleneck Gallery

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind turned 35 last year, but it’s never too late to celebrate a stone-cold classic. Hayao Miyazaki‘s fantasy epic, which would become the inaugural film for the animation titan Studio Ghibli, has a haunting new art print courtesy of artist Karl Fitzgerald, whose work is debuting on Bottleneck Gallery today. Fitzgerald, known for his dark and moody takes on blockbusters and fantasy epics, turns to two Japanese classics with his new art prints for Bottleneck Gall...
Tags: Art, Movies, Miyazaki, Hayao-Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Cool Stuff, Karl, Fitzgerald, Seven Samurai, Bottleneck Gallery, Hideaki Anno, Nausicaa, Karl Fitzgerald, Akiro Kurosawa, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Odachi

A Magical Look Inside the Painting Process of Studio Ghibli Artist Kazuo Oga The magic of Studio Ghibli’s films owes much to their characters: the high-flying Princess Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind; the World War I-fighter ace-turned-swine Porco Rosso; the spirited ten-year-old Chihiro, spirited away into the realm of folklore; the dog-raccoon-bear-cat forest spirit known only as Totoro. But to understand what makes these figures come alive, we must remember that they inhabit living worlds. A Ghibli production stan...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Japan, College, Animation, Seoul, Hayao Miyazaki, Valley, Facebook Twitter, Bob Ross, Mononoke, Toshio Suzuki, Kaguya, Ghibli, Kazuo Oga

‘My Neighbor Hayao’ is Filled With Whimsical Art Inspired by the Works of Hayao Miyazaki

In 2017, Spoke Art Gallery held its first annual Hayao Miyazaki-inspired art exhibit in San Francisco, featuring art from over 250 artists who celebrated the legendary filmmaker with creations that brought guests into the whimsical worlds created by Miyazaki. Now, Spoke Art has collected the Miyazaki-inspired art into a book, My Neighbor Hayao: Art Inspired by the Films of Miyazaki, which goes on sale today. In the introduction for My Neighbor Hayao, curator Ken Harmon Hashimoto cites a scen...
Tags: Art, Books, Movies, San Francisco, Features, Ursula, Miyazaki, Hayao-Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Cool Stuff, Ken Harman, Kiki, San Francisco Los Angeles, Spoke Art, Featured Stories Sidebar, Jorge R Gutierrez

Studio Ghibli Puts Online 400 Images from Eight Classic Films, and Lets You Download Them for Free

Japan’s Studio Ghibli has long been protective of their intellectual property, with Hayao Miyazaki and his team overseeing how their characters are merchandized, as well as carefully making sure foreign distribution of their films stay faithful to the original. (Miyazaki famously--although apocryphally--sent Miramax’s Harvey Weinstein a katana sword along with a note reading “No Cuts,” because the mogul and all-around bad person was notorious for recutting Asian films for western audiences). I...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, College, Netflix, Animation, Harvey Weinstein, States, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Miramax, Facebook Twitter, KCRW, Suzuki, Marnie

First Look: The Academy Museum to Open With a Hayao Miyazaki Retrospective Exhibit

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the few anime filmmakers who can claim crossover success, with beloved classics like My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away leaving an indelible mark on global pop culture (and the latter winning the director a much-deserved Oscar). But the Studio Ghibli filmmaker has never yet had a North American museum retrospective dedicated to his art and works. Until now. The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced that its inaugural exhibition will be Hayao Miyazaki, a retrospe...
Tags: Art, Japan, Movies, La, Exhibition, Anime, Academy Awards, Isao Takahata, Miyazaki, Hayao-Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Totoro, Japan Japan, Mononoke, Toshio Suzuki, Laputa

Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki Teaches You How to Draw Totoro in Two Minutes

This is something you can do at home. Everyone, please draw pictures —Toshio Suzuki There’s no shortage of online tutorials for fans who want to draw Totoro, the  enigmatic title character of Studio Ghibli’s 1988 animated feature, My Neighbor Totoro: There’s a two-minute, non-narrated, God's-Eye-view with shading... A detailed geometry-based step-by-step… A ten-minute version for kids that utilizes a drinking glass and a bottle cap to get the proportions right prior to penciling, inking,...
Tags: Google, Art, Film, College, Animation, K-12, Hayao Miyazaki, Facebook Twitter, Totoro, Toshio Suzuki, Totoro Kiki, Ayun Halliday, Studio Ghibli Museum Build Your Own Miniature Sets

Studio Ghibli released magnificent free backgrounds for videoconferencing

Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli has released stunning free backgrounds for videoconferencing software like Zoom. Change your set and setting to Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, and four other enchanting film scenes. Download them here: "Studio Ghibli wallpaper that can be used for web conferences" (via Open Culture)
Tags: Art, Post, News, Illustration, Animation, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Zoom, Videoconferencing, Mononoke Castle

Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli Releases Free Backgrounds for Virtual Meetings: Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away & More

To a degree that surpasses any other studio in animation history, Studio Ghibli has created a reality of its own. All of its fans around the world appreciate the artistry of its films, directed by such luminaries of Japanese animation as Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and many appreciate it so fervently that they'd prefer to occupy any of Ghibli's worlds to this one. The studio has responded to their desires by not just continuing to produce motion pictures — the "retired" Miyazaki is now at...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Japan, Film, College, Animation, Tokyo, Seoul, Isao Takahata, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Facebook Twitter, Nagoya, Kaguya

Tiny Home setups that prove why micro-living will be the next big trend: Part 2

Minimalism has reached a level of popularity that is unbelievable, and it has even extended to our style of living and architecture! With everyone veering towards the path of micro-living, while simultaneously breaking ties with materialism, tiny homes are the future. More and more individuals and families are opting for simple, comfortable and functional tiny houses. Hence, we’ve curated a collection of fascinating mini homes to give you a crash course on micro-living!The Pacific Harbor is a ti...
Tags: Design, Fox, Architecture, Romania, Ohio, Hayao Miyazaki, Tiny Homes, Micro Living, Baluchon, Jacob Witzling, YD Design Storm, Robin Falck, Modern Tiny Living, Sara Underwood, Design Storm, Green/Sustainable

Joe Hisaishi: Summer

Originally a part of the score for the 1999 film Kikujiro, prolific composer Joe Hisaishi’s “Summer” (which reappears, now remastered for an upcoming “best of” compilation) delicately balances piano and orchestral instruments to form a soundscape of immense depth. With an accompanying black and white video of Hisaishi guiding the ups and downs of the track’s introduction and subsequently playing the piano, “Summer” reenters listeners’ lives …
Tags: Design, Netflix, Culture, Classical Music, Scores, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Classical, Listenup, Joe Hisaishi, Hisaishi, Composers

A Beautiful New Book of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Visual History of 200 Japanese Masterpieces Created Between 1680 and 1938

Japanese woodblock prints, especially in the style known in Japanese as ukiyo-e, or "pictures of the floating world," portray the social, natural, and supernatural realms in a way no other art form ever has. They also repay the attention you give them, one reason we here on Open Culture have tried to share with you every opportunity to download them — from the archive at, for example, or at the Library of Congress — and build your own digital collection. But appreciating Japanese w...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Art, Books, Japan, Congress, College, Andy Warhol, Seoul, Hayao Miyazaki, Minneapolis Institute Of Art, Facebook Twitter, Taschen, Colin Marshall, Ukiyo, Andrew LaSane

The airships of Hayao Miyazaki's wonderful films

Film editor Andrew Saladino of the Royal Ocean Film Society analyzes the exquisitely engineered airships in the films of Hayao Miyazaki. Miyazaki's father owned an airplane factory during World War II and thus it's no surprise that Miyazaki would pay close attention to the design and cinematic use of airships in his movies.
Tags: Video, Design, Movies, News, Film, Filmmaking, Animation, Airplanes, Cartoons, Flights, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Andrew Saladino, Hayao Miyazaki Miyazaki, Royal Ocean Film Society


Ariduka55 is the handle of an unnamed Japanese artist who, among other subjects, has a series of images in which humans are juxtaposed against unnaturally large animals, both real and imaginary. These are presented in a style that is influenced by concept art, anime, and in particular, the anime designs of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. I can’t find a normal website for the artist, other than Tumblr and Twitter, and a Pixiv site (that requires an account to view more than the first few imag...
Tags: Art, Twitter, Illustration, Hayao Miyazaki, Concept & Visual Dev

The First American Picture Book, Wanda Gág’s Millions of Cats (1928)

For better (I’d say), or worse, the internet has turned cat people into what may be the world’s most powerful animal lobby. It has brought us fascinating animated histories of cats and animated stories about the cats of gothic genius and cat-loving author and illustrator Edward Gorey; cats blithely leaving inky pawprints on medieval manuscripts and politely but firmly refusing to be denied entry into a Japanese art museum. It has given us no shortage of delightful photos of artists with their c...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, History, K-12, Literature, Charles Dickens, Hayao Miyazaki, Ucla, Edward Gorey, Facebook Twitter, Pete, Greenwich Village, Josh Jones, Durham NC Follow

Moebius Draws Adventurous Ads for Maxwell House Coffee (1989)

What do you do after you’ve helped create one of the “first anti-heroes in Western comics”; pioneered the underground comics industry and heavy metal album covers; won the enduring admiration of Federico Fellini, Stan Lee, and Hayao Miyazaki; and brought your distinctive creative style to the look of sci-fi classics like Blade Runner, Alien, Tron, and The Abyss? Sit back, have a coffee, and design a series of ads for Maxwell House. Why not? You’re Moebius. You can draw whatever you want. No one...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Art, College, Mexico, France, Africa, Algeria, Seattle, Hayao Miyazaki, Tintin, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dune, Facebook Twitter, Moebius, Maxwell House

Two Cats Keep Trying to Get Into a Japanese Art Museum … and Keep Getting Turned Away: Meet the Thwarted Felines, Ken-chan and Go-chan

Paging director Hayao Miyazaki. A compelling subject for a feature length animation is hanging around the sliding glass doors of Hiroshima Prefecture’s Onomichi City Museum of Art. In June of 2016, a black tomcat started showing up at the museum on the regular, for reasons unknown. Those open to the sort of narrative whimsy at which Miyazaki excels might choose to believe that the beast was drawn by a cat-themed exhibit of work by noted wildlife photographer and filmmaker Mitsuaki Iw...
Tags: Google, Art, Comedy, NYC, College, Life, Boston, Museums, New York Public Library, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Public Garden, Ken, Facebook Twitter, Onomichi, Hiroshima Prefecture

Moebius Gives 18 Wisdom-Filled Tips to Aspiring Artists

Jean Giraud, aka Moebius, was a comic book artist who combined blinding speed with boundless imagination. He shaped the look of Alien, Empire Strikes Back and The Fifth Element. He reimagined the Silver Surfer for Stan Lee. And he is an acknowledged influence on everyone from Japanese animating great Hayao Miyazaki to sci-fi writer William Gibson. In 1996, the Mexican newspaper La Jornada published a lecture given by Moebius called “Breve manual para historietistas”  – a brief manual for car...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Yahoo, College, Mexico, Los Angeles, Antarctica, Patagonia, William Gibson, Stan Lee, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Don Quixote, Facebook Twitter

Matt Groening Goes Medieval On Us

“But while it takes place in a medieval realm of wizards and dragons, [the new series] is not exactly Mr. Groening’s answer to Game of Thrones. Disenchantment is more like [his] comic amalgam of fantasy franchises like Lord of the Rings and the animated epics of Hayao Miyazaki, to name just two of its dozens of influences. It is also Mr. Groening’s first show created for a streaming service … as well as, consequently, his first to have a serialized narrative.”
Tags: Art, Media, Matt Groening, Hayao Miyazaki, Groening, 08.09.18

Cool Stuff: Japanese-Style Prints of Hayao Miyazaki Films Will Spirit You Away

There’s nothing as magical as watching a Hayao Miyazaki film, and letting it transport you to a fantastical world where dragons soar and castles walk. But a Hayao Miyazaki print done in the style of Japanese woodblock prints may just come close. For a limited time, Japanese woodblock-style prints of Studio Ghibli movies directed by the legendary anime filmmaker are available to purchase. But better snatch them up quick, because like a certain antique grandfather clock in Whisper of the Heart, a...
Tags: Art, Movies, Animation, Anime, Miyazaki, Hayao-Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Cool Stuff, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, My Neighbor Totoro, Bill Mudron, Porco Rosso, Kawase Hasui, Kiki's Delivery Service

Link About It: Farewell Studio Ghibli Co-Founder, Isao Takahata

Co-founder of the influential Studio Ghibli, Isao Takahata has passed away at 82 years old. Takahata (who started the studio with Hayao Miyazaki) wrote and directed some of the most magical and poignant animated films of the past 50+ years—including...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Japan, Design, Movies, Films, Culture, Animation, Rip, Japanese, Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki, Linkaboutit, Takahata, Studioghibli

Link About It: Studio Ghibli Will Reopen For Hayao Miyazaki's New Film

Hayao Miyazaki—the beautiful mastermind behind "Spirited Away," "Howl's Moving Castle" and more—is coming out of retirement, which means that the animation house he co-founded, Studio Ghibli, shall reopen. Miyazaki hosted a ceremony last month during...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Movies, Films, Culture, Animation, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Linkaboutit, Studioghibli, Hayaomiyazaki

Métal hurlant: The Hugely Influential French Comic Magazine That Put Moebius on the Map & Changed Sci-Fi Forever

Would you believe that one particular publication inspired a range of visionary creators including Ridley Scott, George Lucas, Luc Besson, William Gibson, and Hayao Miyazaki? Moreover, would you believe that it was French, from the 1970s, and a comic book? Not that that term "comic book" does justice to Métal hurlant, which during its initial run from 1974 to 1987 not only redefined the possibilities of the medium and greatly widened the imaginative possibilities of science fiction storytelling...
Tags: Google, Art, Heavy Metal, College, Sci Fi, Seoul, Miyazaki, Lennon, Hayao Miyazaki, Facebook Twitter, Los Angeles Review of Books, Moebius, Jodorowsky, Gir, Colin Marshall, Comics/Cartoons

Miyazaki Meets Warhol in Campbell’s Soup Cans Reimagined by Designer Hyo Taek Kim

M'm! M'm! Good! M'm! M'm! Good!, That's what Warhol Campbell’s Soup Cans reconceived as Miyazaki films are, M'm! M'm! Good!  Brazilian-Korean designer Hyo Taek Kim has found a continuing font of inspiration in his childhood love of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated films. He has deconstructed them into a series of Pantone of color palettes and captured several favorite moments through the lens of VHS tape glitches. Miyazaki–Special Soup Series, his latest exploratory journey into the enchanted wor...
Tags: Google, Art, Design, Film, College, Life, Animation, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Kim, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Roy Lichtenstein, Campbell, Facebook Twitter, Mononoke

Download 2,500 Beautiful Woodblock Prints and Drawings by Japanese Masters (1600-1915)

No one art form has done more to shape the world's sense of traditional Japanese aesthetics than the woodblock print. But not so very long ago, in historical terms, no such works had ever left Japan. That changed when, according to the Library of Congress, "American naval officer Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858) led an expedition to Japan between 1852 and 1854 that was instrumental in opening Japan to the Western world after more than 200 years of national seclusion." As travelers, material...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, London, Congress, College, Los Angeles, West, Tokyo, Seoul, Hayao Miyazaki, Facebook Twitter, Los Angeles Review of Books, Yokohama, Colin Marshall, Ukiyo

Miyazaki, An Art Show Tribute

“Miyazaki – An Art Show Tribute” was an exhibition held at San Francisco’s Spoke Art gallery this past month, and luckily we can browse through all of the pieces (and even buy them) on the gallery’s site. Pictured, Justin Hillgrove’s “Miyazaki Totems.” Found via Booooooom.
Tags: Travel, Art, Film, San Francisco, Exhibition, Anime, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Art Show, Spoke Art, Booooooom, Justin Hillgrove

Did Director Hayao Miyazaki Just Un-Retire Again?

The director of such classic films as “Spirited Away” and “Howl’s Moving Castle” can’t quite seem to stop working. “Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki commented that Miyazaki will draw storyboards until he dies.”
Tags: Art, Media, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki

Watch Moebius and Miyazaki, Two of the Most Imaginative Artists, in Conversation (2004)

The worlds so thoroughly imagined by the French comic artist Jean Giraud, better known as Moebius, and the Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, immediately recognized the world over by his family name alone, could have arisen from no other artistic minds. It stands to reason not only that appreciators of one would appreciate the other, but that the two men would hold each other’s work in high regard. “Japanese animation is impressive,” Moebius once said to Miyazaki as the two expressed thei...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Film, College, Los Angeles, Animation, Seoul, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Facebook Twitter, Julien, Los Angeles Review of Books, Moebius, Colin Marshall, Nausicaa

The Graceful Movements of Kung Fu & Modern Dance Revealed in Stunning Motion Visualizations

When I first saw what was then the height of motion capture in 1999—The Matrix’s “bullet time” and kung fu sequences—I was suitably impressed, and yet… the extreme manipulation of the real (which couldn’t have happened in a more appropriate film, granted) also seemed a little like a cheat. In the days before computers rendered 99% of special effects, part of the fun of watching an effects film was spotting the seams. The short “Kung Fu Visualization” above, from German digital arti...
Tags: Google, Art, Hong Kong, Technology, College, Kung Fu, Dance, Animation, Hayao Miyazaki, Van Gogh, Facebook Twitter, Kubo, Josh Jones, Takeuchi, Marcel Duchamp, Durham NC Follow

Download Hundreds of 19th-Century Japanese Woodblock Prints by Masters of the Tradition

We recently featured hundreds of Van Gogh’s paintings, sketches, and letters downloadable from Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum. But despite its name, that respected institution hasn’t devoted itself entirely to the work of the 19th-century post-impressionist painter; they’ve also got a serious stock of art from roughly the same period but the other side of the world in the form of Japanese woodblock prints. And like their Van Gogh materials, they’ve made them available to all of us in high resoluti...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Seoul, Hayao Miyazaki, Kyoto, Van Gogh, Aesop, Facebook Twitter, Los Angeles Review of Books, Van Gogh Museum, Sumida River, Riverbank, Katsushika Hokusai

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