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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

Studio Ghibli's Earwig And The Witch Is Now Coming To Netflix – In Select Territories

Netflix is soon to be the international home of the newest film from Studio Ghibli, "Earwig and the Witch." As part of a new deal that excludes the United States and Japan, Netflix will distribute "Earwig and the Witch'' to countries all over the world. This is a massive get for Netflix, considering Ghibli's deal with HBO Max marked the Japanese animated juggernaut's first ever deal allowing the films to reach larger audiences easier than ever before. Since 2020, 21 Studio Ghibli films have been...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Movies, News, Disney, US, Netflix, Canada, United States, Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones, Totoro, Mononoke, Ghibli, GKids, Goro Miyazaki

The Day I Bought A Star – Naohisa Inoue Picture Book Review

The Day I Bought A Star ( Hoshi o Katta Hi / 星をかった日 / 2006 ) is a children’s book written and illustrated by long time Ghibli collaborator/artist Naohisa Inoue (井上直久), who also worked with Hayao Miyazaki on the animated film Whisper of the Heart (1995). Set in the quasi fantasy/sci-fi world of Iblard, a recurring universe often featured in many of Inoue’s art work, a young boy named Nona purchases a planet seedling at a market from a group of trader dwarves. Unable to pay for the seedling i...
Tags: Amazon, Film, Book Reviews, Children's Book, Illustration, Animation, Tokyo, Anime, Hayao Miyazaki, Howl, Nona, Amazon Japan, Picture Book, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Ghibli

14 Family Horror Films That Were Too Scary For Kids

Ask anyone about the memorable movies of their childhood, and chances are there will be at least one that has left some long-lasting trauma. We all remember those films that we watched at a tender and vulnerable age that scarred us for life. In some cases, it's because we watched "grown up" movies when we were too young; more often than not, though, it's because we watched a PG film that ended up containing something horrific, terrifying, or heinous that gave us nightmares for weeks. Whether it'...
Tags: London, Movies, Geena Davis, Tim Burton, Roald Dahl, Disney, Netflix, House, Bill Murray, Santa Claus, Jim Carrey, Little Mermaid, Frankenweenie, Vigo, Steve Buscemi, Kyle Maclachlan

Studio Ghibli Complete Works Guide Book Review

The Studio Ghibli Complete Works Guide Book スタジオジブリ全作品集 is a handy reference volume that collects and documents 26 animated film titles by the legendary animation studio, from Nausicaa to Ear Wig And The Witch. Here is the full list of all 26 titles – 『風の谷のナウシカ』 – Nausicaa 『天空の城ラピュタ』 – Castle In The Sky 『となりのトトロ』- My Neighbor Totoro 『火垂るの墓』- Graveyard Of The Fireflies 『魔女の宅急便』- Kiki’s Delivery Service 『おもひでぽろぽろ』- Only Yesterday) 『紅の豚』- Porco Rosso 『海がきこえる』- Ocean Waves 『平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ』- Pom Poko ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Film, Book Reviews, Illustration, Animation, Anime, Studio Ghibli, Kiki, Mononoke, Marnie, Toshio Suzuki, Guidebook, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Ghibli

Where You Can Stream or Buy Every Studio Ghibli Movie

Not too long ago, streaming a Studio Ghibli film was impossible. Wide availability wasn’t on the horizon, leaving fans with two options: buying the DVDs or revisiting the films in theaters when they’d return to North America for “Ghibli Fest” or with Fathom Events. But that changed in 2020 when, literally two days after declaring they had no intention of getting involved in the streaming wars, Studio Ghibli’s entire collection was acquired for streaming by HBO Max. Now, lucky for us, all 21 wor...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Movies, North America, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Mononoke, Marnie, Ghibli, Totoro Kiki, HBO Max Now, Porco Rosso Ocean Waves

Like A Scene From An Anime – Akine Coco Photography Book Review

Japanese photographer Akine Coco exploded onto the twitter photography scene sometime in 2019 when she started posting pictures of her hometown Fukui that as the title of the book suggests, looked like they were lifted from the scenes of anime films. Akine started taking pictures in the summer of 2019, citing the reason for doing so is because many of her friends were also taking up photography. By early summer in 2020 her twitter followers had already exceeded 40K, and that was when a publis...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Japan, Book Reviews, Anime, Sakai, Photography Book, Fukui, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Ghibli, Pictorial, Amazon De, Amazon CA, Fukui Japan, Akine Coco 写真作品集 アニメのワンシーンのように。

Earwig and the Witch review – a disappointing CGI debut for Studio Ghibli

Gorō Miyazaki’s foray into computer generation, a magical tale of a gleeful brat adopted by a witch, falls far short of Ghibli’s hand-drawn outputEighty-year-old animation legend Hayao Miyazaki once described computer-generated imagery as “thin, shallow, fake”. Now Studio Ghibli has made its first ever fully CG feature, and it’s, well, erm … The politest thing to say about Earwig and the Witch is that it’s not a patch on Ghibli’s hand-drawn output, with plasticky-looking characters and an aimles...
Tags: Japan, Television, Film, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Television & radio, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Diana Wynne Jones, Kiki, Earthsea, Richard E Grant, Ghibli, Family Films, Goro Miyazaki

Yasuo Ohtsuka Mechanical Artworks Book Review

Yasuo Ōtsuka (大塚康生 1931-2021) was a veteran Japanese animator who worked with Toei Animation, TMS Entertainment, and Studio Ghibli. Considered to be one of Japan’s foremost animators, he was an important mentor to both Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata. With a passion for sketching military & civil engineer vehicles since young, Yasuo Otsuka used his in-depth knowledge to design and incorporate these vehicles into many of the Lupin animated films, and a great collection of the illustrations ar...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Book Reviews, Illustration, Animation, Anime, Isao Takahata, Hayao Miyazaki, Lupin, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Ghibli, Tamiya, Amazon De, Yasuo Otsuka, Amazon CA

Hayao Miyazaki And The Ghibli Museum Art Book Review Part II

Hayao Miyazaki And The Ghibli Museum (宮崎駿とジブリ美術館) is a sumptuous 2 volume art book set that explores the huge collection of illustrations, sketches and art work created by the famed Ghibli director for the many exhibitions held at the museum, located in Mitaka, Tokyo. Most of the art work included have never been published in any book before. Go here to read part 1 of my review, which covers the contents of the volume CREATING SPECIAL EXHIBITS 2001–2020 ( 424 pages ) In this post I’ll review ...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Animation, Anime, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Concept Art, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Ghibli, Yoshida Noboru, Miyazaki Hayao

2021 Maserati Lineup First Drive: The Song Remains (Mostly) The Same

In the lead-up to my seat time with Maserati’s latest on the big track at Willow Springs International Raceway and the nondescript streets surrounding it, the automaker held a press briefing via video conference. Here, company PR chief Kas Rigas explained the “duality” of the brand, citing the original Quattroporte as the prime example. Launched […] The post 2021 Maserati Lineup First Drive: The Song Remains (Mostly) The Same appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Car Reviews, New Cars, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Ghibli, Lusso, Willow Springs International Raceway, Trofeo, Quattroporte, Stellantis, 2021 Maserati MC20, Kas Rigas

Hayao Miyazaki And The Ghibli Museum Art Book Coming Soon ( Update )

*This post was first published on the 17th of November 2020. More information was updated/added on the 14th of February 2021. As expected, the book was extremely well received upon it’s release on the 16th of January and all copies were quickly sold out, leaving many Ghibli fans, especially those outside of Japan disappointed as they were unable to secure a copy. The publishers have since re-printed the book and it is in stock on Amazon Japan at the time of writing; do secure your copy as...
Tags: Japan, Book Reviews, Illustration, Animation, Anime, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Concept Art, Amazon Japan, Mononoke, Japanese art book, Ghibli, Miyazaki Hayao, Ghibli Museum, Iwanami Shoten, Ghibli Studio

Reminiscence – Yoshiyuki Momose Illustration Book Review

Reminiscence (おもひでぎょうじ) is an illustrated book by Yoshiyuki Momose (百瀬義行), a veteran Ghibli animator whose portfolio spans many of the Studio’s most successful films, including Whisper Of The Heart, Spirited Away, Porco Rosso and Mononoke Hime, just to name a few. Through his beautiful watercolor drawings, the artist takes us back on a nostalgic journey to the Showa era of Japan during the 1960s, documenting the many wonderful sights and events that take place over the course of the year; tr...
Tags: Amazon, Japan, Book Reviews, Illustration, Drawing, Anime, Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Amazon UK, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Ghibli, Showa, Amazon De, Mononoke Hime, Porco Rosso

Goro Miyazaki Was Encouraged By Hayao Miyazaki to Direct CG-Animated ‘Earwig and the Witch’ [Interview]

When Goro Miyazaki returned to Studio Ghibli in 2015, he found the offices to be completely empty. “Nobody was here and it was like storage, very empty,” Miyazaki recalled in an interview with /Film over Zoom ahead of the release of his upcoming movie Earwig and the Witch. “And I thought, ‘Okay, so I won’t be making films anymore.'” But it would be just three years later that Miyazaki would get back in the director’s chair once again, for a kind of film that had never been done at Studio Ghibli...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Movies, Interviews, Features, Anime, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Aardman, Toshio Suzuki, Ghibli, Ronja, Goro Miyazaki, Featured Stories Sidebar, Earwig

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...
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Studio Ghibli’s ‘Earwig and the Witch’ Will Hit HBO Max in February Shortly After a Limited Theatrical Debut

Studio Ghibli‘s first CG-animated movie is coming to theaters and HBO Max this February. GKIDS, the North American distributor for Ghibli, has set the theatrical release for Earwig and the Witch for February 3 in select theaters nationwide, with an HBO Max streaming debut set to follow just a few days later. GKIDS announced that Earwig and the Witch will get both a theatrical and streaming release in early February, within days of each other. Earwig and the Witch will open in select theaters...
Tags: Animation, Anime, GKids, Release Dates, Studio Ghibi, Earwig and the Witch, Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli Makes 1,178 Images Free to Download from My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away & Other Beloved Animated Films

Studio Ghibli make lush and captivating animated films. So, on occasion, do other studios, but of how many of their pictures can we say that each and every still frame constitutes a work of art in itself? As a test, try putting on a Ghibli movie and pausing at random, then doing the same for any other major animated feature of similar vintage: chances are, the former will far more often produce an image you’d like to capture in high resolution and use for your desktop background, or perhaps eve...
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‘Demon Slayer’ Surpasses ‘Spirited Away’ as Japan’s Highest-Grossing Film

Hayao Miyazaki’s 2001 masterpiece Spirited Away was a major global crossover hit — a critical and commercial success that earned the animated film an Oscar, and the title as Japan’s highest-grossing film in history, beating out Hollywood blockbuster Titanic. But 19 years after its release, Spirited Away has lost its crown to Demon Slayer. Demon Slayer — Kimetsu no Yaiba — The Movie: Mugen Train has surpassed Spirited Away as the top grossing film in Japan ever. Japan Times reports that the f...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Box Office, Anime, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Japan Times, Toho Co, Spirited Away, Ghibli, Aniplex Inc, Demon Slayer, Kimetsu, Mugen Train

‘Earwig and the Witch’ Trailer: See Studio Ghibli’s First CG Animated Feature

It only took a bit of witchy, CGI magic to revive Studio Ghibli after the revered Japanese animation studio temporarily shuttered its doors in 2014 following the supposed retirement of anime titan Hayao Miyazaki. But it’s Miyazaki’s son, Goro Miyazaki, who will direct the studio’s first film in 7 years, and Studio Ghibli’s first-ever fully CG-animated feature, Earwig and the Witch. Watch the Earwig and the Witch trailer below. Earwig and the Witch First trailer of new Studio Ghibli movie ...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Animation, Takashi Yamazaki, Anime, Movie Trailers, Cannes film festival, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, NHK, Ghibli, Lupin III, Marza Animation Planet, Goro Miyazaki, Earwig

Hayao Miyazaki And The Ghibli Museum Art Book Coming Soon

Fans of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki, rejoice ! The famed animation studio of such legendary films like My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke will be releasing a beautiful 2 volume art book titled Hayao Miyazaki And The Ghibli Museum ( 宮崎駿とジブリ美術館 ) on the 16th of January 2021. Since its opening 20 decades ago in 2001, Hayao Miyazaki has been heavily involved in many of the creative aspects of the museum like planning the architecture designs and decor, creating special animated short f...
Tags: Book Reviews, Illustration, Animation, Anime, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Concept Art, Mononoke, Japanese art book, Ghibli, Miyazaki Hayao, Ghibli Museum, Ghibli Studio, Hayao Miyazaki And The Ghibli Museum Art Book

Studio Ghibli Animated Films High Quality Stills

Just earlier this year in September Studio Ghibli graciously released a huge collection of hi-quality stills from some of their latest films like When Marnie Was There, The Wind Rises, Princess Kaguya, From Up On Poppy Hill and more, with some 400 images in total. Now I’m sure most of us have already seen these films, and the images released are nothing new in particular, but we can never quite enjoy them at our own time when actually watching the films, but with the release of these stills w...
Tags: Wallpaper, Illustration, Animation, Anime, Marnie, Poppy Hill, Spirited Away, Ghibli, Princess Kaguya, Ponyo, The Wind Rises, Studio Ghibli Animated Films High Quality Stills, Tales of Earthsea

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...
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The Quarantine Stream: ‘Ocean Waves’ May Be Studio Ghibli’s Secretly Queer Film

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Ocean Waves Where You Can Stream It: HBO Max The Pitch: In the early ’90s, Studio Ghibli launched an unusual experiment: the studio gave its youngest animators, all in their twenties and thirties, a chance to make a cheap, quick film to show what they could achieve. Ultimately, the experiment failed in the first two aspects — Oc...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Features, Tokyo, Anime, States, Studio Ghibli, Taku, Ocean Waves, Ghibli, Netflix/Streaming Video, Featured Stories Sidebar, Yutaka, Tomomi Mochizuki, Studio Ghibi, The Quarantine Stream

Maserati Rolls Out First Hybrid to Deafening Buzz

Sadly for Fiat Chryler’s Italian luxury brand, the buzz last week surrounded the newly unveiled Ford Bronco, not the upcoming Ghibli Hybrid. A model and brand TTAC’s readership can’t get enough of, the Maserati Ghibli appears for 2021 with an optional 48-volt mild hybrid powertrain that mates a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with electric “e-Booster” supercharger to […] The post Maserati Rolls Out First Hybrid to Deafening Buzz appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Hybrid, Maserati, Ford Bronco, Maserati Ghibli, Ghibli, News Blog, Product Planning, Greem, Fiat Chryler

Ghibli Museum Virtual Tour Lets You Explore the Incredible Space Designed by Hayao Miyazaki

The awe-inspiring worlds of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki have always been a little hard to access, especially for those who aren’t living in Japan (or who didn’t collect all the DVDs back when they were released in the early 2000s). But 2020 and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic bring them a little closer to the rest of the world. Following the addition of all of Ghibli’s catalog to HBO Max, the Ghibli Museum is giving the internet a rare peek inside its foliage-covered doors with a virtu...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Youtube, Tokyo, Exhibition, Hayao-Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Kiki, Tokyo Japan, Totoro, Mitaka, Fandom, Ghibli, Ghibli Museum, Studio Ghibi, HBO Max the Ghibli Museum

Review: Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man

A unique and often frustrating aspect of English-speaking anime fandom is the fact that, for all the reams of paper written about Japanese animation in English, it’s only a fraction of the amount of information available in Japanese. When fans try to learn about the behind-the-scenes production of their favorite series, it’s like trying to map out a house by looking through a keyhole. Of course, this is why so many famous creators and studios spawn pervasive (and often flat-out inaccurate) fan...
Tags: Books, House, Harvey Weinstein, Anime, Pixar, Isao Takahata, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, John Lasseter, Miramax, Weinstein, Kastrup, Suzuki, Mononoke, Alpert

‘Aya and the Witch’: Studio Ghibli Debuts Images From Its First-Ever Fully CG Animated Feature

Studio Ghibli has built a reputation as being the last bastion for 2D animation, one of the final holdouts of that warm, whimsical, hand-drawn style before the entire animation industry succumbs to to the ease of CG animation. But the venerated Japanese animation studio, which has long stood in the shadow of co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, even closing its doors when the animation legend “retired” in 2013, needs to innovate too. Ghibli has dabbled with 3D animation over the years, with Miyazaki usin...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Animation, Cannes film festival, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli, Diana Wynne Jones, Caterpillar, Earthsea, AYA, NHK, Ursula LeGuin, Mononoke, Poppy Hill, Ghibli

Anime Background Art Books Round Up ( 2020 Update )

This post was first published in Oct 2012 and has been updated in 2020 to include more background art books since published. More than just beautifully painted pictures of landscapes and skies, background art is an integral and crucial component of anime, setting the stage for the performance of all characters in the film. A skilfully painted background plate can really accentuate the mood and atmosphere of any given scene, at the same time elevating the aesthetic quality of the film. Here...
Tags: Japan, Book Reviews, Illustration, Animation, Tokyo, Miami, Shinjuku, Mamoru Oshii, Anime, Shell, Steamboy, Ping Pong, Jin, Yamamoto, Mamoru Hosoda, Kimura

Ghibli Museum Photography Book Review

Adored by animation fans all over the world, Ghibli Studio’s anime films have captured the imagination of both children and adults alike with its captivating stories and endearing characters. The Ghibli Museum, located in Mitaka, Tokyo is a wonderful extension of these films. The brainchild of director Miyazaki Hayao, the museum’s slogan is “Let’s get lost together” ( 迷子になろうよ、いっしょに ), derived from the man’s vision for visitors to immerse themselves in his imagination and film work. This hard ...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Japan, Book Reviews, Animation, Tokyo, Anime, Totoro, Amazon UK, Mitaka, Toshio Suzuki, Art Book Review, Japanese art book, Ghibli, Ponyo, Yoshida Noboru

Pop Culture Imports: A Beginner’s Guide to Studio Ghibli Movies

(Welcome to Pop Culture Imports, a column that compiles the best foreign movies and TV streaming right now.) For the first time in its 36-year history of making some of the most breathtaking animated masterpieces of all time, all of Studio Ghibli‘s movies are available to stream right now. The Japanese animation studio best known for its adorable raccoon-like mascot and the acclaimed works of animation titan Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli is often written off as the maker of peculiar arthouse an...
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