Posts tagged with "Studio Ghibli"

MyM magazine Issue 50 featuring LawBreakers is out now!

MyM magazine Issue 50 featuring LawBreakers is out now!
Issue 50 of MyM, the official magazine of MCM Comic Con, is out now! Featuring LawBreakers, Eric Bana and the 50 Greatest Things About Geek Life! EDITOR’S LETTER Print is dead, they say. Yet, as our ‘50 Greatest Things About Geek Life’ piece proclaims (see page 21), books made of paper are still flying off the shelves, while sales of e-readers are on the decline. Why make this point, you might ask? Well, we’re having a little party here... 

Guardians Of The Gallery: Doctor Who Goes Pop, Zelda Goes Ghibli & More

Guardians Of The Gallery: Doctor Who Goes Pop, Zelda Goes Ghibli & More
This week’s round-up of some great, funny and weird sci-fi and fantasy pics and vids that have been created a buzz on the ’net…     ••• Titan has started releasing various Doctor Who comic titles with variant covers by artist Simon Myers (Scarlett Couture, Ghost)​ that riff off from famous album covers. Keep your eye out for more in the new year. (We reckon Queen’s “The Miracle” album cover must be a shoe-in, surely?) Specially... 

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya review

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya review
“What a bore,” says Princess Kaguya after being told by her adoptive father that she cannot invite any of her friends from their village to a banquet. He also scolds her for spending time in the kitchen with her adoptive mother. It’s a strangely bittersweet moment where we see that the life of a princess isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Directed by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata and co-written by Riko Sakaguchi, The Tale of The... 

Ghost Town artist Alister Dippner recreates Studio Ghibli Scenes

Ghost Town artist Alister Dippner recreates Studio Ghibli Scenes
Within the Japanese music scene it’s hard to go a day without ONE OK ROCK being mentioned. With their tour for 2014 finishing in December in London, their opening act was the US rock band Ghost Town. After stumbling across Ghost Town and their music, what really caught my eye was their cover art for their albums by the artist Alister Dippner. From mummys, witches, demons, gore and mystification all mixed with quirky comic book-esque styling,... 

As You Wish: Cary Elwes at MCM Birmingham Comic Con

As You Wish: Cary Elwes at MCM Birmingham Comic Con
27 years after the release of Rob Reiner’s much-loved fairy tale movie, The Princess Bride, the film continues to acquire new fans, with children as young as four flocking to the stage at the MCM Birmingham Comic Con for a chance to meet its star, Cary Elwes. Having recently published a new book about the making of The Princess Bride called As You Wish, Elwes took the opportunity to reminisce about his time working on this and other movies... 

MyM Magazine Issue 32 now on sale

MyM Magazine Issue 32 now on sale
Issue 32 of MyM Magazine is out now! With Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen gracing the cover, the issue leads with the inside scoop on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, as MyM chat with the director of the film, Francis Lawrence, and production designer Phil Messina. The issue contains a review of 2014, looking back at the movies, videogames, TV, music, anime, manga and comics that were great this year. There’s also a feature on... 

MyM Magazine Issue 32 featuring The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is out now!

MyM Magazine Issue 32 featuring The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 is out now!
Issue 32 of MyM, the official magazine of MCM Expo Group, is out now! With the inside scoop on The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1, a massive review of everything great in 2014, a look ahead to the best indie games coming to hurt your thumbs and so many Christmas present ideas Santa’s trying to get it banned, it’s one read you can’t afford to miss.   Read More →

A panel with MCM Scotland Comic Con’s Guest of Honour – Space Dandy director Shingo Natsume

A panel with MCM Scotland Comic Con’s Guest of Honour – Space Dandy director Shingo Natsume
MCM Scotland Comic Con’s guest of honour this year (other than Dracula) was Space Dandy director Shingo Natsume. Shingo attended a panel on Saturday afternoon hosted by Andrew Partridge, the president of Anime Limited, with translator Bethan Jones. Andrew started by having Shingo tell the audience a bit about himself. Shingo explained that he played a lot video games and read manga as a child. Being brought up on Dragon Ball Z and Studio Ghibli,... 

Studio Ghibli to take momentary break from production

Studio Ghibli to take momentary break from production
After rumours speculating that Studio Ghibli could be shutting up for good, an interview with co-founder and general manager Toshio Suzuki on the television programme Jonetsu Tairikuhas has confirmed that the studio is to take a break from production. Suzuki noted that the studio would be undergoing changes following Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement. The changes were described as restructuring the studio for the next generation and that such a change... 

Could When Marnie Was There be Studio Ghibli’s last feature film?

Could When Marnie Was There be Studio Ghibli’s last feature film?
Studio Ghibli’s latest animated feature, When Marnie Was There, opened in Japan on 19 July. Facing stiff competition against the likes of the new release of Pokémon the Movie: Diance and the Cocoon of Destruction and the second week of Maleficent, Ghibli’s latest struggled at the box office. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, When Marnie Was There charted at the Japanese box office at #3, taking just ¥378 million ($3.7 million). As a comparison,... 
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