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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,... 

Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya sets English cast and release date

Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya sets English cast and release date
Studio Ghibli, the animation legend that created classics such as Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and the bittersweet swan song for the company’s co-founder Hayao Miyazaki, The Wind Rises have once again graced us with another animated feature film. The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya is set for a US release. Directed by Isao Takahata (My Neighbors the Yamadas), The Tale Of Princess Kaguya (adapted from the Japanese folktale, The Tale... 

Subtitled Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu)

Subtitled Trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu)
Studio Ghibli’s latest, The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu), will be playing at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, and they’ve put together a subtitled trailer. It’s mostly the same footage that was released before the film opened in Japan (with Yumi Arai’s “Hikōki Gumo” playing), but hopefully the words will allow us viewers to gain a little more understanding to what we’re seeing.   Directed by Hayao Miyazaki,... 

Four minute trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu)

Four minute trailer for Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu)
Ahead of the opening of Studio Ghibli’s latest film The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu), which is released in Japan tomorrow (20 July), a four-minute trailer has been released online. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, it tells the story of Jiro Horikoshi (voiced by Hideaki Anno). After arriving in Tokyo to study aeronautical engineering, Jiro finds himself helping the young girl Naoko Satomi (voiced by Miori Takimoto) during the aftermath of the Great Kanto... 

From Up on Poppy Hill Review

From Up on Poppy Hill Review
Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill handles the slice of life anime format in a beautifully understated way. It strips away all of the unnecessary drama you might expect and instead tells a story that is emotionally resonant, beautifully lifelike and I never felt the need to suspend my disbelief for even a moment. Sure it’s not the most fast paced story in the world, but with the current over-saturation of film releases desperately... 

Celebrate 25th anniversary of Studio Ghibli classics at MCM London Comic Con!

Celebrate 25th anniversary of Studio Ghibli classics at MCM London Comic Con!
Studio Ghibli, a name that causes even the most casual of anime fans to get excited, are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the original Japanese release of acclaimed anime masterpieces Grave of the Fireflies and My Neighbour Totoro by releasing these classic films back on to the silver screen with a limited double bill nationwide theatrical run. Released in cinemas on May 24th, this double release mimics the original double showing a quarter of... 

Studio Ghibli’s next two films for 2013

Studio Ghibli’s next two films for 2013
    Distributor Toho announced that Studio Ghibli will be releasing two new films next year. The first will be directed by Hayao Miyazaki, his first since directing Ponyo in 2008. Titled Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Has Risen), it tells the story of Jiro Hirokoshi, the designer of the World War II Zero Fighter plane. It is based on Miyazaki’s own Manga which was published in Model Graphix magazine in 2009, and also on Tatsuo Hori’s novel of... 

Ni No Kuni Demo Date Revealed

Ni No Kuni Demo Date Revealed
Anime and gaming fans rejoice for in just a few short days one of next year’s most impressive looking JRPG’s could be on your PS3, or at least a small section of it. Yes, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Studio Ghibli’s first video game, will be getting a demo on December 5th in the UK. Developed by Level-5 and published by Namco Bandai, the game follows a young boy named Oliver who travels to another world in an attempt to... 

Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill gets a subtitled trailer

Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill gets a subtitled trailer
Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-zaka kara) was originally released in Japan in July 2011 and ended up earning $56 million, making it the highest grossing Japanese film of that year. Despite the success, getting the film out to western territories has taken a while. Just a couple of months back in June came the news that GKIDS, an independent distributor for animated films, would be releasing the film across the US. Since Spirited... 
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