One of the more recent events in Tokyo is that of the Studio Ghibli Exhibition over in Roppongi Hills. Atop the vertiginous Mori Tower and taking up the whole of the Tokyo City View gallery, it commemorates over 30 years of the studio’s creative output.
Spirited Away is Japan's highest grossing film of all time, and even though the Japanese mythology themes aren't fully understood by most non-Japanese viewers the film is still a delight to watch. But there's one scene even Japanese audiences wondered about- the scene where Chihiro's parents suddenly become pigs. Show More Summary
We finally know why Chihiro's parents turned into pigs.
Today is the 15th birthday of acclaimed Studio Ghibli film Spirited Away. As a token of gratitude to the Japanese movie that opened up so many virgin minds to the wonderful and sometimes bad world of anime, Minecraft user Alan Becker has reconstructed the entire world of Spirited Away (and a little of My Neighbor Totoro) in Minecraft. Show More Summary
Famed animator Hayao Miyazaki wanted to make a sequel to the 2008 film Ponyo. It never happened. There’s a simple reason for that. Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki did not want to see Ponyo 2. Read more...
Whether your a fan of anime or not, there’s one thing I’m sure we can all agree on: Studio Ghibli movies are works of art. And now, thanks to an exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, celebrating a 30-year retrospective (1986-2016) of the studio,...Show More Summary
In a really wholesome interaction between fan and creator, Twitter user @0910nocha sent Studio Ghibli some questions, asking why Chihiro's parents turned into pigs in the first act of Spirited Away.
Famed Japanese production house Studio Ghibli released "Spirited Away" in 2001, and has captured the hearts of both the young and old around the globe. Till this day, fans continue to praise the animated fantasy film for its imaginative...Show More Summary
Three decades of toys, posters, and other Studio Ghibli memorabilia are on display at a Tokyo observatory.
You know you’ve been waiting. I sure have. And here we are, an official Studio Ghibli burger. Read more...
Nintendo just unveiled its latest installment in the Legend of Zelda franchise: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
The former Studio Ghibli producer, Yoshiaki Nishimura, recently made a comment in an interview that he thought women were unable to direct fantasy themed anime. Obviously seeing the error of his ways, he has since apologized.
The Guardian asked movie producer Yoshiaki Nishimura if Studio Ghibli would ever employ a woman director. His reply, published last week, drew widespread criticism. This week, Nishimura has apologized. Read more...
Enjoy classic Japanese animations in adorable music box form.
In a really quite bizarre interview, both director Hiromasa Yonebashi and producer Yoshiaki Nishimura talk about their work at Studio Ghibli. However, Nishimura thinks that women are too practically minded to direct fantasy themed anime, which is both strange and disappointing.
Producer Yoshiaki Nishimura, who worked on films like Howl's Moving Castle, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, and When Marnie Was There recently spoke to The Guardian about Studio Ghibli, and one quote about the studio's lack of female directors has been making rounds on social media and different sites.
A gaming company called Secret Sorcery Towers has revealed that its lovely-looking Tethered will be one of the launch titles for Sony's Playstation VR. The company says it was influenced by Studio Ghibli animated films, and the game certainly has a delightfully quirky look, judging by the (pre-alpha) video, below. Show More Summary
I know for a fact that many of you guys simply adore anything that comes from Studio Ghibli, and today, Amazon is offering eight super popular movies on Blu-Ray from the studio for just $14.99 (43% Off!) –My Neighbor Totoro (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) – $26.50 14.99 (43% Off) –Howl’s Moving Castle (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) – […]
The Witcher 3's final (and biggest) expansion, Blood & Wine, is now out. If you need me for the next month, that’s where I’ll be. To celebrate, here’s a Studio Ghibli-inspired crossover piece by Lap Pun Cheung, who is very good at this sort of thing. Read more...