Take A Second to RELAX!

As hectic our lives can be at times we should take note from our friendly “Neighbor” Totoro and to unwind when needed.

Theme song to When Marnie Was There (Music Video)

Priscilla Ahn beautifully sings this nostalgic piece called Fine on the Outside.  It is the end theme to the Studio Ghibli film When Marnie Was There.

What Miyazaki believes is wrong with the Anime Industry today

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If there is anyone to hear from about creating animated films it would most definitely be legendary Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Hayao Miyazaki.  Miyazaki believes that realism is what can essentially make or break an animated film. Read the full post »

Dark Illustrations of Studio Ghibli Characters and Limbo

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Artist Paul Connor released his unique drawings of characters from Hayao Miyazaki’s classic films with the shadowy style of the Indie Videogame Limbo. Connor was able to beautifully bring the characters from My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, Howls Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke and more into the dark and gloomy world of Limbo. Read the full post »

Which Studio Ghibli film would you recommend to a friend?

I’m trying to figure out which film that I should recommend to someone who has never seen a Studio Ghibli film before.  If you have any other suggestions feel free to comment

Morning Strolls Sketches of Hayao Miyazaki

Californian Artist Martin Hsu has used his talent to express his love for Studio Ghibli by creating a hand drawn series called Morning Strolls of famed director Hayao Miyazaki. Read the full post »

The Art of The Wind Rises

Fans will now get the chance to own the beautiful artwork from Miyazaki’s stunning film The Wind Rises. The book will contain the first sketches of the film, detailed interviews, artwork and more. Read the full post »

Theme from My Neighbor Totoro

 An old favorite of mine. Please Enjoy!

Hayao Miyazaki Could Win Eisner Hall of Fame Award

Miyazaki has been nominated to be in the Will Eisner Comic Awards Hall of Fame for 2014.  There have been fourteen people nominated but only four will have the honor to get the spot in the Hall of Fame.  The Eisner Awards are said to be like the Oscars but for the Comic Industry.  Miyazaki is being nominated for his beautiful artwork in his manga series Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind.  Only professionals working in the business like the creators, writers, producers, etc. are allowed to cast their votes until the closing date which is March 31st.  The results will be announced at the Hilton San Diego Bay Front Hotel on July 25th.

 

 

Update: Toshio Suzuki Will Not Be Retiring As Producer

Japanese news sites like Cinema Today are now reporting that Toshio Suzuki, who is the producer and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, is not retiring. Read the full post »