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. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

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. (more…)

Toshio Suzuki Announces Retirement

First Hayao Miyazaki announces his retirement in September of 2013 and now Toshio Suzuki.  This is just more bad news for Studio Ghibli fans such as myself.  Suzuki helped Miyazaki establish Studio Ghibli in 1985 and has been there with him ever since.  He has served as a producer for a number of films such as Princess Mononoke, Porco Rosso, Spirited Away, Howls Moving Castle, The Wind Rises, etc.  There is some good news and that is Suzuki won’t be entirely gone from Studio Ghibli.  He will take the role as general manager and Yoshiaki Nishimura will take his place as the new producer.

UPDATE:  Toshio Suzuki will not be retiring as producer for Studio Ghibli.  It has been reported by Cinema Today in Japan that this information is not true.

Studio Ghibli’s First TV Series

ronnia-the-robbers-daughterGoro Miyazaki, who is the son of famed director Hayao Miyazaki, will direct the new anime series called Ronia the Robber’s Daughter.  It will be based on the children’s book of the same name by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. (more…)

Hayao Miyazaki’s Reason for Retirement

Hayao Miyazaki is still dedicated to creating classic anime films but sadly his body just can’t keep up anymore.  Miyazaki stated that his poor vision and age are the major reasons as to why he’s calling it quits for good in the world of animation. (more…)