Madman Reveals April 15, 2015 Anime Release List

Madman Entertainment has just revealed their list of anime releases scheduled for April 15, 2015. Here is the list in its entirety: Ben-To series collection – on DVD and Blu-ray with dual audio Dog & Scissors series collection – on DVD with dual audio KILL la KILL volume four – on DVD and Blu-ray with dual audio Log Horizon part two – on DVD and Blu-ray with dual audio ...

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Review

The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Studio: Studio Ghibli Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: DVD (reviewed) Release Date: December 10, 2014 Price: $29.95 – Available Here Overview Studio Ghibli is one of the most famous animation studios in the world, producing many films that continue to amaze and inspire people today. Although Hayao Miyazaki himself states that he prefers creating films...

Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’ to Be Released on Home Video in the USA

The official release date for the North American home video release of Studio Ghibli’s anime film The Tale of Princess Kaguya has just been revealed. Universal Studios will be releasing Isao Takahata’s film in a two disc DVD set on February 17, 2015 for $19.99 USD and in a three disc DVD/Blu-ray combo pack on the same date for $24.99 USD. The DVD release will feature Japanese and Engli...

Studio Ghibli’s ‘When Marnie Was There’ to Be Released on Home Video in Japan with English Subtitles

Studio Ghibli’s latest anime film, When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie), will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in Japan on March 18, 2015. The sets will feature multiple language options, which are detailed below. The DVD release will sell for a suggested retail price of 4700 yen (5076 yen tax inclusive in Japan) and contain two discs. It will feature two audio tracks: Japanese Dolby Digit...

Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’ Will Be Released on Home Video in Japan with English Options

Studio Ghibli’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya, or Kaguya-hime no Monogatari, directed by the critically acclaimed Isao Takahata, will be available tomorrow on DVD and Blu-ray in Japan. This is Isao Takahata’s first film in 14 years since My Neighbours The Yamadas. The DVD release, available for 5076 yen (tax inclusive) in Japan and 4700 yen outside Japan (roughly $40 USD / $47 AUD), will...

The Tale of Studio Ghibli Showcase to Screen in Theatres

Anime distributor Madman has announced a special event for fans of Studio Ghibli and Japanese animation with a showcase set to celebrate filmmakers Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata across Australian cinemas. Check out the trailer below. A selection of four films will screen including The Tale of Princess Kaguya, The Wind Rises, My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies. Each animation is consi...

GKids Acquires US And Canada Rights To The Kingdom Of Dreams And Madness

Great news for fans of Studio Ghibli, so pretty much everyone, American distributor GKids have gotten the US and Canada rights to The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. The documentary, directed by Mami Sunada (Death of a Salesman), follows the company during the production and development of their two most recent films The Wind Rises and Kaguya-hime no Monogatari (both of which are distributed by GKi...

Viz Media picks up new books featuring Hayao Miyazaki’s Princess Mononoke

Viz has had a lot of announcements to make over the past week and it seems that they aren’t done yet as the company has revealed a few new releases which will please Hayao Miyazaki fans. The company will be releasing two new hardcover books related to the film Princess Mononoke. The first license is for “The Art of Princess Mononoke” which will be priced at $34.99 US. This is a r...

Madman Posts Retrospective Look On The Girls Of Miyazaki Films

On the 27th of February 2014, exactly ten days away from now, the next Studio Ghibli/Hayao Miyazaki film “The Wind Rises” begins its theatrical run down here in Australia and in the lead up to that special day it seems as though the folks over at Madman Entertainment have written up a little something special as a celebration for the upcoming release. “Rach-o-rama”, a write...

Goro Miyazaki to direct TV anime ‘Ronia the Robber’s Daughter’

Famed Studio Ghibli director Goro Miyazaki has been confirmed to direct a TV anime series called Ronia the Robber’s Daughter based upon the Swedish children’s fantasy book of the same name. Goro is of course the son of anime icon Hayao Miyazaki and has previously directed anime films such as Tales From Earthsea and From Up On Poppy Hill. Ronia the Robber’s Daughter will be produc...

Madman Shares a Breathtaking Miyazaki Tribute Video

Australian anime distributor Madman has shared a tribute video to the famed Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki. The short video, viewable below, covers his work from 1979’s The Castle of Cagliostro all the way to the upcoming The Wind Rises. Madman will be releasing Miyazaki’s purportedly “final” film, The Wind Rises, in Australian cinemas on February 27. The film follow...

Hayao Miyazaki To Possibly Revoke Retirement Announcement

Late last year the king of Japanese animation, Hayao Miyazaki, announced that he would be retiring from the Anime movie game shortly after the completion and release of his/and studio Ghibli’s latest work of brilliance “The Wind Rises“, but it seems as though he may just go and do what he’s previously done in that past and withdraw his retirement. He may still be in the gam...

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