Madman to release The Wind Rises, poster and trailer revealed

It is that time again! Madman Entertainment have just revealed their 5th announcement for their #12AnnouncementsOfXmas promotion. This time they have announced something truly huge. Madman have just announced that they have acquired the license for the final film of anime legend Hayao Miyazaki. Hayao Miyazaki is the legendary visionary from Studio Ghibli that has brought us classics like My Neighb...

Viz celebrates My Neighbor Totoro’s 25th Anniversary with two releases

Earlier this year, the 25th Anniversary of Hayao Miyazaki‘s release of My Neighbor Totoro rolled around and now Viz Media is going to celebrate this anniversary with the release of two My Neighbor Totoro products under their Studio Ghibli Library imprint. My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel is exactly as it sounds, a novel of the movie which costs $17.99 and the My Neighbor Totoro Picture Book tha...

Kickstarter Created For Live Action Mononoke Based Film

Earlier this year we were amazed to discover a theatre adaptation of Princess Mononoke was created and well received both in the UK and in Japan. Now UK anime fans have taken it one step further by creating a Kickstarter page to fund a live action movie based off the timeless Ghibli classic. The project entitled Wolf Girl will take place 600 years after the events that occurred in Princess Mononok...

Madman licenses ‘The Wind Rises’, Hayao Miyazaki’s final film

Madman Entertainment have officially confirmed that they have acquired the license for Studio Ghibli’s latest animated feature film The Wind Rises. The film itself incidentally has become the final work in the long and legendary history of Hayao Miyazaki following his recent retirement announcement. The Wind Rises is a semi-autobiographical tale of the life of World War II fighter plane desi...

Miyazaki Gone With The Wind

Yesterday marked a sad day in the anime world. Hayao Miyazaki has decided to leave his directing days behind him and settle into sweet retirement. The announcement was given at the Italy’s Venice Film Festival by Koji Hoshino, who is the current head of Studio Ghibli. He denied reporters further information, saying that Miyazaki is to have a conference next week in Tokyo to give more details...

CC Review Roundup – Week of August 18-August 24, 2013

Join Capsule Computers editor Joe Morgan as he recaps all of the video game, anime, movie, and manga reviews for the week of August 18 – August 24, 2013. This feature is intended as a way to give you, our readers, a quick recap of every game we’ve reviewed on the site each week.  The goal is to let you get the review information you want in five minutes or less. Here’s your review breakdown for th...

Hideaki Anno to make Nausicaa sequel for Studio Ghibli?

Recently during an interview with Japanese TV channel TBS’s O-sama no Brunch show, Hayao Miyazaki discussed the possibility of a sequel to the 1984 anime classic, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. While Miyazaki denied having any interest in creating a sequel film himself, he however state that he would happily have Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno head the project, “I don’t really wa...

From Up On Poppy Hill Blu-Ray Review

From Up On Poppy Hill Studio: Studio Ghibli Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: DVD, Blu-Ray (Reviewed) Release Date: July 3, 2013 Price: $39.95 – Available Here Overview From Up On Poppy Hill is the latest Studio Ghibli film and with the prestige that comes with the studio it’s only natural to have some pretty high hopes for it. What is perhaps most interesting about From Up On Po...

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Manga Box-Set Review

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Box-Set Author: Hayao Miyazaki Illustrator: Hayao Miyazaki Publisher: Viz Media/Madman Release Date: December 10, 2012 Price: $55.95 – Available Here Overview Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is arguably one of the most important anime films of all time. It is the film that started it all for legendary anime studio, Studio Ghibli. Nausicaa has gone on the inspi...

New Studio Ghibli Film Kaze Tachinu Released in Japanese Theatres

Japanese anime fans poured into theatres in their thousands this past weekend, to watch the latest in a long line of monumental Studio Ghibli films. Ghibli, best known for such classic anime as My Neighbour Totoro, Howl’s Moving Castle, and Spirited Away are widely considered one of the most influential anime companies of all time. Recently, they worked on the Nintendo DS and PS3 game created by L...

Win – From Up On Poppy Hill Prize Pack

We have 10 From Up On Poppy Hill prize packs to give away courtesy of MADMAN. The prize packs include the following: A copy of From Up On Poppy Hill on DVD Or Blu-Ray Plus – Key Ring, Charm and A4 folder To win simply leave a comment below answering the following question along with with what format of From Up On Poppy Hill you’d like you win (DVD or Blu-Ray) and we’ll pick 10 lu...

Madman’s July 2013 Release Roundup

Madman has a few new releases this month that might just interest you. On the anime side you have the likes of From Up On Poppy Hill by Studio Ghibli to the long-awaited Code Geass OVA, and on the real “3D” front there’s a comical take on the sport of cricket, something for cat and dog lovers and heaps more! Anime From Up On Poppy Hill – Set in Yokohama, From Up On Poppy Hi...

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