Ghibli Documentary Plans to Premier This Year

Wouldn’t it be great to see what goes on behind the doors of Studio Ghibli? Well soon you will be able to with the release of a documentary about the much loved anime studio. Filmmaker Mami Sunada focuses the documentary around the development of Ghibli’s upcoming movies Kaguya-hime no Monogatari and Kaze Tachino (The Wind Rises), with interviews from director Isao Takahata, producer Toshio ...

Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Wind Rises’ Seen In First Trailer

A 36 second teaser was aired yesterday on NTV’s every. program for Hayao Miyazaki’s latest anime film, The Wind Rises (Kaze ga Tachinu). A special press conference was also held by Studio Ghibli and film distributor TOHO in celebration of the film’s completion. In a surprise move, Neon Genesis Evangelion director Hideaki Anno is debuting as a voice actor, playing as the main char...

Kiki’s Delivery Service Blu-Ray Review

Kiki’s Delivery Service Studio: Studio Ghibli Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: DVD, Blu-Ray (Reviewed) Release Date: May 22, 2013 Price: $39.95 – Available Here Overview: Kiki’s Delivery Service has finally received the Blu-Ray treatment, following suit of other titles in the legendary Studio Ghibli film library. Much like many of those other Studio Ghibli titles, KikiR...

‘Evangelion’ Creator Hideaki Anno to voice lead in Ghibli’s ‘The Wind is Rising’

The first casting news for Studio Ghibli’s upcoming The Wind is Rising film have come to light. In a surprising yet rather exciting turn of events, Hideaki Anno, the creator of the Evangelion franchise, has been cast as the film’s lead as Jiro Horikoshi. This will be Anno’s official voice acting debut, despite having voiced brief uncredited cameos for both FLCL and Magical Shoppi...

Live-Action Kiki’s Delivery Service Announced

A live-action adaptation of the original 1985 novel series, Kiki’s Delivery Service, by Eiko Kadono has been confirmed to be green-lit. Scheduled for Spring 2014 in Japan and directed by Takashi Shimizu (Ju-on), the film will begin shooting on an island of the Seto Inland Sea late next month. The star of the movie is to be 16-year old Fuka Koshiba who is playing the 13-year old protagonist, ...

Goro Miyazaki Teases New Ghibli Project

While visiting the Ghibli Museum, director and son of Studio Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki has said he is working daily on a new project, but cannot elaborate further. It will be his third project with the studio, following Tales from Earthsea and From Up on Poppy Hill, and he hopes to have it completed sometime next year. From Up on Poppy Hill was screened and praised throughout the world, and is...

Mononoke Plays Praised Performance

A British Theater Company’s live stage performance of a Studio Ghibli film has been meet with praise and will perform in Japan later this month. The play had the official approval form Studio Ghibli and is the first live action adaptation of a Miyazaki film in the world to obtain this cooperation. Whole Hogs Theater, a newly created company from Warwickshire, have adapted the Studio Ghibli classic...

Studio Ghibli’s Latest Movie Dated

Hayao Miyazaki’s Kaze Tachinu (The Wind is Rising) is on track for a July 20 premiere, the first film the director has written in five years. We last saw Studio Ghibli in 2011 with the release of From Up on Poppy Hill and this year the revered anime workshop is bringing out two films, one from each of their co-founders. Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki were initially planning on releasing th...

Ni No Kuni out now in Australia and New Zealand

Get excited RPG fans because Namco Bandai Games have just released Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch in Australia and New Zealand. The Playstation 3 exclusive RPG comes from the geniuses at Studio Ghibli and Level-5 Games bringing together the styles of both creators. We just reviewed Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch last night to which we gave glowing praise for its enjoyable gameplay and ...

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Developer: Level 5 Publisher: Namco Bandai Games Platform: Playstation 3 Release Date: 31st January, 2013 Price: $59.99 – Available Here  Overview: Studio Ghibli are known worldwide as the Disney of Japan, having created masterpiece after masterpiece, nearly everything with the Ghibli name attached to it ends up receiving a great deal of fanfare. Such is ...

My Neighbor Totoro Review

My Neighbor Totoro Studio: Studio Ghibli Publisher: Madman Format : Blu-ray (reviewed), DVD Release Date: 28 November 2012 Price: $39.95 (available here) Overview My Neigbour Totoro is one of the earlier films to come from Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, it was released in 1988 on the same bill as the heartbreaking Grave of the Fireflies, which was directed by f...

Arrietty out on DVD and Blu-Ray May 23rd

Madman Entertainment will be releasing Studio Ghibli’s latest anime offering, Arrietty (known in Japanese as The Borrower’s Arrietty) on DVD and Blu-Ray throughout Australia and New Zealand on the 23rd of May, 2012. Arrietty was previously screened in select cinemas across Australia to which it recieved rave reviews. Arrietty of course comes from legendary anime studio Studio Ghibli an...

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