Discotek Media Licenses ‘Babel II’ OVAs and Schedules ‘Horus’ Blu-ray Release

Discotek Media has recently made two announcements about upcoming releases. Firstly, they have licensed the complete 1992 OVA series Babel II. Secondly, they have scheduled the release of their Blu-ray edition of the anime film Horus, Prince of the Sun. Babel II is scheduled for an April 2017 release. This DVD release will feature the OVAs with Streamline Pictures’ English dub, Japanese audi...

Some of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata’s Old Films Are Coming to Blu-ray

Walt Disney Japan announced recently that they will be releasing three of Hayao Miyazaki’s and two of Isao Takahata’s early anime films in 1920×1080 Full HD on Blu-ray on July 17, 2015. They will be released as a part of the Ghibli ga Ippai Collection. DVD versions will also be available. Panda Kopanda (Panda, Young Panda) and Panda Kopanda Amefuri Saakisu no Maki (Panda, Young Pa...

One Month to Go for ‘The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki’ in Australia

Madman Entertainment has sent out a press release reminding anime fans of their upcoming release of The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki in Australia. This limited edition box-set features the 11 feature films directed by Hayao Miyazaki across nearly four decades, and also includes a bonus disc that provides a rare look into his earliest works, subtitled into English for the first time. For those...

Discotek Media Reveals ‘Castle of Cagliostro’ Blu-ray Details, Other April Releases

Discotek Media recently took to their Facebook page to reveal their April 2015 release schedule and the details of their upcoming Collectors’ Edition Blu-ray release of Hayao Miyazaki’s 1979 theatrical film, Lupin the Third: Castle of Cagliostro. All of the following titles are set for an April 28, 2015 release (all prices are in US dollars): Lupin the Third: Castle of Cagliostro Blu-r...

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...

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...

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...

CC Anime Episode 26 – Good to be Dandy

Welcome to another episode of CC: Anime, Capsule Computers Anime Podcast! In our twenty sixth episode, the CC: Anime crew discuss the latest anime and manga news, the Winter 2014 season, Space Dandy, Miyazaki flip-flopping on his retirement and why Will Smith’s 2005 film Hitch needs to be made into anime. We also have a prize giveaway of Tiger and Bunny: The Beginning on DVD or Blu-Ray thank...

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...

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Leads All-Star Cast For English Dub Of “The Wind Rises”

It was only just announced that the popular actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be taking the lead voice acting role in the English dub of Hayao Miyazaki’s (the co-founder of Studio Gibli) eleventh and final film; The Wind Rises. As mentioned in the title, Mr. Gordon-Levitt will be leading a cast of many well-known and highly popular actors and actresses in Miyazaki’s most recent film that...

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...

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