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...

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...

Capsule Computers Presents: The 2013 Anime of the Year Nominees

As we head towards the final days of 2013, we introduce to you the inaugural Capsule Computers Anime of the Year Awards. This is our first time ever doing an Anime of the Year Awards and we want to kick things off big. In what will become an annual awards article, we will be giving out several awards highlight some of the biggest facets of anime each year. This year in particular has been a partic...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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