Japanese filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda threw shade on a certain “great master of animation” for the portrayal of young women in films.
Not a fan: While Hosoda did not name who he was referring to, it sounded like he was criticizing famed director Hayao Miyazaki during his recent interview with the AFP.
A trailer for a live-action adaptation of Hayao Miyazaki’s “Nausicaä” came out of the blue on YouTube, exciting fans of what many regard as one of the greatest animated films ever made.
The trailer comes from Brazilian director Chris Tex, an avid fan of Miyazaki’s work who sets to release the non-profit film after four long years of production.
A cafe inspired by Hayao Miyazaki’s classic anime film “My Neighbor Totoro” is set to enchant customers in Vancouver, Canada.
Called the “Catoro Cafe,” the Totoro-themed cat cafe will reportedly be similar to the “Temari No Ouchi Cat Cafe” in Japan when it opens sometime this spring.
The English-language version of “Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki” is coming in December and VICE has picked up an exclusive trailer from GKids.
The list of invites who will join the Oscar Academy – 928 in total – has been released, which includes some of the well-known creators/directors of anime films from recent years.
Makoto Shinkai, the director of critically acclaimed anime movie “Your Name,” was one of the few who have been invited to join the Oscar Academy, according to Anime News Network. The two other famed directors mentioned in the invites include: Mamoru Hosoda (“The Boy and The Beast,” “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,” “Summer Wars.”) and Sunao Katabuchi (“In This Corner of the World”).
Japanese watchmaker Seiko has released a new line of casual watches especially made for Studio Ghibli fans.
The collection features eight watches carrying four designs from “My Neighbor Totoro” and another four from “Kiki’s Delivery Service.” Both films, directed by legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, are animated classics beloved by audiences worldwide.
Many friends and colleagues have gathered to say their farewells to one of the legends in the Japanese anime industry, Isao Takahata, with his close friend, Hayao Miyazaki, delivering an emotional eulogy and remembering the memorable moments they’ve spent together.
While speaking in front of friends and colleagues by the portrait of Takahata surrounded by thousands of flowers on Tuesday, Miyazaki shared the time when they had to ask the late co-founder of Studio Ghibli if he could stop his smoking habit and how he purposely smoked beside him after he quit.
Meals in anime movies can look quite mouthwatering, and you can’t help but wonder how they would taste like in real life, especially with the colorful presentation and delightful combination of food.
Luckily, a female Japanese food artist, En93kitchen, decided to recreate some anime meals, bringing to life some of the food seen in movies created by Studio Ghibli and legendary Japanese director, Hayao Miyazaki, according to Bored Panda.
Legendary anime director Hayao Miyazaki is coming out of retirement to do one more feature length film, but the reason for his decision hasn’t been explained until now.
According to Studio Ghibli co-founder and producer, Toshio Suzuki, Miyazaki wanted to do one last anime film — the upcoming project “Boro the Caterpillar” — because he wanted to leave it as a legacy for his grand son.
As the public eye continuously uncovers more skeletons from Harvey Weinstein’s past, one interesting tidbit of cinema history was also unearthed by some resourceful netizens.
This particular info involved Studio Ghibli’s legendary director, Hayao Miyazaki, getting the best of the 65-year-old disgraced studio executive/outed sexual predator at one point in his career.
Nissin Foods unveiled a new ad as part of its Hungry Days campaign based on Hayao Miyazaki’s epic anime film “Kiki’s Deliver Service”.
The Studio Ghibli classic, which was originally released back in 1989, follows the protagonist Kiki, a 13-year-old witch who starts a delivery service with her talking black cat Jiji.
While many Studio Ghibli fans have been very excited about Hayao Miyazaki’s upcoming movie project, a recent job post calling for animators to work on the film has already earned it some negative feedback.
SoraNews24 reports that the ad sparked some backlash from netizens over how little the studio pays its animators.