November 2007

November 26, 2007 Miyazaki Vs. Spielberg, Ghibli Asemamire Episode 8
Variety Japan has an article titled, "Hayao Miyazaki VS Spielberg : A large-scale confrontation for the first time in 11 years".

Next summer sees the release of both Miyazaki's "Ponyo on a Cliff" and Spielberg's "Indiana Jones 4". In 1997 "Princess Mononoke" and "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" went head-to-head at the Japanese box office with Miyazaki coming out on top. Variety Japan mentions "It is certain that Miyazaki's film is absolutely advantageous."

The documentary "How Mononoke was Born" shows a meeting in which producer Toshio Suzuki and other think about how to win against "The Lost World" and other films.

GhibliWorld graces the web with an English summary of the eighth radio episode which features Aoi Teshima from "Tales from Earthsea".

Thanks to T. Ishikawa and Peter van der Lugt for the news.

November 19, 2007 Ghibli Asemamire Episode 7
GhibliWorld brings this week's English summary of the radio show along with details on the "Three Bears" exhibit at the Studio Ghibli Museum.

Thanks to Peter van der Lugt for the news.

November 12, 2007 Ghibli Asemamire 6, "Tales from Earthsea" Screening at Midwest Fur Fest
GhibliWorld has an English summary from the latest radio episode and details on a DVD/Blu Ray disc dedicated to Ghibli background artist Kazuo Oga.

Tales from Earthsea is scheduled for a screening at the Mid West Fur Fest on Saturday, November 17. The source is most likely the Japanese DVD.

Thanks to Peter van der Lugt and Roberto Askins for the news.

November 6, 2007 Updated: Ghibli Asemamire Episode 5, Miyazaki Collection, Nausicaa Watercolor Book
GhibliWorld has the details on the fifth radio episode.

Borders is offering an exclusive bundle of 7 Ghibli films on DVD: Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, My Neighbor Totoro, Porco Rosso, and Howl's Moving Castle.

The list price is $202.99 and the coupon is good for 30% off of that (making it $142.09). To get the coupon to print out go here.

If you don't already have a Borders Reward membership, you'll probably have to get one, but it's free and relatively painless to get it at the checkout counter.

Viz recently published The Art of NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind: Watercolor Impressions, an English translation of the Japanese version released in 1996. The retail price is $34.99 ( ISBN: 1-4215-1499-0).

Thanks to Peter van der Lugt, Connor Harrington, and Larry Greenfield for the news.