September 2001

September 28, 2001 "Sen" beats "Titanic" attendance record
According Toho, Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi beat the attendance record set by Titanic on September 26, 2001. The Titanic record of 16.83 million people was broken by Sen with 16.88 million attendees. Toho projects it will beat the Titanic Japanese box office gross earnings record of ¥26 billion by early November.

Thanks to Toru KUMAGAI for posting this info to the Miyazaki Mailing List.

September 23, 2001 Even More UK "Princess Mononoke" Details
Thanks to Joe Curzon over at Anime Digital for the following:

September 13, 2001 Tragedy on the East Coast - what you can do
Miyazaki Mailing List would like to offer our condolences to the victims of the disaster in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

If you would like to help, contact your local news media or disaster
relief organizations for advice. A list of such web sites can be
found at

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Again, we offer our deepest sympathies for those affected by the
disaster, and we hope that by this small measure we can help you come to terms with it. Our hearts go out to you.

September 7, 2001 Hisaishi's New Film
"Quartet," a film directed by Joe Hisaishi, will be released in Japan on Oct. 6.
For more information, see the official site, (in Japanese).

September 3, 2001 Mononoke DVDs in Japan
Mononoke Hime DVD
Order #: VWDZ8010
Letter boxed (16:9 Vista size)
Disc 1: Film, Japanese (2.0 ch, 5.1 ch), English (5.1ch), Japanese sub (CC), English sub
Disc 2: Storyboards & Film, Japanese (2.0ch)
Disc 3: International Versions, Japanese, English, French, Cantonese, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese (2.0ch), Japanese subtitles, movie trailers in various countries.
All Dolby Digital.
Single sided, Double layered.
Picture Disk

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"Mononoke Hime wa Koushite Umareta" (How Princess Mononoke was Born) DVD
(The documentary about the production of Mononoke Hime, previously available on VHS)
Order #: VWDZ8016
3 Disk set
Single sided, Double layered
TV size (4:3)
Japanese, Dolby Digital (2.0ch)
In Disk 3, "Mononoke Hime in USA", a 20 minute documentary about the US release of Mononoke.
Japanese (2.0 ch), Letterboxed (16:9)

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