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Miyazaki's Film is About the Zero Fighter

  • Animation direcotr Osamu Kobayashi tweets that Hayao Miyazaki is making a movie about the man who developed the Zero fighter.
  • Animator Takahashi Hashimoto tweets "the studio seemed to look for an animator who could draw an airplane eagerly. I saw the storyboards, but I am very sorry, if Kaneda-san (Yoshinori Kanada) lives and draws that scene."
  • Yoshinori Kanada's wife tweets "because my husband liked airplanes, he would want to participate in this new movie."
  • Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli animators watch the flight of a RC KA-14 designed by Jiro Horikoshi.

Yoshinori Kanada worked on Studio Ghibli films from Nausicaa to Princess Mononoke as a key animator. He passed away in 2009 from a heart attack.

Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 23:16, 20 July 2012 (UTC)

Upcoming Cities for the Studio Ghibli Retrospective, New Studio Ghibli Museum Exhibition

Aug 3 - Sept 6, Salt Lake City, UT - Broadway Centre Cinemas - 15 titles

Aug 10 - Aug 30, Pleasantville, NY - Jacob Burns Film Center - 15 titles

Aug 13 - Oct 4, Denver, CO - Denver FilmCenter - 15 titles

Aug 31 - Sept 13, Boston, MA - Brattle Theatre - 15 titles

Sept 14 - Oct 28, Cleveland, OH - Cleveland Cinematheque - 7 titles (Nausicaa, Castle in the Sky, Totoro, Kiki, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away)

Sept 15 - Oct 6, Notre Dame, IN - University of Notre Dame Performing Arts - 6 titles Nausicaa, Castle in the Sky, Totoro, Kiki, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away)

October TBA - Honolulu Film Festival
October/November TBA - Columbus, OH - Wexner Center for the Arts
October TBA - Athens, GA - Cine Athens
November TBA - Ithaca, NY - Cornell Cinema
November TBA - Atlanta, GA - Landmark Midtown Art
November TBA - St. Louis, MO - Landmark Theaters
Late November TBA - Minneapolis, MN - Landmark Edina
Late November TBA - NYC - IFC Center return engagement


The Studio Ghibli Museum is featuring The Gift of Illustrations ― A Source of Popular Culture based on the works of Scottish folklorist Andrew Lang through May 2013.


Thanks to David Jesteadt, Braden McKenna, and T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 23:36, 13 July 2012 (UTC)

Giant God Warrior Media Preview, Sketchtravel English Edition

Tokusatsu exhibition media preview and opening reception were held today.


An English hardcover version of the Sketchtravel book is scheduled for release on August 15. 72 artists collaborated on the project with Miyazaki as the final contributor.

Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 15:02, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Giant God Warrior Appears in Tokyo Details, Next Films Announced in December

  • Director and storyboards: Shinji Higuchi
  • Script: Hideaki Anno
  • Music: Taisei Iwasaki
  • Narration: Megumi Hayashibara
  • Words for narration : Outaro Maijyo
  • Giant God Warrior proton beam special effects animation: Hideaki Anno
  • Producer: Toshio Suzuki
  • Production: Studio Ghibli
  • Run-time: 9 min 3 sec

The tokusatsu short film begins with the traditional Totoro logo but with a red background.

Exhibition highlight and impressions of the Tokusatsu Exhibition sneak preview.

More photos are expected on Monday as a media preview is scheduled.


Toshio Suzuki gave a lecture at Rissho University and revealed that Studio Ghibli will release Miyazaki's and Takahata's films next year and officially announce them in December. Toho usually announces next year's lineup on or around December 16.

Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.

--LLin 18:34, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Nausicaa Manga Hardcover English Edition

Anime News Network reports a premium "box set" from the Viz is scheduled for release on November 6, 2012. It's not listed on the Viz website but Amazon.com has a listing.

Photos of the Japanese hardcover version.

--LLin 21:44, 6 July 2012 (UTC)