Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki Says He’s Serious About Retirement

At a packed conference attended by over 600 journalists in Japan on Friday, animation icon Hayao Miyazaki, the Oscar-winning director of 11 popular features said he’s definitely ... Continue Reading →

Question for the Week of September 2 2013

Now that we all know that the great Hayao Miyazaki is retiring, which movie do you think will be remembered as his best work? Spirited Away Princess Mononoke The Wind Rises My ... Continue Reading →

New Reviews of Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ Are In

Following the news about Japanese animation master Hayao Miyazaki’s retirement, we tracked down some of the new reviews of his latest (and now possibly final movie) The Wind Rises, ... Continue Reading →
Hayao Miyazaki

It’s Official: Hayao Miyazaki Is Retiring

Beloved Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki is retiring, according to Koji Hoshino, president of Studio Ghibli. The news was announced at the Venice Film Festival where the 72-year-old ... Continue Reading →

Miyazaki Pic Continues to Stir Auds in Japan

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film The Wind Rises, which opened in Japan on July 20, continues to divide audiences in the country. The pic offers a fictional take on the life of Jiro ... Continue Reading →

Theater Murals in Japan Showcase 21 Ghibli Movies

Hugo Ozman of Twitchfilm.com reports that giant murals have been unveiled in 26 theaters across Japan today celebrating images from 21 Studio Ghibli features made between 1984 and 2013. ... Continue Reading →

Miyazaki Double Treat Arrives on DVD & Blu-ray

Today is a great day for fans of anime master Hayao Miyazaki as two of his most popular movies arrive on DVD and Blu-ray in the U.S., thanks to Disney Home Entertainment. First up, ... Continue Reading →

‘Totoro’ and ‘Moving Castle’ Blu-rays Land in May

There’s lot of goodies in store for Miyazaki fans in the next couple of months. Disney will release two of Hayao Miyazaki’s most acclaimed features Howl’s Moving Castle and My ... Continue Reading →

Japan Pollsters Rank Favorite Miyazaki Flicks

Most animation aficionados have a soft spot for Studio Ghibli founder and animation master Hayao Miyazaki’s works—some would even be hard pressed to pick a favorite out of the director’s ... Continue Reading →

Two Studio Ghibli Pics Set for Summer 2013

Japan’s much-esteemed Studio Ghibli has announced plans to release two movies in the summer of 2013. Kaze Tachinu and Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari are the new features by studio founders ... Continue Reading →