Hayao Miyazaki may return, says Studio Ghibli’s Toshio Suzuki
 Hayao Miyazaki, the iconic Japanese anime creator “may make something again,” said Toshio Suzuki, the veteran Studio Ghibli producer whose remarks on a Sunday TBS documentary stirred up speculation about the studio’s demise.“This is my guess, but I’m thinking it will be something short.” He explained that Miyazaki had talked to him about making a short film for the Ghibli Musuem in Mitaka, Tokyo.Suzuki was appearing Thursday on the NHK morning show “Asa Ichi” to clarify his earlier statements about the 30 year old company.“We’re changing the way we make (animation),” Suzuki said, without getting into specifics. “We wanted to make a dream company. We thought we would make what suited us and not make what didn’t suit us. We were able to realize (that dream) to some extent and we’re very happy about that. But now we’re at a point where we’ve got to think about what we’ll do next.”  In the TBS documentary Suzuki talked about Ghibli taking a hiatus from production to assess its future direction following the September 2013 retirement of Miyazaki, long the studio’s biggest hitmaker. His remarks, mistranslated by a blogger, started a storm of Internet chatter about the imminent end of Japan’s most successful feature animation studio.Source: variety.com

Hayao Miyazaki may return, says Studio Ghibli’s Toshio Suzuki


Hayao Miyazaki, the iconic Japanese anime creator “may make something again,” said Toshio Suzuki, the veteran Studio Ghibli producer whose remarks on a Sunday TBS documentary stirred up speculation about the studio’s demise.

“This is my guess, but I’m thinking it will be something short.” He explained that Miyazaki had talked to him about making a short film for the Ghibli Musuem in Mitaka, Tokyo.

Suzuki was appearing Thursday on the NHK morning show “Asa Ichi” to clarify his earlier statements about the 30 year old company.

“We’re changing the way we make (animation),” Suzuki said, without getting into specifics. “We wanted to make a dream company. We thought we would make what suited us and not make what didn’t suit us. We were able to realize (that dream) to some extent and we’re very happy about that. But now we’re at a point where we’ve got to think about what we’ll do next.” 

In the TBS documentary Suzuki talked about Ghibli taking a hiatus from production to assess its future direction following the September 2013 retirement of Miyazaki, long the studio’s biggest hitmaker. His remarks, mistranslated by a blogger, started a storm of Internet chatter about the imminent end of Japan’s most successful feature animation studio.

Source: variety.com


STUDIO GHIBLI BLU RAY AND DVD RELEASES IN THE USA

I get a lot of asks about where to buy Studio Ghibli’s films, so here’s a list of the available releases via Amazon US. Many of the Blu Ray releases are combo packs that include the DVD. The DVD link is for the DVD only. Unavailable releases are marked with a strikethrough.

Lupin III - The Castle of Cagliostro: Blu Ray and DVD

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind: Blu Ray and DVD

Castle in the Sky: Blu Ray and DVD

Grave of the Fireflies: Blu Ray and DVD

My Neighbor Totoro: Blu Ray and DVD

Kiki’s Delivery Service: Blu Ray and DVD

Only Yesterday: Blu Ray and DVD

Porco Rosso: Blu Ray and DVD

Ocean Waves: Blu Ray and DVD

Pom Poko: Blu Ray and DVD

Whisper of the Heart: Blu Ray and DVD

Princess Mononoke: Blu Ray and DVD

My Neighbors the Yamadas: Blu Ray and DVD

Spirited Away: Blu Ray and DVD

The Cat Returns: Blu Ray and DVD

Howl’s Moving Castle: Blu Ray and DVD

Tales from Earthsea: Blu Ray and DVD

Ponyo: Blu Ray and DVD

The Secret World of Arrietty: Blu Ray and DVD

From up on Poppy Hill: Blu Ray and DVD

The Wind Rises: Blu Ray and DVD

The Tale of Princess Kaguya: Blu Ray and DVD

When Marnie Was There: Blu Ray and DVD


The Wind Rises to be released on Blu Ray and DVD in North America on November 18th, 2014. You can pre-order The Wind Rises now from: Amazon US: Blu Ray and DVD.Amazon CA: Blu Ray and DVD

The Wind Rises to be released on Blu Ray and DVD in North America on November 18th, 2014.

You can pre-order The Wind Rises now from:

Amazon US: Blu Ray and DVD.

Amazon CA: Blu Ray and DVD


Hayao Miyazaki - A Tribute
by Alexandre Gasulla


Did somebody ask for Studio Ghibli blogs?

The Japan Times:

Remarks on Studio Ghibli’s ‘dismantling’ sows confusion

English-language bloggers were quick to react Monday to remarks made by Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki about “dismantling” the studio’s animation production department.

Appearing Sunday on the TV program “Jonetsu Tairiku,” the 65-year-old Suzuki said he was thinking of “shaking up Ghibli’s entire picture” as part of a restructuring plan.

Questions about what he meant by those comments remain unanswered. But many English-language bloggers mistook Suzuki’s comments as official confirmation of rumors that the studio will close its doors after 29 years following the departure last year of renowned director Hayao Miyazaki, and instead focus on managing its copyrights and trademarks.

Contacted by The Japan Times on Monday, a Ghibli staffer declined to share any details, citing the absence in the office of anyone in charge.

On the TV program, Suzuki did admit that Miyazaki’s abrupt retirement last September had a “big” impact on the studio.

“When I think about the future of Ghibli, I suppose it’s not entirely impossible for us to proceed with our production operations,” he said. “But still, I’d say we should take a brief pause here and think about what should be the next step.”

By noon Monday, some bloggers had updated their stories to emphasize that Suzuki is merely thinking of “pausing” Ghibli’s animation production business.

Miyazaki, 73, announced in September that he would no longer produce feature-length animated movies due to his age and attendant physical fatigue.

"Contacted by The Japan Times on Monday, a Ghibli staffer declined to share any detail" - It’s kind of crazy when you think about it. A post from here made it all the way to Studio Ghibli. Hopefully they can see how much Studio Ghibli means to people.


I am really intrigued to know which Studio Ghibli film is your personal favourite. I would really appreciate it if you would take a few moments to vote for yours in this poll I have set up. And if you could reblog it, that would be very kind and helpful. Thank youuu! ^___^ xox



The Tale of Princess Kaguya2013 Japanese theatrical poster

The Tale of Princess Kaguya
2013 Japanese theatrical poster



Princess Mononoke1997 Japanese theatrical poster

Princess Mononoke
1997 Japanese theatrical poster


Regarding the post about the closure of Studio Ghibli:1. I was not the source of the post, the article or the translation, it was reblogged from elsewhere. It does clearly say it was “reblogged from” another Tumblr blog. I have been cited as the source on just about every website running this news.2. Calm down. Here’s some further information regarding the Toshio Suzuki television interview. Even though the future of Studio Ghibli still seems pretty bleak, it seems he wasn’t as explicit about their closing down as was suggested in the other article.http://kotaku.com/preview/studio-ghibli-is-not-dead-yethttp://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/ghibli-co-founder-suzuki-studio-considers-dismantling-production-department

Regarding the post about the closure of Studio Ghibli:

1.
I was not the source of the post, the article or the translation, it was reblogged from elsewhere. It does clearly say it was “reblogged from” another Tumblr blog. I have been cited as the source on just about every website running this news.

2. Calm down. Here’s some further information regarding the Toshio Suzuki television interview. Even though the future of Studio Ghibli still seems pretty bleak, it seems he wasn’t as explicit about their closing down as was suggested in the other article.

http://kotaku.com/preview/studio-ghibli-is-not-dead-yet

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/ghibli-co-founder-suzuki-studio-considers-dismantling-production-department