Original production cels from Studio Ghibli feature films.

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2014/08/13 今日は電車が空いてる! でも仕事は込み入ってる( ;´Д`)

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2014/08/13
今日は電車が空いてる!
でも仕事は込み入ってる( ;´Д`)

After Hayao Miyazaki learned that he will receive an Academy Governors Award, he released a humble statement: “Honestly, I don’t think there’s any need to give awards to people who have retired, but nonetheless, it is an honor.”

After Hayao Miyazaki learned that he will receive an Academy Governors Award, he released a humble statement: “Honestly, I don’t think there’s any need to give awards to people who have retired, but nonetheless, it is an honor.”

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Sarah Brightman’s live performance of My Neighbor Totoro’s 風のとおり道 (The Path of Wind)

Hayao Miyazaki To Receive Academy’s Governor’s Award

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The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted Tuesday night (August 26th) to present Honorary Awards to Jean-Claude Carrière, Hayao Miyazaki and Maureen O’Hara, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Harry Belafonte.  All four awards will be presented at the Academy’s 6th Annual Governors Awards on Saturday, November 8th, at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.

“The Governors Awards allow us to reflect upon not the year in film, but the achievements of a lifetime,” said Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs.  “We’re absolutely thrilled to honor these outstanding members of our global filmmaking community and look forward to celebrating with them in November.”

Miyazaki is an artist, writer, director, producer and three-time Oscar nominee in the Animated Feature Film category, winning in 2002 for “Spirited Away.”  His other nominations were for “Howl’s Moving Castle” in 2005 and “The Wind Rises” last year.  Miyazaki gained an enormous following in his native Japan for such features as “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,” “Laputa: Castle in the Sky,” “My Neighbor Totoro” and “Kiki’s Delivery Service” before breaking out internationally in the late 1990s with “Princess Mononoke.”  He is the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a renowned animation studio based in Tokyo.

The Honorary Award, an Oscar statuette, is given “to honor extraordinary distinction in lifetime achievement, exceptional contributions to the state of motion picture arts and sciences, or for outstanding service to the Academy.”

Nisshin Seifun (2010) - Commercial directed by Katsuya Kondo / TV Spot designed by Toshio Suzuki and Goro Miyazaki

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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

Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Points to Hideaki Anno as the Next-Miyazaki

Studio Ghibli co-founder, producer and former president Toshio Suzuki took the stage with Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno to announce the complete list of 50 of Anno’s work from student films and promo videos to TV programs and theatrical features to be screened for October’s 27th edition of Tokyo International Film Festival’s special “The World of Hideaki Anno” programming. During this, Suzuki spoke to Anno’s role in the future of anime, and the ever-popular subject of a next-Miyazaki, insisting that after Miyazaki, it has to be Anno.

The idea of featuring Anno’s work as TIFF’s centerpiece was suggested by Suzuki after festival organizers asked for ideas. He explained “Hayao Miyazaki would have been featured if he hadn’t retired.” Anno responded to Suzuki’s offer “I couldn’t say no to Suzuki-san, since he has done so much for me”.

Suzuki also said, “I am certain that Anno will be the one to lead Japanese animation into the next decade” and “only people with talent can create. I would like him to cherish the god-given talent and keep producing”. However, given Anno’s responsibilities towards his own studio, Khara, no comments suggested that plans exist for Anno to take a role at Studio Ghibli.

Evangelion creator Hideaki Anno’s career has deep ties with the works of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli. Hideaki Anno worked as an animator for Studio Ghibli forerunner Topcraft on Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. Anno impressed the crew so much that Toshio Suzuki has said that there was talk of making the ecological epic a trilogy with Anno directing the middle feature. He later voiced the lead in Miyazaki’s final movie, The Wind Rises.

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Suzuki Blames Producer Nishimura for Box Office Failure of “When Marnie Was There”

Toshio Suzuki, the 66-year-old former president of Studio Ghibli, talked to the press and gave his opinion on the box office failure of the studio’s latest anime film When Marnie Was There directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi after a talk event held at the Daikanyama Tsutaya book store in Tokyo on August 18. The film based on the children novel written by British author Joan G. Robinson opened in Japan with 461 screens on July 19 and earned a very disappointing 379,000,000 yen (about US$3,734,000) with 285,200 ticket sales in its first weekend. It was only 42% of Yonebayashi’s first feature film The Secret World of Arrietty, which made about 900,000,000 yen in its opening weekend of July 17-18, 2010.

Suzuki believed the biggest reason for the underwhelming performance was the producer of Marnie, 37-year-old Yoshiaki Nishimura’s wrong marketing strategy. The Studio Ghibli films have been known for their appeal to a broader audience from children to adults. However, a marketing campaign to promote the film was mainly focused on junior high or high school girls. Suzuki revealed that he received a letter from an adult who saw the film and really loved it, and the person said in the letter, “Why don’t you show the film more to adults?”

"The target of the TV CMs for the film are narrowed down too much to junior and senior high school girls. And the newspaper ads, which should have targeted to middle and old age audience, are also for that group.

Nishimura may be advertising the film to the wrong target audience. I thought he was going to come to me for advice, but he didn’t at all.” Suzuki said, adding in a laughing mood, “It seems he has no respect for me.”

As of the last weekend (August 16-17), When Marnie Was There has earned 2.64 billion yen in its five-week run, it is 28% of The Secret World of Arrietty's total box office gross in Japan.