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崖の上のポニョ - Piano Master

Piano version of 崖の上のポニョ from Ponyo.

An exhibition of When Marnie Was There in the Ghibli Museum, 2014.

An exhibition of When Marnie Was There in the Ghibli Museum, 2014.

A gorgeous trailer of the U.S. release of The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

Studio Ghibli iPhone 5 Backgrounds from TeePublic / Click on background for source

Miyazaki’s tribute and latest design to British author, Robert Westall

Retired legendary storyteller and animator, Hayao Miyazaki, shows no sign of disengaging in subtle projects that presents a sentimental memory. As a long time fan of the British author and journalist, Robert Westall, Miyazaki designs the Japanese edition cover for his short stories collection titled, “The Call and Other Stories.”


In 1990, Miyazaki discovered a Japanese translation of Westall’s “Blackham’s Wimpy” and instantly connected to its themes with his longtime love for airplanes and childhood experience with war. Miyazaki has never forgotten Westall’s wonderful work and paid tribute to him in his comic, “A Trip to Tynemouth” in 2006.


Available on Amazon Japan.

Kaze No Torimichi - Sarah Brightman

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

Studio Ghibli’s Princess Mononoke And Kiki’s Delivery Service Coming To Blu-ray In November


Studio Ghibli’s classic animated films Princess Mononoke and Kiki’s Delivery Service are headed to blu-ray this November.

As first noted by Stitch Kingdom, both films, which are directed by animation legend Hayao Miyazaki, are now listed on Amazon.com for pre-order with November 18 release dates.

Disney, who distributes the films in the North America, has been slowly giving Studio Ghibli’s library of classic films Blu-ray releases. Films like My Neighbor TotoroWhisper of the Heart and Howl's Moving Castle have all been released on Blu-ray previously. Curiously, Spirted Away, which is arguably Miyazaki’s most popular film in the west, has yet to be released in HD.

1997’s Princess Mononoke tells the story of a boy from a remote tribe who is infected with a curse and must travel to civilization to find a cure. He instead finds himself embroiled in a war between an industrialized city and teh spirits of the forest that borders it.

1989’s Kiki’s Delivery Service is a more light-hearted story, targeted at a younger audience. The story follows a young witch living out her required year of independence. She struggles to fit in to a normal community and begins working as a an air courier.

Miyazaki recently announced his retirement from animation. Studio Ghibli announced that they would be taking a hiatus from producing new animated works to focus on managing their existing properties.

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Ocean Waves (海がきこえる) illustrated chapters ran in Animage Magazine circa 1991 prior to the animated special. The art work is by Studio Ghibli character designer Katsuya Kondo (近藤勝也) who also designed the characters for Kiki’s Delivery Service, Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, and From Up On Poppy Hill.