This Miyazaki-Designed Monster Is Now A Fantastic Action Figure

A few years ago, a crack team of Japanese animators who had worked on the likes of Studio Ghibli films and Neon Genesis Evangelion created A Giant God Warrior Descends On Tokyo, a short that just happens to technically be the first live-action Ghibli film. And now, the eponymous God Warrior is an amazing Figma figure! » 1/16/15 1:37pm 1/16/15 1:37pm

​The Greatest Hayao Miyazaki Characters, Ranked

Whether you think of him as the world's greatest anime director, one of the greatest animators of all time, or perhaps one of the best directors period, the works of Hayao Miyazaki are beyond compare… except perhaps to each other. Here's the best of his best. » 1/12/15 8:00am 1/12/15 8:00am

Watch Hayao Miyazaki Create Studio Ghibli In This Amazing Documentary

Interested in what happens inside the world's most famous anime studio? Then you'll need to check out the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, now available on VOD. We have an exclusive clip from the doc, where a relatively young Miyazaki gives a "love it or leave it" speech to his new employees. » 12/12/14 1:21pm 12/12/14 1:21pm

Hayao Miyazaki: "I'm Going To Continue Making Anime Until I Die"

Hayao Miyazaki, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli and writer/director of Spirited Away, said in a recent interview he plans to "to continue making anime until I die." So what is he working on? » 11/09/14 4:07pm 11/09/14 4:07pm

Don't Deprive Yourself Of Seeing The Beauty Of Princess Kaguya

Animation has seldom felt so alive and expressive as it does in Princess Kaguya, the latest movie from Studio Ghibli. Fans of Hayao Miyazaki will find this movie delightful, but it's unlike any other Ghibli movie I've seen. This is something truly, heartbreakingly special. See it in theaters. You'll be glad you did. » 10/20/14 12:54pm 10/20/14 12:54pm

Seriously, This Trailer For Ghibli's Princess Kaguya Is Simply Stunning

Every scrap of footage from Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya makes me want a US release yesterday. Now we've got the full English-language trailer, and it is another beauty. » 9/23/14 8:40am 9/23/14 8:40am

ADHD's Animated Tribute To Studio Ghibli Is Surprisingly Touching

Fox's Animation Domination HD is probably best-known for their terrifying, disgusting "Scientifically Accurate" cartoons. But upon the news that Ghibli may cease production, the animators created this genuinely poignant goodbye to the anime studio that gave us Spirited Away, Totoro and more. » 8/27/14 3:40pm 8/27/14 3:40pm

First English Trailer For Ghibli's The Tale Of Princess Kaguya

And it's the most beautiful thing you will watch all day, assuming you don't run into a group of swans making tender love under a rainbow or something. The Tale of Princess Kaguya's limited theatrical release begins on October 17th. » 8/18/14 3:01pm 8/18/14 3:01pm

Studio Ghibli Is Not Dead Yet

Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki recently said that his studio's demise was "inevitable." Today, there are quotes from Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki that are causing people to freak out, believing that the beloved animation house has decided to stop making films. People, stop freaking out. For now. » 8/04/14 9:21am 8/04/14 9:21am

Watch The First Footage From Ronia The Robber's Daughter

Studio Ghibli's first foray into television will begin this fall with Ronia the Robber's Daughter, an animated series based on the children's book of the same name. Here's the first footage from the series (it looks like an intro sequence), which began airing this weekend. » 7/13/14 10:30am 7/13/14 10:30am

Ghibli's Ghost Story When Marnie Was There Gets A Haunting Trailer

Miyazaki Hayao may have retired from filmmaking, but Studio Ghibli is still bringing us beautiful fare. The trailer for their upcoming supernatural story When Marnie Was There is packed with lovely landscapes and hints at the friendship at the heart of the film. » 7/02/14 3:20pm 7/02/14 3:20pm

A Delightful Portrait of Hayao Miyazaki Made Out of Ghibli Characters

Characters and concepts from Studio Ghibli's films dance around this portrait of a smiling Hayao Miyazaki. Somehow it makes perfect sense to see cats in his mustache and dragons in his beard. » 2/05/14 4:00pm 2/05/14 4:00pm

Massive trailer for Studio Ghibli's hauntingly beautiful new movie

Do you have three minutes? Do you like beauty? Then I highly recommend to take some time to watch this new, lengthy trailer for Studio Ghibli's new film The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) directed this gorgeous movie based on the classic Japanese legend The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. » 11/07/13 1:40pm 11/07/13 1:40pm

Gorgeous art nouveau-inspired portraits of Miyazaki's characters

Pixiv user marlboro creates richly detailed portraits of the characters from Hayao Miyazaki's films. Each art nouveau-flavored illustration is packed with images and symbols from each movie. » 9/22/13 11:00am 9/22/13 11:00am

Legendary anime director Hayao Miyazaki announces his retirement

Hayao Miyazaki, co-founder of Studio Ghibli and director of such films as Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and countless other masterpieces, has announced his retirement from feature films. » 9/02/13 6:30am 9/02/13 6:30am

Hayao Miyazaki's new movie finally has a trailer with subtitles

Would you like to see a bit of Studio Ghibli's newest film The Wind Rises and know what the hell is going on? Well, today is your lucky day, because the first English-subtitled trailer has finally arrived. » 8/14/13 2:40pm 8/14/13 2:40pm

First live-action monster movie movie from the minds of Studio Ghibli

Some of the best monster makers in the business have put together one amazing short, Giant God Warrior Appears In Tokyo (Kyōshinhei Tokyo ni Arawaru) — which also happens to be a live-action film from Studio Ghibli! » 4/24/13 6:59pm 4/24/13 6:59pm

Pessimistic Optimism: Goro Miyazaki on His Post-Nuclear Romance, From…

Goro Miyazaki, son of the famous Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki, has taken over his father's Studio Ghibli and released a new feature film, From Up On Poppy Hill (out in the States tomorrow). In this exclusive profile by Scott Thill, Miyazaki talks about the new movie and his father's legacy. » 3/14/13 3:02pm 3/14/13 3:02pm