If you are a fan of anime, you have probably seen all of the Studio Ghibli films. The question is: have you really seen ALL of the Studio Ghibli films?
Monday, 27 April 2015
Nippon Animation is collaborating with Shirogumi to produce three Sinbad anime films to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The first film, titled Sinbad: The Flying Princess And The Secret Island, is due for release on July 4 and its trailer is now available.
Saturday, 25 April 2015
Fans of Hajime Isayama’s Attack On Titan have more than one reason to rejoice. Besides the upcoming live-action adaptation, the second anime film based on the popular anime series is also due for release in June this year.
Paris-based Company Wild Bunch will launch sales on British-Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit’s The Red Turtle, a co-production between a number of companies that include Studio Ghibli and is the only European project the Japanese studio has ever supported. This will be de Wit’s first animated feature after a series of shorts that include Father and Daughter, which won him Best Animated Short Film at the Oscars.
Friday, 24 April 2015
An English-subbed trailer has arrived for the upcoming 2-part live-action film adaptation of Hajime Isayama's influential manga Attack On Titan. The manga has already been adapted into popular anime series and films, and the upcoming big budget live-action films are two of this year's most hotly anticipated films.
Gendo Ikari is back, shaved and happy in the latest commercial for Schick shavers: 'Schick x Evangelion 2015: You Can (Always) Be Free'. It is actually quite funny and you can check it out below.
Wednesday, 22 April 2015
The extended trailer for cult director Sion Sono's Love & Peace has arrived. Reportedly one of six films to be released by Sono in 2015, this is a romantic comedy that features an officer worker, a fellow employee he fancies, his pet turtle and a giant creature.
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Studio Ghibli co-founder and former producer Toshio Suzuki said in a recent podcast that Hayao Miyazaki and he were at one point interested in adapting Hitoshi Iwaaki’s sci-fi horror manga Parasyte, reports ANN.
Monday, 20 April 2015
It really is the end of an era. Mr Masafumi Konomi, the man who has directed every one of Australia’s Japanese Film Festival since it started in 1997, is leaving for Japan tomorrow. There, he will be promoting Japanese films to ASEAN countries as the Senior Project Manager of the Asia Center at the Japan Foundation Head Office.
Thursday, 16 April 2015
It’s getting closer and closer to the time for Takashi Miike to unleash his Yakuza Apocalypse, the world’s first yakuza vampire movie. The cast includes Hayato Ichihara (Rookies the TV series and movie, Ushijima The Loan Shark) and Yayan Ruhian (who played Mad Dog in The Raid).
Monday, 6 April 2015
While the world is eagerly waiting (and hoping) for Studio Ghibli to return to feature film production, it is great to see that the animation studio has kept busy making animation.