Tag Archives: Hayao Miyazaki

Clear Some Space for ‘the Art of Castle in the Sky’

Clear Some Space for ‘the Art of Castle in the Sky’

‘The Art of Castle in the Sky’ from Viz Media is a gorgeous reprinting of the original Japanese book and is a must for all Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki fans. Read More

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Studio Ghibli Up Close: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Studio Ghibli Up Close: The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Studio Ghibli is the Japanese animation studio, founded by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, behind movies like My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away, and Arrietty (among many others). A new documentary, The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at Studio Ghibli. Here’s your chance to win a copy of the film on DVD. Read More

Howl’s Moving Castle: Brilliant on Blu-Ray

Howl’s Moving Castle: Brilliant on Blu-Ray

Studio Ghibli is having a banner day today, as Disney releases one of the very first Hayao Miyazaki movies available in the west, My Neighbor Totoro, and one of the last by the now-retired legend, Howl’s Moving Castle.

I received review copies in advance of the films. As I’d never seen Howl’s Moving Castle ever, I watched that first. My eyeballs are still recovering from the visual feast. Read More

Happy Birthday, Hayao Miyazaki!

Today marks the 71st birthday of legendary animator and director Hayao Miyazaki. Sometimes referred to as “Japan’s Walt Disney,” Miyazaki is responsible for some of the best animated films of the last 30 years, including (but certainly not limited to) … Read More