Toshio Suzuki, film producer of Studio Ghibli as well as a great friend of master Hayao Miyazaki appeared on Jyonetsu Tairiku (a weekly Japanese TV program that covers public figures) on August 3, and talked about the future of Studio Ghibli.
In a scene from their shareholder meeting, Producer Suzuki said "We will make a big change on the full spectrum of Studio Ghibli and we are planning to break down our production department."
Cold soba noodle is one of the most refreshing dishes to eat during the hot summer in Japan. But it's so good that it may be served too often in the same way and family members will eventually get really bored with it.
So, a famous blogger Miyachan invented a cold soba noodle dish that is cute and attractive to look at. It's a "TOTORO" Tororo Soba - Studio Ghibli's TOTORO-shaped buckwheat soba noodle with tororo (grated gooey Nagaimo yam)!
Studio Ghibli's new featured animated film - Omoide no Marnie (When Marnie Was There) - was finally released in 461 movie theaters all over Japan on July 19.
It is directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (director of The Secret World of Arrietty), and 2 young Japanese actresses did the main character voices: Sara Takatsuki as Anna (She looks exactly like Anna!), and Kasumi Arimura as Marnie.
On June 9, one of the world's largest animated film festivals, The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (AIAFF) started in Annecy, France. And we had great news from there today.
Studio Ghibli's 78-year old Director Isao Takahata received an honorary award to celebrate his career and contribution to animation at the festival. The audience welcomed him to the stage with loud applause.
He is the first Japanese person to receive this award.