Grave of the Fireflies

Darkly dreaming: the legacy of Isao Takahata

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Studio Ghibli has been a powerful part of both of our lives as otaku, inspiring nightmares, empowerment and the hope that we can each be heroes in our own way. It’s safe to say that its legacy wouldn’t have held quite the same place in our hearts without co-founder Isao Takahata, whom we have sadly […]

News: Ghibli continue animations of 800-year-old “manga”

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Studio Ghibli have animated a second ad based on the famed Choju Jinbutsu Giga Emaki (Scrolls of Cartoons of Birds, Animals and People) for Marubeni Power, a Japanese energy company who promote conservation. Katsuya Kondo, character designer and animation director for Kiki’s Delivery Service and Ponyo, is at the helm for these commercials, the first of which, ‘Encounter’, depicted […]