Posts Tagged ‘Hayao Miyazaki’

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Yakushima Forests

November 27, 2008

Yakushima (屋久島, Yakushima) is an island of about 500 km² and roughly 15,000 islanders to the south of Kyūshū in Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. Yakushima’s unique remnant of a warm-temperate ancient forest is a natural World Heritage Site since 1993. The “pristine” Yakusugi Forest is visited by 300,000 tourists every year. It is said to have inspired the forest setting in Hayao Miyazaki’s film Princess Mononoke. (Wiki)

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Hayao Miyazaki vs Taro Aso

November 21, 2008

Hayao Miyazaki criticized Japanese Prime Minister Taro Asō during a Thursday news conference for overemphasizing his manga reading. Read the rest of this entry ?

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Anne of Green Gables (Akage no Anne) Prequel: Before Green Gables (Konnichiwa Anne)

November 13, 2008

Akage no Anne

Anne of Green Gables (赤毛のアン, Akage no An, literally “Red-haired Anne”) is an animated television series (part of World Masterpiece Theater) adapted from the novel Anne of Green Gables by Canadian writer Lucy Maud Montgomery and produced by people who are now members of Studio Ghibli: directed by Isao Takahata with scene design and layout by Hayao Miyazaki. Due to disagreements with Takahata’s controlled, realistic acting animation, Miyazaki left Nippon Animation after 15 episodes.

The year 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of Akage no An animation and 101th anniversary of Anne of Green Gables novel. New anime will be based on the novel Before Green Gables by Budge Wilson. Read the rest of this entry ?

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What Mamoru Oshii Thinks of Hayao Miyazaki?

September 3, 2008

Oshii’s Sky Crawlers is far behind Miyazaki’s latest film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea in domestic ticket sales. However, Oshii is confident in his victory against Miyazaki at Venice this Saturday. This is what he said: Read the rest of this entry ?

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Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea Impressions

July 30, 2008

“I believe that making animation with pencils is the only way for us to survive.”
– Hayao Miyazaki
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Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea is a Hit

July 21, 2008

“I believe that making animation with pencils is the only way for us to survive. Everybody is discarding pencils. Because of that, at least we should not lose track of ourselves.”
– Hayao Miyazaki
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