​The Greatest Hayao Miyazaki Characters, Ranked

Whether you think of him as the world's greatest anime director, one of the greatest animators of all time, or perhaps one of the best directors period, the works of Hayao Miyazaki are beyond compare… except perhaps to each other. Here's the best of his best. » 1/12/15 1:21pm 1/12/15 1:21pm

Ghibli's Newest is a Tale of Friends, Family, and the Supernatural

This last weekend in Japan saw the release of When Marnie Was There, the newest film from the acclaimed Studio Ghibli. It is an excellent tale of friendship and family all set against the backdrop of an incredibly personal supernatural story. » 7/22/14 8:00am 7/22/14 8:00am

Studio Ghibli's beautiful new film The Tale of Princess Kaguya will come to America on October 17th, with the voice of Chloe Moretz as Kaguya. Based on the classic Japanese folk tale of the bamboo cutter, Kaguya was directed by Isao Takahata and will be released by Gkids, likely just in time for awards consideration. » 7/16/14 4:30am 7/16/14 4:30am

Miyazaki Films Would Be Just As Pretty With Pixel Art

Last year's news that Studio Ghibli mastermind and all around amazing person Hayao Miyazaki was retiring hit us all pretty hard here at Kotaku. If you're like us—i.e., still grieving in between bouts of playing Ni No Kuni—then I suggest you feast your eyes on these charming pixellated recreations of iconic moments… » 4/21/14 2:00pm 4/21/14 2:00pm

Studio Ghibli’s Newest is a Beautiful, Heart-Wrenching Film

It was only four months ago that The Wind Rises, Studio Ghibli’s previous film, hit theaters across Japan. But Hayao Miyazaki is not the only director over at the studio to have a movie out this year. Isao Takahata (of Grave of the Fireflies fame) released his own film, The Tale of Princess Kaguya, this past weekend. » 11/26/13 5:00am 11/26/13 5:00am

Hayao Miyazaki's new movie finally has a trailer with subtitles

Would you like to see a bit of Studio Ghibli's newest film The Wind Rises and know what the hell is going on? Well, today is your lucky day, because the first English-subtitled trailer has finally arrived. » 8/15/13 5:34am 8/15/13 5:34am

Why Level-5 Is So Keen To Make More Studio Ghibli Games

Hayao Miyazaki isn't just an animator, a filmmaker, or a director. He's a cultural institution. Japanese kids grow up on his films. They are part of the country's zeitgeist. Meeting Miyazaki must be quite an experience, even when you are the biggest game developer in Japan. Make that especially when you are a famed… » 9/19/12 1:00am 9/19/12 1:00am

The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is not Ghibli, But it’s Pretty Darn Close

The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is the newest film from Mamoru Hosoda, the acclaimed director of Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. In many ways, the film is reminiscent of the best Ghibli movies. It is a modern fantasy tale, filled with themes relating to family, nature, and growing up. So with these… » 9/04/12 7:00am 9/04/12 7:00am

These Totoro Cream Puffs Are Cute Enough to Eat. Literally.

Discovered at Shiro-Hige's Cream Puff Factory in Tokyo, these Totoro cream puffs look like something out of a Ghibli movie. They also look like something I want to gobble up. » 7/26/12 7:30am 7/26/12 7:30am