Hayao Miyazaki Called “Anti-Japanese,” a “Traitor,” and “Dim-Witted”

Kaze Tachinu, the latest Studio Ghibli film, opened this weekend in Japan. Its director, Hayao Miyazaki, is stirring up plenty of controversy online. The reasons why might surprise you. They might not. » 7/22/13 8:00am 7/22/13 8:00am

Hayao Miyazaki Says Cutesy Anime Voices Are “Unbearable”

Filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki is known for iconic anime like My Neighbor Totoro. He's also known for telling it like it is. If he thinks using the iPad looks like masturbation, then he's gonna damn well say that. But this time, he's talking about voice acting—cutesy voice acting that he finds "unbearable". » 7/04/13 9:00am 7/04/13 9:00am

Japan Lists Its Favorite Studio Ghibli Flicks from Hayao Miyazaki

Do you have a favorite Studio Ghibli film? You know, the anime house behind such wonderful movies as Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, and Castle in the Sky. In Japan, kids and adults alike love Ghibli films. But is there one Ghibli film—rather, Hayao Miyazaki-helmed Ghibli film—that the country likes best? » 2/25/13 4:00am 2/25/13 4:00am