There’s a long-standing urban legend that part of Princess Mononoke is really about leprosy. Now, the film’s creator, Hayao Miyazaki, confirmed that this was no legend. It’s a fact.
Make no mistake. Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli fame doesn’t seem easy to please—even if you are his son. Rather, especially if you are his son.
Legendary Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki has created some of the most beautiful animated films—but this video tribute takes some of Miyazaki’s most-loved characters and puts them into a 3D world. The result gives you Miyazaki like you’ve never seen him before.
Hayao Miyazaki has retired from feature film making. But before he did, there was a manga he was keen to turn into a movie, but didn’t. That manga was Parasyte.
Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan’s most celebrated anime creators. He also has the reputation of being a bit outspoken of his opinions. Like how using an iPad is like masturbation, or that time he said he hated cars because they were American. Wait, what?
Last month, the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo were attacked, leaving twelve dead. Recently, however, famed Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki said he believes the French paper's Muhammad cartoons were a "mistake."
Jin Kim, Character Design Supervisor at Walt Disney Animation Studios, drew this Big Hero 6 piece to express his gratitude to Studio Ghibli's Hayao Miyazaki.
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.
The famed anime creator has been busying himself with other projects. Book covers, for example.
"I will make anime until I die," said Hayao Miyazaki in a recent interview. "I like telling stories and drawing pictures." However, Miyazaki stressed that he no longer has the physical strength to do feature length anime, so expect him to work on short anime and manga.
Battle Chef Brigade is a video game stew that's one part Iron Chef, one part brawler, and one part Hayao Miyazaki. My childhood, basically. It looks glorious, and now I am very hungry.
Everyone from Totoro to the characters in The Wind Rises, and even Lupin and the gang are here in Pablo Fernández Eyre's lovely pixelized tribute video to Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki.
Regarding those misconstrued Studio Ghibli comments Kotaku previously pointed out, producer Toshio Suzuki recently said he was talking about changing the the way Studio Ghibli works. What's more, he said, "It looks like Hayao Miyazaki also wants to make something." There's talk of Miyazaki doing an animated short,…
Because, really, why worry? Famed animator and Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki seems convinced of its demise.
This summer, there's a new Studio Ghibli movie. According to one reported insider, it could be Ghibli's last.
Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli fame. Yoshiyuki Tomino of Gundam fame. Both are two of Japan's most famous anime creators. And psychiatrist Tamaki Saito gives his professional opinion on what makes both men tick.
They don't look exactly the same. But damn, many of the characters from Japan's most beloved anime certainly look similar.
Would it be a better world if Hayao Miyazaki classics like My Neighbour Totoro or Princess Mononoke were drawn and told in the style of Dragon Ball Z or Sailor Moon? I don't think so, but it'd be a much funnier alternate reality.
A shadow of its former self, The Simpsons gave up on smart comedy and snappy satire long ago. The crude pop culture gags and associations which took their place are usually awkward and a little bit desperate. Except for this one.
Ugh. I know Kiki's Delivery Service is based on a Japanese children's book series, and I know Hayao Miyazaki took a lot of liberties when he made his classic anime movie of it. So maybe this live-action Kiki is going to be more authentic, but there's just no way it'll be as good.