Ten Things People Get Wrong About Anime

Anime might be popular in nerd culture, but that doesn't mean people always understand what anime is all about. In fact, people often get anime all wrong. » 2/12/15 4:00pm 2/12/15 4:00pm

​A Heartfelt Ode To Studio Ghibli

There's been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the fate of anime production house Studio Ghibli (which, as far as we know, is not dead yet). While its future has yet to be decided, all the fuss has given everyone a great opportunity to reflect on all the movies they made and why they matter to a lot of people. » 8/25/14 4:30pm 8/25/14 4:30pm

If Anything Will Sell Me On The Oculus Rift, It's Virtual Totoro

Fresh from recreating the boiler room scene from Spirited Away for the Oculus Rift, game designer Nick Pittom tackles an even more magical scene from director Hayao Miyazaki's classic work — the bus stop sequence from My Neighbor Totoro. This is what I'd buy an Oculus Rift for. » 5/31/14 6:35pm 5/31/14 6:35pm

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

Step Inside The Wondrous World of Spirited Away With The Oculus Rift

Forget typical 3D movies. Using virtual reality, you can now strap on a headset and walk through famous scenes of your favorite movies—like say, Miyazaki's fantastical anime film, Spirited Away. » 3/06/14 2:00pm 3/06/14 2:00pm

Studio Ghibli Gold Box On Amazon Today

It's not the first time Amazon has run a gold box on Studio Ghibli's amazing catalog, but this is the best, most complete one so far, and features the option of saving on Blu-ray/DVD combos if that's your style. Classics like My Neighbor Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle are marked down to $20/each, along with a few of… » 12/01/13 1:53pm 12/01/13 1:53pm

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