Are You Worried About Studio Ghibli? Miyazaki Apparently Isn't.

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Because, really, why worry? Famed animator and Studio Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazaki seems convinced of its demise.

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Ghibli is best known for classic anime like My Neighbor Totoro and Princess Mononoke.

Below, you can see stills from the Studio Ghibli documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, which was originally released in Japan last year. These stills are from Tumblr site Nicholas Kole:

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Last month, there was a rumor that Studio Ghibli was going to stop making feature films.

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You can follow Nicholas Kole's Tumblr here or his Twitter here. You can read more about the film here on The Lumiere Reader.

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This Is So So So So Beautiful. He Gets It. [Nicholas Kole via @FromHappyRock]

To contact the author of this post, write to bashcraftATkotaku.com or find him on Twitter @Brian_Ashcraft.

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SlovakMountainMan
Slovak Mountain Man

This is kind of sad to hear from Miyazaki himself.... but I remember reading somewhere that he was the "Glass is half empty" kind of person if that makes any sense. So this might just be one of those moments but I will miss new Ghibli films.