Tag: Hayao Miyazaki

February 27, 2021 · 0 comments

Books: The Works of Hayao Miyazaki

Books: The Works of Hayao Miyazaki

By Shelley Pallis. In an already crowded field of critical appraisals of Ghibli films, the Toulouse-based Third Editions offer their latest English-language publication, Gael Berton’s The Works of Hayao Miyazaki: The Japanese Animation Master. It’s a beautifully designed book, on posh paper with a pretty cover, although one immediately wonders whether the world really needs […]

August 20, 2020 · 0 comments

Books: How Geniuses Think

Books: How Geniuses Think

By Alex Dudok de Wit. The filmographies of Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, the two geniuses of this book’s title, stand as monuments to their creativity. But how do we weigh the achievement of Toshio Suzuki, the third man at the head of Studio Ghibli? Suzuki’s influence on Ghibli is hard to summarise because it […]

May 25, 2020 · 0 comments

Books: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli

Books: 15 Years at Studio Ghibli

By Jonathan Clements. “Asked to be the voice of an angry 900-pound, twelve-foot-tall wolf god, Gillian Anderson did pretty well and handled the recording session with considerable grace.” It’s all in a day’s work for Steve Alpert, the American executive hired to sell Studio Ghibli to the world. Originally part-released as a long-gone online diary, […]

March 3, 2020 · 0 comments

Never-Ending Man

Never-Ending Man

By Andrew Osmond. Never-Ending Man is a live-action documentary film about Hayao Miyazaki, and it starts with his “retirement” announcement in September 2013, after his “final” film, The Wind Rises. Those quote marks suggest how well he stuck to his word. “I’ve caused quite a stir before by saying I’m quitting,” Miyazaki said, “so people […]

June 28, 2019 · 0 comments

Books: The Art of Nausicaa

Books: The Art of Nausicaa

By Raz Greenberg. With the release of The Art of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind: A Film by Hayao Miyazaki, Viz has now published all of the art books that document the work on the Studio Ghibli films directed by Miyazaki – sadly, no art book has ever been published on his debut […]

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