Tag: Hayao Miyazaki

December 25, 2023 · 4 comments

The Boy and the Heron

The Boy and the Heron

By Helen McCarthy. None of us believed that the ostentatiously non-marketed event known as “the last Hayao Miyazaki film” was actually the last Hayao Miyazaki film, and we were right. On the red carpet before the international premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, Studio Ghibli Vice-President Junichi Nishioka told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation that […]

August 20, 2023 · 0 comments

Nizo Yamamoto (1953-2023)

Nizo Yamamoto (1953-2023)

The background artist Nizo Yamamoto, who died on 19th August, spent his whole life working in the Japanese animation sector. Born on the Goto islands in Nagasaki Prefecture, he developed an interest in painting and architecture at school before studying at the Tokyo Designer Gakuin. He was not yet out of college when he found […]

July 19, 2023 · 0 comments

Takahata on Miyazaki

Takahata on Miyazaki

By Andrew Osmond. In 2008, The New Yorker ran an epic article on Hayao Miyazaki to accompany the release of Howl’s Moving Castle. Beautifully written by Margaret Talbot, it was a celebration of the director. But one criticism in it was telling, made by Ghibli’s other legendary director. “With Miyazaki, you have to totally believe […]

July 13, 2023 · 0 comments

The Art of Hiromasa Yonebayashi

The Art of Hiromasa Yonebayashi

By Andrew Osmond. Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the future director of Arriety, When Marnie Was There and Mary and the Witch’s Flower, was in at anime’s deep end. It was 2000, and the 26-year-old was Ghibli’s baby, the studio’s youngest key animator. He’d joined Ghibli four years before, dropping out of a commercial drawing and advertising class […]

July 10, 2023 · 0 comments

The Art of Goro Miyazaki

The Art of Goro Miyazaki

By Andrew Osmond. This summer sees the resurgence of Studio Ghibli, as Hayao Miyazaki’s How Do You Live? opens in Japanese cinemas on 14th July. Ghibli articles, understandably, tend to be laudatory verging on hagiographies, running through the studio’s great moments of whimsy and poetry. But one part of Ghibli’s history gets pundits’ lips curling […]

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