Tag: Isao Takahata

August 21, 2018 · 2 comments

Books: Pencil Wars

Books: Pencil Wars

By Motoko Tamamuro. “I could not marry because of Hayao Miyazaki.” That is the provocative opening sentence picked out for Hitomi Tateno for her column in Neppu, Studio Ghibli’s in-house magazine. As ever, producer Toshio Suzuki was behind the scenes, suggesting things that would make the impact of her 27-year career memoir substantially punchier. But […]

May 13, 2018 · 0 comments

Books: Toshio Suzuki

Books: Toshio Suzuki

By Andrew Osmond. Toshio Suzuki is the most famous producer in anime, and the third most important figure in Studio Ghibli’s history, behind only Miyazaki and Takahata. Now, with absolutely no fanfare, an English translation of Suzuki’s memoir Mixing Work With Pleasure has been published by the Japan Library imprint, translated by Roger Speares. At […]

April 6, 2018 · 0 comments

Podcast #44 – 6th April 2018

Podcast #44 – 6th April 2018

All The Anime Podcast #44 – Season 3, episode #02: “DELICIOUS Juicy Bastard” [Recorded on 6th april 2018] The All The Anime Podcast is back to bring you another dose of anime related chatter to wrap-up your week and take you into the weekend. This week Jeremy and Andy are joined by Lauren and El Presidenté Andrew […]

April 6, 2018 · 0 comments

Isao Takahata 1935-2018

Isao Takahata 1935-2018

To many people, Isao Takahata will be remembered as the man who directed Grave of the Fireflies, the saddest Japanese animation ever made. Yet his work brims with the joy of life, from Heidi frolicking in the Alps with Peter in Takahata’s landmark 1974 series, to a gang of mischievous children calling “Li’l Bamboo!” to […]

September 26, 2017 · 0 comments

Chie the Brat

Chie the Brat

Jonathan Clements on Isao Takahata’s obscure pre-Ghibli comedy. Chie the Brat, the adventures of “the unluckiest girl in Japan,” was conceived as a slapstick celebration of blue-collar life in Osaka, based on an award-winning strip by Etsumi Haruki in Manga Action. Chie helps out at the family restaurant, a shack selling grilled offal in downtown […]

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