Tag: Studio Ghibli

March 12, 2023 · 0 comments

Sight & Sound & Anime

Sight & Sound & Anime

Sight and Sound’s “Greatest Films of All Time” list for 2022 may not have featured anime at the top of the list, but the growth of the medium speaks to its increased footprint in film canon and popular culture.

February 26, 2023 · 2 comments

Books: Studio Ghibli

Books: Studio Ghibli

By Jonathan Clements. Producer Toshio Suzuki was entertainingly underwhelmed when he was approached by agents for the pop stars Chage and Aska, who asked if Studio Ghibli would do the video for their new single “On Your Mark.” Fact is, he said, he’d never heard of them. Later versions of the story have tried to […]

December 6, 2022 · 0 comments

Music: Lo-Fi Ghibli

Music: Lo-Fi Ghibli

By Jonathan Clements. Grey October Sound, “one of Japan’s most talented hip-hop producers”, takes a bunch of iconic Joe Hisaishi tracks and noodles around with them, often working with instrumental cover versions by a bunch of artists including TO4NORI, CHARIOT SOUND, COCO and Judo125 to create the album Lo-Fi Ghibli. One wonders about the meeting […]

October 12, 2022 · 2 comments

Totoro on Stage

Totoro on Stage

By Helen McCarthy. I’ve seen a Catbus live onstage not twenty feet away. I’ve watched Totoro fly over the heads of a packed audience, all gasping, laughing, cheering and entirely caught up in childlike acceptance of magic. I’ve seen the conventionally invisible puppeteers and their rods and strings and wind machines and skill and grace […]

May 26, 2022 · 0 comments

Totoro on Stage

Totoro on Stage

By Helen McCarthy. When the Barbican and the Royal Shakespeare Company announced the stage adaptation of My Neighbour Totoro, with a new orchestration of Joe Hisaishi’s iconic score by Will Stuart and a hand-drawn title by Toshio Suzuki, it was obviously an iconic event in the annals of British theatre. What nobody could have predicted […]

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