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Hugo Ozman wrote:According to Anime News Network, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki revealed in an interview that studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki's next film is "not the sort of work that everyone in the audience can relax and watch." He stated that Miyazaki intends to make something realistic about the current state of Japan in the aftermath of the tsunami and nuclear crisis.
It is well known that Hayao Miyazaki has been publicly verbal against the use of nuclear power. In March, he compared the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant crisis to the uncontrollable fire that humans received from the Greek deity Prometheus. Then in June, his Studio hang a banner on its rooftop stating "Studio Ghibli Wants to Make Movies With Electricity That Isn't From Nuclear Power." Miyazaki's strong stance against nuclear power was widely speculated as one of the reasons for Nippon Television's indefinite ban on the broadcast of his last film PONYO.
Suzuki has not revealed anything else about the project in this interview, but he previously announced that Miyazaki's new film will be a biography or autobiography. It seems likely that the story will be related to the topic of nuclear energy use and its danger. Fans of the great man will no doubt be curious to find out more about his new film, and it sure sounds like something that will be very different from his usual family-friendly animated films.
Tom Mes wrote:There is little doubt about Hayao Miyazaki's status as Japan's premiere animator. After such devastating successes as Porco Rosso and Princess Mononoke, not even the lure of early retirement could keep the most famous founding father of Studio Ghibli from delivering what would become the most successful film of all time in Japan: Spirited Away (Sen To Chihiro No Kamikakushi).
The interview below is a report of the debate / press conference Miyazaki gave in Paris in late December 2001, on the occasion of Spirited Away's first European screening at the animation festival Nouvelles images du Japon (during which the French government bestowed on him the title of 'Officier des Arts et des Lettres'). It contains questions from various people, including my own.
TheButcher wrote:Hugo Ozman wrote:It is well known that Hayao Miyazaki has been publicly verbal against the use of nuclear power. In March, he compared the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant crisis to the uncontrollable fire that humans received from the Greek deity Prometheus.
Charles Solomon wrote:In addition, three reissues warrant mentioning:
2. “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo):
Hayao Miyazaki attracted widespread attention in Japan for his complex manga, ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” (1982), which he adapted to the screen two years later. In it, he began exploring elements he would develop more fully in his later films: daring heroines, exciting flying sequences, intriguing side characters and a plea for an ecologically sustainable way of life. Although “Nausicaä” was only his second feature, Miyazaki was already an assured and powerful filmmaker. (Read more)
Dave Trumbore wrote:Fans of Studio Ghibli will be happy to hear they’ve added two new films to their upcoming slate from two of the medium’s most acclaimed directors. First up from Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away) comes The Wind Rises (Kaze Tachinu). Based on his most recent comic, The Wind Rises centers on Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed the Zero Fighter used by Japanese pilots in World War II. In an interesting note, the manga’s characters happen to be anthropomorphic pigs.
Also added to Studio Ghibli’s list is Princess Kaguya Story (Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari), the new film from director Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies). This film is based on the Japanese folk story, “Tale of the Bamboo Cutter,” which was also referenced in Takahata’s 1999 work, My Neighbors the Yamadas. Hit the jump for a look at images from Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises manga.
GhibliCon (via DarkHorizons) brought the news of Studio Ghibli’s new films to our attention, as the studio has secured domain names for each of the film titles. Check out a selection of images from Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises manga below (via Tim Maughan Books):
Daniel Thomas MacInnes wrote:Toho, the film distributor of Studio Ghibli's movies in Japan, has acquired domain names for Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata's upcoming films - "Kaze Tachinu" (The Wind Rises) and "Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari" (Princess Kaguya Story). The official announcements on these films are expected in the coming days and weeks.
Kaze Tachinu is adapted from Miyazaki's most recent color comic, about the man who designed the Zero Fighter which was used in World War II. Princess Kaguya Story is an adaptation of the Japanese folk tale, "Tale of the Bamboo Cutter." This fable was referenced in Takahata's 1999 feature film, My Neighbors the Yamadas.
Thanks to GhibliWiki for the original news scoop.
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