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Hayao Miyazaki turns down offer to watch new anime film from former Studio Ghibli director

Anime icon says “I won’t watch it,” but at least offers words of encouragement to director of Mary and the Witch’s Flower.

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Wonder Woman x Hello Kitty collaboration is coming to Japan

This is the first time ever for Sanrio’s cute cat to team up with a western-made film.

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Your Name pyjamas, parkas and accessories let you dress up as characters from the anime film

Relive the magic of the fantasy body-swapping adventure with items and clothes seen in the animated movie!

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Japanese survey reveals the reason for Your Name’s immense popularity

It turns out a specific demographic of the audience is the driving force behind the animated hit’s domestic success.

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Resident Evil’s zombie-making Umbrella Corporation logo spotted at skin clinic in Vietnam

Will treatments leave your skin smooth and shiny, or itchy and tasty?

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There are so, so many ways the Ghibli theme park could be terrible

Ghibli fans have used their fertile imaginations to come up with multiple nightmare scenarios for the theme park based on the anime studio’s movies.

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Anime film Your Name’s director reveals that one character was very different in initial script

Makoto Shinkai’s initial concept for female lead Mitsuha would have rubbed audiences the wrong way, producer cautioned.

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Studio Ghibli criticised for paying low salary to animators

The latest job ad calling for animators to help create Miyazaki’s next anime feature film has drawn attention for all the wrong reasons.

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Hugh Jackman speaks Japanese, pulls up next to Mario Kart drivers on the road during Japan visit

From the look of these videos he shot, Wolverine is in love with Japan.

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Anime critic thinks Miyazaki may be unable to fill Ghibli talent void quickly enough for new film

Says Hayao Miyazaki’s fabled anime studio has dismissed roughly 200 animators during its cool-down period.

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Anime Saint Seiya gets live-action “Hollywood” film adaptation, but will U.S. moviegoers care?

Series was phenomenally popular in Japan and Latin America, but will English-speaking audiences show up?

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Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki cancels retirement, hires artists for last feature film

Applications are open to everyone, regardless of nationality.

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Mamoru Hosoda, anime director of Summer Wars and The Boy and the Beast, announces new film

Titled Mirai, new anime will be a return to the “human drama” elements of Wolf Children and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

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Wonder Woman gets the girly heroine treatment in Japan — and fans are not happy!

Warner Brothers Japan’s ad campaign for the new Wonder Woman movie sparks controversy on the Japanese Internet.

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Anime Your Name’s home video release announced, has English subtitles and is region-free

Missed your chance to see this decade’s biggest anime movie hit in theaters? Soon you’ll be able to watch it at home, with no language barrier.

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Figure skating anime hit Yuri!!! on Ice set to heat up theaters with all-new movie

Producers seem committed to keeping the story going, not just making an easy cash grab.

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Japanese movie promos are the best! Twitter shows off the most enticing anime movie freebies

Japan gives moviegoers some pretty cool reasons to watch movies in the cinema.

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New live-action Tokyo Ghoul trailer

A new trailer was released this week for a live-action Tokyo Ghoul movie, which was announced last summer.

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Godzilla speaks! Interview with 12-movie veteran kaiju actor Haruo Nakajima【Video】

The man who wore the 100-kilogram (220-pound!) suit in the first 12 films talks about his experiences.

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“Ghost in the Shell for beginners” – Our Japanese film critic’s impressions of the Hollywood film

But is that a good or bad thing?

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