This stunning view will transport you to another world.
Director of the new animated film Moonlight Palace responds to allegations that his movie bears suspicious similarities to Ghibli’s masterpiece, Spirited Away.
A wonderful video from days past takes us on a magical musical journey that will spirit you away.
You can now vote for your favourite Studio Ghibli film to watch on the big screen in Japan.
Okay, there isn’t actually a working Catbus there, but you can see the next best thing!
Many of us thought some mysteries in Spirited Away would never be solved. But now a letter from Studio Ghibli has surfaced giving us some incredibly detailed explanations!
Famous anime spirit seems to have gotten even better in the year since his skills were last recorded on video.
From My Neighbor Totoro to Porco Rosso, these cute kits let you recreate miniature worlds from your favorite Miyazaki films.
The village joins a line of beautifully detailed paper art kits that allow you to put together scenes and settings from your favorite Ghibli films!
It’s the closest thing yet to stepping inside the animated world of Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away.
Fan-made trailer for My Neighbor Totoro turns the magical family adventure into a frightfest.
Armed with colored pencils, this artist demonstrates that every story has two sides
So hungry you could devour an entire onsen resort’s worth of food? Time to make some noodles—with a twist!
My Neighbor Totoro is without a doubt one of the world’s most-loved Hayao Miyazaki’s films. The movie is filled with memorable characters, from the big guy himself down to the littlest soot sprites. Their design may be simple—black furry balls with big, white eyes—but that doesn’t make them any less cute.
But what if you took them from two-dimensional to 3D computer animation? Absolute adorableness!
We here at RocketNews love Studio Ghibli and its cast of adorable animated characters. We save all our yennies to splurge on licensed merchandise and never miss a chance to visit tourist sites where we might bump into acclaimed semi-retired director Hayao Miyazaki.
One thing we’re yet to do is adorn our bodies with permanent ink tributes to the Ghibli stars. Thankfully, there are fans out there much braver than us who have made the leap, giving us a huge collection of beautiful tattoos for us to sift through. Take a look at 12 of our favourites, from the films My Neighbour Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle.
September in Japan is the bridge between summer and autumn, with warm humid days mixed in with cool nights and passing typhoons dumping some of the year’s highest amounts of rainfall around the country.
With the rain set to continue, umbrella sales are in full swing at the moment, and some of the best ones here are simply magic. They won’t send you flying through the air like Mary Poppins, but they will reveal hidden secrets when the rain begins to fall!
When you find something you really like, it’s sometimes hard to express how much it’s influencing your life. To show off how much they love something, some fans try cosplay or rampant consumerism. Others write songs or fan fiction to tell the world the extent of their affection.
But for others, it’s as simple as drawing a picture that perfectly captures all their feelings on the paper. One such artist has put her heart and soul into some fan art that shows the kind of devotion Studio Ghibli inspires in its fans.
Tributes to world-famous Hayao Miyazaki have been pouring in from around the world this past year. They all show a deep appreciation for the great director and are maybe even trying to persuade him to work on another film, but since Miyazaki is currently planning his nature preserve off of Okinawa, we will have to tide ourselves over with more beautiful tributes to him. Today’s is a fantastic 8-bit pixel video that features the characters from all our Ghibli favorites.
There is something about the beautiful stories and animated works by Hayao Miyazaki that keeps inspiring animators around the world to continually show their appreciation for the famous Japanese filmmaker. With the recent announcement that Miyazaki was hard at work on a 3-D animation short, it’s only fitting that a 3-D tribute to him is making its way around the Internet. Needless to say, it is perfect.
Unless you’ve got a bitter aversion to the cold, odds are you’ll find early summer to be the least pleasant time of year in Japan, weather-wise. Not only is it hot and muggy, it’s also the country’s rainiest period, and just about any time you’re stepping outside you’ll want to carry an umbrella with you.
Thankfully, there’s a way to make the rainy season a little more enjoyable, as a new line of Studio Ghibli-themed umbrellas means a summer squall is just the beginning of a Totoro hunt as the beloved forest spirit magically appears on the umbrella’s fabric when it gets wet.