Nippon executives will take over Ghibli’s business in October, although the studio will maintain complete creative independence.
Yuki’s body of work work is a beautifully unhinged, mind-drenching, kaleidoscopic explosion of colors, figures, memories, and voices.
According to Ghibli VP Junichi Nishioka, the director is still at the studio every day working on ideas for his next film.
After four weeks, ‘The Boy and the Heron’ is tracking slightly behind Miyazaki’s last film, ‘The Wind Rises.’
Pixar’s latest film continues to find admirers around the globe.
Kuri was an accomplished manga artist, producer, character designer, animator, and director several iconic anime series.
This year’s box office has proved unpredictable, but animation is flourishing in the world’s biggest markets.
The company plans to build a public memorial at its Kyoto headquarters and a private one in the suburb where the attack took place.
Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’ and Takehiko Inoue’s ‘The First Slam Dunk’ both passed major milestones over the weekend as well.
The companies will work together to bring IPs like ‘Bakugan,’ ‘Beyblade,’ and ‘Cardcaptor Sakura’ to a wider global audience.
According to Sega, acquiring Rovio will accelerate the development of mobile-compatible and multi-platform versions of its IPs.
The executive change comes amid a recent swirl of Japanese media allegations regarding Suzuki.
Yamamura’s films are a bit like chameleons. Each looks different from the previous one, yet there can be no doubt that the films are his.
Other honors went to ‘Khamsa – The Well of Oblivion,’ ‘Thee Wreckers Tetralogy,’ and ‘Vampire in the Garden: The Movie.’
The increased investment comes just weeks after Toei published an ambitious 10-year financial plan.
Matsumoto created numerous iconic anime titles including ‘Space Battleship Yamato,’ ‘Galaxy Express 999,’ and ‘Space Pirate Captain Harlock.’
Toei managing director and chairman Noriyuki Tada is taking over as president following Tezuka’s passing.
Youtuber Wookong has put together a detailed account of the evolution of animation production in Japan in the mid-20th century.
Artists quickly dismissed the company’s claim of animation labor shortages and questioned the ethics of image-generating software.
Niigata’s competition lineup features 10 titles with producers from 12 countries. Japanese animation legend Mamoru Oshii is the jury president of the first edition.