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New interview with Cindy and Don Hewitt at Naussicaa.net

Date: Tuesday May 31st 2005 [4:30] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Production > Studio Ghibli

Naussicaa.net have posted a new interview with Cindy and Don Hewitt discussing their part in the studio Ghibli dubs. Itís an interesting read and explains decissions the couple have made such as adding extra lines to the end of Spirited Away. It also contains news of previously unreleased films such as Pompoko. The article is insightful and infuriating in equal measure.

Source: Nausicaa.net

Howl's Moving Castle US Release

Date: Sunday April 24th 2005 [4:39] | Posted By: Davie
Category: > Anime > Film

Hayao Miyazaki's latest animated film Howl's Moving Castle, is set to debut in the US on June 10th in L.A, New York and San Francisco and is set to expand to 60 cities by June 17th. Howl's Moving Castle was released nearly a year ago in Japan, bringing in $100 million at the box office.

Read More... | Source: ICv2

Nausicaa To Get Small Scale US Theatrical Release This Summer

Date: Thursday March 10th 2005 [18:04] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Nausicaa.net have discovered from "sources close to Disney" that Nausicaa will receive a small scale US theatrical release this summer. Ghibli films always look great on the big screen and we highly recommend that our US readers catch this move when it does get released!

Source: Nausicaa.net

Real Action Kiki?!

Date: Friday February 4th 2005 [12:24] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Anime > Film

Variety is reporting that Disney is aiming to make a live action version of ĎKikiís delivery serviceí to be directed by Jeff Stockwell. Itís unclear if the film will be a remake of the classic Miyazaki animation, or will be more closely related to the books by Eiko Kadano that they were based on.

Itís a move which makes financial sense for Disney, both Harry Potter and anime are popular at the moment. They obviously hope to cash in on both trends. What remains to be seen is if Disney can live up to the name.

Source: Aint it Cool News

Ghost In The Shell 2 Misses Out At Oscars

Date: Tuesday January 25th 2005 [12:58] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Following our previous story about Ghost In The Shell 2 being eligible for an Oscar, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have announced the three nominees for animated feature film, which are The Incredibles, Shark Tale and Shrek 2, so Ghost In The Shell 2 : Innocence is not in the running. Dreamsworks also released Shrek 2 and Sharks Tale along with Ghost In The Shell 2, so they've got their fair share of nominations! The Otaku News Crew wonder if the lack of a dubbed version put board members off the only anime film eligible this year.

Source: Oscar.com

Margaret Talbot On Hayao Miyazaki

Date: Sunday January 16th 2005 [9:57] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Production > Studio Ghibli

The New Yorker have just put up an interesting Q and A article where Margaret Talbot speaks about meeting Hayao Miyazaki, the famed founder and main director at Studio Ghibli responsible for some of the most popular and loved anime including Totoro and Spirited Away. The article highlights Miyazaki's reputation as a workaholic -

"Yasuo Ohtsuka, an animator who has worked with him on several projects, said that he always figured that Miyazaki thought he would die if he stopped working."

It also goes on to talk about the Ghibli Museum and other details about Miyazaki.

Source: The New Yorker

Skwigly talk to C.H.A.S.E

Date: Thursday January 13th 2005 [12:30] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Art

Skwigly magazine have an interesting article about C.H.A.S.E, the group behind the IMAF festival. It details a little more about the group's ambitious aims in the international anime industry, as well as talking to Dr Andre Singer the Creative Director of Chase.

Source: Skwigly

Appleseed Movie To Hit The US!

Date: Tuesday January 4th 2005 [18:06] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The folks at Geneon have sent us the details of their Theatrical release of the new Appleseed Movie. Based on the manga by Shirow Masamune (Ghost In the Shell, Dominon Tank Police to name a few). They're marketing it as "3D Live Anime", an usual title for a CG movie. It's certainlly in the anime style, but many fans are divided and a few think it looks like a long cut scene from a PlayStation 2 game, others think it's superb. The Otaku News Crew can't comment yet, since we haven't seen it.

US fans can catch it from January 14th a full list of cinemas screening the movie can be found on the Offical Appleseed Movie Website.

Read More... | Source: Geneon's Offical Appleseed Movie Website

Miyazaki Web Celebrates 10 Years On-line!

Date: Sunday January 2nd 2005 [19:37] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Fandom

The end of 2004 marked the end of another year, and it also marked another landmark for anime fandom, the most accurate and complete dedicated unofficial resource for Studio Ghibli fans - The Miyazaki Web celebrates it's 10th Birthday on December 31st 2004.

The site is really better known as a part of Nausicaa.net and has often been mistaken as the Official Studio Ghibli Website, because of it's professional finish and level of detail. Many have used it for research on Studio Ghibli and it's founder Oscar winning director Hayao Miyazaki. The Miyazaki web is more than a website it also has it's own mailing list, the Miyazaki Mailing List, which has grown steadily each year for the last 13 years, the majority of it's subscribers are American, but for a first time the UK is now the second most subscribed country, beating Japan to third place.

Here's wishing the Miyazaki Web a Happy Birthday, and good luck with the next 10 years!

Read More... | Source: Miyazaki Web

Sky Blue LA Ticket Giveaway

Date: Tuesday December 28th 2004 [18:23] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

We at Otaku News are offering our readers in L.A. (in the USA of course ^_-) a chance to attend the Sky Blue Screenings. We've got two pairs of tickets to give away!

OK, we know it's Korean animation and not Japanese anime, but Koreans have been doing inbetweening and other outsourcing for the Japanese animation industry for years now.

Read More... | Source: Otaku News

Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence Passes $1 Million at the Domestic Box Office.

Date: Monday November 29th 2004 [10:57] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We've just heard from Go Fish Pictures that Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence has grossed an estimated $1,011,000 USD to date. According to Go Fish, this makes it the top grossing anime movie ever on a limited release with less than 100 screens, and the number 7 anime film in history.

Read More... | Source: Go Fish Pictures

Toshio Suzuki Interview

Date: Tuesday November 23rd 2004 [14:47] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Production > Studio Ghibli

The Daily Yomiuri On-line have posted an excellent interview in English with Toshio Suzuki, previously the editor of Animage and has been working with Studio Ghibli since 1984 and produced every Studio Ghibli film after 1989. He has also produced Production I.G's Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence. Mr Suzuki (an incredibly nice guy) gives insight in to what it's like working at Studio Ghibli and some of Hayao Miyazaki's creative ideas.

Source: Daily Yomiuri On-Line

Howl's Moving Castle World Release Details

Date: Sunday November 21st 2004 [7:24] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

According to the Yomiuri On-line Newspaper Studio Ghibli have announced that their latest film Howl's Moving Castle will be released in Korea on December 24th and then in France, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. It will be released in about 50 countries. Regarding the US release, Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki says that he has heard Howl is likely to recive a wider cinema release than Spirited Away did.

Posters on the Miyazaki Mailing List suggest that you don't get your hopes up too high until US details are confirmed.

Source: Yomiuri On-line

Confirmed - James Cameron To Direct Battle Angel Alita Movie

Date: Friday November 19th 2004 [19:23] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Ever since the domain name BattleAngelAlita.com was registered in March 2000 and pointed to Foxmovies.com rumours of a live action Hollywood version of Battle Angel Alita (or Gunnm which translates as Gun Dream) started to fly. James Cameron (one of Hollywood's most sought-after directors thanks to films like Aliens Terminator, Terminator 2 and Titanic) was one of the names that was suggested to direct the movie and now according to Ain't it Cool News he has confirmed that it is indeed his next movie.

Apparently Gally/Alita will be a Computer Generated character, and the film will be shot in 3-D.

Source: Ain't it Cool News

Go Fish To Release Live Action Casshern

Date: Wednesday November 10th 2004 [18:48] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The folks over at Go Fish Pictures have just sent us the press release for Casshern, a live action movie inspired by the 1973 anime Robot Hunter Casshan.

Read More... | Source: Go Fish Pictures

Ghost In The Shell 2 Eligible for Oscar

Date: Friday November 5th 2004 [17:50] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that eleven animated films are eligible for the Best Animated Feature Oscar at the 2004 Academy Awards.

The BBC have published an article about all the features that are running. Anime News Network also have more details.
This year Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence is the only anime eligible, the eleven films will compete for a maximum of three nominations, to be announced in January. One of the three nominations will then win the Oscar.

This is the forth year for the best animated feature Oscar, which was first awarded to Shrek in 2001. Then anime history was made with Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away winning in 2002, making it the first anime title to ever win an Academy award. Finding Nemo won in 2003.

Source: BBC News

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence - Production Journal

Date: Friday October 15th 2004 [16:40] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Having been busy working for and interviewing Production I.G. Staff, Justin Leach has put up a fascinating Production Journal about his work on Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence. It has all sorts of interesting titbits such as Oshii's skill at drawing storyboards, how Justin's knowledge or weaponry has increased (pretty scary if you ask me) and things you never really consider like the amount of effort that goes to putting a small doll on a car rear view mirror!

Source: VFX World

Ghost In The Shell 2 Coming To Canada

Date: Tuesday October 12th 2004 [17:57] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We've just heard from the folks at Go Fish Pictures some news that will please our Canadian readers. Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence, will debut in Montreal on October 14th followed by Vancouver, Toronto and Edmonton on October 29th. Figures for the US box office have been positive, so it will be interesting to see if the pattern continues in Canada too.

Read More... | Source: Go Fish Pictures

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence Outgrosses Other Cult Anime Films

Date: Wednesday September 29th 2004 [18:05] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We've just heard from the folks at Go Fish Pictures, they've sent some interesting details about Ghost In the Shell 2. It's always good to hear that anime does well in the box office! ^_^

"Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence" continues breaking records for an anime film at the U.S. box office. Mamoru Oshii's long-awaited sequel surpassed last Monday, after only 11 days in theaters, the entire gross of the first "Ghost in the Shell" film as well as that of another cult movie, "Akira." Its gross now stands at a very impressive $576,350.

Read More... | Source: Go Fish Pictures

Impressive Opening For Ghost In The Shell 2 : Innocence

Date: Monday September 20th 2004 [17:22] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The folks at Go Fish Pictures have informed us about the opening weekend for the US release of Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence, in three days it's grossed $312,568 and is the #1 movie in 22 of the 48 screens it's playing at. This is as always good news for Anime fans. ^_^

Read More... | Source: Go Fish Pictures

First 8 minutes of Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence On-line

Date: Wednesday September 15th 2004 [13:50] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

Those lovely folks at Go Fish Pictures have just put the first 8 minutes of Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence on-line, it's available in Windows Media, Real and QuickTime formats. Take a peek at the footage here - http://www.ifilm.com/ifilmdetail/2642793

The only trouble of course is that you just have to run out and watch the rest of the movie after seeing the first 8 minutes!

Read More... | Source: Go Fish Pictures

Ghost In The Shell hits Cinema Screens, TV, DVD, comic shops and PS2

Date: Saturday September 11th 2004 [16:02] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

We've just been sent a very interesting press release for the Ghost In The Shell franchise, it's well known that the movie Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence it will be hitting US cinema screens on September 17th and that Manga Entertainment and Bandai Entertainment are jointly releasing the DVDs for Ghost In The Shell Standalone Complex series. However what they also point out is that Standalone Complex will be aired on Cartoon Network's late-night Adult Swim from early November!

The press release also mentions that Dark Horse is republishing Shirow's Ghost in the Shell manga as Ghost in the Shell 2nd Edition, it features extra materials not published in previous US editions and will be printed in it's original Japanese size.

It also mentions the new PS2 game. So it looks like US anime fans will be able to get Ghost In the Shell in every single format they could want!

Read More... | Source: Go Fish Pictures

A Glimpse into the World of Japanese Animation

Date: Friday September 10th 2004 [15:00] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime

A few websites have linked to a story on CGNetworks. In this article Justin Leach interviews the staff at Production I.G. (Kill Bill anime sequence, Ghost in the Shell 1+2, Blood The Last Vampire, plus loads more) about their thoughts on the Anime industry. It's well worth a read.

Source: CGNetworks

Mamoru Oshii to Answer Fan's Questions On-line

Date: Friday September 3rd 2004 [13:57] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We've just had details in from the folks at Dreamworks.
Mamoru Oshii the director of Ghost In the Shell 2: Innocence will be answering questions posted to the offical Ghost In the Shell 2 Site's forum. Sign up and Join this thread - http://www.ghost2.com/board/showthread.php?t=62.

Fans will already know that Oshii was behind the original Ghost in the Shell Movie, and the first two Mobile Police Patlabor Movies.

Read More... | Source: Go Fish Pictures

Toronto Film Festival Gets Canadian Premiere Of Ghost In The Shell 2: Innocence

Date: Friday August 27th 2004 [12:48] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We've just heard the following from the folks at Dreamworks and GoFish Pictures:

We are happy to report that writer/director Mamoru Oshii's long-awaited sequel GHOST IN THE SHELL 2: INNOCENCE will have its Canadian premiere this September in the Midnight Madness section of the
29th Toronto International Film Festival (www.bell.ca/filmfest).

Read More... | Source: GoFish Pictures

Ottawa International Animation Festival to screen Miyazaki Retrospective

Date: Tuesday August 24th 2004 [9:27] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Events

Starting from Thursday September 23, the Ottawa International Animation Festival will screen a selection of Miyazaki films to form a Retrospective.

They'll be showing:

- Princess Mononoke
- Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
- Laputa: Castle in the Sky
- Spirited Away
- Kiki's Delivery Service
- Porco Rosso

If you can get to Ottawa go - nothing beats watching a Ghibli movie on the big screen!

Source: Ottawa International Animation Festival

Mamoru Oshii to direct Paris, je t'aime segment?

Date: Thursday August 12th 2004 [14:32] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

The Anime News Network have noticed that Mamouru Oshii's entry in the Internet Movie Database has been updated with the Coen Brothers new film Paris, je t'aime. It appears the director of both Ghost in the Shell movies will also be directing a segment called "8th arrondissement". For more details check out the plot summary.

Source: IMDB - Mamoru Oshii

Howl's Moving Castle Finished!

Date: Wednesday August 4th 2004 [17:15] | Posted By: Azure
Category: > Production > Studio Ghibli

The latest Ghibli film "Howl's Moving Castle" has finally been finished. According to Nausicca.net the release date for Japan is November 20th.

Read More... | Source: Naussica.net

Ghost In The Shell 2 Clips To Be Shown At Otakon

Date: Wednesday July 28th 2004 [17:17] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

We've just heard from the folks at Dreamworks that they'll be showing exclusive teaser trailers at Otakon 2004. As always this massive anime convention is fun, and Dreamworks have supplied another reason to get over to Baltimore!

Read More... | Source: Dreamworks

Naruto Movie Trailer on-line

Date: Wednesday February 18th 2004 [22:07] | Posted By: Joe
Category: > Anime > Film

TV Tokyo's Naruto website now has a trailer up for the Naruto movie, to be released theatrically on 21 August 2004.

Source: Natsume Maya

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