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From Up on Poppy Hill US Video Release
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news.
Hideaki Anno to Voice Jiro Horikoshi in Kaze Tachinu
The director of Evangelion and key person behind the Ohmu vs. God Soldier battle scene in Nausicaa is lending his voice to Jiro Horikoshi, the inventor of the Zero Fighter, in Miyazaki's upcoming film Kaze Tachinu.
Thanks to Gwern Branwen and Ettore Trento for the news.
Upcoming UK Cinema Releases, Studio Ghibli Museum Library Release
The UK Film Distributors' Association website lists Grave of the Fireflies and My Neighbor Totoro as showing for the 25th Anniversary of their original double bill, on May 24. Both are available to cinemas only as Digital Cinema Packages and will have an original-language version with English-language subtitles. It's possible that dubbed versions might be available as well, but it's not clear from the information so far. StudioCanal is distributing the films along with From Up on Poppy Hill which opens in the UK on August 2.
In Studio Ghibli Museum Library news their next theatrical release was announced at the end of April to be Arrugas, directed by Ignacio Ferreras, to be released in Japanese cinemas as Shiwa (しわ) on June 22. US distributor GKIDS has a release of it planned for sometime in 2013. year.
Thanks to Jordan Scott for the news.
Live-Action Version of Kiki's Delivery Service Possibly in the Works
No news yet on Eiko Kadono's homepage (author of the original book).
Thanks to Daniel Zelter for the news.
Lupin on Hulu, "Porco Rosso" BD Scheduled
- US and proxy users can watch the Miyazaki-directed episodes of the second Lupin TV series (Albatross: Wings of Death and Aloha Lupin) on Hulu.
- ANN notes that the Japanese BD of Porco Rosso is scheduled for a July 17 release.
Thanks to Thanks to @aicnanime, @wtk, and Daniel Zelter for the news.
Poppy Hill US Release Schedule
ANN has a list of dates and cities for From Up on Poppy Hill. It's an art house style release and the film is rolling across the nation instead of opening everywhere at the same time. The film expands starting March 29.
Death of Toren Smith
The founder of Studio Proteus and personally-selected English co-translator of the first volumes of the Nausicaa manga passed away yesterday just short of his 53rd birthday. The New MIYAZAKI Generation, Spreading Even into English Speaking Countries is an article Smith wrote explaining his history with manga and how Miyazaki ended up tapping Studio Proteus for the translation. Jonathan Clements has posted an obituary at the Manga UK site.
Thanks to Raz Greenberg and Joe Curzon for the news.
"Kaze Tachinu" Release Date is July 20
Toshio Suzuki reveals on a poster, "Between ourselves, the release date is July 20."
Usually at this distance before the release date Studio Ghibli's advertising team will visit theaters and ask for cooperation with the "Toho Advertising Caravan". This is the Arrietty Toho Advertising Caravan report by Ghibli complete with signed Toshio Suzuki poster.
Thanks to T. Ishikawa for the news.
--LLin 22:36, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
From Up on Poppy Hill US Premiere
Goro Miyazaki's sophomore effort is part of the 2013 New York International Children's Film Festival and is showing on March 13 and 14 in dubbed form. Part of the festival blurb:
More than any Studio Ghibli film, From Up on Poppy Hill embodies a specific time and place and captures the emotional landscape of its setting. This sense of yearning and possibility is palpable (the upbeat mood is captured perfectly by the period pop music), evoking both a wide-eyed hope for the future, and a longing nostalgia for a past that can never be recovered.
Thanks to jb for posting the news to the MML.
--LLin 22:49, 7 February 2013 (UTC)
(ANN via Eiga) The official website announced a delay until the fall for the Isao Takahata film due to unfinished storyboards. A simultaneous release with Miyazaki's "Kaze Tachinu" had been in the works.
--LLin 12:49, 5 February 2013 (UTC)