Thursday, July 20, 2006
Tales from Earthsea
Comes out July 29 in Japan. Looks pretty cool. This time it's directed by Hayao Miyazaki's son, Goro.
Also, here is a Hayao Miyazaki film that probably not many people stateside have seen:
Also check out these very goofy little cartoons made by Studio Ghibli:
Now I noticed something puzzling. Apparently the "G" in "Ghibli" really should be pronounced hard? The boxset I have of Studio Ghibli films has the katakana with "ji," but in these videos it's clearly visually and aurally a "gi." In fact, in the the episode 2 trailer the narrator guy says, "Do you know what this says?" and kids all yell, "Jiburiii!" He replies, "That's wrong. The world says 'Giburi.'" So perhaps "jiburi" is right after all and this is a goofy concession to how the rest of the world would have them pronounce their own name ^_^;;
Hayao Miyazaki stuff and other related Studio Ghibli info.