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Ghibli – From Up on Poppy Hill Gets US Distribution

Globally known Ghibli, the Totoro people have the highest grossing film, From Up on Poppy Hill was the top grossing film in Japan in 2011. Directed by Goro Miyazaki who along with writer Hayao Miyazaki, this is the first father – son collaboration. It’s set to be released by GKIDS in the US in 2013. (Comingsoon – From Up on Poppy Hill)

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Martin Hsu Visits Ghibli Museum in Japan

As a self- proclaimed Studio Ghibli nut, the Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo has got to be one of my favorite places in the world.  It’s a magical and heartfelt place anyone can enjoy even if you don’t believe in Totoro. Unlike the usual commercialized theme parks which are built upon revenue, the Ghibli Museum clearly stays true to the visions of Miyazaki-sensei with the sole purpose to inspire, educate, and entertain.  The scale of the museum would not be considered large according to traditional standards, but every panel of the wooden floor, every curve of the craftsman metal, and every piece of the stained glass windows is made and placed with precision, intention, and lots of love.  It’s very much a reflection of...

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Win Free Tickets to LACMA Miyazaki – Ghibli Screenings Sat 26th

LA County Museum of Art will be presenting new, English-subtitled 35mm prints of two Hayao Miyazaki films: CASTLE IN THE SKY (the very first Ghibli feature is having its 25th anniversary) and SPIRITED AWAY (10th anniversary). CASTLE will screen at 4:30 pm and SPIRITED will screen at 7:30 pm. Want to go? We have some FREE TICKETS. Yes, you can go to both screenings and also receive a one sheet (it’s some type of promo material poster or smaller image) for the upcoming Ghibli feature, Secret World of Arrietty. We have a few sets to give away.   If you want in: Just send us the reason why you’d like to go. Hopefully it’s more than a sentence. We might publish it in a...

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