Spirited Away

Goodbye Studio Ghibli?? by Aisha Anime

The legend will always live on though the past gems we watched.

The legend will always live on though the past gems we watched.

Toshio Suzuki has announced the possible closure of Studio Ghibli. Here’s a translated version of the news article:

"Just moments ago, Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli producer, announced on the TV show of the MBS Jounetsu Tairiku chain effectively as announced as sources close to the studio, Studio Ghibli will close and production studio anime, leaving himself only as a company that will manage its trademarks. As stated in the program’s producer, "the production department of anime will be dismantled," which coincides with the data that we gave in our previous post on this decision had been taken from spring after the poor reception at the box office of Kaguya-hime no Monogatari.

In the interview, Suzuki has also admitted that it was a major setback for the study progress Hayao Miyazaki, one of the reasons already unveiled the portal Rakuten Woman. Once we have access to the full TV interview, adding more data. No doubt that this is a very sad news for Japanese animation, of which we are all fans, because it is undeniable everything Studio Ghibli has given the anime. Please remember that what will be his last film, Omoide no Marnie, premiered at the Japanese box office on 19 July.”

It has been rumored this decision was taken due to Suzuki's pancreatic cancer.

Last film 'When Marnie was there.'

Last film 'When Marnie was there.'

UPDATE: Has someone taken the translation wrong?? As many reports are saying that the only thing changing is restructuring within the company.

More updates as soon as they come in!

Aisha Anime Interviews: Blue Exorcist Director & producer at MCM London Expo by Aisha Anime

Blue Exorcist: The Movie

Blue Exorcist: The Movie

True to tradition, MCM London expo revealed day by day the great guests they had in store for us attendees to meet. One of the real exciting last minute high profile guests such as Blue Exorcist: The Movie’s director Atsushi Takahashi and producer Takamitsu Inoue. The anime was a roaring success in the UK and USA.

London MCM Expo was packed again this year and it was not a suprise with high profile guests such as Blue Exorcist: The Movie’s director Atsushi Takahashi and producer Takamitsu Inoue.

Takamitsu Inoue's career began at anime studio Production I.G, eventually he moved to Aniplex where he took part in the development of titles such as the famous Naruto series and recent horror novel adaptation Shiki. Following work as a producer for the popular Blue Exorcist TV series, Inoue most recent project is last December’s (2013) Blue Exorcist: The Movie.

Blue Exorcist: The Movie marks Atsushi Takahashi feature film debut. Starting out in charge of production of Nasu: Summer In Andalusia, Takahashi was also the assistant director on the acclaimed Studio ghibli anime movie Spirited Away. He has also worked in TV as assistant director of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashiand Kemonodzume, before directing sci-fi racing show Rideback in 2009. 

I was able to catch up with Takahashi and Inoue to talk about the Blue Exorcist: The Movie , I even wore blue ! They said I should visit Harajuku in Japan that I would like it there for the fashion - I highly agree. 

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