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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!

Lagc Summer edition 2014 by Aisha Anime

Coplay guest do a panel on stage updates at the Rocket Complx

Coplay guest do a panel on stage updates at the Rocket Complx

July has become the con month with back to back events and with people saving up to come down to London for the weekend, often a choice has to be made between which to attend out of a few. If you missed out on LAGC let me fill you in on all the fun opportunities you missed out on !

The biggest highlight was having Maggie Blue O' Hara join the event from Singapore. Anime fans would know her as the voice of Bulma from Dragon Ball, Maddision for Cardcaptors of Kitty Pride from X-men Evolution. Maggie joined LAGC everyday with her Q&A, signing and walking around the convention. Fancy doing some Kareoke with your favourite childhood character? Thi9s was Maggie's first even convention and she was not shying away from people, this all happenened, attendees got to talk and get even dancing tips with Maggie. 

me and maggie lagc 14

If gaming is your thing then going to the 16 Bit King's area to check out Indie Dev games or the tourneys was a must have experience. I was suprised to see my very owbn friends win prizes from Turtle Beach headsets to cash prizes in League of Legend, Smash, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Yu Gi Oh.

cosplay gaming

Cosplay is one of my favourite past times and apart from casual cosplay and photoshoots from aspiring photographers to experienced cosplay videographers a new addition tot he schedule was Celebrity photoshoot. Any characters from Maggie's anime rooster were invited to take professiona; photos with her for promotional use and even for Maggie to keep. A great souvenir for all the hardcore fans, I think Chiquitita Cosplay dressed as Bunny girl Bulma (her favourite character) would agree!

Dragon Ball z Cosplay

Dragon Ball z Cosplay

Some great additions to the merchandise stalls was cartoonpassion.com selling pa vast array of plushies from promotional Chappa Chupps Choopers to a rare Toadsworth dolls. They also had a range of jewelry and game/anime mercehndise. The staff were selling the items at bargain prices on sunday night. 

Crafty Fox sold handmade retro pillow covers including soot ball from My Neighbour Totoro and retro My Little Pony! Why not make your house decor as kawaii as your clothing? Check out her stuff on etsy:

www.craftyfoxstore.etsy.com

The Kawaii Kollective was there repping the Alpaca love and some even wore Vivi hats from league of Legends. The lady running it knows how to mesh the cute and geeky together. get your mini alpacas online:

www.thekawaiikollective.com

Canime returned with some more amazing canvases, they also came prepared with some Dragon Ball designs with lots of customers bought to be signed by Maggie O Hara, even Maggie had a look at the stall. Feel free to send your own photos or designs for a custom canvas at competitive prices.

http://www.canime.co.uk
 

This has been the best LAGC I have attended so far, the stall had great merch, the stage was always busy and there was a great atmosphere. I wish i didn't have work on Monday so i could've stayed longer !

For more photos go to Aisha Anime's page.
For more details on the next LAGC or Al-con in September go here: 

http://www.animeleague.net/forum/forum.php

http://www.alcon.org.uk/

canime canvases