Posts Tagged ‘miyazaki’


Ponyo Trailer Actual

July 22, 2008

Here’s the real deal, unfortunately no translations that I could find for this specific trailer. However, if you love the theme song and feel like doing a bit of karaoke, sing along with the Ponyo Theme. Enjoy!


Ghibli and Sky Crawlers **UPDATE**

June 24, 2008

I love Hayao Miyazaki and I’m definitely in great anticipation of Ponyo on the Cliff. Trouble is, haven’t been able to find any trailers around the net. I will keep looking and as of June 20th one was released in Japanese theaters. Hopefully we’ll get a post soon–since the movie comes out next month. If you know nothing about Ponyo, the initial designs made it seems to be more of a water color style, but this news footage (a sort of trailer) reveals it’s more like the standard Ghibli animation.

Ghibli is also doing something with Cheburashka, a famed Russian stop motion animation character. My Japanese kanji reading skills ain’t so great, so anyone who’s got the skill let us know what they’re up to. You can also catch clips of Cheburashka (I think once called Toppy in US) on youtube.

And finally, something else I’m eager to see is Sky Crawlers. Since I’ve yet to watch a trailer with English subs, it’s basically some fantastic Japanese animation with airplanes. For me it was reminiscent of Last Exile. They’re also putting a game out on the Wii, and if they do it right, I’m sure it’ll be great. Either way, I’m sure it will be an interesting summer for Japanese animation.

And if you’re in Japan, I’d highly highly recommend getting out to the upcoming Joe Hisaishi concerts on Aug 4-5. For me he’s a grand part of the Studio Ghibli magic and if I were in Japan I’d be there in a heartbeat. I think Howl’s Moving Castle is among my favorites from Hisaishi, as well as a non-Ghibli score for Kikujiro–a movie I highly recommend. (BTW, Miyazaki drew the promo poster. Fun, huh? 🙂 )