A little more information…
In case you needed another reason to hope the world doesn’t end on December 21, Studio Ghibli has officially announced it will release two new films on the same day in summer 2013.
The first film is ‘Kaze Tachinu’ (The Wind Rises) and tells the story of of Jiro Horikoshi, the cheif engineer of the Zero fighter plane used by Japan in World War II. It is being directed by acclaimed animator Hayao Miyazaki, his first theatrical release since Ponyo in 2008.
The first official poster for Kaze Tachinu carries the tagline: “We must endeavor to live”. It is also written that the film is in honor of Jiro Horikoshi and Tatsuo Hori, an early 20th century Japanese writer and poet who authored a novel that shares the same name as the film.
The second film is ‘Kaguya-hime no Monogatari’ (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), based on the popular Japanese folk story ‘The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter’. It is being directed by Isao Takahata, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, who is best known for writing and directing Grave of the Fireflies.
The film will be in the style of classical Japanese picture scrolls and is about Kaguya-hime, a thumb-sized baby girl found sleeping in a mysterious, glowing stalk of bamboo. While it sounds all very lighthearted and magical, the poster tagline, “The Princess’ Crime and Punishment”, suggests a darker tone.
Both films will be released nationwide on the same day in summer 2013.
Source: Rocket News 24
WHAT AN ANNOYING GIF!!!! HARK; I am doing my first giveaway event, for the holidays/NEW YEAR!!!!!!! (i realise it’s not a lot of time so i’m extending it past christmas, etc.)
WHAT YOU’LL GET:
- 8.5x11 prints of the above SEVEN (7) Ghibli fanarts (Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Ponyo)
- 11x17 (unwatermarked) print of the topmost Princess Mononoke painting! a new one that hasn’t been posted on its own yet!
- reblog the post! you can reblog as many times as you like for MAXIMUM LUCK
- you must reblog it in its entirety, no deleting anything (except for maybe that annoying gif, that i can part with)
- ONLY REBLOGS, LIKES DON’T COUNT (i like pictures of trees but i don’t want to take the trees home with me into my small room.)
- you do NOT have to be following me
- i will pick the winner at midnight, December 30th
- it will be completely random of course, i’ll use a random-number generator to select the winner!
- i’ll tell you if you’ve won through your ask, so leave that open!!
- i’ll ship the package that same day!!
- (with a love note and doodle for you!!)
THERE WILL BE ONLY ONE WINNER!
Howl… I’m sorry, did I come too late? I didn’t mean to make you wait this long…