Feb 2, 2014

Miyazaki wins Annie Award for 'Kaze Tachinu' screenplay

Director Hayao Miyazaki on Saturday won the Annie Award for writing in an animated feature production for the screenplay to “Kaze Tachinu” (“The Wind Rises”), the organizer of the event, dubbed “the Academy Award for animation,” said. His film was also nominated for best ...

Jan 13, 2014

Movie critics pass over 'Kaze Tachinu' for Golden Globe

The animated movie “Kaze Tachinu” (“The Wind Rises”), directed by Hayao Miyazaki, failed to garner the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign-Language Film. This year’s prize went to the Italian movie “The Great Beauty,” directed by Paolo Sorrentino, according to the Hollywood Foreign Press ...

Hayao Miyazaki: Leave Constitution alone

Jul 25, 2013

Hayao Miyazaki: Leave Constitution alone

by Jun Hongo

Anime master Hayao Miyazaki blasted the government’s push to revise the Constitution, saying that politicians without any understanding of history “shouldn’t be messing” with the foundation of the country. In a magazine published last week by his production company, Studio Ghibli, the award-winning director ...

Miyazaki turns to adult theme in new film

Jul 18, 2013

Miyazaki turns to adult theme in new film

by Tomomi Sunaga

Award-winning animated film director Hayao Miyazaki will release his first movie in five years Saturday — a work based on the lives of Jiro Horikoshi, designer of Japan’s legendary Zero fighter plane, and mid-20th-century writer Tatsuo Hori. Horikoshi was one of the “most brilliant” ...