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Yep, that's right - more amazing looking cupcakes courtesy of my girlfriend as a sequel to her epic Pac-Man and and Totoro ones. And damn tasty they were too. Apparently she's got something even more special planned for her next ...Read More

Genius...I'm speechless. UPDATED: Displaying a staggering sense of humour fail, Ghibli have told Youtube to pull the video. Shame. Seems some people still don't get this whole internet marketing thing yet. Ah well. UPDATED AGAIN: And it is back - thanks to ...Read More

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Long time readers may recall my girlfriend's love for making things Totoro related - including my Valentines Day card and some Halloween pumpkins - and after a busy few months she finally got round to adding something new to the ...Read More

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If you are based in the US, and have even just a passing interest in anime or Ghibli films, the chances are you've already seen Ponyo over the weekend, it having opened nationwide on Friday. Sadly us poor Brits have ...Read More

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If you've been lucky you may have missed - buried away amongst all the other media hype and internet buzz - the controversy over Disney's decision to re-record the Ponyo theme tune. I first found out about it over at ...Read More

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One of the most common misconceptions about us Brits is that we don't indulge in displays of emotion. It's not true - in fact it's a trait limited only to our gangly, socially-inept ruling classes - you know, the ones ...Read More

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With the English language release of Ponyo imminent, and his recent promotional and speaking visit to the US causing a stir, there's no denying that there's a buzz around Hayao Miyazaki at the moment. And it's a buzz that's not ...Read More

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More sad news about a terrible loss to the anime industry - one of it's true legends and artists Yoshinori Kanada passed away yesterday, after suffering a heart attack at the age of just 57. After making a name for ...Read More

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Images courtesy of the brilliant Ghibli Blog. You may remember that earlier in the year I reported that animation god Hayao Miyazaki was drawing an aviation based manga Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises) for Japanese magazine Model Graphix. Well, it seems ...Read More

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Just in case some of you aren't already reading Daniel Thomas MacInnes' sublime Ghibli Blog and had missed this I thought I'd post it here - UK paper The Independent has an interview with the world's greatest animated film-maker Hayao ...Read More