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“Kiki’s Delivery Service” Author Kadono Eiko Wins Hans Christian Andersen Award (News)

Tokyo, March 27 (Jiji Press)—Kadono Eiko, a Japanese author of children's literature, has won the author's award of the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Awards, it has been learned. An official of the Switzerland-based International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) on Monday informed Kadono, 83, of her winning the award. Kadono Eiko pictured in April 2014, when it was decided that she wou…

Endless Experimentation: Independent Animation Master Yamamura Kōji

Animator Yamamura Kōji has won a reputation through works including the surreal Atamayama (Mount Head). In this interview he discusses the particular fascination of short-form animation, which he sees as entirely different from feature films in its independent spirit.

“Your Name” Wins LA Film Critics Award (News)

Los Angeles, Dec. 4 (Jiji Press)--Japanese director Shinkai Makoto's Kimi no Na wa (Your Name) has won the Los Angeles Film Critics Association's Best Animation award for 2016, it was announced Sunday. Your Name director Shinkai Makoto. It is the third Japanese motion picture to win the award after Miyazaki Hayao's Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi (Spirited Away) in 2002 and Takahata Isao's Ka…

The Independent Vision of Anime Filmmaker Shinkai MakotoHikawa Ryūsuke

A look at the rise of Shinkai Makoto, the anime director whose latest film Your Name has become a record-breaking hit. The second of a two-part series.

The Classic Storytelling of Anime Director Hosoda MamoruHikawa Ryūsuke

Three years after Miyazaki Hayao announced his retirement, Hosoda Mamoru and Shinkai Makoto have inherited his mantle as the most influential anime directors in Japan. In the first of a two-part series, we look at the flourishing career of Hosoda Mamoru.

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka (Photo Gallery)

Photographs of Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, which reopened after renovation on July 16, 2016, with the new exhibition All Aboard! The Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest.

Adults Also Welcome on the Cat Bus to the Ghibli Forest

Ghibli Museum, Mitaka, has been in operation since 2001. Its latest annual exhibition selects some of the highlights from past years.

Ghibli Expo: Three Decades of Studio Ghibli Films

A massive exhibition in Tokyo offers a unique opportunity to see posters, advertisements, and previously unreleased materials for Studio Ghibli animation produced over its roughly 30-year history.

What’s Up at Studio Ghibli? Catching Up with Producer Suzuki Toshio

As a Studio Ghibli producer, Suzuki Toshio has played a central role in bringing many of the animation giant’s famous films to the big screen. He discusses the studio’s latest projects, including a new short film by Miyazaki Hayao, and assesses the state of the industry.

Miyazaki Hayao: Preserving the Memory of Leprosy

On January 28, anime director Miyazaki Hayao spoke at a leprosy symposium about how he learned about the disease, how this influenced the making of the film Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke), and how he supports efforts to ensure that the hardships and prejudice leprosy sufferers faced are not forgotten.

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