Anime art books are a dime a dozen (though the prices don’t reflect that!), even in the world of Studio Ghibli, which releases one for most every one of their films. However, as part of our effort to review unique art book titles, we have a brand new one to show you today that you… Read More Video Review: Hayao Miyazaki (Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Art Book)
Our special month-long promotion of Doki Doki News continues with our fourth guest host! Today, Michelle Lee joins us as our newscaster. You’ll recognize her voice from Date A Live (Origami Tobiichi), Assassination Classroom (Sumire Hara), and Tokyo Ghoul (Kurona Yasuhisa), among other series. Follow Michelle on Twitter and Instagram, and please subscribe to us… Read More Doki Doki News: Hosoda vs. Miyazaki, Chung Drops Your Name, and Guest Host Michelle Lee!
Our resident cosplayer, Paris, returns—this time as Studio Ghibli’s incorrigible heroine, Kiki (Kiki’s Delivery Service)! She’s joined by V.Zelaya as another Ghibli favorite, Chihiro (Spirited Away) in a photoshoot by Jose Torres. Seems the duo got spirited away to a lovely field! We encourage you to subscribe to Paris’ individual accounts—on Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitch,… Read More Cosplay Beats! Kiki + Chihiro
In 2017, Spoke Art opened an exhibition in its San Francisco gallery featuring pieces inspired by the works of acclaimed and Oscar-winning animator, Hayao Miyazaki. A success, they would repeat it in the following years, traveling the show to New York and then Los Angeles, showing hundreds of varied pieces with all this is common:… Read More My Neighbor Hayao: A Dreamy Collection of Miyazaki-Inspired Art
Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of September 20th through 26th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you planning to purchase the PS5 this… Read More Doki Doki News: Bye Bye Beastars, a Winter Launch for Attack on Titan, and a Sword Art Online Progressive Anime
At the beginning of the month, we started with all 21 movies in Ghibli’s canon and added would-be canon film, Nausicaa, to the mix in our tournament to decide the best Ghibli film. It was a tortuous tournament for Ghibli lovers—how can you decide between Spirited Away and Howl’s? Between Grave of the Fireflies and… Read More Ghibli Month Comes to a Close with the Ghibli Tournament Winner!
Before we bring Ghibli Month to a close, I want to thank everyone who joined us for this month-long celebration of all things Ghibli. We had a lot of fun with it—besides the articles here, we posted memes on Facebook, let you enter a Spirited Away contest on Twitter, and reblogged fan art over on… Read More Ghibli Month in Review
For episode 63, David, Peter, and Holly join in on Ghibli Month by examining the themes of Spirited Away through its characters. Perhaps not unexpected from Miyazaki and the movie considered by many to be his highest achievement, Spirited Away has a lot to tell us about the human condition through its bath house denizens,… Read More TangleCast 63: The Characters of Spirited Away
Today’s guest post is by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, a PhD student in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara whose research focuses on the globalization of Shinto through popular and digital media and the growth of online Shinto communities. Since childhood, my life has been suffused with… Read More As the Spirit Moves You: How Studio Ghibli Films Leave Room for A Range of Religious Interpretations
I would be remiss if Ghibli Month on Beneath the Tangles went by without us doing a post specifically about fan art! There are a lot of wonderful pieces out there created by the fabulous community of artists who enjoy Ghibli films, but perhaps none as lovely (to me at least) as these pieces by… Read More Friday Fanart: Studio Ghibli in Silhouette