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Review: The Red Turtle (DVD)

The Red Turtle is an animated feature film collaboration between French company, Wild Bunch and famed Japanese animation house, Studio Ghibli. It’s at times beautiful, haunting, suspenseful and ultimately depressing and sad but don’t let that detract you from watching this stunning film. The film tells the story of a young man who finds himself […]

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Madman Presents: CELEBRATE STUDIO GHIBLI

Ok, this next bit of news is probably the most excited I’ve been in a long time! Madman recently announced that they’re bringing a Studio Ghibli celebration to Australian cinemas with CELEBRATE STUDIO GHIBLI. This is an event that will run for one month showcasing the beautiful Ghibli movies beginning from August 24th through to […]

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TOKYO SKYTREE: J-VLOGGING 2016 DAY 2

Today we went to Tokyo Skytree to check out the amazing stores there…but really to try and find a Mimikyu plushie at the Pokemon Centre. (SPOILER: They were all sold out). We found an amazing Studio Ghibli store, had some lunch and heaps of other cool stuff. Oh, and towards the end, our camera broke […]

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Anime Events Melbourne Movies

ACMI Presents Essential Anime Heroines

If you’re short on having something to do in the lead up to Christmas, then check out the Essential Anime Heroines movie festival which kicked off yesterday at ACMI (Australian Centre for the Moving Image) in Federation Square in Melbourne. There’s a great array of films up for selection with classic Ghibli fare My Neighbour Totoro, […]

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Anime Movies

Studio Ghibli Meets The Real World In Evocative Video

Ever wondered what Studio Ghibli characters would look like in the real world? How Totoro, Kiki, No Face and more would interact in real life? No need to wonder anymore. Thanks to YouTuber Kojer, you can now see what that would look like. They’ve expertly and lovingly crafted a clip with the beautiful viola cover of Spiríted Away: […]

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Anime Movies

Review: Only Yesterday (Blu Ray)

Review copy from Madman. Only Yesterday is an absolutely charming movie from Studio Ghibli about a young lady named Taeko who travels to the beautiful Japanese countryside town of Yamagata to assist with the annual harvest of the safflower. The film jumps back in forth from Taeko’s upbringing in Tokyo as a ten year old […]

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Anime Games

Studio Ghibli And Totoro Go Virtual

With the rise in popularity of virtual reality, thanks to the decrease in price of the tech involved, a lot more companies are starting to branch out into this new platform. Now, if you happen to own a HTC Vive or Oculus Rift, you can explore some pretty cool worlds recently made available to the […]

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Anime Pop Culture

New Totoro Stamps For LINE App

The LINE messaging app is extremely popular in Japan. It’s an easy and widespread medium for friends and family alike to stay in touch for free. But one of the more exciting and cute features of the app are the stamps which you can use in your messaging. The stamps can either be free or […]

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Movies

New Trailer For Kiki’s Delivery Service Movie Sees Jiji Talking

We’ve been waiting for this one for a while and now it’s here. It’s a new trailer for the live action adaptation of Studio Ghibli favourite, Kiki’s Delivery Service. Even better though after finally getting a look at Kiki’s feline sidekick, Jiji, this new trailer sees Jiji talking! Jiji looks and sounds fantastic and you […]

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Hayao Miyazaki Figure Helps Out For Tsunami Relief

Repairs are still underway to repair the devastation caused by the March 11 tsunami in Japan back in 2011. Now the restoration of Karakuwa in Kesennuma City will be receiving much needed assistance from a Japanese legend. Bigshot Toyworks have teamed up with Martin Hsu to create some figure statues based on Studio Ghibli legend, […]