animation

Family hands in lost wallet, gets surprise Pokémon anime cels in return

Twitter user’s search for the mystery person behind the gift leads them to the original background artist 20 years later.

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Studio Ghibli anime artist to sell artwork to support Ukraine

One of Japan’s leading art directors leads the way in raising funds for an issue that’s close to his heart.

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Haku is…Chihiro’s dead brother? Studio Ghibli fans blown away by Spirited Away theory

Now it all makes sense.

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Studio Ghibli’s Porco Rosso: Behind-the-scenes trivia and secret Easter eggs revealed

Insider revelations shed new light on the beloved anime film.

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Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki gets a happy ending to his broken eraser tale

Anime studio touched by the kindness of a fan who grew up watching Ghibli movies. 

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Studio Ghibli asks fans to help Hayao Miyazaki replace his beloved eraser

Japanese animation studio is searching for a hard-to-find product used by the director to create anime for many years.

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Hidden Easter Egg in Akira shows animator’s hilarious passive-aggressive frustrations

When you hate your boss but you’re also on a deadline.

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New survey reveals which Studio Ghibli heroine Japanese audiences relate to the most

How will your favorite leading lady from Studio Ghibli’s library stack up?

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Rilakkuma and pals will return to Netflix in upcoming stop-motion animation series

Rilakkuma’s Theme Park Adventure will feature everyone’s favorite relaxed bear character indulging in some amusement park fun.

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Studio Ghibli animator reveals the secret food eaten by Chihiro’s parents in Spirited Away

19-year mystery solved with startling revelations from the person who drew it. 

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Rick and Morty head to Tokyo in new anime short with bombshell revelations【Video】

Come for the Japanese anime references, stay for the plot-changing twist that’s blown viewers’ minds.

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Be Our Guest: Beauty and the Beast themed cafes open in three Japanese cities

Lovers of this tale as old as time can now experience enchantment in the form of dishes, drinks, and goods inspired by the Disney classic.

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A talk with the man who helped bring Studio Ghibli to the west, Steve Alpert【Interview】

An inside look at Studio Ghibli at a crucial time in its history.

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Brain-breaking optical illusion from Japan is a lie within a lie, truly amazing【Video】

Animation is the art of tricking the eye, but this is one trick we never would have noticed.

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Video surfaces of Mr. Sato’s days as an alternative rock bassist and amateur animator

He was apparently a big Degrassi fan too judging by his clothes.

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Studio Ghibli produces commercial for Japanese convenience store chain Lawson 【Video】

Academy award winning animator and a Ghibli artist who works at Lawson part-time join forces to pay homage to the konbini.

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6 predictions: Which brand new Japanese anime will be the dark-horse hit of 2020?【Videos】

Here are our Japanese-language reporter Seiji’s top picks for the hottest new stars of the upcoming anime season!

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Incredible PowerPoint recreation of Tokyo Station features over 2,000 digital objects

Anything can be a canvas, even a program meant for slideshow presentations; and this one comes to life like an anime!
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Part of long lost 90-year-old Disney short film “Oswald the Lucky Rabbit” rediscovered in Japan

Walt Disney’s pre-Mickey creation Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was recently found in an unexpected place — Osaka, Japan!

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This famous Princess Mononoke scene took almost two years to draw by hand!?【Video】

A scene like this is probably one of the bigger reasons many modern animators go with CG.

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