Isao Takahata

Studio Ghibli fans surprised to find hidden images in Grave of the Fireflies anime poster

The new meanings revealed in this image, thirty years after the film’s release, have anime fans reaching for the tissues.

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Plan to turn real-world shrine from Studio Ghibli anime into a parking lot upsets fans, residents

Shinto shrine was featured in recently deceased anime director Isao Takahata’s Pom Poko.

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Studio Ghibli co-founder and anime director Isao Takahata passes away in Tokyo

Anime veteran leaves behind a legacy of more than 50 years of landmark anime including Ghibli’s Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

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Studio Ghibli unveils new animated film set for release in Japan next year

Japan’s most famous anime production house is back in the animation saddle, with a European director holding the reins.

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Akiyuki Nosaka, celebrated author of Grave of the Fireflies, passes away

Famed writer’s best-known novel served as basis for Studio Ghibli anime of the same name.

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Ghibli anime director Isao Takahata receives France’s prestigious Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

Anime fans around the world were disappointed in February when The Tale of Princess Kaguya, which all signs point to being the final directorial effort from veteran filmmaker Isao Takahata, failed to capture the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

Still, it’s unlikely the low-key Takahata himself got too worked up over the result, given the many accolades he’s received over his almost 50-year career. Besides, this week Takahata had another honor bestowed upon him, as he was given the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government.

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