Category: Events

Bringing Totoro Into the 3rd Dimension

Totoro’s Mei Modelled in Pixar-style 3D?? Mei (from studio Ghibli) is the cute protagonist from the wonderfully crafted 2-D world of My Neighbor Totoro. When we think of this movie, we think of beautiful artwork, bright colors, and the pure childlike imagination of Hayao Miyazaki portrayed effortlessly into film. Miyazaki films are famous for their classic and unparalleled animation technique,…

A Real-life Moomin Paradise is Being Built

“Moomin” Finnish Hippo-faerie Theme Park Will Open in Japan in 2015 100 years ago, Tove Jansson, beloved creator of the Moomin series, was born. Moomin is both a comic strip and a series of books that revolves around the lives of several plump white creatures that look like hippopotamuses. The Moomins live in Moominvalley, and go on fantastic adventures with…

3 Minutes of Pure Ghibli Bliss

Thai Animators Create a Charming Video Tribute to Legendary Japanese Studio Studio Ghibli is the Disney of Japan. The famed studio has inspired legions of animators, sketchers, and dreamers alike. Countless artists can likely trace their career choice and eventual success back to a whimsical Ghibli film, the epitome of Eastern cartooning. A lovable, mythical cat-beast. A sailor’s romance spoiled…

Kawaii Manga Baseball Boys??

The Best Way to Attract Female Fans to Yakyuu is to Manga-fy the Players The Yokahama Baystars are trying to reach a new (likely, female) audience with their latest piece of PR work: take the professional Japanese Central League players and manga-fy them for advertisements. In this shojo-style piece published by the Baystars, fans of the baseball team can enjoy their…