Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki revealed on a Japanese television special that Goro Miyazaki’s (Hayao Miyazaki’s son and director of Tales from Earthsea and From Up On Poppy Hill) next film will be a samurai period piece that combines fact and fiction. It is apparently set in the northeastern Tohoku region of Japan during the Middle Ages.
Studio Ghibli’s exhibitor page at the Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) website revealed earlier this month that Evangelion director Hideaki Anno is curating an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo with Ghibli. According to the page, “Director Hideaki Anno’s Japanese Special Effects Museum” will cover the Showa (1926-1989) and Heisei (1989-current) eras of Japan through the miniature models used for special effects. The exhibitor page has since removed any mention of the exhibition or Anno.
And lastly, in last month’s Neppu magazine, a Japanese periodical produced by Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki stated that he’s working on his next project, but not to expect it for at least another year and a half. As far as I’m concerned, you can’t – and shouldn’t – rush genius. As long as the end product holds up to the standard that Miyazaki has set, I’m okay with waiting for it.[via Anime News Network, header image by Andrew Dobson]