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    Farewell Studio Ghibli

    http://www.hypable.com/2014/08/03/st...unces-closure/

    Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli’s general manager, took to Japanese television today to announce the closure of their animation feature film department.
    Rumours of the Japanese animation studio’s closure have been circling the internet for the last couple of years, but a report from a Ghibli insider to Japanese website News Café made it appear as though that closure would be imminent. This rumour has now been confirmed by the general manager of the studio.
    Studio Ghibli has been responsible for many beloved animated movies, not limited to Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro, and Howl’s Moving Castle. But they made no secret about the fact that in recent years they have been struggling financially, with their most recent movies failing to make a profit for the studio. The Tale of Princess Kaguya, released in 2013, made 5.1 billion yen, and was considered a flop by the studio due to the costs of the production.
    Hayao Miyazaki, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, retired last summer and handed the reins over to Toshio Suzuki — the latter gave up producing films to become the general manager.
    The studio will now move on to managing their trademarks and copyrights, with a smaller staff, but will reportedly be keeping the option open to freelance out for any new, viable projects — as they used to prior to Porco Rosso. The full-time staff responsible for producing their feature films will presumably be let go.
    When Marnie Was There will be their last feature film. It is based on the novel of the same name by Joan G. Robinson. The plot follows a sickly girl called Anna as she strikes up a friendship with the mysterious Marnie, while she recuperates at a seaside town. It was released on July 19 in Japan. There is no word yet on a U.S. release date.
    There is a good chance people growing up have seen at least one of their films. This is a sad day for this beloved studio.


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    http://kotaku.com/studio-ghibli-is-n...ium=Socialflow

    So just taking a break.
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    Now release a official boxset of all the movies on blu-ray for no more than $150 and i will buy it.





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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsJester View Post
    Now release a official boxset of all the movies on blu-ray for no more than $150 and i will buy it.
    This times a billion. I picked up the 13 BD Movie box from Pixar for around $120 and I would kill to do the same here. Disney needs to make it happen as they own the copyrights or something outside Japan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mickice View Post
    This times a billion. I picked up the 13 BD Movie box from Pixar for around $120 and I would kill to do the same here. Disney needs to make it happen as they own the copyrights or something outside Japan.
    UK is geting a blu-ray boxset but its region locked and 250 euros.





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    They were showing their films in a little theatre near me quite recently!




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    This is a shame. I've not seen many of their films, but the ones I have seen are excellent.

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    what! breaks are for the WEAK
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    i would buy a blu-ray boxset of all their movies. they are going to be historical some day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsJester View Post
    UK is geting a blu-ray boxset but its region locked and 250 euros.
    I can get around that, plus I watch all my Blu-Rays in MKV anyway with the cases just for safe storage.
    They might release an Aussie one too, so we will see.

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