Hayao Miyazaki (宮崎駿) is a prominent Japanese animator whose movies play on human emotions. Miyazaki’s movies have generally been successful, and this success has invited comparisons with American animator Walt Disney. He is an accomplished man who was voted as one of the most influential Asians of the past 60 years.
His top movies are…
#5 Kiki’s Delivery Service
This 1989 movie tells the wonderful tale of Kiki, an ambitious young girl trying to become a full-fledged witch. With only her black cat Jiji by her side, Kiki flies to a city far away and sets up a delivery service. Delivery by broomstick!
It’s a great movie that explores the theme of a young girl developing independence and confidence.
As our previous posts suggest, Code Geass characters were really popular! Is there any chance they will regain their popularity with the “rebirth” of Code Geass?
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The Japanese video distributor Bandai Visual will put “Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion Kiseki no Birthday” — the
December 5 stage event that announced the “New Code Geass Project” — on Blu-ray Disc, DVD, and UMD on April 23. While 100 minutes of this home video release’s 140-minute run-time will be devoted to the live event, it will also feature the “latest footage of the ‘New Code Geass Project’” among its 40 minutes of bonus extras.
The home video release’s other bonus extras include a video-recorded version of the “picture drama” that was presented at the “Kiseki no Birthday” event. A picture drama tells a story through still pictures and dialogue on an audio track. The seven cast members who appeared at the event also recorded video comments after the event ended.
Sunrise and Bandai Visual announced at the December event and on the Code Geass anime franchise’s official websites that there will be a “rebirth” for Code Geass, and promised more information in 2010. According to producer Yoshitaka Kawaguchi, the new project will feature the simultaneous releases of comic series, music, new products under development, and visual works. The first phase of “New Code Geass Project” is Tomomasa Takuma’s tentatively titled Code Geass: Shikkoku no Renya (Code Geass: Jet-Black Renya or Code Geass: Renya of the Blackness) manga. The manga will launch this spring.
Kawaguchi said in the February issues of Newtype and Animage magazines this week that there are at least two more phases planned, but said he did not know what form or format that the next phase of the “New Code Geass Project” will take. He did say that he and director Goro Taniguchi would be interested in a stage or musical version of Code Geass. He added that he wants to announce a new animation project as part of the “New Code Geass Project” effort “soon.”
During Microsoft’s keynote at CES 2010 this evening, Steve Ballmer showed off a very cool mobile and web application called
Graphic.ly’s first target is comic book fans. With Graphic.ly, comic book fans can not only access the content they want to access from multiple devices — including mobile phones and the desktop — they can also interact with other fans and with the comic creators.
Using some of Microsoft’s technologies like Windows Azure, Graphic.ly can serve content to users in multiple ways, so that content can be accessed quickly and easily. Graphic.ly is launching a private beta with the iFanboy community.
Two weeks after the private beta closes, Graphic.ly will publicly launch its beta with Windows 7. Other platforms like Adobe AIR and the iPhone will also be coming to the market soon. The idea is to ultimately print media a platform for providing digital content to users, while also creating community interaction, and making that content accessible and optimized for various digital devices.
As how we consume media changes, platforms like Graphic.ly will become important in making it easy to not only find content, but to read it in a way that fits its intended purpose and from multiple devices.
Graphic.ly, a platform that aims to be the ultimate digital content delivery system for the publishing world.
With 30, 275 users, it could be the social networking site for anime fans. It’s much like Facebook, with more customization of profile space and much less applications. As it continues to grow, there should be much more!
We look forward to the gathering of all anime fans