Sunday, March 24, 2013

Studio Ghibli does live action?

I have added six new live action videos to my recommended movie list. All of them are English subtitled Studio Ghibli documentaries. Some are done by third parties, some by Studio Ghibli itself.

- Ghibli no E Shokunin kazuo Oka Ten Totoro no Mori wo Kaita Hito

- Hayao Miyazaki to Ghibli Bijutsukan (Hayao Miyazaki and the Ghibli Museum)

- Otsuka Yasuo no Ugokasu Yorokobi

- Sekai Waga Kokoro no Tabi

- Thank You, Lasseter-san

- Yanagawa Horiwari Monogatari (The Story of Yanagawa's Canals)

Many non-Japanese fans of the anime produced by the artists at Ghibli do not know of these works as they have yet to be released to English speaking audiences. For this reason the Japanese DVD versions of these works are all region 2. However since the releases all have subtitles we can still enjoy them without knowing the language. As these are region 2 discs you will need a DVD player capable of playing them. Fortunately region 2 capable players are not that hard to find, at least in the US, and of course Europe which is in region 2.

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