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Resource: Japanese Animated Film Classics

There’s no doubt that Japanese animation is now everywhere, from popular media we consume on Netflix to splashing across the big screen. But where did animated film begin? What kind of works were created? One great resource for exploring the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Eating from Miyazaki films

It’s getting extra cold just about everywhere, so it’s time to curl up with some comfort food! Buzzfeed posted an article last year we’ve just stumbled across that definitely gets our stomachs rumbling: Here’s How To Eat Everything You’ve Ever Wanted … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Town that Inspired Spirited Away’s Food

If you love the cinematic meals of Studio Ghibli, head over to Munchies for a tour of Jiufen, Taiwan, the town that inspired the iconic food scenes of Spirited Away. The side-by-side comparison shots are a wonderful addition to the … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: Kinema Club Conference on Film and Moving Images from Japan

Kinema Club XV at Nippon Connection Film Festival in Frankfurt, Germany Film and Moving Images From Japan NOW –  Film in the New Media Ecology Dates: June 5 & 6  Goethe University Frankfurt / Nippon Connection Film Festival Deadline for submissions: March … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: “What kinds of Sadako would you hate to meet?”

Halloween is coming, so it’s time for some spooky FLFs! What Japan Thinks recently featured a beautifully bizarre poll: One of Japan’s most recognisable horror icons is Sadako, a long black-haired (covering her face, usually) woman in a white dress that … Continue reading

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Job Opening: Senior Film Program Officer, Japan Society

Institution: Japan Society Location: New York, NY Education: 4-year degree Deadline: not listed Posted Mar. 25, 2013 Established in 1907, Japan Society is America’s single major producer of high quality content about Japan, presenting over 100 events annually through well … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Minimalist Miyazaki Film Posters

As seen on The Mary Sue. Ramón García, who runs the tumblr The Art of Animation, has created ten minimalist redesigns of posters for eight of Miyazaki Hayao’s animated films. I’m personally fond of the Mononoke mask one, though I … Continue reading

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Film Festival: Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Takahata and the Masters of Studio Ghibli (Chicago)

We’re a little late on this, but there’s still a whole month of Ghibli films to enjoy at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago! “Charm as innocent, vibrant and entertaining as this cannot be constructed electronically; it lives and … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: Here’s to a horrifying drive to work

A franchise that ironically refuses to die, The Ring 3D has been announced as the newest film in the Ringu (Ring) franchise, which began with the 1998 horror film based on the 1991 novel Ringu by Koji Suzuki. Since the … Continue reading

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Fun Link Friday: The Ghibli Museum: The Most Magical Place on Earth

I was a Ghibli fan long before I heard of Hayao Miyazaki or even realized that Disney and Ghibli were two separate things. Back when Japan was just a funny word and my backyard was the most similar thing to a … Continue reading

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