Ghibli on Screen: Roundtable (Part 1)

In this series, Yu Kawa Shizuka and Ryunosuke Goji discuss the meaning of watching Ghibli works on screen in the age of streaming. Here is the first part. Members: Yu Kawa ShizukaMusician. Photographer. Founder of music label cucuruss. Yu Kawa Shizuka’s music explores the possibility of a speech synthesizer, and de/reconstructs the sonic boundaries of text/speech/sound. His recent project is “Armadilllllllidium vulgare”.  Music: bandcamp, soundcloud Photography: note, tumblr Ryunosuke GojiArtist (Oil Painting). Recent exhibitions include: “~” (Solo exhibition, Youkobo Art Space, Tokyo, 2018), “Pangea on the Screen” (Group exhibition, TAV Gallery, Tokyo, 2020). website Moderator:Murderous Ink   Murderous Ink (MI) …

Ghibli on Screen (Introduction)

Most of the Ghibli fans in Asia come to know its works through small screens, like TV sets, PC screens, or maybe smartphones. Now, Ghibli animations – from 30 or 40 years ago – are hitting theaters in China for the first time. The year was 1984. The Japanese movie market was dominated by animations for small kids, and ‘aidoru’ flicks for teenagers, plus the biannual ‘Tora-san’ movies. The blockbuster of the year was “Legend of the Seven Samurai (里見八犬伝, 1984)” grossing 2.3 billion yen. The movie was produced by Kadokawa, cashing in on popularity of Hiroko Yakushimaru, the most …