Kaguya: Takahata’s Timeless Tale

Following the passing of the Studio Ghibli co-founder, Joe Jeffreys revisits Isao Takahata’s The Tale of Princess Kaguya… Isao Takahata was one of the most seminal voices in the history of Japanese ...

The Grave Of The Fireflies poster was much darker than we realized

As anyone who has seen the film will tell you, Grave Of The Fireflies is sad as hell. Adapted for the screen and directed by the recently deceased Isao Takahata, the story follows two siblings in ...

Isao Takahata obituary

One of the key figures in Japanese animation who co-founded the internationally renowned Studio Ghibli For more than 50 years, Isao Takahata, who has died aged 82, played an instrumental role in ...

The Legacy of Isao Takahata, the Underappreciated Half of Studio Ghibli

The Legacy of Isao Takahata, the Underappreciated Half of Studio Ghibli “Why must fireflies die so young?” On April 5, the world lost an animation titan. Isao Takahata, the co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a frequent collaborator with Hayao Miyazaki, and the director of ...

Anime legend & Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata has passed away at 82

The anime film community has lost one of its most prominent members with the passing of Isao Takahata, the Oscar-nominated anime pioneer who co-founded Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki in June of ...

Rest In Peace, Takahata Isao

It is with sadness that we've heard that Japanese writer, director and producer Takahata Isao died yesterday. His passing has been confirmed by several Japanese news sources. He had been struggling ...

Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Isao Takahata Dead At 82

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata has sadly passed away at the age of 82. Takahata, who directed the stunning Grave of the Fireflies (above) in 1988, died at a Tokyo hospital after a recent bout ...

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies aged 82

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies aged 82 Takahata’s credits included Grave Of The Fireflies. Japanese filmmaker Isao Takahata, who co-founded Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki in 1985, has died aged 82. Takahata directed animated classics ...

Animator Isao Takahata, Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli, Dies at 82

Animator Isao Takahata, Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli, Dies at 82 Isao Takahata, a highly influential Japanese animator and filmmaker, and a co-founder of Studio Ghibli alongside longtime collaborator Hayao Miyazaki, died Thursday after a brief hospitalization. He ...

Japanese Animation Director and Studio Ghibli’s co-founder, Isao Takahata, has died

Isao Takahata, renowned Japanese director, screenwriter, animator, producer and co-founder of Studio Ghibli, died on Thursday, due to lung cancer, according to Yahoo! Japan. He was 82. After ...

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata dies aged 82

Takahata started his career in animation at the Toei studio in 1959, where he met long-term collaborator and rival Hayao Miyazaki. The Oscar-nominated Japanese anime director Isao Takahata, who ...

Isao Takahata, Director and Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli, Dies at 82

Isao Takahata, Director and Co-Founder of Studio Ghibli, Dies at 82 Isao Takahata, co-founder of Japan’s Studio Ghibli, and acclaimed animation director, died on Thursday in a Tokyo hospital. He was 82. According to local media, Takahata had been in declining health ...

Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Isao Takahata Passes Away at 82

There’s sad news for Studio Ghibli fans today, as the studio’s co-founder Isao Takahata has passed away at the age of 82. Takahata’s career as a producer and director of animation spanned more than ...

Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Isao Takahata Dies at 82

Studio Ghibli Co-Founder Isao Takahata Dies at 82 Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata died Thursday in a Tokyo hospital. He had been repeatedly hospitalized since last summer. The cause of death has yet to be confirmed, with reports citing heart ...

Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli Co-Founder and Director, Dies at 82

Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata passed away this morning at the age of 82. Takahata has been fighting some health problems over the past few years, with it worsening last summer. He died of ...

R.I.P. Isao Takahata (1935 – 2018)

Some sad news this evening, as it has been revealed that Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata has passed away aged 82. Beginning his career in the 1960s at Toei Animation, Takahata made his ...

Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli Co-Founder and ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ Director, Dies at 82 — Report

Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli Co-Founder and ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ Director, Dies at 82 — Report Isao Takahata, who co-founded Studio Ghibli with Hayao Miyazaki in 1985, has died at 82, according to Yahoo! Japan. Takahata was a revered director in his own right, helming such animated classics as ...

The 20 Saddest Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Amour’ to ‘Million Dollar Baby’

The 20 Saddest Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Amour’ to ‘Million Dollar Baby’ As much as we all love a stunning tracking shot or an impeccably stylized thriller, even the most discerning cinephiles have to admit: Sometimes, you just want a good cry. Often it’s the most ...

‘The Spiderwebhouse (Im Spinnwebhaus)’ Review

Stars: Ben Litwinschuh, Lutz Simon Eilert, Helena Pieske, Ludwig Trepte, Sylvie Testud | Written by Johanna Stuttmann | Directed by Mara Eibl-Eibesfeldt We first see Sabine (Sylvie Testud) in happier ...

‘In This Corner Of The World’ Both Tearjerking & Troubling [Review]

When a new animated film draws comparisons to the heartbreaking anime classic “Grave of the Fireflies,” you’d be forgiven for going to the cinema with high expectations and a box of Kleenex. And while ...

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