Studio Ghibli Announces Closure


Studio Ghibli’s general manager Toshio Suzuki has reportedly announced the closure of the famed Japanese animation studio. Here’s a translated version of the news article:

“Just moments ago, Toshio Suzuki, Studio Ghibli producer, announced on the TV show of the MBS Jounetsu Tairiku chain effectively as announced as sources close to the studio, Studio Ghibli will close and production studio anime, leaving himself only as a company that will manage its trademarks. As stated in the program’s producer, “the production department of anime will be dismantled,” which coincides with the data that we gave in our previous post on this decision had been taken from spring after the poor reception at the box office of Kaguya-hime no Monogatari.

In the interview, Suzuki has also admitted that it was a major setback for the study progress Hayao Miyazaki, one of the reasons already unveiled the portal Rakuten Woman. Once we have access to the full TV interview, adding more data. No doubt that this is a very sad news for Japanese animation, of which we are all fans, because it is undeniable everything Studio Ghibli has given the anime. Please remember that what will be his last film, Omoide no Marnie, premiered at the Japanese box office on 19 July.”

The translation kind of gave you a headache, but if it’s true, their newest film, When Marnie Was There will be its last. This is sad news, the films are too expensive to make because Ghibli’s world isn’t shown on the big-screen like Disney or Pixar, even with the popularity of them in the Western world.

Hopefully the talented staff like Isao Takahata and Hiromasa Yonebayashi can find work with another studio. Really sad news.
Check out the trailer for When Marnie Was There below, and shed a tear for your Ghibli homies.