Kinda late, but if you’re going to Animangaki tomorrow, remember to pick up the Wind Rises DVD! Yes, it’s not a bootleg, but is official! Animangaki is happening at Sunway Pyramid Convention from 9 August till 10 August, 2014 (that’s tomorrow!).
Press release below.
Disclaimer: I have been asked to write about this release but have not watched it yet. :P
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 5th August 2014 – Iconic Japanese animation company Studio Ghibli announces its hiatus after the retirement of co-‐founder Hayao Miyazaki. Famous for his animated films ‘Grave of the Fireflies’, ‘Princess Mononoke’, ‘My Neighbour Totoro’ and many others; his movies have topped box offices again and again. ‘Spirited Away’ the animated feature film that launched the studio into cult film success, is one of the first non-‐English language films to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, grossing worldwide at RM877 million. Miyazaki’s last movie title before retirement ‘The Wind Rises’ has already been nominated for an Oscar and has reaped over RM357 million since its debut in the international theatres. Those looking to watch the film in Malaysia will be able to purchase a copy during its first nationwide release at AniManGaki.
‘The Wind Rises’ is Miyazaki’s swan song to Studio Ghibli and in true Ghibli fashion features the quintessential 2D animation that fans have come to associate with the studio. The movie features the story of Jiro Horikoshi a simple Japanese aircraft engineer whose dream is to build beautiful aircrafts but eventually he gets caught in the struggles of heartbreak and war.
Get ‘The Wind Rises’ at AniManGaki 2014 from the 9 th to the 10 th of August, where Nozomi the exclusive distributor for Studio Ghibli in Malaysia will be commemorating the last 29 years of the studio’s success. Rewatch all the old classics from your favourite author and director Miyazaki and get the latest merchandise for your collection.
AniManGaki is a fan fest for all things anime. Held from the 9 th to the 10 th of August at Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre from 10am – 6pm, celebrate Japanese anime, manga, music and more with the Nozomi Group Animation “Bringing Animation To Life.” Sponsored by Vivo smartphone.