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Studio Ghibli closing? (No, but restructuring)



Studio Ghibli closing? (No, but restructuring)
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StorminNorman
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:52 am    Post subject: Studio Ghibli closing? (No, but restructuring) Reply with quote
The rumour mill is full of reports this morning that Studio Ghibli, producers of anime films such as My Neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke and The Wind Rises is to close.

While some reports seem to confirm the closure, there's not yet a lot of accurate information. Reports have been circling for a few days now, and it appears it may have been announced on Japanese TV this morning.

Presumably more concrete info will come in through the day.

EDIT: Restructuring, possibly.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not quite closure, apparently. Stopping making feature films, and letting most people go, leaving a few people to work on Miyazaki projects.

Better explaination and links back up the info chain here.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Edited first post to clarify.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
This seems kinds surprising,I thought their movies were always successful?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It's what happens when you rely too much on established talent and don't invest in your future, really.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
StorminNorman wrote:
It's what happens when you rely too much on established talent and don't invest in your future, really.


To be fair one of the ones they did try to invest in died (in a car accident I think it was).
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
StorminNorman wrote:
It's what happens when you rely too much on established talent and don't invest in your future, really.
The dopes practically drummed Mamoru Hosoda right out of the studio. Ghibli's loss was Madhouse's gain.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
FireAza wrote:
This seems kinds surprising,I thought their movies were always successful?


The Wind Rises and The Tale of Princess Kaguya, while were critically acclaimed, were not box office smash hits. I heard that neither film were able to break even.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Knight of L-sama wrote:
[..]

To be fair one of the ones they did try to invest in died (in a car accident I think it was).


See:

http://www.nausicaa.net/wiki/Yoshifumi_Kondo

and

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aneurysm
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
u523 wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aneurysm


It is entirely possible I got his manner of death mixed up with someone else.
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