He does say "take a small break" in the subtitles. I don't imagine Studio Ghibli will go away. It does look like they will shut down temporarily to evaluate how best to go forward without Miyazaki, though.
Pretty much my go to after Ghibli. Their last couple of films were better than recent Ghibli too.
This. They're the new Ghibli for me.
I can't find any other Japanese news source on this - you'd think this would be HUGE news.
Are the photos some kind of TV broadcast? A conference?
Yep. "Even" english sites would report it. But I find nothing but this one blog.
Yup,　小休止 "short break" and then "think how to move forward". There's nothing definitive in these statements.
but... the link you provided doesn't seem to say what OP is suggesting, unless I'm missing something. Isn't it saying that they're going to take a break ?
ЯAW;123844649 said:Mamoru Hosoda seems to make quality movies. Production I.G has talent and if Ghibli's animation side is closing down then there will be new talent.
Only seen Arriety but there was nothing special director vise, imo. Without Ghibli art it would have been subpar film. I have heard good things about the new film tho. I don't doubt his talents but Mamoru Hosoda feels more original director.not better then marnie though
no seriously. I like hosoda a lot but the level of detail found in any ghibli film is so much better its not even funny.
if anyone yonebayashi should be considered as the new Ghibli.
While I've always been a huge Ghibli fan, to me this news is far less shocking than Miyazaki's retirement news last year.
That was the end of Ghibli for me. Even if the studio continued to operate for decades to come, it wouldn't be the same without Miyazaki and Takahata.
Woried about Studio Ghibli? Miyazaki apparently isn't:
Watched a clip of the show and this report seems a bit blown out of proportion. They definitely don't seem to be shutting down. Just taking a break while they reevaluate how to move forward.
To be honest, I don't see what they can do. I mean with current ROI they have to very least cut production budgets of their movies and I'm not sure if that works for today's Ghibli.Watched a clip of the show and this report seems a bit blown out of proportion. They definitely don't seem to be shutting down. Just taking a break while they reevaluate how to move forward.