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Hisaishis soundtrack shines with familiar brilliance while filling a subtle and supportive role to the larger picture. Delivering the sound quality, and the skillful instrumentation, for which he is famous. Studio Ghibli approaches their first video game effort conservatively. With a standard fantasy story of a young hero being transported into a magical world. It is the sort of story that Studio Ghibli have told many times before, but the level of quality one expects from the popular studio is also intact. Not only the concept and animation of the game, but the environments are stunning in their beauty. With character animation flowing smoothly between gameplay and story. The characteristic nuance of Studio Ghibli is strong with Ni no Kuni. Visible everywhere, from a line of ants marching across the forest floor, to butterflies cavorting near a flower, the sparkle of water, the movement of clouds, the ambient sound of singing birds, and even the sunshine piercing through the trees illuminating the main character as well as the background. The game is absolutely beautiful, and pops with a style that is distinct to Studio Ghibli. Oliver is controlled intuitively by sliding along the touch screen although the option to use the directional buttons is there for those who prefer. There is a magic spell mechanic where the gamer writes symbols on the Nintendo DS touch screen to activate powerful magic for special story sequences. The intuitive gameplay, while maybe standard fare, allows anyone to bring the game to life. The graphics pull you into the screen, and the music fills the gap between gamer and game in no less terms than wonderful. Level 5 certainly seems to be proud of their 10th year anniversary of making games. And fantasia barrino better way to commemorate their milestone, than to team up with some of the best in Japanese entertainment to create a game for all ages. There is indeed a dream team of talent bringing Ni no Kuni to life, and it appears that the quality we can expect from such powerful talents is something that every fan can be safely excited about. Ni no Kuni is a video game by the developer Level 5 and the famed animation studio Studio Ghibli. With an expected Japanese release date of Spring 2010, it still awaits announcement of an international release. Based on the 2009 Tokyo Game Show promotional demo this article was written by Ryan N. Nagle. 1st of September, BRIEF INTERMISSION: For those wondering whats up with the lack of news posts lately, things have been immensely busy with non-Ghibli but film related things: interviews with for example Brendan and the Secret of Kells director Tomm Moore, but also Venice Film Festival which will take place starting tomorrow and for which coverage will be published over at Twitch. When all calms down full coverage will return asap. Please look forward to it. 12th of August, NEW WORK BY GHIBLI DIRECTOR TAKAHATA ISAO IN THE MAKING: With Miyazakis latest film Ponyo being only two days away from a relatively wide release in the US, news on a new feature by Studio Ghiblis other animation master, director Takahata Isao, is brought. Takahatas last film, My Neighbors the Yamadas, was released no less than 10 years ago, but the maestro of animation realism is finally to return with a new full length animated feature. Last Friday, one day after being awarded with an Honorific Leopard by his friend and director Michel Ocelot and while giving his public speech at Locarno International Film Festival, Takahata mentioned the film he is working on is based on the 10th century Japanese folktale Taketori Monogatari The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. Taketori Monogatari is considered to be Japans oldest extant narrative and tells the story about the life of a mysterious girl called Kaguya-hime. Discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant note: a similar scene interestingly also appears in Takahatas My Neighbors the Yamadas, she is said to be from Tsuki-no-Miyako The Capital of the Moon and has unusual hair that shines like gold. Next to being a very old story, Taketori Monogatari shares a similar popularity to that of classics like Momotaro and Urashimataro and has frequently been made into live-action for example by Ichikawa Kon and animation. It is often parodied on Japanese TV for example this deodorant CM is currently being aired and every Japanese, even very small kids, know the story very well. It is yet unknown if Takahata will faithfully follow Taketori Monogatari s fantasia barrino line, though this would be unlikely. Next to the fact that that would probably mean a boring movie for at least most Japanese, Paku-san Takahata is known for his always original and changing approach, with some assuming he will make a kind of sequel in which Kaguya comes from the moon back to the earth again. Unlike Disney, who have been successful in making animations of old popular tales with their original arrangements of Cinderella, Pinocchio and Snow White, it would be the first time for the famed Studio Ghibli to film such a popular tale. Perhaps the studio considers making a movie based on a too popular tale as a risk and wouldnt be an easy guarantee for box office success, but with a story arrangement by Takahata it will surely be surprising. Any further details, including a possible release date, have still to be announced. 1st of August, VIDEO OF NEW GHIBLI COMMERCIAL BY MIYAZAKI GORO: As announced yesterday, Studio Ghibli has made a new 15 second commercial inspired by the work of manga-ka Sugiura Shigeru. The commercial, which has been made for Yomiuri Shimbun, planned by Miyazaki Hayao, directed by Miyazaki Goro and animated by Ohba Kamon, premiered today and Yomiuri Shimbun is currently streaming it online. 31st of July, MIYAZAKI HAYAO TALKS PONYO! Legendary Japanese animator Miyazaki Hayao has been making a series of rare public appearances in support of the American release of his Ponyo later this summer. On behalf of Twitch GhibliWorld Senior Programmer of the Los Angeles Film Festival Doug Jones has hit a number of Miyazakis appearances: the San Diego Comic-Con and the Ponyo press conference at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. What follows is not a transcript of any one of those events, but rather elements from each combined and organized by theme for a fascinating look at the man and his work. 31st of July, FULL COVERAGE ON MIYAZAKIS ON-STAGE CONVERSATION: Following yesterdays teaser, today full coverage is brought on the on-stage conversation with Miyazaki Hayao at Berkeley University.

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