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Studio Ghibli to branch into TV shows?

September 24th, 2023 by Marc Comments

[Potentially] great news if, like us here at FTN HQ, you’re a big fan of the magic of Studio Ghibli.

Japanese broadcaster Nippon Television (NTV) has acquired a controlling stake in Studio Ghibli, the animation studio co-founded by legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, and now, in a new report it seems that Nippon has big plans for the studio and it might just be great news!

President of Ghibli Toshio Suzuki said in the statement: “We will entrust all management to Nippon Television and concentrate on creating works. We will not only produce movies, but also the possibility of producing TV series.”

Wait… Studio Ghibli TV shows? Imagine a weekly series from the folks behind the likes of Castle in the Sky and My Neighbor Totoro!

While there’s nothing for certain yet, this is definitely a story that we’ll be keeping an eye on.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….