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Sunday, August 3rd, 2014 07:45 pm
So word came out today that Studio Ghibli will close up shop and just work on managing its copyrights.

This is sad news to come across today.

A couple of days ago I reposted something on Tumblr regarding Miyazaki's thoughts on the inevitable closing, comments which were made long before the announcement happened. At the time, was just something whimsical and thoughtful. Today, I revisited it and gave a small sendoff at the bottom.

I really don't think I have much else to say about this.

EDIT: It didn't even last 30 years. This saddens me MORE.
Monday, August 4th, 2014 02:06 pm (UTC)
For what it's worth, there seems to be some real uncertainty about the Studio Ghibli news. According to this Variety article, the announcement was more along the lines of "taking a hiatus and doing some downsizing", as opposed to "we're shutting the whole thing down". So, here's hoping.
Monday, August 4th, 2014 01:46 am (UTC)
I'm still worried. Can I be worried? ^^

(Anime News Network is actually down at the moment. I bet it's being hammered.)
Monday, August 4th, 2014 02:05 pm (UTC)
That is very sad news. On the other hand, I can't help but admire Miyazaki's outlook on the whole thing. Create and be free, but don't worry when the time comes to close the book; this one has been good, but there will be other stories. What he's done has been remarkable, and he, and Studio Ghibli, will be missed.

D.F.