17046more on Gedo Senki (Earthsea anime)
- Oct 10, 2006The "Tales of Earthsea" movie is now out in Japan and doing very
well, although reviews are apparently mixed. The general consensus
seems to be that it's very pretty but that as a director Miyazaki Jr.
is no Miyazaki. The newest issue of Anime Insider magazine (#37, Oct.
2007, pages 10-11) mentions Le Guin's disappointment in the results
(although she admits it's better than that Sci-Fi Channel horror) and
includes some interesting background. Turns out Miyazaki himself
approached her some twenty years ago about making an Earthsea film
and she turned him down, having never heard of him at the time. A few
years ago she changed her mind and contact Studio Ghibli, but by then
Miyazaki, who keeps talking about how he's going to retire, wasn't
interested in doing it himself. Too bad; a missed opportunity.
The film won't be out over here until 2009 at the earliest, but
yesterday I saw an elaborate artbook at an import store, and what I
suspect is a "making of" book (neither of which I could examine
because they were shrinkwrapped).
Also recently heard the cd-single of the theme song, which I found
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