Studio Ghibli

Joe Hisaishi in Concert

The Japanese composer conducts the HK Philharmonic Orchestra performing music from his soundtracks for Hayao Miyazaki's movies. Dec 8-9, 8pm, Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$150-HK$600 Urbtix. Inquiries: 2721 2030

Sunday, 5 December, 2010, 12:00am

The Music World of Animation

Chew Hee Chiat conducts the HK Chinese Orchestra (above) in music from animated works such as Laputa: Castle in the Sky, Howl's Moving Castle and Aladdin. Sat, 8pm, also Dec 20, 3pm, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Rd, TST, HK$120-HK$260 Urbtix. Inquiries: 3185 1600

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am


What's going on around the globe

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Tales from Earthsea

Tales from Earthsea

Starring (voices of): Bunta Sugawara, Okada Junichi, Aoi Teshima

Director: Goro Miyazaki

5 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Japan's cinema of nightmares

When people came out of a weekend showing of the blockbuster Japanese movie Helen the Baby Fox, many children and quite a few adults were reduced to tears, among them my wife. In typical Japanese fashion, the cute little furry fox died - from a brain haemorrhage - despite valiant efforts by the film's boy protagonist, Taichi, and his veterinarian friend.

1 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Join a movie club; don't share film files illegally

I am writing in response to the article 'Have a reel good time' (Young Post, April 20).

I totally agree that joining a film club, borrowing DVDs from public libraries, or accessing the Hong Kong Film Archive are good ways of boosting awareness of Hong Kong's film heritage among young people.

4 May 2006 - 12:00am

Hot Picks

Heather Barnes, 16, Hong Kong International School


Robbie Williams' Sing When You're Winning. Old-time music with a modern twist. I like upbeat jazz and swing music and he does it well. A good CD to listen to anytime.


26 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Master class

WHEN HAYAO MIYAZAKI personally accepted the Golden Lion for lifetime achievement at the Venice Film Festival last weekend, observers were shocked. After all, the man rarely shows his face.

18 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

From Astro Boy to sci-fi and porn, anime ain't what it used to be

In Japan, anime has long been considered a form of artistic expression. But in the US, like other styles of animation, it's generally regarded as something for children and teenagers.

4 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Inspiring animated classic

Another entertaining and thought-provoking masterpiece by Hayao Miyazaki, Howl's Moving Castle beats The Incredibles as the most sophisticated and vibrant animation to hit the screen this spring.

This time, Miyazaki departs from the Japanese mythical landscape of his internationally acclaimed Spirited Away and delves into the European world of wizards and witches.

3 Apr 2005 - 12:00am


Imagine a land conjured by J.K. Rowling and H.G. Wells, filtered through the worlds of Disney and Japanese anime - and there you are, wandering around the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo.

30 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Hayao Miyazaki

Films by Japanese master animator Hayao Miyazaki are usually characterised as children's movies. It's true that children love the colourful creatures and magical stories that make up his work. But there's more to them than that.

24 Mar 2005 - 12:00am


The Wind Instrument Karaoke Contest, organised by Tom Lee Music, is open for applications.

Contestants will be asked to play their favourite solo or duet on wood-wind or brass instruments.

15 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Illustrious characters

Cartoon animation is undoubtedly Japan's most vibrant industry, enjoying massive global sales, not only from films and books, but also the lucrative spin-offs, such as character merchandising and games.

10 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

Switching off

While Expanding my television-watching schedule these past few weeks for research purposes, I've come to the following conclusions: TVB Jade's recently completed Angels of Mission - 3D series is highly reminiscent of Charlie's Angels, and America's Next Top Model is an awfully addictive show.

25 Jun 2004 - 12:00am