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Niigata Anime Fest to Hold Isao Takahata Retrospective

Niigata Anime Fest to Hold Isao Takahata RetrospectiveThe second annual Niigata International Animation Festival will screen several features by late Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, it was announced this weekend.

Takahata, who was born in 1935, had a long and storied directorial career that began in the 1960s and continued until his final film, 2013’s Princess Kaguya. He had a huge influence on many anime creators, including Hayao Miyazaki, with whom he co-founded Ghibli in the 1980s. The festival, which takes place from March 15 to 20, will screen the following Takahata films:

Horus, Prince of the Sun
Panda! Go, Panda!
Anne of Green Gables
Chie the Brat: Downtown Story
Grave of the Fireflies
Only Yesterday
Pom Poko
My Neighbors the Yamadas
Princess Kaguya

There will also be screenings of individual TV episodes and talk sessions with folks like Ponoc/former Ghibli producer Yoshiaki Nishimura and director Sunao Katabuchi.

Source: NIAFF

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.