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Video shows president of Studio Ghibli surprised by his Golden Globes win



History was made yesterday for the Studio Ghibli who won his first Golden Globe with the anime film The Boy and the Crane (The Boy and the Heron) directed by the renowned director . And it turns out that the president of Studio Ghibli almost lost the prizes.

On Twitter, the daughter of the president of Studio Ghibli, Toshio Suzuki, informed fans about the slip-up. Mamiko posted a video online Suzuki entering the family room while the Golden Globes. The president only found out about the film’s victory after his daughter informed him, and you can tell that Suzuki barely paid attention to the event. Given her outfit, Suzuki was certainly relaxing at home rather than stressing out about the Golden Globes, and this video proves it.

Later the Studio Ghibli recognized the Golden Globe for Best Animated Film It is published the following message written by Toshio Suzuki.

I am very happy to know that The Boy and the Crane received an award at the historic Golden Globes. This is the first Golden Globe awarded to a Studio Ghibli film and it’s a very special feeling.

Since the beginning of this year, Japan has been hit by a series of tragic earthquakes and accidents. When I hear reports of many people still seeking rescue in the affected areas, I am filled with despair. In such a situation, I hope that the good news of winning an award can bring a smile to everyone’s face, even if just a little. Together with our US distribution partners, we look forward to even more success with The Boy and the Heron. Many thanks to the Golden Globes for this honor.

The anime film The Boy and the Crane (The Boy and the Heron) is directed by the renowned director and known in Japan as How Do You Live? (Kimi-tachi wa Dou Ikiru ka). This is of course an anime film by the famous Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away; My Neighbor Totoro; The Walking Castle; Princess Mononoke).

The director is credited with the original work as well as directing the film and writing the story. Takeshi Honda (Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, Rebuild of Evangelion films) is the animation director. Joe Hisaishi (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro) composed the music. The co-founder of Studio Ghibli, Toshio Suzukiis the producer.

The cast includes: Soma Santoki, Aimyon, Ko Shibasaki, Masaki Suda, Takuya Kimura, Yoshino Kimura, Keiko Takeshita, Jun Fubuki, Sawako Agawa, Karen Takizawa, Shinobu Otake, Jun Kunimura, Kaoru Kobayashi and Shōhei Hino.

Miyazaki was inspired by this anime film in the novel How Do You Live? by Genzaburō Yoshino, from 1937. He added that this book is a story that has great meaning for the protagonist of his film.

Synopsis of How Do You Live?

The story takes place during World War II. After Mahito loses his mother during the Tokyo bombings, he and his father move to the countryside. There, Mahito’s father remarries his late mother’s pregnant sister. As Mahito struggles with his situation, he encounters a talking heron and enters another world with the promise that he can find his mother again.

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