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Miyazaki makes rare U.S. appearance

In A&E, NEWSPRINT on July 23, 2009 at 12:02 am

Anime fans have cause to rejoice – revered animator and living legend Hayao Miyazaki is making a rare U.S. appearance this Saturday at the Zellerbach Auditorium in UC Berkeley.

The event involves a conversation with Roland Kelts (Tokyo University lecturer and author of Japanamerica – a book I conveniently happen to own due to my Global Studies 1 class) and a Q&A with Miyazaki afterwards.

Tickets have long been sold out, but luckily I managed to grab one off the internet weeks ago and will hopefully have some updates post-Saturday.

Miyazaki is also slated to make an appearance at the 2009 Comic Con in San Diego on Friday (two different U.S. appearances over the span of only two days? The man is a powerhouse!). He will be featured in a panel hosted by John Lasseter, vice-president of Pixar and a close friend of Miyazaki’s, along with a couple other Disney representatives.

Miyazaki is famous for Academy award-winning Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and the Oscar-nominated Howl's Moving Castle. His newest movie, Ponyo on the Cliff By the Sea, is hitting U.S. theaters Aug. 14. Among creating other masterpieces, Miyazaki is famous for the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and the Oscar-nominated Howl’s Moving Castle. His newest movie, Ponyo on the Cliff By the Sea, hits U.S. theaters Aug. 14.

-posted by Shirley Mak

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