Everyone's probably heard of it by now...Obata-sensei was arrested today, for being in possession of a knife with a blade longer than 6cm.
Ursula Le Guin's response to Miyazaki Goro's interpretation of Earthsea, and comments on how it was made. A few weeks ago, Ghibli released ゲド戦記 (aka Gedo Senki - Tales from Earthsea), based on one of Le Guin's creations. ANN reported that she gave a positive response, which sparked the entry on her webpage. I have yet to read the books or see the film, but there are a few things revealed in this response that I wanted to comment on first.
Miyazaki has indicated an intention to retire with every film since Spirited Away (inclusive)...I'm frankly not surprised that he's decided to make another one. Whatever interests the director is up to him now, although if he'd promised to oversee the production, then he should have done so. I respect Le Guin and Miyazaki both, but I feel that there are things that both should have done which it seems they did not do. And at the very least, Ghibli films are known to be of a particular standard - they could at least have devoted that much to Earthsea.
Back to the dramas, I am thinking of following one actor, because he really impressed me with one of his roles...but there is one series he is in that I do not want to watch (I just have something against the story...and the main female and male characters). But for the moment, I've got a lot of Kimura Takuya stuff (or so it seems anyway) and a huge backlog of anime in general.
And with regards to manga...more Tsubasa please! And with the 9th volume of Kimi wa Pet ending on that cliffhanger, I want volume 10 NOW. I know what happens at the end, but not knowing what happens in between...it's killing me.