Taneyamagahara no Yoru Release Info

posted on 2006-03-17 17:30 EST
New Ghibli Movie to be Released Direct to Video with Gauche the Cellist

On July 7, the 110th anniversary of the birth of Kenji Miyazawa, Buena Vista Japan will release Kazuo Oga's Taneyamagahara no Yoru and will also re-release Isao Takahata's Gauche the Cellist.

Taneyamagahara no Yoru ("Night of Taneyamagahara") is based on a play written by Kenji Miyazawa in 1924. Gauche the Cellist is also based on a work by Miyazawa.

Taneyamagahara no Yoru will be part of the Ghibli ga Ippai Collection, while Gauche the Cellist will be part of the Ghibli ga Ippai Collection Special. Information about the collections is available (in English) here and the specs for the new DVDs are listed below:

Taneyamagahara no Yoru (DVD and Sound Track CD)
Running time: 27 min
Price: 3,990 yen
Audio Track: Japanese Stereo, Dolby Digital 2.0
Subtitle: Standard Japanese, Regional dialect Japanese

Gauche the Cellist (2 disc DVD)
Price: 4,935 yen
Audio Track: Japanese Mono
Subtitle: Japanese and English
Special Features:
1. Storyboard
2. "Kenji and Music and Iihatobu - The sixth symphony Kenji listened -"
3. Trailer
4. Staff interview (80 min) with Isao Takahata, Koichi Murata, Shunji Saida, Tadao Kubota
5. Character board, Image board, Art board

Kenji Miyazawa is one of Japan's most reverred children's authors, however the many works of literature that he created did not become famous and respected until his death in 1933 at the young age of 37. Only two of his works, "A Well-Ordered Restaurant" and the first part of "Spring and Ashura," were published before his death.

Other anime based on his works include Night on the Galactic Railroad, A Well-Ordered Restaurant, and Spring and Chaos.

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