News 290717.1

Published on July 29th, 2017 | by Victoria Heinz

0

Studio Ghibli’s Connection With Mother Designer Shigesato Itoi

In the West, Shigesato Itoi is most famous as the guy who made the Mothergames. But in Japan, his main job has been copywriting, including penning taglines for Studio Ghibli movies.

Itoi’s Ghibli connection is deeper than that. Not only has he written copy for Studio Ghibli posters, but he also voiced Tatsuo Kusakabe, the father in My Neighbor Totoro. It’s no accident that the first Ghibli tagline he did was for that film.

Itoi hasn’t done all of Studio Ghibli’s taglines, but he has done many of them. Via Japanese site Ghibli Goods, let’s take a look back at the standouts.

(Note: Some of the translations are not literal to capture the spirit of the originals. Moreover, Itoi’s use of commas has impact in Japanese, but don’t always translate into English grammar.)

 

My Neighbor Totoro

290717.2

[Image: Baomoi]

 

“These strange creatures still exist in Japan. Supposedly.” (このへんないきものは まだ日本にいるのです。たぶん。or Kono henna ikimono wa mada Nihon ni iru no desu. Tabun.)

 

 

 

Grave of the Fireflies

 

290717.3

[Image: Wiki]

 

“At 4 and 14 years old, they thought to live.” (4歳と14歳で、生きようと思った or 4 sai to 14 sai de, ikiyou to omotta)

 

 

Kiki’s Delivery Service

 

290717.4

[Image: becchin-of-the-wheale]

 

“I felt bummed out, but now I’m good.” (おちこんだりもしたけれど、私はげんきです。or Ochikondari mo shita keredo, atashi wa genki desu.)

 

 

Porco Rosso

 

290717.5

[Image: orionsforever]

 

 

This, this is what’s called “cool.” (カッコイイとは、こういうことさ。or Kakkoii to wa, kou iu koto sa)

 

 

Whisper of the Heart

 

290717.6

[Image: Moviemovie]

 

I’ve met someone special. (好きなひとが、できました。or Sukina hito ga, dekimashita)

 

 

Princess Mononoke

 

290717.7

[Image: GirlsChannel]

 

Survive. (生きろ。or Ikiro)

 

 

Spirited Away

 

290717.8

[Image: FXDHL]

 

 

Beyond the tunnel, there was a mysterious town. (トンネルのむこうは、不思議の町でした Tonneru no mukou wa, fushigi no machi deshita)

 

 

Howl’s Moving Castle

 

290717.9

[Image: tsuiran]

 

The two of them lived there. (ふたりが暮らした。or Futari ga kurashita)

The last Ghibli movie that Itoi wrote copy for was Tales from Earthsea, and since then, Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki has written the films’ taglines.

 

 

By Brian Ashcraft

For more see: http://kotaku.com/studio-ghiblis-connection-with-mother-designer-shigesat-1792123162

 

 

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


About the Author



Leave a Reply

Back to Top ↑
  • Hello and welcome :)

    Welcome to the number one fan site on Studio Ghibli, we aim to bring you all the latest news, updates, media and facts about everything Ghibli.

    Questions? Email us - info@studioghiblimovies.com

  • Newsletter

    Sign up for all new Ghibli news and offers. We send these rarely so make sure to pack them with great content from the world of Studio Ghibli.
  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

    • Calendar

      July 2018
      M T W T F S S
      « Jun    
       1
      2345678
      9101112131415
      16171819202122
      23242526272829
      3031  
    • Archives


    bagzon google chrome download free latest version free software downloads windows 7 new blogger templates 2013 free download themesinc