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ANIME AICN - New Gedo Senki/Legend of Earthsea Trailer

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Column by Scott Green

Ghibli World has posted the second trailer for Studio Ghibli's "Gedo Senki" or "Legend of Earthsea here. The trailer was recorded from the Japanese broadcast of NTV's "Zoom In Super". reported that Ursula K. Le Guin has posted a synopsis of Gedo Senki Tales from Earthsea on her site here. She commented "I have no further information concerning the film, and of course will not discuss it until I have seen it."

The first special campaign "Gedo Senki special preview" has been scheduled to held on July 7-9 in 17 cities. 20,000 people will be invited by lottery.

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  • April 28, 2006, 8:12 a.m. CST


    by all your base

  • April 28, 2006, 8:18 a.m. CST

    miyazaki is a hack

    by all your base

    just kidding. looks like ghibli is still the only studio out there with a better record than pixar

  • April 28, 2006, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Looks great!

    by Johnno

    Like Nausicaa, Howl's, Mononoke, and Spirited Away all rolled up in one! Well judging from some of the scenes in the trailer anyway :D

  • April 28, 2006, 9:09 a.m. CST


    by Holodigm

    they're apparently combining all four of the earthsea books. or at least the first four, i recently discovered there's a fifth and apparently sixth? but i'm curious as to how this turns out.

  • April 28, 2006, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Not sure yet...

    by Shub-Wankalot

    Earthsea has already been done, at least the live version on the Sci-Fi channel, starring Krstin Kreuk of the Smallville fame. What I've seen from the trailer doesn't "wow" me, unlike the previous movie trailers from Studio Ghibli. Too early to tell if it has the magical spark to draw me into its world...but here's hoping. "My Friend Totoro" is still my fave of the Studio Ghibli line-up.

  • April 28, 2006, 10:26 a.m. CST

    needs more dragon

    by DrLektor

    looks beautiful though, as you'd expect from Studio Ghibli. The live action version was interesting but I felt it could've been more. What would it have been like as a proper theatrical movie with a huge budget? Classic.

  • April 28, 2006, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Furthest Shore

    by BigFire

    From the description of the plot, the movie will be mostly on Book 3: The Furthest Shore with a bit of Book 4 thrown in.

  • April 28, 2006, 11:41 a.m. CST

    Looks good.

    by nemesisdarkside

    I'm a total Earthsea n00b, but I did partly watch the Sci-Fi Channel version. The trailer looked very different from that version though. Can't wait, Studio Ghibli never really disappoint.

  • April 28, 2006, 4:49 p.m. CST

    Looks great.

    by veritasses

    I thought the SciFi mini series was rather ho-hum. I didn't particularly want to invest emotionally in any of the characters, the story seemed rather flat (didn't really "peak" to anything that exciting) and I didn't think the directing, effects or cinematography were anything noteworthy. On the other hand, the trailer to Gedo looks really good (seems to have everything the mini series lacks) and Ghibli's strong track record gives me no reason to doubt what to expect. Slightly OT: "Japan Pitches Pop Culture For Diplomacy"

  • April 29, 2006, 7:36 a.m. CST

    I thought the SciFi mini series was rather ho-hum

    by Sepulchrave

    You're not kidding! What a pile of crap; Ged's shadow was a little snarling CGI beasty of stupendous crapness; they cast some boring ass OC/Dawson's Creek/Friends cracker actor instead of the specific racial type of the books (I love the soft racism in America that assumes rightly that a general audience will be turned off by anything but Anglo-Saxon actors). Oh, but Danny Glover was black, even though he was supposed to be from Gont like Ged. DANNY GLOVER! Argh! What a piece of marketing trash that show was. Spotless Xena costumes, cheesy music, rubbish effects, and a cast from some mall in Ohio.

  • April 29, 2006, 4:03 p.m. CST


    by Avon

    Yeah, it looks like something for sure.

  • April 29, 2006, 6:50 p.m. CST


    by godoffireinhell

    I wish the Japanese would adapt more Western fantasy/science fiction/horror novels instead of sticking to their own clich

  • April 30, 2006, 5:27 a.m. CST

    mmm looks great

    by CuervoJones

    Ghibli MUST adapt A Song of Ice and Fire now! hehe