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AICN Anime - In California? Want to See Hayao Miyazaki (Kiki's Delivery Service, Totoro, Spirited Away) in Person?

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Kai-Ming Cha's Boiled Egg blog revealed ticket to legendary director Hayao Miyazaki's appearance at University of California, Berkeley go on sale at noon (PAC) June 2nd. See here for the tickets and The Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley's 50th anniversary site. Saturday, July 25, 2009 Hayao Miyazaki in Conversation 6:00 PM to 7:45 PM Zellerbach Auditorium For this extremely rare, U.S. appearance, Hayao Miyazaki will be interviewed on stage, followed by a question and answer period with the audience. Join us for an opportunity to engage Miyazaki in a conversation about more than just anime— the social issues and ideas that his films champion, including the future of Japan and the role of the artist in a rapidly evolving world. For tickets to this limited-seating engagement, please visit
The Center for Japanese Studies at the University of California, Berkeley is proud to award internationally acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki with the 2009 Berkeley Japan Prize, which honors individuals from all disciplines and professions who have, over a lifetime influenced the world’s understanding of Japan. In conjunction with his in-person acceptance of the award, Hayao Miyazaki will be honored with a series of events held on the UC Berkeley campus, celebrating his timeless body of film work. Hayao Miyazaki is the second recipient of the recently inaugurated Berkeley Japan Prize; the 2008 winner was novelist Haruki Murakami.
The Center for Japanese Studies at UC Berkeley will also be presenting a A Tribute to Hayao Miyazaki with screenings of Sunday, July 12, 2009 4:00 p.m. My Neighbor Totoro Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 1988) Tuesday, July 14, 2009 7:00 p.m. Porco Rosso Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 1992) Sunday, July 19, 2009 2:30 p.m. Castle in the Sky Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 1986) Tuesday, July 21, 2009 7:00 p.m. Princess Mononoke Hayao Miyazaki (Japan, 1997) Friday, July 24, 2009 San Francisco Bay Area Premiere of Hayao Miyazaki’s Ponyo Wheeler Hall 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Saturday, July 25, 2009 The Hayao Miyazaki Symposium Institute of East Asian Studies 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Free and open to the public Leading scholars of Japanese popular culture, literature, and film will discuss Hayao Miyazaki’s work and his international influence in a roundtable panel discussion.
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  • June 1, 2009, 4:26 p.m. CST


    by BillyMayesHere

  • June 1, 2009, 4:27 p.m. CST

    finally... I'm sorry everyone but...

    by BillyMayesHere

    I don't really have a life. Please don't insult the less fortunate. Again, I apologize.

  • June 1, 2009, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Please no "Tits Out For Attention Girl" next weekend!

    by NeilF

  • June 1, 2009, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Why does California get such shit events?


    And the cool ones like Back To The Future are told to us 10 minutes before the thing fucking starts.

  • June 1, 2009, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Miyazaki in Person!

    by VWantsRevenge

    That's awesome. Wish we could get him down to Austin... would be Fantastic.

  • June 1, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST


    by Spaz Medicine

    is a pretty big state. Just sayin'. And DANNYGLOVERS_DICKBLOOD, if you reside in the LA area, you should be checking the New Beverly's website (the Aero too, for that matter) regularly. There's always awesome shit going on there.

  • June 1, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST


    by sanzaru

    I wish I still lived in California. This might be worth the flight, though...

  • June 1, 2009, 6:06 p.m. CST

    Naussica OTVOTW - Best. Anime. EVER.

    by zacUpquark

    I saw a Japaneese version without subtitles keep a room full of non-J speakers spellbound in 1984

  • June 1, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Good idea...

    by WhoDis

    scheduling this during the Comic-Con Week(end)... just a 2 hour drive to San Diego.

  • June 1, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST

    hauptman -- thanks dude.


  • June 1, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST


    by gls350

    If they were playing that I just might have convinced myself to make the trip from San Diego to Berkley. Words can't express how much I love that movie.

  • June 1, 2009, 8:29 p.m. CST


    by ElvisPresLeeHorsleyHarveyOswaldOprahWinFreeJackHorkheimer

    As a $500 million dollar live action trilogy. If you haven't read the entire manga you really should treat yourself.

  • June 2, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    My God...

    by AlchemicStrife

    I Knew It! Miyazaki IS Trying To Take Over The World With Cuteness! And Ponyo is his V-2! WE MUST STOP HIM!

  • June 2, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST

    You lucky bastards.

    by Amy Chasing

    You lucky, lucky bastards.

  • June 3, 2009, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Cheap Airfaire

    by Hikaru Ichijo

    Ponyo looks awesome

  • June 11, 2009, 3:17 p.m. CST


    by nurse2cute


  • July 26, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Went last night

    by PsarevoOmorfia

    Nothing to write home about, and frankly not a great interview, but I didn't have to jump through any hoops to get there so it was definitely worth the ticket. Cool to see him in person. All hail the lady who acted as interpreter. She was the star of the show.

  • Feb. 11, 2010, 8:42 p.m. CST


    by orcus