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Monday, August 4, 2014
ANIME avid fans grieved over possible shutdown of Tokyo-based Studio Ghibli Inc. after its producer Toshio Suzuki's comments on a television series in Japan were misconstrued.
A series of Suzuki's images being featured last Saturday at MBS Jounetsu Tairiku show were uploaded in Tumblr, saying that he allegedly announced the "closure" of the film production. The Japanese subtitle in the images, however, were not translated in English.
Social media users disseminated the anomaly about Ghibli's termination after 29 years of service rendered to the film industry.
STUDIO GHIBLI IS CLOSING ITS DOORS IM SORRY IM GOING TO JUST RETREAT INTO A CAVE AND CRY FOR HOURS
— Carson (@TheCarsonEffect) August 4, 2014
Ghibli Studio's success was heightened in June 1985 after the success of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind by Tokuma Shoten last 1984.
Netizens could not believe that the studio conferred with great anime feature films would cease its operation.
can everyone please stop reminding me that studio ghibli is no more. i will lose man points if i cry.
— michael paul. (@zxcvbnmichael) August 4, 2014
A Twitter user said that there was so much "magic and heart" in Studio Ghibli's films that she could not imagine if the studio would stop producing animated films.
Seriously. There's so much magic and heart in Studio Ghibli's films that I don't even want to imagine that catbus stopping.
— Kira Snyder (@sugarjonze) August 4, 2014
"Studio Ghibli has inspired many, many people. Nothing lives eternally but a legend," a post said, praising the works of Studio Ghibli.
Studio Ghibli has inspired many, many people. Nothing lives eternally but a legend.
— kiDChan (@cyanparade) August 4, 2014
Meanwhile, some tweets said that Studio Ghibli was not yet closing down and the previous reports were only misunderstood.
Studio Ghibli aren't closing down. It got misreported. They still have that whole Ronia The Robber's Daughter TV series in the pipeline
— James Harvey (@jamesharveytm) August 4, 2014
A twitter user also said that it was just a rumor and not yet confirmed in Japan.
You may have heard rumors about the end of Studio Ghibli, but they are still only rumors. No confirmation and not a news story in Japan.
— Nippon.com (@nippon_en) August 4, 2014
"A follow- up from this morning: Studio Ghibli is not closing, but looking to restructuring (so the comment about temporary closing is right," said a post in Twitter.
A follow-up from this morning: Studio Ghibli is not closing, but looking to restructuring (so the comment about temporary closing is right).
— RPG Site (@RPGSite) August 4, 2014
Suzuki said in the interview that Ghibli co-founder Hayao Miyazak'’s retirement was quite significant and might cause the production under reconstruction.
Suzuki called the reconstruction of the production as "spring cleaning" or "major cleaning" to make improvements for the benefit of the next generation.
"With that, continuing to endlessly create like this is not impossible, but, once, right about now, we will take a short rest about what's next," Suzuki said. (Ruth Abbey Gita/Sunnex)