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Link Ink: Wonder Woman Slices, Kidrobot Teases TMNT And 3A’s Unveils Micromen

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‘The Simpsons’ Studio Ghibli Homage Is Something Special [Video]

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If you thought that Comic Book Guy marrying a mangaka named Kumiko in this Sunday's new The Simpsons episode, "Married to the Blob" was going to be all Hulk Hands and Stan Lee and Harlan Ellison cameos, rest assured that principally western pop culture references aren't going to hog all of the airtime. In a new clip posted by Fox's Animation Domination channel, fans can watch an intoxicated Homer and the father of the bride-to-be stumble through a Studio Ghibli/Hayao Miyazaki-inspired wonderland chock full of homages to Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the SkyKiki's Delivery Service and more. It may be the best thing you'll see all week... with the full episode probably being the best thing you'll see on Sunday.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Proposed Pippi Longstocking Film Probably Would Have Been Amazing [Art]

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Here's another project to throw in the "I wish this would have been made" file we all keep in our heads. Back in 1971, legendary animators Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata began production on an animated adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's Pippi Longstocking books. After meeting with the animators, Lindgren ultimately decided not to give them permission to produce the film. But now we can all look at some of the watercolor concept art that Miyazaki created, featuring the strongest girl in the world, and wonder what could have been.

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Get Your First Glimpse Of Hayao Miyazaki’s New Samurai Manga

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Hayao Miyazaki can't stop.

The 72-year-old filmmaker and artist announced plans to retire from directing at Studio Ghibli earlier this year, but that isn't keeping him from writing and illustrating a new manga series about samurai in Japan's Warring States era. He hasn't even been paid for the currently unnamed work yet. Japanese TV network NHK snagged some footage of Miyazaki working on the comic, and you can take a look at some screenshots. So far, it seems as rich and detailed as anything he's ever worked on.

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Link Ink: 3A’s Iron Man, USB Mjolnir And Levi ‘Attack On Titan’ DLC

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Make your Monday brighter with a look at today's links.

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Link Ink: Miracleman’s Name, ‘Apocalypse Nerd’ Teaser, And The ‘Fantastic Four’ Movie Delayed

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Thursday's links are here to comfort you right after the jump.

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Viz Media Publishes ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ Illustrated Novel

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The story of two young girls interacting with friendly spirits in post war rural Japan, My Neighbor Totoro is perhaps the most beloved movie in the career of iconic animator and film director Hayao Miyazaki. And to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its release, Viz Media is inviting you to revisit the classic story in a new format, as this week the publisher will release My Neighbor Totoro: The Novel, featuring watercolor art by Miyazaki.

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Hayao Miyazaki’s Last Film, ‘The Wind Rises,’ Gets U.S. Theatrical Release

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Legendary animation director Hayao Miyazaki has announced his retirement, but Disney is ensuring he's going out big in the United States as well as his native Japan. A subtitled release of what's reportedly his final film, The Wind Rises, will hit theaters in New York and Los Angeles November 8-14 to make the movie eligible for Oscar contention, Variety reports.

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Best Art Ever (This Week) – 07.26.13

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We make a regular practice at ComicsAlliance of spotlighting particular artists or specific bodies of work, but because cartoonists, illustrators and their fans share countless numbers of great images on sites like Flickr, Tumblr, DeviantArt and seemingly infinite art blogs that we’ve created Best Art Ever (This Week), a weekly depository for just some of the pieces of especially compelling artwork that we come across in our regular travels across the Web. Some of it’s new, some of it’s old, some of it’s created by working professionals, some of it’s created by future stars, some of it’s created by talented fans, and some of it’s endearingly silly. All of it’s awesome.

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Studio Ghibli’s Full ‘Giant God Warrior’ Short Appears Online [Video]

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Whether you're an avid fan of Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga, its 1984 Studio Ghibli anime adaptation, Neon Genesis Evangelion or... just awesome things in general... you may want to sit down before watching the recently released Giant God Warrior Appears

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