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Blu-ray Review: Spirited Away

Starring: Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Plechette
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Rating: 10/10

Spirited Away was so universally hailed as a magnum opus upon its original release that it actually caused a mild backlash among long-term Miyazaki fans, who began to argue the case for others of his movies to be considered as his masterpiece. 394 more words


Trailer Alert - The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness

Plot – About Hayao Miyazaki’s life and Studio Ghibli.

Release Date:  7th November 2014 (Limited)


This could be one of the most interesting films of recent years, what do you think? 23 more words


The Wind Rises

Viewed – 19 November 2014  Blu-ray

In some ways I was a bit nervous going into this.  The much anticipated swansong for arguably one of the finest animation directors in the world.  360 more words


Studio Ghibli: Kiki's Delivery Service (1989)

The story of Kiki’s Delivery Service starts way back in 1987, when Studio Ghibli obtained the rights to Eiko Kadono’s novel Witch’s Delivery Service. At the time, both of the Studio’s main creative forces, Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, were occupied working on  1,135 more words


Author insinuates Hayao Miyazaki isn’t right in the head, says The Wind Rises is full of lies

In listening to people talk about anime director Hayao Miyazaki, there’s a collection of words you’ll hear over and over. Genius. Visionary. Legend.

So it was a little surprising to hear… 615 more words


Tale of Princess Kaguya Review

Lets talk some Studio Ghibli specifically their latest film The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.  Studio Ghibli if you are not aware is the Japanese animation team that has produced anime films such as Spirited Away, My Friend Tottoro, Howls Moving Castle and Princess Mononoke.  1,433 more words


On Blu-Ray: Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2014)

When observing every colourful sketch and stroke upon the screen, it is almost unbelievable that Ghibli’s famed masterpiece is older than its protagonist. In fact, Spirited Away becomes a teenager on the year of its high definition release; without any of the tired, moody mannerisms, and under the often scathing eye of HD, there is no sign of aging in Miyazaki’s characters and illustrations that emerge from the screen; proud and majestic. 325 more words