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I think my biggest sin in my participation in this community is not having seen all the Ghibli films. And I fully intend to, but I am in no rush. 448 more words

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Spirited Away

Animed and directed by Japanese legend Hayao Miyazaki, Spirited Away (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi) became, I dare to say, one of Miyazaki’s most popular animed film after being brought to the United State by Disney in 2002. 141 more words


Personal Thoughts: Why Hayao Miyazaki is My Favourite Filmmaker

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to make a film. I’ve always loved film, as a means of expressing ideas, talking about culture, and engaging with emotion. 1,025 more words


My Neighbors The Yamadas

(If you haven’t already, check out the previous Isao Takahata essay on Pom Poko!)

My Neighbors the Yamadas is the tenth film by Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata, and is notable as his first film to be animated in a non-traditional manner. 1,027 more words


Spirited Away (2001)

Dir. Hayao Miyazaki.

To wit: a girl, goaded on by her parents, accidentally enters a world where spirits are visible and not always nice; where her gluttonous parents are turned into pigs and left on the edge of slaughter for days; where she must fight for a job just to be allowed to stay, where she loses her name as part of her contract, and where her status as a human is a crippling disadvantage; where treachery and skulduggery on the parts of the most powerful beings are expected; where the beings she encounters range from merely gross to actively dangerous. 1,375 more words


The Castle of Cagliostro (1979): Miyazaki's Film Debut, But Not His Career Definer

Directorial debuts typically set the stage for a directors work, so with the legendary Hayao Miyazaki’s first film, you’d expect something fantastical with bizarre creatures and imaginative worlds. 444 more words

Film Review

Porco Rosso (Kurenai No Buta)

What is it?

The Japanese anime (animated) comedy adventure movie Porco Rosso.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this animated movie: 252 more words