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Studio Ghibli: "Only Yesterday" (1991) and "Kiki's Delivery Service" (1989)

“…What drives animation is the will of the characters” (Hayao Miyazaki).

Only Yesterday” and “Kiki’s Delivery Service” are two completely different in plot animations, but both were produced about the same time by famous Japanese Studio Ghibli, an animation film studio known worldwide for the quality of their animations. 2,025 more words

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Creations of Chaos: The Wind Rises

On this addition of Creations of Chaos, it’s the Alexander Hamilton of the Studio Ghibli world. Meet the ambitious, goal achieving Jiro, in The Wind Rises 994 more words

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Top 10 Films of 2016


Below are my choices for the Top 10 Films of 2016. It must be noted that the list may change slightly if I happened to come across great movies I had missed prior to this post. 1,121 more words

Well, I'm Certainly Not Going Through Life With One Hand Tied Behind My Back. -- James Dean

I've been watching: Only Yesterday (1991)

  • The latest in my tour through Studio Ghibli’s anime films is Only Yesterday. It’s about Taeko, a 27-year old woman from Tokyo who spends a short holiday with her brother-in-law’s family in the countryside, in the course of which she experiences a series of reminiscences from when she was a ten-year old girl, causing her to reflect on her life and what she wants for herself.
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Trickle-Down Memories

Based on a manga by Hotaru Okamoto and Yuko Tone, Only Yesterday was a gentle, soft-focus account of an office lady’s return from the big city to the country hometown she has all but forgotten. 1,033 more words

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