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Movie Review: Omoide no Marnie


Anna, a young girl living in Sapporo, is having trouble with her classmates. Due to anxiety attacks, a doctor suggests that Anna move somewhere more relaxing. 346 more words


When Marnie Was There (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, 2014)

Spirits are nothing new for Studio Ghibli. Anyone that’s ridden the train with No-Face or enjoyed the amenities of Yubaba’s bathhouse knows that. But the company’s latest — and possibly last — feature,  422 more words

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The Cat Returns (2002)

I believe the reason why I never heard of The Cat Returns (suggested to me by a young anime lover in my church named Sophia) is because it did not get the notice that it’s predecessor, the masterpiece Spirited Away, had gotten. 302 more words


Pom Poko, possibly the weirdest animated film I've ever seen

Surely not. It can’t be the ‘weirdest'; my exploration into Japanese animation alone has been fraught with oddballs and the bizarre.

But I think Pom Poko… 344 more words

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Animation wouldn’t be what it is without the help of master film maker Hayao Miyazaki. This man over the years has brought us some the most stunning animated films in history with his debut film being  633 more words


Enjoyment: the State or Process of Taking Pleasure in Something

After stumbling across my little blog today I realised that, after brushing away the thick coat of dust that had settled on it, I had forgotten all about my project, about… 583 more words


Traveling with Totoro (and Kiki too)! Official Studio Ghibli suitcases go on sale

Last week, we took a look at an ad for West Japan Railways that was produced by animators affiliated with Studio Ghibli. If its images of a happy family enjoying the great outdoors had you ready to pack your bags, why not make said bags… 303 more words