Tag: Hayao Miyazaki

REVIEW: Porco Rosso (1992)

In 1992, Studio Ghibli released Porco Rosso. In some ways, Hayao Miyazaki’s historical fiction fantasy is more reserved than his earlier efforts, but it still maintains a sense of magic in the world. The film has a unique tone, balancing slapstick comedy with serious subject matter. Miyazaki has a...

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REVIEW: Castle in the Sky (1986)

After the success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Hayao Miyazaki’s next film came two years later in the form of Castle in the Sky. I forgot to mention last week that Nausicaä was technically produced before Studio Ghibli was formed, making Castle in the Sky their official first film....

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REVIEW: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

When I watched and reviewed Earwig and the Witch last week, it got me thinking about Studio Ghibli as a whole. This was their first film in six years (seven for us here in the United States), and it was disappointing to most fans, to say the least. However, it’s worthy of note that a …

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REVIEW: Princess Mononoke (1997)

Growing up, I wasn’t exposed to anime like some people my age were. During my formative years, we only had cable during football season, and I watched a lot of PBS. I knew that Pokémon and Dragon Ball Z were things that existed, but that was about the extent of my knowledge. I only say … <...

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Spirited Away: An In-Depth Look

A film is a form of art, no matter how it presents itself. You can use the depiction of a narrative to tell great stories about the world, and how emotions and issues all come to fruition in the everyday life of the human species. Whether your story takes place in our reality or a …

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You Should be Watching: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

Welcome back to You Should be Watching, where we seek out underseen and underloved films and series. This week, we’re off on the adventure of a lifetime with Lupin III in The Castle of Cagliostro. Lupin III, also known in Japan as Arsène Lupin, began as a manga series in 1967, the popularity of w...

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