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  1. Ruby

    Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

    I agree that Studio Ghibli films are very different from your typical anime series.
  2. Ruby

    Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

    It's based on the book of the same name by Diana Wynne Jones. I haven't read it, but apparently the film cuts a lot of material. That may be why the plot of the film sometimes seems a bit awkward.
  3. Ruby

    Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

    Nausicaa I've only ever watched once, and that was a while ago. My recollection is that it was fun at first, but seemed to go on too long. And the animation was a bit too 1980s for me - very gloomy at points. But as I say, this was a while ago. I'd like to put in a good word for Porco Rosso...
  4. Ruby

    Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

    Howl's Moving Castle is imaginative and entertaining enough but there are issues with the plot.
  5. Ruby

    Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

    Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away are probably the essential two.
  6. Ruby

    Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

    I have no evidence whatsoever. But it is well known that Miyazaki loves to place his characters in a very particular kind of idyllic landscape, and he has an affection for islands. To me many areas in Hoenn and in the other regions seem clearly influenced by an aesthetic that he either invented...
  7. Ruby

    Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

    One vote for Totoro and that's all, huh? This is a sorry showing for a Pokemon forum, guys. Half of Hoenn is Miyazaki pastiche. Make some time to watch Spirited Away at least. It's on Netflix right now (at least where I live).
  8. Ruby

    Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

    Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli are bywords for each other, but their films don't overlap perfectly. I recently watched the first film he directed, The Castle of Cagliostro, which came out in 1979, before Studio Ghibli existed. On the other hand, he isn't the only person to have directed...
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