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Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

Which Miyazaki films have you seen?

  • The Wind Rises

    Votes: 4 25.0%
  • Ponyo

    Votes: 6 37.5%
  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Votes: 9 56.3%
  • Spirited Away

    Votes: 14 87.5%
  • Princess Mononoke

    Votes: 12 75.0%
  • Porco Rosso

    Votes: 4 25.0%
  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Votes: 10 62.5%
  • My Neighbor Totoro

    Votes: 9 56.3%
  • Castle in the Sky

    Votes: 9 56.3%
  • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

    Votes: 7 43.8%

  • Total voters
    16

Murkrow

Says "also" and "or something" a lot
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People often say Studio Ghibli is a good introduction to anime, but I disagree. It's become a tradition now that every time I'm home at my parents' house, we watch another Miyazaki film. Every time my mum asks "Is this going to be as weird as the other ones?"

I've seen Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, Spirted Away, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbour Totoro, and Kiki's Delivery Service. Not sure which my favourite is. Maybe Princess Mononoke?

I agree with others that the plot of Howl's Moving Castle is a bit off. It's okay until about half way in but then it kind of falls apart.

While I can't say I can see Hoenn being Miyazaki inspired, I can definitely tell that the world of LoZ: Breath of the Wild is.
 

Ruby

Night can outbalance day
Staff member
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he/him
People often say Studio Ghibli is a good introduction to anime, but I disagree. It's become a tradition now that every time I'm home at my parents' house, we watch another Miyazaki film. Every time my mum asks "Is this going to be as weird as the other ones?"

I've seen Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, Spirted Away, Howl's Moving Castle, My Neighbour Totoro, and Kiki's Delivery Service. Not sure which my favourite is. Maybe Princess Mononoke?

I agree with others that the plot of Howl's Moving Castle is a bit off. It's okay until about half way in but then it kind of falls apart.

While I can't say I can see Hoenn being Miyazaki inspired, I can definitely tell that the world of LoZ: Breath of the Wild is.
I agree that Studio Ghibli films are very different from your typical anime series.
 

Murkrow

Says "also" and "or something" a lot
Pronoun
he
I mean I agree with you there.

It's a very family friendly studio. Totoro is one of my go-to examples of a really good family film that isn't dumbed down or contain sneaky adult jokes, along with things like The Snowman or Wallace and Gromit. But what I meant was that anecdotal experience from my parents suggests that even these films are apparently too out there for non-anime-watchers to get into.
 

ミ☆ ᴍyᴜᴍᴀ

Death is paramount, so we called it "Light"
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she, they
oh i do REAALLY like the music from princess mononoke and almost watched it once but never did, i forget why...

-Spirited Away
-Princess Mononoke
I watched the same two films! I’ve also seen The Cat Returns but that’s not on the poll.

Ghibli’s focus on being whimsical, family-friendly and somewhat old-fashioned (I think the word I’m looking for is quaint?) doesn’t really do it for me, but their works aimed at slightly older audiences - such as Princess Mononoke- I really like. The animation is also spectacular.
 

Sandstone-Shadow

A chickadee in love with the sky
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Jumping in here to say: I’ve had very little attention span for media lately (watching/playing like, 20 minutes of movies/games at a time) and the other day, I sat down and watched the entirety of Howl’s Moving Castle just like, all at once. Miyazaki movies just are so wholesome.
 

IndigoClaudia

The Fool
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oh i do REAALLY like the music from princess mononoke and almost watched it once but never did, i forget why...

-Spirited Away
-Princess Mononoke
I watched the same two films! I’ve also seen The Cat Returns but that’s not on the poll.

Ghibli’s focus on being whimsical, family-friendly and somewhat old-fashioned (I think the word I’m looking for is quaint?) doesn’t really do it for me, but their works aimed at slightly older audiences - such as Princess Mononoke- I really like. The animation is also spectacular.
Oh, that list was only the studio ghibli movies i needed to get around to seeing.
i've still yet to see either one of those ;w;
 
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