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Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

Which Miyazaki films have you seen?

  • The Wind Rises

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • Ponyo

    Votes: 5 38.5%
  • Howl's Moving Castle

    Votes: 7 53.8%
  • Spirited Away

    Votes: 11 84.6%
  • Princess Mononoke

    Votes: 9 69.2%
  • Porco Rosso

    Votes: 3 23.1%
  • Kiki's Delivery Service

    Votes: 8 61.5%
  • My Neighbor Totoro

    Votes: 7 53.8%
  • Castle in the Sky

    Votes: 7 53.8%
  • Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

    Votes: 5 38.5%

  • Total voters
    13

Murkrow

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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

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

Murkrow

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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.
 

Ruby

Night can outbalance day
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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.
Hot take: Just sit the parents down to an evening of Devilman Crybaby and get the shock over with.
 
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