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Free Studio Ghibli 2024 Calendars

Are you a fan of Studio Ghibli? Do you want to keep track of your schedule in style? Look no further! I’ve compiled four free anime calendars featuring…

All About Anime and Manga

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What would your ideal anime double-feature be?

Your picks for a “Barbenheimer” or My Neighbor Totoro+Grave of the Fireflies-type billing? What theme would you structure a screening around? Worst/most agonizing combo choice?

Anime Feminist

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East Meets West #29: Grave Of The Fireflies .vs. Life Is Beautiful

Here’s another comparison that I’ve been wanting to do for the longest time: one involving Grave Of The Fireflies, an animated WWII drama that, in contrast to typical…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

STUDIO GHIBLI LIGHTNING ROUND

12 Days of Aniblogging 2022, Day 8 Work’s been way busier than expected and it’s cutting into my writing time. This is annoying because I still have an absolutely…

Floating Catacombs

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[12 Days of Anime] Day 6: Kaiseki Anime Podcast Broke 100 episodes!

June 6th of this year marked Kaiseki Anime Podcast’s 100th episode, one that featured 3 older films Draggle had yet to watch prior to the recording: Grave of…

Anime B&B

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My Top 3 Ghibli Movies (They aren’t Miyazaki Films)

Everyone and their mom has heard of Studio Ghibli. For many people, Ghibli movies might be their first (and maybe only) taste of anime. It’s even garnered a…

Dopey Likes Anime

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What’s Your Favourite Studio Ghibli Movie?

Our ‘favourites’ are often dictated by what we have an emotional connection to. It’s a complex idea that doesn’t have much explanation – but really the idea is…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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Kaiseki Anime Ep. 100 — Movies of Despair

Since for our 50th episode, Marina watched the masterpiece that is twintails, it is now my turn to suffer. 00:00 Intro 01:25 Grave of the Fireflies 15:22 Perfect…

Draggle's Anime Blog

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Kaiseki Anime Podcast Episode 100 – Cult Classic Films: Grave of the Fireflies, Perfect Blue, and Voices of a Distant Star

00:00 Intro01:25 Grave of the Fireflies15:22 Perfect Blue22:46 Voices of a Distant Star30:30 Outro You can find Kaiseki Anime Podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Google Play. Subscribe…

Anime B&B

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Grave of the Fireflies Review — A

This is one of the most horrible movies I have ever watched. I have been putting it off for at least fifteen years since I knew it would…

Draggle's Anime Blog

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Mobile Police Patlabor 2 The Movie

Patlabor 2 is widely considered to be one of the best anime films ever made. For all those involved, it was an incredibly ambitious and important production, far…

Animétudes

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Mobile Police Patlabor The Movie

The two Patlabor movies directed by Mamoru Oshii are landmarks in anime history. Even without considering their intrinsic artistic qualities, their importance for the development of the aesthetics…

Animétudes

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Episode #56 – Grave of the Fireflies

Maison Collawn of the MC Anime Podcast joins this episode to discuss Grave of the Fireflies.

Japan On Film

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The animation of Char’s Counterattack

When asked what was the biggest anime event of the year 1988, most people would surely answer Akira. Ghibli fans may note Grave of the Fireflies or My…

Animétudes

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Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. My Roommate is a Cat Review

This is review number four hundred and fifty. This anime is part of the Winter 2019 lineup, and it’s called My Roommate is a Cat. It’s a twelve…

The Pantless Anime Blogger

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Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue. My Roommate is a Cat Review

This is review number four hundred and fifty. This anime is part of the Winter 2019 lineup, and it’s called My Roommate is a Cat. It’s a twelve…

The Pantless Anime Blogger

“You Need to Subscribe, Silly!” A Throwback Thursday Look at NewType USA

In life, we have loads of inadvertent “Time Capsules”; items that capture what life was like in any given moment in time. It could be something as ordinary…

Beneath the Tangles

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Another Side of Studio Ghibli – Alex Dudok de Wit on Grave of the Fireflies, Takahata Isao, and an Indelible Legacy

Perhaps more than any movie, Grave of the Fireflies defies common preconceptions of what animated film can - and should - be. Read more

Lost in Anime

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Books: Grave of the Fireflies

By Jonathan Clements. Long overdue for inclusion in the BFI’s Film Classics series, Isao Takahata’s Grave of the Fireflies finally gets the critical treatment, courtesy of Alex Dudok…

All the Anime

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Ushiro no Shoumen Daare | The Story of One Who Was Left Behind

Ushiro no Shoumen Daare or Who's Left Behind in English, is a war drama taking place in Japan during World War II. It is based on the real…

Anime Top Scholar

The purpose of realism in animation

The concept of realism in animation is a tricky one. Indeed, animation is thought to be the perfect medium to transcend reality and give shape to one’s wildest…

Animétudes

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The purpose of realism in animation

The concept of realism in animation is a tricky one. Indeed, animation is thought to be the perfect medium to transcend reality and give shape to one’s wildest…

Animétudes

This feeling is unexplainable: Grave of the Fireflies

We have all seen many war stories, documentaries that portray the loss of lives and disruption that happens in them. But one of the most popular and extreme…

animegoodreads

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Sensou Douwa: The Cake Tree in the Ruins

Sensou Douwa ( War Tales or War Fables ) was a series of TV specials by Shin-Ei Animation that ran annually from 2002 to 2009. In…

Collectr's Blog

Vote on a Hiroshima-themed Anime for our Double Feature Live Tweet

You may noticed an extra kick of personality lately on our Twitter account. That’s because Joshua Knighten has joined our team and among other things, is assisting with…

Beneath the Tangles

Youth in Revolt: How the late-80s/early-90s celebrated the young rebelling against their elders

For every manga and anime from the 1980s and 1990s that promoted conformity to society and obeying the rules, there were many others that instead featured delinquents as…

Anime Feminist

Netflix to stream Ghibli movies worldwide excluding US

Netflix has announced that it will soon be streaming a near-complete library of Studio Ghibli films, but only in countries outside North America and Japan. The official Twitter…

littleanimeblog.com

Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka)

Grave of the Fireflies (Hotaru no Haka) 1988 I wanted to watch this again before writing a new review… but I just couldn’t manage it, the story is…

The Review Heap

Redshift #32

This site’s been silent for too long! Our audience look up, and are not fed. But—with heartfelt apologies for the delay—we’re back. This post covers new material up…

Anime Redshift Chronicle

Translation: Toshio Suzuki Reminisces About Isao Takahata (Part 3)

I kind of forgot that I was already 65 % done with this translation when I went on my bikepacking trip from Okinawa to Nagasaki. But I’m back…

Takarabako

Translation: Toshio Suzuki Reminisces About Isao Takahata (Part 2)

I am sorry for the long, long wait, but here’s part 2. A lot of fascinating details about the production of Princess Kaguya. I’ve also started adding tooltips…

Takarabako

Translation: Toshio Suzuki Reminisces About Isao Takahata (Part 1)

Last August, the severe working conditions under Isao Takahata made headlines on many websites after Ghibli producer and long-time colleague Toshio Suzuki openly talked about Takahata’s incredibly demanding…

Takarabako

Hikawa Ryusuke’s Akira Article(jp)

Hikawa Ryusuke is probably the most famous Japanese anime critic. He wrote an extensive article on the anime industry before and after Akira, articulating what lead to Akira…

Alex

Student Podcast Episode 5 - Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies)

In the Meiji at 150 Student Podcast, UBC students discuss aspects of Japanese culture they research in class.  In this episode, a student reviews the making and meaning…

The Meiji at 150 Podcast

Editorial: My Top 5 Favourite Anime directors (that aren’t Hayao Miyazaki)

In the history of anime the director who is certainly the most famous and revered in the Western hemisphere is Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke). He has made quite…

The Animation Compendium

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Graveyard of The Fireflies Novelist passes away

A tragic announcement yet another great icon in Anime and Manga industry is taken from us. Akiyuki Nosaka, the Naoki Prize-winning author of Grave of the Fireflies, was discovered…

The CyberNauts Cast Podcast

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The Tale of Princess Kaguya (Review)

A minimalistic and emotionally charged film from an animation master. Director: Isao Takahata  Company: Studio Ghibli Year: 2013...

The ANIMATORIUM

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Grave of the Fireflies. Written and directed by Isao Takahata...

Grave of the Fireflies. Written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. Grave of the Fireflies [Blu-ray]

AnimeBackgrounds

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Grave of the Fireflies. Written and directed by Isao Takahata...

Grave of the Fireflies. Written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. Grave of the Fireflies [Blu-ray]

AnimeBackgrounds

2001: 21st-Century Digital Toys

Alexandra Roedder is finishing her Ph.D. in musicology at the University of California, Los Angeles, writing about Joe Hisaishi's Ghibli so...

The Golden Ani-Versary of Anime (1963-2013)

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OtakuGeneration (Show #389) Hoshi o Ou Kodomo

  Shownotes :: (show 389 :: () :: () :: () :: () With Hoshi o Ou Kodomo, recorded live November 21st, 2012. This week discussed the movie "Children who…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #388) AnimeUSA

  Shownotes :: (show 387\8 :: () :: () :: () :: () With AnimeUSA, recorded live November 14th, 2012. This week we quickly talked about a recent anime convention…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #387) Origin: Spirits of the Past

  Shownotes :: (show 387) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Origin: Spirits of the Past, recorded live November 7th, 2012. This week we watched Origin "Spirits…

otakugeneration's Podcast

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OtakuGeneration (Show #352) Kaji

  Shownotes :: (show 352) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Kaji, recorded live March 4th, 2012. This week we talked about Kaji. Plus segments and more.…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #213) NWYWE

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 213) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With "Not What…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #184) Movies...

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 184) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With "movies that…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #14) with R.K. Milholland

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the otakugeneration LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 014) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With R.K. Milholland…

otakugeneration's Podcast