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Anniversary Post: A quick look at Selected Films of Hayao Miyazaki

So… normally this time of year I do a big anniversary top 10 list. I had an idea to do the same this year, but real life concerns…

Harper Anime Reviews

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My Neighbor Totoro – Review

My Neighbor Totoro is one of Studio Ghibli's finest films as it captures the magic when two sisters, Satsuki and Mei, encounter the forest spirit Totoro.

Anime Instrumentality Blog

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A Trip Down Memory Lane With Studio Ghibli's Only Yesterday - Monthly Retro Recommendations

There is no arguing that Studio Ghibli is one of the most famous anime studios in Japan. Especially to us in the west. And they have created many…

Anime Top Scholar

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Princess Mononoke

Princess Mononoke is the best of the Studio Ghibli movies I've seen. It's a bit long. But other than that, it's great.

DoubleSama

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Anime Alphabet Aerobics

Thank you Blackalicious, absolutely alphabetically awesome! Okay, so the goal of the game is to name an anime for each letter of the alphabet and then describe the…

Anime Hanabi

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My 7 Most Hated Ghibli Movies

Though my stance on Ghibli has softened in recent years, there are still plenty of films competing to be most hated Ghibli movies.

Reasons to anime

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East Meets West #11: My Neighbor Totoro .vs. The Wind In The Willows

This week I continue my next batch of posts for the East Meets West series, dedicated to comparing/contrasting anime and Western media of similar premises, and, based on a specific…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

Mieruko-chan – 06

「スゴいの見える」 (Sugoi no Mieru) "She Sees Real Crazy Ones" My Neighbor Totoro 2: The God of Death

Random Curiosity

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Video Review: Hayao Miyazaki (Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Art Book)

Anime art books are a dime a dozen (though the prices don’t reflect that!), even in the world of Studio Ghibli, which releases one for most every one…

Beneath the Tangles

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The Recipe for Modern Anime

Anime has changed a lot in the last 60 years, with each decade being defined by the introduction of new technology. Today, anime isn't just defined by the…

The Canipa Effect

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My Neighbor Totoro

In this review of Studio Ghibli's My Neighbor Totoro, I take a look at how Totoro blurs the line between fantasy and reality.

DoubleSama

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Day Twelve: Tonari no Totoro (MotM 2021)

Brother was not available today, so I went to a back-up plan in the event of a Rocky-less night. For the OG readers of my blog, this may…

The Visualist's Veranda

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Yamatarou Comes Back v2

One of Orphan's earliest Tezuka Osamu projects was the set of six OVAs known as the Lion Books: 1 The Green Cat 1983 2 Rain Boy 1983 3…

Collectr's Blog

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Ohoshi-sama no Rail

I'm not sure how I feel about the 1993 movie Ohoshi-sama no Rail ( Rail of Stars ). Based on a 1983 autobiographical novel by Kobayashi Chi...

Collectr's Blog

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On Japanese Cinema – A 10-Part Patreon Exclusive Examining the 100+ Year History of 日本映画 “Nihon Eiga”

“Japanese Cinema: A 10-Part Choose Your Own Adventure in Subtitles!” Addressing such age-old questions as: What is reality? Did George Lucas rip-off Japanese Cinema in the production of…

Niko's Floating World ニコの浮世

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Miyazaki & Takahata’s Work Relationship and How It Ended

In his 2018 biographical book Kanyada from the Southern Country (南の国のカンヤダ), Suzuki doesn’t write much about Ghibli at all. But an addendum is dedicated to the late Isao…

Takarabako

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Amon Saga

This one is a bit odd: a new release of the 1986 sword-and-sorcery movie Amon Saga , based on a laserdisc rip. Amon Saga has already been…

Collectr's Blog

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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

Music in Anime – Joe Hisaishi, the Composer of Our Childhoods

Studio Ghibli films are my antidote to nihilism. They vary in tone and genre, but they all have the most breathtaking hand-drawn animation in history, deep themes about…

Starting Life From Zero

#200 : My Neighbor Totoro

Imagine a world with the perfect neighbors. Mr. Rogers would be among them, John Lennon too and maybe even a giant furry woodland creature who represents all of…

The Classic Anime Museum

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Episode 100 - My Neighbor Totoro *CLEAN...ISH*

This week, we have done it! Officially 100 episodes of the podcast! And Shaun has given Remington an extremely difficult task to mark the occasion: Can Remington make…

Anime Out of Context

Our Nuisance Totoro

I suppose we did kind of set him up for it. In the months before his birth, the empty nursery served as a shrine to My Neighbor Totoro. …

The Anime Almanac

Carnivorous Totoro and Miyazaki’s Trick Question: Kenji Itoso About His Job Interview at Ghibli

Kenji Itoso, Ghibli alumnus and director of the crowdfunded anime short movies Santa Company and Coluboccoro, shared a story about his job interview at Studio Ghibli at a…

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

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Revisiting My Neighbor Totoro (On The Rewatch #1)

I remember it more clearly than most things. After working out, I biked across my college campus to meet up with a couple friends I hadn’t seen in…

In Lieu Of A Title

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Why I wish Ghibli wasn’t Stopping

Studio Ghibli is a company that shines when it asks the question “What is it that makes us human?” This is shown in all of the movies I’ve…

Famous Rose

OtakuGeneration (Show #415) Darker Than Black

  Shownotes :: (show 415) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Darker Than Black, recorded live May 19th, 2013. This week we watched…

otakugeneration's Podcast

OtakuGeneration (Show #414) Hyouge Mono

  Shownotes :: (show 414) :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Hyouge Mono, recorded live May 12th, 2013. This week we talked about…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #413) Anime Mirai

  Shownotes :: (show 412 :: (website) :: (podcast feed) :: (direct download) :: (direct iTunes link) With Anime Mirai, recorded live May 5th, 2013. This week we watched two…

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OtakuGeneration (Show #225) Totoro

  NOTE: This was also cross posted in the LJ community. Shownotes :: (show 225) :: () :: () :: () :: () With Totoro, recorded live September 27th, 2009. This…

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