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Experiencing the elsewhere in Hayao Miyazaki’s films

This article, centered on Hayao Miyazaki’s narratives, intends to highlight that his films are strongly structured around the themes of the hero’s uprooting and his opening to the…

Animétudes

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Birth: a complete chronology

Birth is an infamous name in Yoshinori Kanada’s career: often considered to be one of the animator’s most personal projects, it is also criticized for its confusing plot…

Animétudes

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4 Dumb Bishounen discuss Global Warming

When you think of anime that have the best environmental messages about climate change, you would probably pick Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind or Princess Mononoke.…

Andreea's World

Seasonal Selection: Sabikui Bisco Episode 12 (End)

Exactly what we were promised by last episode is what gets put on the screen this time. Really, there’s only so much I can say about this. All…

Harper Anime Reviews

Seasonal Selection: Sabikui Bisco Episode 12 (End)

Exactly what we were promised by last episode is what gets put on the screen this time. Really, there’s only so much I can say about this. All…

Harper Anime Reviews

December 1990 Pt. 8 Manga round-up

 We still had a few on-going Manga comic-books and Anime based comic-books that could be still found “On the racks” in December of 1990, suc...

The Anime Nostalgia Facility UK

Seasonal Selection – Sabikui Bisco Episode 11

I would be so frustrated right now if this world had ever pretended to heed any sort of logic or reason beyond “It’s cool, therefore we’re going with…

Harper Anime Reviews

Seasonal Selection – Sabikui Bisco Episode 11

I would be so frustrated right now if this world had ever pretended to heed any sort of logic or reason beyond “It’s cool, therefore we’re going with…

Harper Anime Reviews

Seasonal Selection – Sabikui Bisco Episode 10

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind is a masterpiece. The movie more or less launched Studio Ghibli (since that’s what most of the team involved with it…

Harper Anime Reviews

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First Impression: Sabikui Bisco

Disease runs rampant in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo, particularly among the impoverished who must contend with poisonous creatures, a lack of food, and worst of all, the rusting, a…

Beneath the Tangles

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The politics of 80s anime: the 198X controversy

A common narrative of Japanese social history and anime history holds that, starting from the 1980’s, the Japanese population has gotten increasingly distant from politics. The rise of…

Animétudes

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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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Takashi Nakamura spotlight

Yoshinori Kanada might be the most influential Japanese animator, but he isn’t the only one whose work revolutionized anime. Almost as important as him is Takashi Nakamura. Nakamura…

Animétudes

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Directing Kanada

One of the most notable aspects of Kanada’s career is that, while he never directed anything by himself, he was closely associated with major directors: first Yoshiyuki Tomino,…

Animétudes

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Xam’d: Lost Memories – Anime Review

Japanese Title: Bounen no Xamdou   Similar: Toward the Terra RahXephon Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Last Exile   Watched in: Japanese & English Genre: Action…

Nefarious Reviews

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A brief history of Kaname Pro

Unlike other great and influential studios with a distinct animation philosophy, like A Pro, Ghibli, Sunrise or Kyoto Animation, the Kanada school never had a single, durable place…

Animétudes

338 – One Shot 36 – Mermaid in the Bottle & Leaper & Mine-kun is Asexual

On this episode we answer lots of emails and dakazu reads about the devastation on the Sanriku Railway during the 2011 Tohoku tsunami in Santetsu! Then we review…

Manga Machinations

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Studio Ghibli Free Downloadable Anime Calendar 2021

Here is the first of my free downloadable anime calendars for the year. I shall be releasing a calendar a day for the next week. I am currently…

All About Anime and Manga

Comic Box Interview: Bandai President Makoto Yamashina on Royal Space Force

With the theatrical release of Royal Space Force on the horizon, then-Bandai President Makoto Yamashina gives us the backstory of Bandai’s entrance into movie production, and breaks down…

Heisei Etranger

My Neighbor Hayao: A Dreamy Collection of Miyazaki-Inspired Art

In 2017, Spoke Art opened an exhibition in its San Francisco gallery featuring pieces inspired by the works of acclaimed and Oscar-winning animator, Hayao Miyazaki. A success, they…

Beneath the Tangles

Eyes on Yokai: Studio Ghibli’s Spirited Away

We continue our discussion of the yokai realm's crossover with anime with a look at Spirited Away, and the yokai that inhabit Chihiro's world.

Anime Herald

Episode # 101 – Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Put on your masks, it’s a toxic jungle out there! This time, Tobias, Austin, and Sully discuss Hayao Miyazaki’s sophomore feature, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind,…

Third Impact Anime

#101 - Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Put on your masks, it's a toxic jungle out there! This time, Tobias, Austin, and Sully discuss Hayao Miyazaki's sophomore feature, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, an…

Third Impact Anime Podcast

Moving Heaven and Earth – A look back at Castle in the Sky

While Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind may be the first original film project cited in Miyazaki’s canon, the honor of being the first true Studio Ghibi…

Third Impact Anime

Shigeru Watanabe and Fans Reminisce About Royal Space Force on Japanese Twitter

Former Bandai Visual producer Shigeru Watanabe shares some previously unseen production documents and stories about Royal Space Force with the fans. Also no, the featured image doesn’t make…

Heisei Etranger

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

Unconstrained Life Carves Deep – Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise

“Upon rewatching Royal Space Force today, it stands in stark contrast to Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises.” A review by Kiyoaki Ōkubo of Royal Space Force: The Wings…

Heisei Etranger

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r#131 – nausicaä of the valley of the wind

You know … yesterday when I finally had the courage to write again, I have a bit of trouble to present the post as I used to present…

#moe404, the not so great anime BLOG

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku

The hot stove, just before the winter meetings, is not something that should be touched. Paul Goldschmidt to the Cardinals? Nathan Eovaldi back with the Red Sox? Manny…

Taiiku Podcast

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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