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Food in Anime – It Looks Delicious.

I’ve been watching anime for over a decade now. There’s one simple truth when it comes to this form of media. No matter the show. No matter how…

HaruKafe

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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

Exploring the Wonders of the Ghibli Bakery in Fukuoka: Lune Lapin

Would you risk being spirited away for a taste of this bread? On the last day of my vacation, I decided to stop at a Ghibli-themed bakery on…

Resurface to Reality

Ghibli on Vinyl

By Andrew Osmond. The treasure trove of Ghibli vinyl soundtracks released by Anime Limited represent the composer-director relationship in anime. Joe Hisaishi has written music for Hayao Miyazaki…

All the Anime

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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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Doki Doki News: Hosoda vs. Miyazaki, Chung Drops Your Name, and Guest Host Michelle Lee!

Our special month-long promotion of Doki Doki News continues with our fourth guest host! Today, Michelle Lee joins us as our newscaster. You’ll recognize her voice from Date…

Beneath the Tangles

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Pin Collection Update!

I started a pin collection a few months ago. I’ve put them on a cork board and I absolutely love it! My collection currently consists of: A pride…

The Spooky Red Head Blog

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Local vs. Global: Inside Taiwan’s Anime Licensing Industry

Header Image: Ultraman © 2021 Creative Expo Taiwan There is a commonly held misconception that Jiufen, an old gold mining town in the north of Taiwan, was

Anime Herald

Books: How a Realist Hero Rebuilt the Kingdom

By Shelley Pallis. And with an abrupt rip, like a needle scratching on a record, Kazuya is suddenly spirited away to a medieval kingdom under attack by a…

All the Anime

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Peak Shounen – Gintama Anime Review

So outside of my Spirited Away review, I haven’t done an anime review since the very beginning of May and there’s a reason for that! The only anime…

HaruKafe

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The Subversive Brilliance of Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso is one of Studio Ghibli's unsung classics that, while not quite as famous as Spirited Away, is still a brilliant, subversive film

Anime Herald

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Beloved for a Reason – Spirited Away Anime Review

It took me way too long to finally watch this movie. Seeing as I’m in the midst of watching all of Gintama (which is phenomenal btw) I kinda…

HaruKafe

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Reader’s Corner: One Week Friends, Failure Frame, and SAO Progressive

Failure Frame: I Became the Strongest and Annihilated Everything With Low-Level Spells Mimori Touka and his classmates are spirited away to a fantasy world where they’re given skills,…

Beneath the Tangles

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[Tagless Tag] My Pirate Crew is 2 Years Late but Still Very Powerful

As the title says and as you should learn to expect by now, this tag has been in my backlog forever before I randomly decided to engage with…

The Moyatorium

Anime Limited acquires THE DEER KING

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, 20th May 2021 Anime Limited, the leading independent distributor of Japanese animation in France and the United Kingdom, is proud to announce the acquisition…

All the Anime

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Cosplay Beats! Kiki + Chihiro

Our resident cosplayer, Paris, returns—this time as Studio Ghibli’s incorrigible heroine, Kiki (Kiki’s Delivery Service)! She’s joined by V.Zelaya as another Ghibli favorite, Chih…

Beneath the Tangles

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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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Otherside Picnic – 02 – Beware the Slenderwoman

This week’s Picnic starts with a wall slam, but that’s misleading: Toriko isn’t seeking to ask Sorao out, but to suggest they visit a researcher acquaintance. Toriko seeks…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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The History of Anime: Part 5 – Dawn of the Digital Era

Last time, anime rose from a nationwide economic crisis to become a global juggernaut. The 1990’s saw enormous growth for the industry, but an even bigger change was…

Starting Life From Zero

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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

12 Days of Anime 2020: Howl’s Moving Castle

Yo! Sirius here! For the sixth day, I am going to discuss a popular and loved studio Ghibli film, Howl's Moving Castle.

Sirius Writes

12 Days of Anime 2020: Spirited Away

For the fifth day of 12 Days of Anime 2020, I am going to share my thoughts on the most popular Ghibli film of all time, Spirited Away.

Sirius Writes

Anime Review #47: Porco Rosso

Porco Rosso is one of Hayao Miyazaki’s lesser known titles, especially when you put it side by side with other greats like Castle In The Sky, Spirited Away…

The Traditional Catholic Weeb

A Return To Spirited Away | UTS Home Theater

Join us as we revisit Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's classic Spirited Away! My and many others first anime, what makes Spirited Away so timeless? How was...

Under The Scope

Consumption, Compassion and Liminal Spaces - Nausicaäst #14 Spirited Away

Welcome to our 14th and probably (hopefully) biggest podcast on the films by Studio Ghibli. This time around we've spent over 5 hours in the recording booth ...

Nyard

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

Doki Doki News: Bye Bye Beastars, a Winter Launch for Attack on Titan, and a Sword Art Online Progressive Anime

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of September 20th through 26th! Check out latest…

Beneath the Tangles

Visiting Jiufen Pt. 2 (Lanterns, Taro Balls, and Spirited Away)

Pt. 2 of Moya being a tourist. Carrying on from where I last left off, my friend and I arrived in the town of Jiufen, famously (mis)attributed to…

The Moyatorium

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

Sunday Select: 7 Favorite Anime of 2001 and 2003

best 2001 anime, best 2003 anime, noir, fruits basket 2001, Tokyo Godfathers, Spirited Away, Kino's journey, Wolf's Rain

Anime Rants

Gibiate – 01

「神隠し」 (Kamikakushi) "Spirited Away" "GiBiA-VIIIIIRUS!"

Random Curiosity

Growing Up in Spirited Away (Original Work, Studio Ghibli)

Beneath the mesh of colours and imagery in the worlds that sprout from the imagination of Hayao Miyazaki is a subtle organic quality. There is an appeal to…

ANIMATOPOEIA! | Writing about Anime

Review: Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man

A unique and often frustrating aspect of English-speaking anime fandom is the fact that, for all the reams of paper written about Japanese animation in English, it’s only…

Ani-Gamers

The ‘best’ of Japanese Cinema I’ve Watched – My Thoughts

A few weeks ago I saw this list on the my Facebook feed, “The best Japanese film of every year – from 1925 to now” which was curated…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

How Anime Uses Surrealism To Tell A Story

Disclaimer: This post contains minor spoilers for Paprika, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and Revolutionary Girl Utena. There’s nothing that would ruin your experience if you haven’t seen these…

Starting Life From Zero

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Tower of God episode 1 anime review

In whatever medium, Tower of God is a messy story, filled with anachronistic touches, that’s somehow still quite addictive. Plot summary Best friends Bam and Rachel are living…

Bateszi Anime Blog

31 Days of Ghibli Challenge – Day Ten

Today’s post will be tackling about my favorite movie cast. Let’s continue with this challenge! Day 10 Favorite Cast I was torn between choosing the cast of the…

Sakuras Galleria – An Anime Blog

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

My favorite anime recommendations for beginners

I love anime. I love talking about anime. But not all of my friends love anime as much as I do. Some of them used to watch as…

Home.blog

Anime confessions

Are you a loyal anime fan? Do you stand by those shows which have brought you joy? Lately, I’ve read a few think pieces on how people’s preconceptions…

I drink and watch anime

The Beauty of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

Higurashi no Naku Koro ni is thrilling, mysterious, and horrifying. It is one of the best horror anime out there, but it's also so much more than its…

Anime Locale

My Neighbour Totoro

Everybody, try laughing. Then whatever scares you will go away! Welcome to probably the most beloved childhood anime, My Neighbour Totoro. The big fluffy country-side racoon that sleeps…

Anime Review Senpai

Trope Overload: Why Is There So Much Isekai (Another World) Anime?

If you have watched any anime in the past 10 years, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the genre of isekai (meaning “another world”) fantasy. Ever since Sword Art Online…

Home.blog

23rd Birthday Top Anime List

Gonna start making a Top 25 list every birthday of mine then update it every year. Here’s my current for December 2nd, 2019: 1. Aria 2. Cowboy Bebop…

Tani's Anime Blog

Clair de Lune - A Thematic Journey Through Anime

As I've had some serious writers block - I decided to challenge myself to edit a "thematic evolution" without using the same anime twice in the video. Clair…

Replay Value

Weathering with You is not the next "Your Name"

While I've personally been a Makoto Shinkai fan for a long time, his fame has skyrocketed since the release of Your Name, the second largest grossing anime film…

Anime Locale

The Anime Film Renaissance of the 2000s

An examination of one of the most critically under-discussed periods in anime filmmaking: the 2000s, specifically from 2001-2007. Featuring a close look at Metropolis, Spirited Away, Ghost in…

Oh no, Anime!

A Joe Hisaishi Symphonic Concert Awash in Wonder and Nostalgia

When it comes to J-music bucket lists, seeing Joe Hisaishi live in concert easily tops my list. For a long

Anime Instrumentality Blog

Princess Mononoke: Style and Substance

Huge thanks to Rayna Denison for her time! Please check out Princess Mononoke: Understanding Studio Ghibli's Monster Princess: https://amzn.to/2vRRZDY --- Follow us on Twitter! Channel: https://www.twitter.com/pauseandselect Join the Discord! https://www.discord.gg/f9pFSZE Support the channel on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pauseandselect --- Stray…

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