Tag: hayao miyazaki

Anime Review #82: From Up On Poppy Hill

Anime Review #82: From Up On Poppy Hill

When most people think of stories that strictly involve romance, introspective and thought-provoking journeys or school scenarios, Studio Ghibli movies aren't usually their initial choice. Understandable, since when watching these flicks, you'll also likely get the presence of interesting fantasy lands and creatures straight out of the Miyazaki mindset - No-Face from Spirited Away, Ponyo … Continue reading Anime Review #82: From Up On Poppy Hill

East Meets West #14: Castle In The Sky .vs. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

East Meets West #14: Castle In The Sky .vs. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

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 set of criteria, decide which of the two is, in my fallible opinion, the superior version. Steven Spielberg's 1981 action-adventure film, Raiders Of The Lost Ark marked … Continue reading East Meets West #14: Castle In The Sky .vs. Raiders Of The Lost Ark

East Meets West #13: Spirited Away .vs. Alice In Wonderland

East Meets West #13: Spirited Away .vs. Alice In Wonderland

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 set of criteria, decide which of the two is, in my fallible opinion, the superior version. One of the most famous anime movies ever created by Hayao … Continue reading East Meets West #13: Spirited Away .vs. Alice In Wonderland

Anime Review #56: Laputa – Castle In The Sky

Anime Review #56: Laputa – Castle In The Sky

Almost 36 years ago, on 15 June 1985 (the feast of Sts. Vitus, Modesto and Crescentia) Studio Ghibli, one of the most well-renowned anime studios in the world, was founded by three men: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and Toshio Suzuki. These men were longtime co-workers, having collaborated on previous projects over the past 17 years, … Continue reading Anime Review #56: Laputa – Castle In The Sky

Anime Review #45: Little Nemo’s Adventures In Slumberland

Anime Review #45: Little Nemo’s Adventures In Slumberland

To be honest, as a child I enjoyed Little Nemo's Adventures In Slumberland. It was effectively the first anime movie I watched as a kid, which would soon be followed up by the horrific cluster of a trilogy that was known as Digimon: The Movie. It's hard to believe a movie like this is already … Continue reading Anime Review #45: Little Nemo’s Adventures In Slumberland

Anime Review #44: My Neighbor Totoro

Anime Review #44: My Neighbor Totoro

Most groups, such as a for-profit company, a charitable organization or a sporting club often tend to have a mascot associated to their name these days. For example, like most other teams in the National Hockey League, the Chicago Blackhawks' mascot department is represented by an large hawk named Tommy Hawk (a play on the … Continue reading Anime Review #44: My Neighbor Totoro

Anime Review #30: Spirited Away

Anime Review #30: Spirited Away

Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most well-known names in the anime circuit, and for good reason. As the founder of Studio Ghibli since 1985, he has been at the forefront of cinematic releases of various animated works, whose inventive storylines, imaginative worlds and colourful cast of characters have captivated audiences worldwide, gaining him fame, … Continue reading Anime Review #30: Spirited Away