Tag: studio ghibli

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

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

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 set of criteria, decide which of the two is, in my fallible opinion, the superior version. This week's topic consists of two stories with some very interesting … Continue reading East Meets West #11: My Neighbor Totoro .vs. The Wind In The Willows

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 #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