Tag: anime

Vault Ghibli #12 – My Neighbours The Yamadas

Japanese Title: Hohokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun   Directed By:  Isao Takahata   Produced By: Toshio Suzuki, Seiichiro Ujiie and Takashi Shouji   Originally Released:  July 17, 1999 If someone were to ask you about your family, what would you say? Would you call them normal or would they […]

Vault Ghibli #11 – Princess Mononoke

Japanese Title: Mononokehime   Directed By:  Hayao Miyazaki   Produced By: Toshio Suzuki   Originally Released:  July 12, 1997 To say that Princess Mononoke is a masterpiece might actually be an understatement.  Whether its a rich story full of environmentalist critique, deep, intriguing characters or phenomenal animation you’re […]

Vault Ghibli #10 – Whisper of the Heart

Japanese Title: Mimi wo Sumaseba   Directed By:  Yoshifumi Kondo   Produced By: Toshio Suzuki   Originally Released:  July 15, 1995 Until this week, I had never seen Whisper of the Heart. Though given the title, I was expecting another Slice of Life type film, Let me tell you, I […]

Vault Ghibli #9 – Pom Poko

Japanese Title: Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko   Directed By:  Isao Takahata   Produced By: Toshio Suzuki   Originally Released:  July 16, 1994 Hello and welcome back to Vault Ghibli!  I won’t to start by apologizing for being away from this series for two weeks.  Due to the Comic Con […]

Vault Ghibli #8 – Ocean Waves

Japanese Title: Umi ga kikoeru   Directed By:  Tomomi Mochizuki   Produced By:  Isao Takahata   Originally Released:  May 5, 1993 You might have noticed last week that I said that this week we’d be talking about Pom Poko.  Well, it turns out that I made a mistake and […]

Vault Ghibli #6 – Only Yesterday

Japanese Title:  Omoide Poro Poro   Directed By:  Isao Takahata   Produced By:  Toshio Suzuki   Originally Released:  July 20, 1991 I’ve come to think of Studio Ghibli as the masters of making boring stories about nothing happening feel absolutely captivating.  Only Yesterday is a prime example of this […]

Vault Ghibli #5 – Kiki’s Delivery Service

Japanese Title:  Majo no takkyubin   Directed By:  Hayao Miyazaki   Produced By:  Hayao Miyazaki   Originally Released:  July 29, 1989 If My Neighbor Totoro is a story of the last days of childhood, then Kiki’s Delivery Service is the spiritual sequel about the first day of adulthood.  One thing that I […]

Vault Ghibli #4 – My Neighbor Totoro

Japanese Title:  Tonari no Totoro   Directed By:  Hayao Miyazaki   Produced By:  Toru Hara   Originally Released:  April 16, 1988 After watching Grave of the Fireflies, literally any film we watched next was going to feel like a friendly reprieve.  Heck, we watched The Conjuring 2 this week and I thought […]

Vault Ghibli #2 – Laputa: Castle in the Sky

Japanese Title:  Tenku no shiro Rapyuta   Directed By:  Hayao Miyazaki   Produced By:  Isao Takahata   Originally Released:  August 2, 1986 Using the funds from the wildly successful Nausicaa, Miyazaki and Takahata were able to open a newly formed studio which would produce work that didn’t have to […]