Tag: japanese

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 #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 #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 #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 […]

Vault Ghibli – Introduction

There’s an old story about a man who lives in a cave and stares at a wall for his entire life, seeing only the shadows of those outside the cave.  He thinks this is everything there is.  Then, one day, he gets up and goes outside and sees […]

N.I.Y.T. #4 – Shadow Hunters

Survive: Shadow Hunters Designer: Yasutaka Ikeda Players: 4-8 Players Average Play Time: 30 – 60 Minutes Something I love about board games is the diversity factor. If you have an interest, there is probably a game about it. From farming to harbor capitalism to space combat, it’s all […]