Tag: Miyazaki

Vault Ghibli #13 – Spirited Away

Japanese Title: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi   Directed By:  Hayao Miyazaki   Produced By: Toshio Suzuki   Originally Released:  July 20, 2001 Returning to this series with Spirited Away feels like standing on a grassy hill at sunrise and taking a deep relaxing breath.  Spirited Away was, […]

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 #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 […]

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 […]