Haku, listen. I just remembered something from a long time ago - I think it may help you. Once, when I was little, I dropped my shoe into a river. When I tried to get it back, I fell in.
I thought I’d drown, but the water carried me to shore. It finally came back to me. The river’s name was the Kohaku River. I think that was you, and your real name is Kohaku River.
SPIRITED AWAY (2001)
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art republished with artist’s permission
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"It is also clear that, in Chihiro, Miyazaki has created a character who, when confronted with absence and despoilation on both personal and cultural levels, ultimately rises to the challenge. Henry Jenkins has said of the temporary state of childhood that it, "becomes an emblem for our anxieties about the passing of time, the destruction of historical formations, or, conversely, a vehicle for our hopes for the future."
While Spirited Away ultimately refuses to provide a totally reassuring vision for the future, Chihiro's trajectory from near dissolution to arguable empowerment enacts at least the potential for cultural recovery."
"Matter out of Place: Carnival, Containment, and Cultural Recovery in Miyazaki's "Spirited Away" by Susan J. Napier
The Journal of Japanese Studies, Summer, 2006, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Summer, 2006), pp. 287-310
(Film Analysis Hours)
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some ghibli paintings i made earlier this year while trying new styles and brushes
(please keep in mind i’m VERY bad at details and don’t really know what i’m doing? yes, this is mostly about the spirited away one)
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I finally did it
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I got a new phone and there are no cute anime cases yet so…… I made these sticker designs to decorate the clear case I got! Can’t wait to print these cuties tomorrow!
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The Ghibli movies I've seen so far in my life are
Kiki's Delivery Service
Whisper of the Heart
Castle in the Sky
Howl's Moving Castle
But I know there are more I haven't seen. What do you recommend I see next?
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SAY HELLO TO MY NEW TATTOO!!!!
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Might as well
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Now that it’s 2021 that means anything that came out in 2001 will be 20 years old so here’s a bunch of movies that will be 20 this year
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in the eye of a dragon
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STUDIO GHIBLI + RAIN
MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988)
ONLY YESTERDAY (1991)
KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE (1989)
THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (2010)
SPIRITED AWAY (2001)
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (2004)
[inspired by @titlecard and @nyssalance]
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if Ghibli film aren’t queer media then why does it make me feel so gender? huh?
camp-scarecrow-father and I-wanna-see-a-giantwoman👀 (deluxe addition)
EVIL-girlviolence (this is from the Nausicaa manga)
and finally, not necessarily Gender, but definitely adjacent:
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STUDIO GHIBLI + ROCKS / GEMSTONES
Castle in the Sky (1986)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Spirited Away (2001)
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
[ part 1 ] [ part 2 ]
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Howl's Moving Castle ハウルの動く城 (2004)
Spirited Away 千と千尋の神隠し (2001)
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Brazilian voice actress Ana Lúcia Menezes has passed. The tweet went around and then was dismissed by many when it was realized that she did Brazilian dubs of the characters and isn't the voice behind the original English-speaking voices.
In my continuous efforts to be a less gross American, I want to acknowledge this loss as this is the voice Brazilians heard for so many iconic characters and that absolutely means something.
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