people: Hayao Miyazaki

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2016


Anime Roundup: November 18, 2016
Miyazaki's STILL not retired; the live-action 'Ghost In The Shell' will be scored by Clint Mansell; and our first peek at the live-action 'Fullmetal Alchemist' flick.
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2015


On 'Princess Kaguya's Lack Of An Oscar
What if the real meaning of 'Kaguya's Oscar loss is that we should stop waiting for validation from all the wrong places?
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'Porco Rosso': A Red Pig On The Wing
With this pre-WWII adventure, Hayao Miyazaki gave audiences young and old both a rollicking romp and a thoughtful drama, both in complement and not conflict
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'Pom Poko': An Imitation Of Life
It's easy to overlook how many layers of meaning there are in Studio Ghibli's bawdy, raucous tale of shapeshifting raccoons holding out against human encroachment -- especially when you're laughing this hard
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2014


'The Wind Rises': The Man With His Head In The Clouds
Hayao Miyazaki's final bow as a director is a down note -- an aimless, shallow, and all-too-fictive biopic that never engages with the moral questions at the heart of its own story
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'Princess Mononoke': The Blood Of Eden
Let's not shy away from calling this not only Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki's greatest achievement, but one of the finest of all films, animated or not
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'Kiki's Delivery Service': Little Witch In The Big City
At the heart of Hayao Miyazaki's most effortlessly charming film is a character of equal charm, learning her magic alone isn't what is most important about her
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If These Be The Last Days Of Studio Ghibli ...
... then at least let the industry learn the right things from its passing
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On Older Anime Characters: A Touch Of Gray Would Suit Us Anyway
When will we see older characters in anime as things other than supporting cast members, comic relief, or objects of repugnance?
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Why Miyazaki's 'Otaku' Problem Is Everyone's Problem
A creative industry shouldn't be led by its own least common denominator of taste
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2013


Why There Will Be No 'Next Miyazaki'
It's a mistake to use Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli as a yardstick for other anime creators -- and not despite their greatness, but because of it
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'My Neighbor Totoro': Miyazaki's Arcadia
On seeing My Neighbor Totoro's childhood paradise on earth through adult eyes
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