A heart is a heavy burden. Here's how, in spite of its grimness, Hayao Miyazaki's film lightens the load.
'Spirited Away' is rife with references to traditional Japanese folklore and belief systems. Let's delve into the film's fascinating mythology.
Here's a video essay explaining how Miyazaki films use sound to bring animation to life.
Lady Eboshi may want to destroy the environment in the name of progress and utopia, but she isn't as villainous as she seems.
Explore the visual beauty of Japan's most revered animation studio.
Remembering the film that had a pivotal role in the creation of Studio Ghibli, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, 35 years later.
Exploring the way Hayao Miyazaki's 1988 masterpiece has aged perfectly. Two children stand waiting at a bus stop out on a quiet country road. It’s getting late and beginning to rain. The younger girl…
How does an animated Japanese fantasy film made in 1989 help us understand the anxieties of young artists today?
The animator finds humanity in every detail of his wild worlds. The sheer variety of director Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli films makes it easy to understand what the auteur cares about, mostly beca…
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