Hayao Miyazaki

The Power of Sound: Why a Hayao Miyazaki Film Feels Alive

Here's a video essay explaining how Miyazaki films use sound to bring animation to life. Read More

The Complicated Power of Princess Mononoke’s Villain, Lady Eboshi

Lady Eboshi may want to destroy the environment in the name of progress and utopia, but she isn't as villainous… Read More

The 50 Most Beautiful Shots of The Movies of Studio Ghibli

Explore the visual beauty of Japan's most revered animation studio. Read More

‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’: Celebrating Miyazaki’s First Anti-War Film

Remembering the film that had a pivotal role in the creation of Studio Ghibli, Nausicaä of the Valley of the… Read More

The Lasting Legacy of ‘My Neighbor Totoro’

Exploring the way Hayao Miyazaki's 1988 masterpiece has aged perfectly. Two children stand waiting at a bus stop out on… Read More

The Modern-Day Maturity of ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’

How does an animated Japanese fantasy film made in 1989 help us understand the anxieties of young artists today? Read More

Hayao Miyazaki’s Creative Visualization of the Human Condition

The animator finds humanity in every detail of his wild worlds. The sheer variety of director Hayao Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli… Read More

Hayao Miyazaki’s New Last Film Now Has a Title

Of all the people who can't stay retired, he's one of our favorites. Read More

Why You Need to Be Excited for ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’

What Studio Ponoc's debut could mean for Studio Ghibli's uncertain future. Read More