Hayao Miyazaki

  • Studio Ghibli Review (Part 5)

    Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo & The Wind Rises   This is Part 5 of Adam’s series reviewing the films of Studio Ghibli. You can find Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4 by using the hyperlinks.   Hayao Miyazaki’s films for Studio Ghibli are each so different...
  • Studio Ghibli Review (Part 4)

    Princess Mononoke & Spirited Away   This is Part 4 of Adam’s series reviewing the films of Studio Ghibli. You can find Part 1, Part 2 & Part 3 by using the hyperlinks.   For Part 4 we return to Hayao Miyazaki for writing and direction while Joe Hisaishi...
  • Studio Ghibli Review (Part 3) 

    Whisper of the Heart   This is Part 3 of Adam’s series reviewing the films of Studio Ghibli. You can find Part 1 and Part 2 by using the hyperlinks.   Whisper of the Heart (1995) is the only Ghibli film to be directed by Yoshifumi Kondõ. Written by...
  • Studio Ghibli Review (Part 2)

    My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service & Porco Rosso.   When watching the first two Studio Ghibli films helmed by Hayao Miyazaki, they left a distinct and vivid impression on me. However, I wasn’t entirely comfortable with presenting my opinion on this until I had watched a few more...
  • Studio Ghibli Review (Part 1)

    Nausicaä of the Valley of The Wind & Castle In The Sky.   The first two films from the iconic team of Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki – released in 1984 and 1986 respectively – lived up to the billing. In popular culture both Ghibli and Miyazaki have a...
  • Princess Mononoke – Anime Review

    Princess Mononoke is directed by Hayao Miyazaki and this film follows a young prince, who, in the brilliant opening scene is attacked by a boar that contains a demon inside of him. After he comes into contact with this boar he also gets infected with a strange rash on...