Do you like Miyazaki films?

United States
February 14, 2007 4:58am CST
I love them! The animation, themes, characters, music, and absolutely everything else! But there is one element from his films that make them one of my favorites. I think it brings back old feelings from my childhood. Yeah, it reminds me of my old innocence when I wasn't so stressed and busy. Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and so many more movies you can look up and check out. If you already have seen at least one of his films, did you enjoy it/them? Do you have a favorite movie from his work? What did you like about his movies?
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@zavebe (122)
• United States
14 Feb 07
Miyazaki is amazing, you just HAVE to love his work! My favorite is actually Howls Moving Castle. It just tugged me in. My second favorite is Nausicca, valley of the wind. I absolutely ADORED that one. It's one of his older works, so if you haven't seen it you have to take a gander. Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke are close seconds. I agree, he takes you back to childhood so well. The innocence, the imagination, the strength that children have. His works are just amazing. Did you know that he's retiring soon? He's in the process of making one last film, then he's retiring. I'm so heartbroken. However, his son is making his first film. Which I'm very eager to see!
• United States
14 Feb 07
aaw It's sad to hear of his retirement. But his work will be shared as a timeless classic. I hope to see his last movie. I am also interested in seeing his son's first movie. ^^
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
Spirited Away, hands down! Howl's Moving Castle is a close second.. Howl in blond is so bloody sexy, and Calcifer rawrs!^^ No one beats Haku, though, for the coolness factor. I heard he's directing another movie. Can't wait!^^ ^^ ^^
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• Malaysia
16 Feb 07
Is he? All I know that the latest from Studio Ghibli is Tales from Earthsea. Anyone know about this?
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• United States
16 Feb 07
I would like to know more info on his next film too. Any more info will be very much appreciated.
• Malaysia
20 Feb 07
May I sneak a few info on that? Actually it's directed by Miyazaki's son, Miyazaki Goro. It's based from a book from the Earthsea series. It's about the world gone haywire as people suddenly see dragons entering the world, which is many thought impossible to enter. Then begins the journey of a wandering wizard named Ged who investigates on this. Sounds very good to me. I'm going to look for this!
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@eflynazwa (133)
• Malaysia
15 Feb 07
Absolutely love them all! I adore a lot of Miyazaki's work. I've seen Spirited Away and Nausicaa. But I practically fall in love with My Neighbour Totoro and Whisper of the Heart. In Whisper of the Heart it is heart touching to see the searching of oneself, "What you're going to do when you grow up"? And the determination of Shizuku who finally takes on writing because she feels that her friend Seiji is a few steps forward than her in reaching his goal.
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• Philippines
16 Feb 07
i've also watched those anime from Miyazaki, only that i haven't heard of Whisper of the Heart. I'm going to look for that! ^_^
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• United States
16 Feb 07
Ooh Whisper of the heart does sound interesting!
• Malaysia
19 Feb 07
Do watch, and do spare something to wipe your tears next. LOL.. It's a breathtaking journey alone to watch it!
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
15 Feb 07
I'm pretty fond of Miyazaki. All of his work is so beautiful. I can't think of any Miyazaki film I've seen and not liked. I think Kiki's Delivery Service was the first one I saw, and it was so charming. I also very much liked Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke.
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@zavebe (122)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I still haven't seen Kiki's Delivery Service. I'm told that I'll adore it, too. I did see My Neighbor Totoro, which is a childrens film moreso than the others, and enjoyed it. I was under the impression that Kiki's delievery service was also more of a childrens film. So I assume I'll like it, too ^.^
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
15 Feb 07
I think you will, it's just so cute! I also like My Neighbor Totoro. It took me forever to get around to watching it, because my husband had seen it already and hated it. =p
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• United States
16 Feb 07
Kiki's Delivery Service was the very first film of Miyazaki that I saw. I was 7 years old and I was entranced by it. For me, it was like watching a great disney movie like the lion king or aladdin.
@trionyxx1 (139)
• Philippines
18 Feb 07
so much! i think he's the best thing that ever happened to anime. i've watched some of his movies at least 3 times.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
Cool 3 times. I'm glad he entered the anime scene and he is a big influence.
• Philippines
19 Feb 07
actually i can't decide which of his movies i like best because they're all important to me -- although i must say i'm a bit partial to My Neighbor Totoro because it reminds me so much of my rural childhood days
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• United States
7 Mar 07
Miyazaki films are awesome!! Princess mononoke was my first to see I loved it and from there began look for more. I have seen most of his films now and my favorite is Howl's Moving Castle I can't watch it enough my second favorite is Spirited Away. HIs movies are beautifully drawn and seem to draw you into them.
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• United States
8 Mar 07
I've seen all three of those films. I agree. They are awesome. Beautiful indeed.
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
I have two: Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away. I love how nostalgic Spirited Away was, and I wished desperately for a happier ending for Haku and Chihiro.:( Howl's Moving Castle was charming, though; I like it better than the book.
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• United States
17 Feb 07
Yes the ending for Spirited Away did leave us wanting to see more between the two. I think of the two connected spiritually so I think it was still a good ending. I never read the book Howl's Moving Castle. I would like to though.
@fionixe (75)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
I love Miyazaki's works! :) Specially the My Neighbor Totoro, we've just viewed the movie few months back, and then we've started to collect other Miyazaki's works too. What i liked about My neighbor totoro was that it had a simple plot, but really have a hearty feel when you've watched it. Then we went on a little Miyazaki marathon and started to watch Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. ^_^ loved Miyazaki's films!
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• United States
16 Feb 07
It's so good to know there are so many other fans. My neighbor totoro was so sweet and whimsical. Thank you for commenting.
• Brazil
16 Feb 07
I love miyazaki movies... they all are very good. I have watched Spirited Away, mononoke hime (princess mononoke), Torani no totoro, and Howl's Moving Castle. they all are fantastic I was amazing when I watch thei by the first time.. I don't know how I can describe but I really enjoy those four movies ^^ Maybe I'll watch Kiki's Delivery Service in the next week.
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• United States
16 Feb 07
We've seen most of the same movies. Do watch Kiki's delivery service. I loved the ending. ^^