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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:39 pm

man, just watched Kiki for the first time and i loved it! definitely in my 2nd-place spot after Totoro now. I only have Lupin, Porco Rosso, and The Wind Rises left to see out of the Miyazaki stuff. Never seen any of the other guys'
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:41 pm

this movie made me want so badly to move to some small european town and life a quiet life working in some Shite Shoppe and riding my bike around
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Postby Prof. Horatio Hufnagel » Sun Jan 17, 2016 3:43 pm

i haven't seen porco rosso in years but man it rips
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Postby gargamel » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:47 pm

anyone seen the new one? it's here this weekend
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Postby gargamel » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:48 pm

i guess it actually came out like 2 years ago
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Postby JUGLIFE » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:01 pm

all 3 of those movies you have left slay, RBK
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Postby endless dave » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:10 pm

Porco Rosso
Whisper Of The Heart
The Tale OF Princess Kaguya
Ponyo
Princess Mononoke

Still not sure I can rank them. The top is Kaguya or Whisper Of The Heart, depending on the day. Porco Rosso was a late addition, bumping off Howl's. I'll echo a sentiment I've seen a lot (here included) that I was initially put off by it, namely the lead character design and idea, but goddamn does it have charm.
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Postby prexy » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:15 pm

duke wrote:just found out today that Only Yesterday is finally getting its first stateside release in 2016, with an american dub


I saw the dub at IFC Center and hated it. D/l'd a sub hoping it's better.
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Postby Dr. Norm Thagard » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:49 pm

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Postby prexy » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:09 pm

I lost it at the opening credits music in Only Yesterday and liked the movie overall but the dub itself was insane—why have fucking Dev Patel with his silky smooth English accent voicing a Japanese farmer?
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Postby thrasher » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:32 pm

Harkins theaters are screening Spirited Away this week. I'm seeing the dubbed version today, subtitled one is tomorrow night I think
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Postby murray st. » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:45 pm

5. porco rosso
4. ponyo
3. spirited away
2. the wind rises
1. totoro
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Postby Permafrost » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:37 pm

1. Nausicaa
2. Porco Rosso
3. Laputa
4. Spirited Away
5. The Wind Rises
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Postby animefilm » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:37 am

Only Yesterday is super underrated and will make you cry. Highly recomended

I cant really choose a favorite between Nausicaa, Porco Rosso, Spirited Away, Kiki's Delivery Service or My Neighbor Totoro... but they are all god-tier animation classics.

I grew up watching Totoro on VHS and always had those black fuzzies submerged in my memory, wasn't really sure if I dreamed them or not.

Can we get a list of non-ghibli Japan animations that are must watches from the same era?

EDIT: Princess Mononoke is probably my fave, I like the luminescent forest pool scene
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Postby figaro » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:25 am

has anyone go to see any of them during this Ghibli fest run in US theaters thats being going on the past couple months?

Nausicaa is the next at the end of this month

also its

laputa
kiki
totoro
nausicaa
spirited

for me
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Postby figaro » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:25 am

double posting
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Postby inmate » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:35 am

i caught castle in the sky last week and princess mononoke earlier in the year at the theater. i don't really love or dislike any ghibli films. i think they're all just pretty solid.

spirited away
castle in the sky
princess mononoke
my neighbor totoro
nausicaa

i have the wind rises downloaded so i'll probably watch if soon
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Postby No Good Advice » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:18 am

spirited away is probably my all-time favorite movie

gets difficult to pick out any below that. ones I didn't think would rank high, like porco rosso, turned out to be amazing and devastating when I finally watched them. I mean they're all amazing.
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Postby john penis » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:26 am

damn I don't have a post in here?

1. totoro
ponyo
pon poko
whisper of the heart
spirited away
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Postby giant_turtle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:51 am

Watched the Castle in the Sky (subs) in a big ole recliner seat at the Regal cinema a couple weeks back.

It was really good. So much violence though. I think my top 5 is still:

Howl's
The Wind Rises
Mononoke
Nausicaa
Spirited Away

Totoro is on a separate tier all its own. It's unlike any of his other movies and unlike most movies ever made. It's nearly narrativeless high art and shouldn't be lumped in with adventures and moral fables no matter how Utterly Sick said adventures may be.
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Postby giant_turtle » Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:56 am

Damn I forgot Kiki. I don't think Spirited Away cracks my top 5 :o
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Postby Vegetable » Tue Sep 05, 2017 11:13 am

Absolutely cannot do this, but I watched Future Boy Conan pretty recently and it's interesting how much of it carries over into Miyazaki's movies and how it also deals with life outside the adventure a bit too. Definitely worth watching.

The Nausicaa manga is one of the best things ever too. And Castle of Cogliostro.
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Postby shirts optional » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:06 am

Bump

Just saw Porco Rosso for the first time and it slays
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Postby apostrophe » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:26 am

I've only seen My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away.
My daughter loves Totoro though. We watched it before going to Japan and while there got her a stuffed animal of Totoro and one of Mei for her friend. We watch it every couple of weeks.
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Postby Classic Water » Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:58 am

Has anybody watched Ronja the Robber’s Daughter? The animation style is a little jarring at first since it’s not officially Ghibli, but after a few eps I’m really getting into it. The lighthearted and (generally) conflict free storytelling is really fun in an episodic format.
Been watching one while I have my morning coffee and the theme song gets me feeling real motivated for work, I wish there were more shows like this

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