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(Deadline)   The anime world saddened to learn Hayao Miyazaki is officially retiring   ( divider line
    More: PSA, Blast!, Studio Ghibli, animes, howling, Ponyo, Oscar, Spirited Away  
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2242 clicks; posted to Entertainment » on 01 Sep 2013 at 4:25 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-09-01 04:52:34 PM  
5 votes:
2013-09-01 04:43:51 PM  
5 votes:
Spirited Away is one of the greatest animated films of all time.
2013-09-01 04:36:44 PM  
4 votes:

DamnYankees: I never got him. I've seen Totoro, Mononoke, Spirited Away and Ponyo. I keep trying to like him, since I'm a massive cinephile, but I just don't.

Maybe you have one of these in place of your heart, possibly?
2013-09-01 05:44:47 PM  
3 votes:

Yakk: [ image 500x274]

My favorite movie ever.

I just love the sound those little guys make.
2013-09-01 03:28:51 PM  
3 votes:
Sad, though not entirely unexpected, news. Howl's Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away are my three favorites from his superb filmography.

Arigato, Miyazaki-san.
2013-09-01 02:55:43 PM  
3 votes:
I could have had a rotten day, but a Studio Ghibli film would always make me feel better by the end.  Except Grave of the Fireflies.
2013-09-01 07:08:50 PM  
2 votes:

Yakk: [ image 500x274]

My favorite movie ever.

I saw Mononoke at a tiny little arthouse theater in Greenwich Village when it first came stateside. Small crowd, which was both disappointing and nice. I distinctly remember being surprised that a lady brought her two young kids to the screening, and I also remember not being surprised at all when she gasped and hurried the kids out of the theater after the first violent killing like 5 minutes into the movie.

Definitely my favorite of his works. Oh, and hey, this is a great excuse to post this classic AMV.
2013-09-01 06:55:14 PM  
2 votes:

Smackledorfer: DamnYankees: I never got him. I've seen Totoro, Mononoke, Spirited Away and Ponyo. I keep trying to like him, since I'm a massive cinephile, but I just don't.

I'm not a huge fan of anime, but are you honestly saying you didn't enjoy Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away?

It depends on which version they saw.  The American releases were nothing like the original films.  Yes, all the footage was there, but the translations?  Sixteen planets away from each other.
2013-09-01 05:28:22 PM  
2 votes:

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Again?  When will he return this time?

Seriously, he retired and came back once already.  I can see him trying to stay retired, but, much like Oshii, I don't see it sticking.

Well, he isn't getting any younger. I'm sad we probably won't see the Porco Rosso sequel he's always wanted to make.
2013-09-01 05:27:14 PM  
2 votes:

My favorite movie ever.
2013-09-01 05:14:17 PM  
2 votes:

legion_of_doo: Hooray there's Pixar to pick up all the pieces, or something.

Now that I think about it, I can't remember the last time there was a major studio release of a traditionally animated (i.e. not 3D rendered) movie.
2013-09-01 05:09:09 PM  
2 votes:
I really like his films a lot, and I've only seen four of them so far. They are enchanting stories that are weaved with action, intrigue, magic and a warm heart. The world of anime has certainly been greatly enhanced by his works.
2013-09-01 04:29:35 PM  
2 votes:
Kiki is my all time favorite anime...

I have 2 cels from it.

My kids love his stuff.  Sad day in the baka household, but at least we are getting one more...

/yes, even my 10 year old son liked Whisper of the heart.
2013-09-01 08:52:37 PM  
1 vote:
The man had some huge balls. I'll give him that.
2013-09-01 08:12:47 PM  
1 vote:
If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, go.  It is wonderful beyond all belief.  I was fortunate to see Mei and the Kittenbus which is one of several shorts lensed only at the museum.
2013-09-01 07:56:51 PM  
1 vote:
I really shouldn't be surprised by the negative comments in this thread. If you can't enjoy Nausicca, Howl's, or Mononoke you have no soul.
2013-09-01 07:14:21 PM  
1 vote:

AverageAmericanGuy: Most overrated director ever.

That would be Tarantino.
2013-09-01 07:12:04 PM  
1 vote:

mariner314: Who gives a shiat?

You, apparently.
2013-09-01 07:05:08 PM  
1 vote:

illrigger: In other news: people who don't live in mom and dad's basement could give a fark less.

Thank god you were able to pull your mouth away from the homeless shelter's glory hole long enough to post that for us.
2013-09-01 06:37:46 PM  
1 vote:
no one can say that the man has not earned a peaceful retirement.
2013-09-01 05:38:39 PM  
1 vote:

Yakk: [ image 500x274]

My favorite movie ever.

Great film.  Probably my favorite of his movies.
2013-09-01 05:12:40 PM  
1 vote:
Goodbye Miyazaki.  I'll miss your 17 stories with the same 4 characters.

Kinda kidding, because I do love his stuff, but it gets kinda repetitive if you watch his movies back-to-back.
2013-09-01 04:07:00 PM  
1 vote:
Considering that the amount of hate he got from the Japanese press after his last moving, some of the Japanese press accusing him of being a traitor and un-Japanese, I don't blame him for being too tired of it all.
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