Omoide PoroPoro (1991)

Omoide PoroPoro Only Yesterday by Isao Takahata Studio Ghibli Taeko Okajima works as an office lady for a company located in Tokyo. One day she decided to travel to the country to take a break from the big city life. She makes a completely different experience. While spending her time with farmers, she realizes how […]

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Tonari no Totoro (1988)

Tonari no Totoro My Neighbor Totoro by Hayao Miyazaki Studio Ghibli Japan 1950: Tatsuo Kusakabe moves with his two little daughters (Satsuki and Mei) to the countryside to be closer to the hospitalized mother who suffers from a long term illness. The girls like the rural life and one day the younger daughter Mei meets […]

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Mimi wo Sumaseba (1995)

Mimi wo Sumaseba Whisper of the Heart by Yoshifumi Kondō and written by Hayao Miyazaki based on manga Shizuku is a 14 year old girl who is very free-spirited and currently enjoys her summer vacation. She likes to go to the local library where she notices that the books she reads are mostly read by […]

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Gedo Senki (2006)

Gedo Senki Tales from Earthsea by Gorō Miyazaki Studio Ghibli based on series (especially characters) Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin and on manga The Journey of Shuna by Hayao Miyazaki Many strange and confusing things are happening and the Kingdom is deteriorating. In addition, the citizens are acting strange and they start to see […]

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Majo no Takkyūbin (1989)

Majo no Takkyūbin Kiki’s Delivery Service based on novel by Hayao Miyazaki Studio Ghibli Kiki is a 13 year old witch who is still in training to become a full ‘witch’. It is a tradition that young witches must spend one year far away from home and so Kiki decided to climb on her broomstick […]

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Kaze Tachinu (2013)

Kaze Tachinu The Wind Rises by Hayao Miyazaki Studio Ghibli The story is about the creation of the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter (also called Zero), the most famous airplane in Japanese history. Jirō Horikoshi used to live in a world of dreams and peace meaning before the Great Kantō Earthquake and the war which tore […]

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Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (2004)

Hauru no Ugoku Shiro Howl’s Moving Castle by Hayao Miyazaki Studio Ghibli based on novel by Diana Wynne Jones: Howl’s Moving Castle That chaotic moving piece of architecture is the castle of the wizard Howl who is famous for being a womanizer and having magical, supernatural skills. In fact, those are the rumors Sophie Hatter’s […]

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Japan Trip (Part 5: Kamakura-Yokohama)

Our next trip was in Kamakura and Yokohama. Both cities can be described as more traditional cities especially Kamakura with a wide range of shrines and temples. Unfortunately as we were there, it rained a lot but that didn’t stop us visiting both cities. Kamakura Kōtoku-in (Daibutsu)   Tsurugaoka Hachimangu   Yokohama Landmark Tower   […]

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