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Movie: 紅の豚 / Porco Rosso (1992)

In 1930s Italy, sky pirates in seaplanes terrorize wealthy cruise ships as they sail the Adriatic Sea. The only pilot brave enough to stop the scourge is the mysterious Porco Rosso, a former World War I flying ace who was somehow transformed into a pig during the war. After his plane is damaged, Porco must prepare to battle a rogue American ace with the help of his two confidantes, a fearless teenage mechanic and a world-weary cabaret singer. [more inside]
posted by Pallas Athena on May 20, 2024 - 14 comments

Movie: The Boy and the Heron

A young boy named Mahito yearning for his mother ventures into a world shared by the living and the dead. There, death comes to an end, and life finds a new beginning. A semi-autobiographical fantasy from the mind of Hayao Miyazaki. [more inside]
posted by protorp on Dec 7, 2023 - 26 comments

Movie: Howl's Moving Castle

Hayao Miyazaki's 2004 fantasy film is set in a fictional kingdom where both magic and early 20th-century steampunk technology are prevalent, against the backdrop of a war with another kingdom. The film tells the story of a young, content milliner named Sophie who is turned into an old woman by a witch who enters her shop and curses her. She encounters a wizard named Howl and gets caught up in his resistance to fighting for the king. Miyazaki said the film was his favorite creation
posted by growabrain on May 31, 2020 - 8 comments

Movie: The Wind Rises

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. A 2013 Japanese animated historical drama film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. Film critic David Ehrlich called it, "Perhaps the greatest animated film ever made."
posted by growabrain on Apr 17, 2020 - 5 comments

Movie: My Neighbor Totoro

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical spirits of the forest. When the youngest runs away from home, the older sister seeks help from the spirits to find her.
posted by growabrain on Feb 5, 2020 - 22 comments

Movie: Spirited Away

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free her family. [more inside]
posted by J.K. Seazer on Aug 31, 2019 - 12 comments

Movie: Princess Mononoke

On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime. [more inside]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 17, 2018 - 8 comments

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