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Castle in the Sky (1986)

Japan 126m, Colour Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Cast: Keiko Yokozawa, Mayumi Tanaka, Kotoe Hatsui, Minori Terada Saved by the power of her family’s crystal amulet, an orphaned girl named Sheeta floats … Continue reading

04/05/2015 · Leave a comment

The Wind Rises (2013)

Japan 126m, Colour Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Cast: Hideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Masahiko Nishimura The Wind Rises is an incredibly cinematic and elegantly scored animated account of the life … Continue reading

03/21/2015 · 6 Comments

Porco Rosso (1992)

Japan 94m, Colour Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Cast: Shūichirō Moriyama, Tokiko Kato, Akemi Okamura, Akio Ōtsuka Marco Pagot is an ex WWI Italian flying ace who is torn between loyalty to … Continue reading

03/10/2015 · Leave a comment

Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

Japan 102m, Colour Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Cast: Minami Takayama, Rei Sakuma, Kappei Yamaguchi, Keiko Toda A joyful animated feature, Kiki’s Delivery Service is about a teenage girl who leaves home … Continue reading

02/20/2015 · Leave a comment

Tonari no Totoro (1988)

Japan 86m, Colour Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Cast: Chika Sakamoto, Noriko Hidaka, Hitoshi Takagi, Sumi Shimamoto My Neighbor Totoro is a wonderfully whimsical animated fantasy about two sisters who move into … Continue reading

02/18/2015 · 2 Comments

Ponyo (2008)

Japan101m, Colour Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Cast: Yuria Nara, Hiroki Doi, Tomoko Yamaguchi, George Tokoro, Kazushige Nagashima Ponyo is a Pinocchio-themed animated fantasy film with an environmental conscience which tells the … Continue reading

08/17/2011 · 2 Comments

Princess Mononoke (1997)

Japan 134m, Colour Director: Hayao Miyazaki; Cast: Yōji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yūko Tanaka, Kaoru Kobayashi Princess Mononoke is an animated historical fantasy set in medieval Japan which explores the struggle … Continue reading

05/16/2011 · 7 Comments