Studio Ghibli: Important Themes in ‘Castle in the Sky’

Hey! Hallie here! A while back I did a post like this for my favorite Ghibli film, ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’. And I realized I could probably talk about Studio Ghibli films for the rest of my life without getting bored. So today I’m tackling my favorite underrated Studio Ghibli film, ‘Castle in the Sky’. ‘CastleContinue reading “Studio Ghibli: Important Themes in ‘Castle in the Sky’”

Studio Ghibli: Why Do We All Love Howl So Much?

Hey! Hallie here! It doesn’t matter what fandom I’m in, I always inevitably stumble across some sort of ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ reference. Whether it’s fan art of K-Pop idols as Howl or a quotation of his from the movie or book under a video, the amount of love Howl receives from everyone who’s ever encounteredContinue reading “Studio Ghibli: Why Do We All Love Howl So Much?”

Studio Ghibli: Happy Mother’s Day!

Hey! Hallie here! To all the wonderful, hard-working mothers reading this, Happy Mother’s Day! In honor of all the mothers and mother figures in all of our lives, I want to go over some of the most prominent mothers in Ghibli movies! Because, fortunately for the Ghibli moms, they don’t generally get killed off beforeContinue reading “Studio Ghibli: Happy Mother’s Day!”

Studio Ghibli: Important Themes in ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’

Hey! Hallie here! If you’ve seen the last post on this blog, you already know that my sister and I recently visited the Hayao Miyazaki exhibit at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. As a huge Ghibli fan, I nearly cried at multiple points and I really can’t recommend it enough. Ever since, Ghibli hasContinue reading “Studio Ghibli: Important Themes in ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’”

Studio Ghibli: What We Know About Ghibli Park

Hey! Hallie here! For those who don’t know, Studio Ghibli has been teasing the opening of a new theme park for a while now. As of yesterday, we finally got an opening date! It is now officially opening later this year on November first. If you’re wondering how you could have missed the news aboutContinue reading “Studio Ghibli: What We Know About Ghibli Park”

Studio Ghibli: Films That Emotionally Destroyed Me

Hey! Hallie here! Studio Ghibli films have a tendency to make audiences extremely emotional. I’ve cried at least once during the majority of their films. But some films hit just a bit harder than others. After crying, yet again, at the end of one of Ghibli’s films just yesterday, I decided it would be fun(?)Continue reading “Studio Ghibli: Films That Emotionally Destroyed Me”

Studio Ghibli: Is No-Face Forgivable?

Hey! Hallie here! I recently rewatched ‘Spirited Away’ and, as much as I enjoy it, there’s always one character I come away completely conflicted about. That would be No-Face, the monster that Chihiro lets into the bathhouse who begins to eat everything once they arrive. Including other spirits. It’s difficult to forget No-Face’s horrifying mouthContinue reading “Studio Ghibli: Is No-Face Forgivable?”

Studio Ghibli: Characters That Deserve More Love Part 2

Hey! Hallie here! I pretty much always have Studio Ghibli on my mind, so let’s continue this series! I’m focusing specifically on characters that I don’t see talked about. Bonus points for characters who don’t get any merch at all. The majority of movies I’ll be referencing this time around are also underrated. Unlike ‘MyContinue reading “Studio Ghibli: Characters That Deserve More Love Part 2”

Studio Ghibli: Characters That Deserve More Love

Hey! Hallie here! Studio Ghibli has created some of my favorite characters of all time. They’re just really good at crafting character arcs. Most Ghibli films have pretty well recognized characters, but there are some that I wish would get more recognition overall. There’s too many good ones I don’t see anyone mentioning. For thisContinue reading “Studio Ghibli: Characters That Deserve More Love”

Studio Ghibli: The Best Studio Ghibli Film to Watch During October

Hey! Hallie here! Studio Ghibli has a large amount of films that are good watches for Halloween. ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ follows an actual witch, one who’s primary transportation is a broom, and her black cat Jiji. ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ follows several wizards and witches, and also includes Calcifer, a fire demon. There’s one movie thatContinue reading “Studio Ghibli: The Best Studio Ghibli Film to Watch During October”