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’”

Live Entertainment: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and Hayao Miyazaki

Hi! It’s Annie! I just got back from the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, and it was a long but very fun day. I think the idea of going to museums has become more and more popular over quarantine, with people fantasizing about places to go that were closed at the time. And this museumContinue reading “Live Entertainment: Academy Museum of Motion Pictures and Hayao Miyazaki”

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

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”

Twins in Media: Yubaba and Zeniba

Hi! It’s Annie! For the last couple weeks of twins in media in October, we actually have Halloween themed twin characters! ‘Spirited Away’ is definitely one of my favorite animated films and I absolutely love Haku and Chihiro. I’m just a sucker for those two characters. But so many of the characters in this movieContinue reading “Twins in Media: Yubaba and Zeniba”