Hayao Miyazaki Archive

  • An ongoing concern for Miyazaki is the ridiculousness of machismo and patriarchal standards. In his stories, men are silly. They have codes of honor and ego — pride makes them […]

    Castle In The Sky

    An ongoing concern for Miyazaki is the ridiculousness of machismo and patriarchal standards. In his stories, men are silly. They have codes of honor and ego — pride makes them […]

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  • My Neighbor Totoro is not your average kids film. Slow, observant, and just a bit funny, it lacks villains or conflict. Children are not in danger, and they don’t lie […]

    My Neighbor Totoro

    My Neighbor Totoro is not your average kids film. Slow, observant, and just a bit funny, it lacks villains or conflict. Children are not in danger, and they don’t lie […]

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  • In Miyazaki’s films, seriousness is paired with a lack of stridency. Environmental concerns are central to the plot in Nausicaa and Princess Mononoke (they are also the heart of Castle […]

    Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Winds

    In Miyazaki’s films, seriousness is paired with a lack of stridency. Environmental concerns are central to the plot in Nausicaa and Princess Mononoke (they are also the heart of Castle […]

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  • Miyazaki’s Lupin is not Lupin – that is, not as he was created in the first place. Lupin, the brainchild of manga artist Monkey Punch, is a follow-up (unlicensed) to […]

    Castle Of Cagliostro

    Miyazaki’s Lupin is not Lupin – that is, not as he was created in the first place. Lupin, the brainchild of manga artist Monkey Punch, is a follow-up (unlicensed) to […]

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