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    As I watching Kiki’s Delivery Service, I noticed the theme of independence as Kiki is to find her own place to live at the age of thirteen. This closely relates to Japanese culture, as in Japan, they encourage independence and self-reliance from the young age. For example, as a child, they are expected to go to school themselves, taking train or bus if necessary or even doing grocery shopping themselves. This contrasts to the Western culture as many parents disallow children to walk to school alone or even crossing the road until they reach the age of 10. This may be due to fear of children’s safety or seen as ill perceived to let children be alone. Throughout the film, the story emphasizes many positive benefits of being independent through…

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    to keep trying. Hayao opened a whole new world of opportunity in Japan. so many people have the talent to do the same thing he did, and once his story was published so many people must have realised that there is a whole world of things they could try to see if they liked. That wouldn't have happened if he didn't push himself so much. His movie “Spirited Away” was named japan's biggest box office film in 2001. The same movie was also named japan's largest money making movie in 2001 as well.…

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    to produce music in 1985 with his own studio and label: Wonder Land Inc. A year later, his label produced its first album in New York called Pretender. (Cage and Jasy) As more exposure was given to Hisaishi in the anime industry, he received training for anime compositions from a renowned anime composer named Takeo Watanabe. (Siegel) He worked on creating theme songs for animated productions such as Maho Shojo Lalabel (1980), Hello! Sandybell (1981), Ai Shite Knight (1983), Creamy Mami, the…

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    Hayou Miyazaki’s film “Spirited Away” is immersed on the transformation and empowerment of the protagonist, a 10-year-old girl named Chihiro, while confined in a supernatural realm once her parents are placed under an evil spell and transformed into pigs. Miyazaki’s film takes a jab at our society by digging into what mankind has produced, and what a woman has to offer it, eliminating violence and encouraging empathy. Miyazaki exposes themes of feminism and human impact on the environment…

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    Godfather's Of Animation

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    The godfather’s of animation and the - , How do they compare to one another?, How do they vary?. One might think the similarities between animation and painting is scarce, but when the traditional methods are brought to light can that still be considered as true?. When people aspire toward’s animation in today’s society, it often the bastions of traditional animation that capture the imagination, such as Studio Ghibli, founded by animator and director Hayao Miyazaki. The dedication by the…

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    Hayao Miyazaki is a talented hard worker, who loves to create things for the world to see. When he was young he had a passion for illustration. He knew that it would take a lot of hard work to make it, but he knew that it would get him through the tough times. His family manufactured parts for japan’s “zero” fighter planes. His mother was ill for many years’s of his adolescence, She was diagnosed with spinal tuberculosis when he was young. While he was in middle school he read the book “The…

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    Spirited Away Themes

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    Spirited Away takes place in Japan. In the movie there is a human world and a spirit world. In order to get to the spirit world, one must arrive at an abandoned theme park and walk through it. When it gets dark, the spirits come out, and one is stuck in the spirit world until they find a way to get out. In the spirit world there is a bathhouse; this is where spirits are cleaned. The main character in Spirited Away is Chihiro, or Sen. At the beginning of the movie, Chihiro is shy and easily…

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    In Miyazaki’s Spirited Away the role of memory allows a person, river or spirit to leave the spirit world and assume one’s original identity and name in which Youbaba takes from you. Throughout the story Haku reminds Sen to remember that her true name is Chihiro. If Sen forgets that she is Chihio, then she will never be able to leave and Haku is in that position. Also Chihiro’s memory also keeps her attached to her parents because if she forgets which pigs are parents, then she will not be able…

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    Spirited Away

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    How does Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away represent distinctively Japanese Cultural Concerns and traditions and what does the film teach us about the challenges of human experience? In Spirited Away, the director Hayao Miyazaki provides a perspective of the conflict between traditional Japanese society and its modern counterpart. Furthermore, the film is also a commentary of the main characters efforts and challenges in growing up. It also comments on the cultural concerns that occur not only in…

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    Spirited Away is a 2001 anime by Studio Ghibli that follows ten year old Chihiro. This film was picked up by Disney and redubbed in English the English was released in the U.S. in 2002. The main plot of the film is Chihiro trying to save her parents who have been turned into pigs. While it might not be as well-known as Oedipus or even Harry Potter this film is a perfect example of the hero’s journey and almost all of the stages can be seen throughout this movie. Spirited away is a great film at…

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