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    Hayao Miyazaki, an influential Japanese film director who has produced animated films that still remain popular both in Japan and worldwide. Throughout this essay, one of his most famous animated films “My Neighbor Totoro” will be discussed, exploring the religious elements used in the film, based on a comparison of Shinto and Buddhism. This should help us understand how Miyazaki delivers the message that nature is sacred. To understand the religious elements of the film, we should discuss the two major religions central to Japanese life, Shinto and Buddhism. First, Shinto meaning the path of the gods or 神 in Japanese, is a religion that originates in Japan that symbolizes the Japanese character. Shinto holds the idea of Kami as being dangerous…

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    There are many movies that choose to stick with in a certain persons mind from childhood. Japan’s Studio Ghibli has created many fond memories of magical adventures for adults and children since its creation, and Studio Ghibli’s “Spirited Away” is no exception. Released on September 20th, 2002, and directed by the famous Hayao Miyazaki, “Spirited Away” is one of his most prided movies that serve a much deeper meaning then the movie’s surface offers. This movie centers on a sullen 10-year old…

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    Studio Ghibli, right? Studio Ghibli, to be specific Hayao Miyazaki, one of the founders of Studio Ghibli, has been able to create stories of empathy, stories that explore the humanistic traits of characters, stories that reflect on the essence of creativity and ingenuity. He unconventionally manufactures worlds of formidability, disproportion and places unfortunate, usually younger, individuals and forces them to think about the scary components of reality. For example: Spirited Away an…

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    Spirited Away, the anime film directed by Hayao Miyazaki, depicts a fantasy story of a young girl Chihiro accidentally enters a town ruled by witches and gods. Chihiro need to find a job in order to survive and save her parents who are turned into pigs. During her stay, Chihiro works hard and finally finds a way to save her parents and go back to the real world. In this essay, I want to discuss how does Spirited Away reflected issues of Japanese society in 1990s. Japan experienced strong…

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    natural resources are only good for 2 billion people at the current demand, while our population is currently over 7.2 billion. That means we’re already used up to 3 times more of the Earth’s natural resources available. Therefore, the depletion on natural resources must be reduced down dramatically in order to protect the survival of living things on Earth. One of the media that we have studied throughout the course was Princess Mononoke. Princess Mononoke was directed by a legendary Japanese…

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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. From a young age, he had a passion for Art and illustration, it was his dream to work in illustration and animation. He knew that it would take a lot of work, but he was willing to put in the effort to make it. He went through a lot of…

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    Princess Mononoke was an anime film produced in 1997 by Hayao Miyazaki. The movie is set in the late Muromachi Period around 1336 to 1573 in Japan. In modern day, there are many issues over nature and how humans affect it. In Princess Mononoke, these issues have turned into recurrent themes such as humanity, nature, and the effect of humans on nature. These themes are evident throughout characters and images presented in the movie. In this film all of the characters are very complex, like…

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    Princess Mononoke Analysis

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    Throughout the progression of human history, technological advancements have always been made at the expense of altering and harming the environment; so much so that one of the five types of conflict highlighted in literary writing is human vs. nature. One such story that addresses this conflict is Princess Mononoke by Japanese storyteller Hiyao Miyazaki. Although appearing to be a simple animated children’s tale of a boy thrown into a fight between spiritual beings and the human civilization…

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    Paranoia Agent Case Study

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    10. Paranoia Agent (2004) Satoshi Kon was so content with his cooperation with Madhouse that immediately after the end of producing Tokyo Godfathers, he proposed to shoot a TV anime series. The script would be based upon a few of his concepts, which he had not used before, as much as upon newspapers' headlines, particularly their crime and social ones. The leadership of the company accepted, thus initiating the creation of the 13 episodes of Paranoia Agent. A series of attacks occur in Tokyo,…

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    InuYasha the Movie: The Castle Beyond the Looking Glass is my all-time favorite movie. It is an anime (short for Japanese animation) with romance, action, and fantasy. The second movie in the InuYasha series, yet this movie is animated from the manga not the television show. It holds so dear to me because it helped cultivate my love of anime. InuYasha tackles feelings of uncertainty about the future, healing after family wounds, how to move on from family addictions and loneliness. InuYasha…

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