Ocean Waves UK Release

Finally, the 1993 Ghibli film ‘Ocean Waves’ (aka. ‘I Can Hear The Sea’ and ‘Umi ga Kikoeru’) has been released in the UK! The simple story of a blossoming romance between two college students within Japan, is not like any other fantastical Ghibli film. Even still, it portrays just as much beauty as another other. […]

Tales From Earthsea

When Goro Miyazaki, the son of Hayao Miyazaki, announced in 2006 that he would direct a new film through Studio Ghibli, there was lots of speculation and anticipation to see whether he could follow in his fathers footsteps. Adapted from the fantasy series by Ursula K. Le Guin, Tales From Earthsea (Gedo Senki) is a […]

‘Grave of the Fireflies’- A work of genius

There aren’t many films nowadays that have the ability to reduce me to tears within the first (approximately) 3 minutes of watching it, but Grave of the Fireflies succeeds, and with flying colours at that. To most people, they wont feel this sadness until towards the end of the film, however after you have seen […]

I’m A Cyborg: But That’s Ok

If you haven’t heard of acclaimed Korean director Park Chan-Wook, then you’re missing out. His films are known to be highly controversial, yet stunning and jaw dropping at the same time. If you are someone who loves unusual and inspiring films like myself then you may just enjoy this one. I’m A Cyborg (or the […]

Totoro Forest Project

After browsing the internet, as I usually do in my boredom waiting to go back to university, I stumbled across a very interesting website. After reading and studying it, I thought I should share it with fans of Miyazaki and Totoro :] The Sayama Forest is located in Japan and is approximately 8750 acres. It […]