Mei and the Kittenbus

During my time at the Ghibli museum I got the chance to see one of the short films that was made especially for it. I had always hoped that it would have been Mei and the Kittenbus, as for years I have been eager to see it. So I was thrilled to learn that it […]

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 […]

Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea

As you may or may not know, the new Ghibli film, Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea (Gake no Ue no Ponyo) recently graced Japanese theatres this July. It is written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, produced by Toshio Suzuki, and has a delightful soundtrack from Ghibli veteran Joe Hisaishi. It hopefully should be […]