Category Archives: Studio Ghibli

A Lookback on Grave of the Fireflies (animated film)

They're happy in heaven

There’s this one anime film that never fails to be very powerful for me, and even though it’s really good and totally worth watching again… it’s sort of hard for me to revisit even when I want to. This film is none other than Studio Ghibli’s Grave of the Fireflies. I’m sure many of you reading this have watched it too and have also shed more than a couple of tears by the end of it.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not that much of a crybaby that I’m scared of revisiting the emotional experience. But even though I can go back to animated films that thrive on making its viewers shed manly tears (like the western animated film, the original The Land Before Time), Grave of the Fireflies doesn’t just invoke feelings of depression onto the viewer, it thrives on irritation as well.

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Ponyo on the Cliff (movie)

Ponyo, the little girl with a round tummy

Ponyo, ponyo, ponyo, little fishy in the sea~

I finally got around to watching Ponyo. Hands down, one of the cutest Hayao Miyazaki films I’ve ever seen.  It’s not the best of his films, but it still has his special magical touch and is certainly worth a watch, especially when you have your little sister by your side. =)  Plus, the ending theme is cute and catchy at the same time (and not in an annoying way)! It’s a superb movie that’s appealing to all ages and you’re a jerk if you don’t watch it.

Toy Ship - Double Meaning btw

I loved Ponyo and Sousuke’s friendship throughout the movie. Definitely one of the cutest toy ships I’ve ever seen (both figuratively and literally). <3