My Neighbor Hayao: A Dreamy Collection of Miyazaki-Inspired Art

In 2017, Spoke Art opened an exhibition in its San Francisco gallery featuring pieces inspired by the works of acclaimed and Oscar-winning animator, Hayao Miyazaki. A success, they would repeat it in the following years, traveling the show to New York and then Los Angeles, showing hundreds of varied pieces with all this is common:… Read More My Neighbor Hayao: A Dreamy Collection of Miyazaki-Inspired Art

TangleCast 81: Growth and Struggle at Howl’s Moving Castle

We’re baaaaack! The TangleCast returns from its a summer break with another topic and a tweaked format! Holly, Peter, and David take a dive into the Hayao Miyazaki classic, Howl’s Moving Castle, and particularly look at what parts of the movie hit them in just the right spots, and what those scenes might reveal about… Read More TangleCast 81: Growth and Struggle at Howl’s Moving Castle

Doki Doki News: Animal Crossing Manga Horizons, Origami Mario, and 36 Minutes of Miyazaki

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of May 10th through 16th! Check out latest episode in our player below, or subscribe to us on SoundCloud, where you can also find breaking news episodes! Are you excited about a new Paper Mario… Read More Doki Doki News: Animal Crossing Manga Horizons, Origami Mario, and 36 Minutes of Miyazaki

As the Spirit Moves You: How Studio Ghibli Films Leave Room for A Range of Religious Interpretations

Today’s guest post is by Kaitlyn Ugoretz, a PhD student in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara whose research focuses on the globalization of Shinto through popular and digital media and the growth of online Shinto communities. Since childhood, my life has been suffused with… Read More As the Spirit Moves You: How Studio Ghibli Films Leave Room for A Range of Religious Interpretations