Can you believe it? We’re already in the final four of our tournament to determine the best Studio Ghibli film! The quarterfinals last week weren’t very competitive: Spirited Away left Whisper of the Heart breathless; Kiki’s Delivery Service flew by Grave of the Fireflies; Princess Mononoke out-royaled Nausicaa; and Howl’s Moving Castle pulled some magic… Read More Studio Ghibli Tournament: Final Four
The round of sixteen in our tournament to determine the best Studio Ghibli film is done and we’re on to the elite eight! Spirited Away (v. Arrietty), Princess Mononoke (v. When Marnie Was There), Howl’s Moving Castle (v. Ponyo), and My Neighbor Totoro (v. Porco Rosso) crushed their opponents, and Grave of the Fireflies one… Read More Studio Ghibli Tournament: Round of 8
My first anime experience in theaters remains my best. I saw Spirited Away when it premiered in the U.S. in 2002, and even though I had already seen a couple Studio Ghibli films, I was not prepared for what an amazing experience it would be to watch Miyazaki’s latest on the big screen. GKIDS and… Read More Giveaway: Two Tickets to See Spirited Away in Theaters!
Studio Ghibli’s contribution to anime (and animation in general) cannot be understated. Founded by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and producer Toshio Suzuki, the studio has produced many of Japan’s most hallowed films, movies that are both critically acclaimed and monsters at the box office. In 1996, Disney partnered with Studio Ghibli to bring… Read More Ranked: Every Studio Ghibli Movie
Studio Ghibli’s contribution to anime (and animation in general) cannot be understated. Founded by directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, and producer Toshio Suzuki, the studio has produced many of Japan’s most hallowed films, movies that are both critically acclaimed and monsters at the box office. In 1996, Disney partnered with Studio Ghibli to bring… Read More Ranking Every Studio Ghibli Movie From 22 to 1
During the month of September, Beneath the Tangles and Anime Pop Heart are proud to present Ghibli Month, a 30-day-long celebration of the studio that created classic films like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, and Grave of the Fireflies! For an entire month, we’ll bring you articles about Studio Ghibli films, post fan art for… Read More Ghibli Month and Play-in Round for Best Studio Ghibli Movie
I’ve been watching anime now for almost 35 years. Crazy, huh? But that’s not to say that I’ve been an otaku for that long—just as with many of you, my original viewing of the medium was as a youngster and without realizing the origin of what I was watching. It wasn’t until years later that… Read More What Anime Are Most Significant for Your Otaku Journey?
Well guys! I’ve had another exciting trip to Kumoricon in Portland Oregon. I went with out fellow podcaster London, and we even met up with writer Annalyn as well! I had an amazing time at this convention. I got to interview “Samurai Dan,” J. Michael Tatum (Iida, Erwin Smith) and Justin Briner (Deku). I will… Read More Interview with “Samurai Dan” at Kumoricon 2018
In lieu of writing something, I thought I’d share some of my fan art. I actually find fan art to be one of the trickier things to do—reverse-engineering someone else’s character takes you outside of your own habits and comfort zone. But for that reason it can also be very instructive. Unfortunately, no real thematic… Read More Josh’s Fan Art Gallery
Tim writes a refreshing perspective on how he almost completely lost interest in anime. A recent screening of Spirited Away brought back him back into blogging and watching new shows. This post made me glad that I am not the only one that has taken a break from anime, just to come right back for… Read More Something More: Spirited Away to Anime, Victorian Evergarden, and Memories of Toonami