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Ghiblapalooza Episode 5 - Princess Mononoke

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26 Aug 2018 11:48 #280443 by repoman

"So you say you're under a curse? So what? So's the whole damn world."

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27 Aug 2018 10:22 #280444 by Josh Look
I’m still not sure how I feel about this one. I own it and I still have no idea how I feel about it.

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27 Aug 2018 10:35 #280445 by Shellhead
The first time I tried anime, I blindly checked out an infamous hentai flick that put me off anime for several years. After a few years, I saw a couple of great ones, including Princess Mononoke, which opened me to the possibilities of the medium. My girlfriend is a huge anime fan, so I have been exposed to more since then, including good, bad, and really weird anime. Most of my favorites are Miyazaki, but the only one that I own is Princess Mononoke. I liked the nuanced portrayal of the various factions, but the only character that I side with is Ashitaka. Haven't watched this in many years, but will do so again soon.

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27 Aug 2018 10:40 #280446 by Black Barney
I can't wait for Spirited Away, it's the only one that really fires me up. I'd be curious to see another take on Only Yesterday and Ponyo as well though. I still have Barnes' comments on Only Yesterday branded in my mind. I don't think he was wrong at all.

Thanks for writing all these, Jeff. They're fun.

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27 Aug 2018 11:22 #280447 by repoman

Josh Look wrote: I’m still not sure how I feel about this one. I own it and I still have no idea how I feel about it.


I'm totally with you here. I know it's quality. I know it has a message but I'm not sure I enjoy watching it.

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27 Aug 2018 16:49 #280465 by jeb
It's crazy violent compared to most Miyazaki fare. Some stone-cold heads getting shot off in this one. Fair warning to folks that have formulated Miyazaki-is-Ok-for-Little-Kids ideas.

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27 Aug 2018 17:11 #280466 by ChristopherMD
Probably my third favorite Ghibli movie. Very beautiful with interesting themes. Also, Neil Gaiman wrote the English screenplay.

I have this print framed on my wall. The only anime-related thing I own other than discs.

Obviously without the watermark.
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27 Aug 2018 18:36 #280467 by Frohike
Fans of the weirder, more sublime moments in this film should take a look at the anime series Mushishi.

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28 Aug 2018 06:27 #280474 by mc
Man I gotta watch this one again. I've been holding out till the kids are ready but that is a while off yet.

What i remember - nothing is simple; people have light and dark in them; nature is to be respected and feared; mutual dependence, shades of grey everywhere.

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