Think you're too hip for Japanese anime about a lost ten-year-old girl whose parents turn into snorting pigs? Get over it.
Jul 15 - 10:17 PM
Seriously. I really hate that stereotype anime holds. We can all think Naruto and related tripe for it. But fortunately we've got directors like Miyazaki to help stip that away.
Nov 14 - 01:33 PM
It is more then Naruto, and it is more then just stereotyping.
But I'm avoiding mindfields. So all I will say is Ghibli is the only object in japanese media I will vouch for so far.
And that is sad; It being such a culture for entertainment (at least as it seems to be).
Jun 18 - 08:36 PM
Its actually a little known fact that anime is belittled in Japan as well. Its not considered "high art" or whatever.
Sep 12 - 07:51 PM
Akira Kurosawa? Satoshi Kon? You probably shouldn't judge any culture's media solely by products for adolescents. Especially if you aren't a teenager yourself.
Sep 23 - 05:42 PM
Thomas De Greeve
I'm hoping to use this movie to change my Dad's perception of anime.
I watched "Yu-Gi-Oh!" and "Pokemon" when I was a kid, and it's given him a negative impression. XC
Apr 18 - 09:04 AM
Dec 12 - 02:43 PM
how can you be hip and NOT see this film?
Feb 20 - 07:59 AM
I just watched this movie, and WOW, are you guys correct!
Jul 28 - 09:05 AM
Well said review. Exactly what I thought.
Aug 23 - 05:18 PM
The rare review from Peter Traverse where I agree with what he says.
Aug 29 - 06:19 PM
I used to be one of those guys, but then I saw Miyazaki's works of art and I was clown away. Well said Travers.
May 13 - 10:00 PM
*blown away. :P
Jul 8 - 12:29 AM
your the man now dog
Sep 11 - 04:49 PM
Well freakin' said!
Dec 17 - 07:46 PM
I like this guy. :)
Jul 23 - 06:02 AM
I don't mean to be a negative presence, but I wasn't too crazy about this movie. In my opinion, Coraline, a stop-motion film with a similar premise, is much better.
Aug 3 - 11:07 PM
Your presence should be expected - Spirited Away got a 95%, not 100%, after all.
Sep 20 - 06:56 PM