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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 09:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I'm not the biggest anime fan, although I have to admit that I'm a huge admirer of Hayao Miyazaki and the work from the people at Studio Ghilbi.

One of Ghilbi's most famous flicks is 'Grave Of The Fireflies'. It's the story of the fight for survival of two orphans during the final days of World War II in Japan. One of them is the 14 year old Seita, who after losing his mother takes complete responsibility over his 4 year old sister, Setsuko.
I have to admit that I hardly ever cry at movies, but this movie really did bring me to tears.

Has anyone ever seen this movie? I would absolutely recommend it to anyone. Even if they're not into Anime.


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

sounds kewl :D

Where can I get it? It's a normal purchaseable movie?


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 09:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It might be hard to find it for rental... but you can find it on any place with a big Anime section.

I got mine from Best Buy.


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 09:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, I LOVE "Grave Of The Fireflies"... I get al choked up every time I see it. It's so perfectly done! But, That is the case with all of the Studio Ghibli movies... All perfect. If you live in America, I know you can buy this movie in most well known media stores, And if you're lucky (as was I) you can even find it at Wal-Mart.


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 09:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

By the way, It's always nice to see a fellow Hayao Miyazaki fan!


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 09:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hey Dan

Studio Ghilbi will be releasing this month in Japan their adaptation of the Diana Wynne Jones novel, 'Howl's Moving Castle'.

It seems like Disney will do the distribution for this film in the States. Although it's not known when will it be released yet. Some people say Spring or Summer 2005, but it's still unknown.

I can't wait to see that one.


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Neither can I! If you ever get a chance to check out his Lupin III stuff, Do so. It's the best thing that ever happened to TV anime. Also, you should see Castle Of Cogliostro (also Lupin related, But in movie form).


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 10:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I LOOOOVE "Grave of the Fireflies." I have it on DVD. I like watching it in Japanese though, with subtitles, because the Setsuko's voice is really annoying in English.

Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of anime, but really love Hayao Miyazaki. "Spirited Away" was awesome too. Also, you gotta love "Totoro."


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 11:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Grave of the Fireflies is awesome - I cry every time I watch it. That was actually one of the first anime videos I ever saw, and I've been addicted since.

Anything by CLAMP is bound to be awesome, but X and Tokyo Babylon are my favorites. I'm trying to find the Read Or Die videos, so if anyone knows where I could find them, please let me know! It isn't by CLAMP, but is great just the same.

If you'd like suggestions on what to look at/read/watch, I highly recommend Neon-Genesis Evangelion, Read or Die, Mermaid Saga, Mononoke-hime, anything by CLAMP (X and Tokyo Babylon are the best...Chobbits and Angelic Layer if you go for more lighthearted, though). Real Bout High School is interesting, too, as is Utena. And of course, Akira.

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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 18:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr.Jingles79 wrote:

I'm not the biggest anime fan, although I have to admit that I'm a huge admirer of Hayao Miyazaki and the work from the people at Studio Ghilbi.

One of Ghilbi's most famous flicks is 'Grave Of The Fireflies'. It's the story of the fight for survival of two orphans during the final days of World War II in Japan. One of them is the 14 year old Seita, who after losing his mother takes complete responsibility over his 4 year old sister, Setsuko.
I have to admit that I hardly ever cry at movies, but this movie really did bring me to tears.

Has anyone ever seen this movie? I would absolutely recommend it to anyone. Even if they're not into Anime.


I haven't seen it yet, but I'm pretty sure I placed a hold for it (DVD version, I think) at my local library. Will check on that in a bit...

EDIT: Turns out I forgot to place the hold. I was probably thinking of another movie that I placed a hold on. But I just ordered it, so no harm done!

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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 18:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I also like Chobits from CLAMP.

I believe Mermaid Saga was actually done by Rumiko Takahashi, who also created Inu Yasha (where my nickname here comes from - it means "Dog Demon" literally), Urusei Yatsura ("Those Obnoxious Aliens"), and Ranma 1/2, the last three which are some of my favourite anime shows.
Takahashi also created One-Pound Gospel, Maison Ikkoku, Rumic Theatre, and a few lesser known series as well.

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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 18:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And finally, I also am a bit of a fan of Miyazaki's works. I have seen "Spirited Away" and "Castle In The Sky". I can't wait to see GOTFF (the above mentioned series)

EDIT: ALSO! You guys have GOT to see "Millenium Actress". It's an awesome movie!

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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 18:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have to say that 'Grave of the Fireflies' is great. I 'borrowed' it from the internet, one of my major sources of anime.

To be honest, I thought this topic was about amines. Boy, was I wrong.


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 18:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I still have to watch grave of fireflies, I started it and didn't feel like feeling sad, I got a nice HK bootleg of 12 ghibli movie to hold me over until disney releases porco rosso and nausicaa (my fav. ghibli title)

I have to say I don't think Ghibli can go wrong, I love all their stuff. Pom Poko was good too, it was a 2 hour movie about raccoons and I enjoyed it!

I still need to see Laputa, grave of fireflies, kiki's delivery service, ocean waves, and spirited away, all from the HK bootleg I have, just hard to find time for 2 hour epics that always leave you emotionally fdrained.

I love Lupin III, I would stay up until 2 AM to see that on adult swim, but AZ doesn't observe daylight savings time it got pushed forward till 3AM!!!! I was angry! The animation isn't to great since it's an older one, but the characters and plots are awesome.


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Posted: 09 Nov 04, 19:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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And finally, I also am a bit of a fan of Miyazaki's works. I have seen "Spirited Away" and "Castle In The Sky". I can't wait to see GOTFF (the above mentioned series)

EDIT: ALSO! You guys have GOT to see "Millenium Actress". It's an awesome movie!


I own "Millenium Actress." It really was awesome...


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 09:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

VGB, If you like Lupin, You should try to get the first series (the one on adult swim is the second series... and it's dubbed... poorly. LOL!). This is the one that Miyazaki worked on, And is the best of them as far as I'm concerned.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 18:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Neither can I! If you ever get a chance to check out his Lupin III stuff, Do so. It's the best thing that ever happened to TV anime. Also, you should see Castle Of Cogliostro (also Lupin related, But in movie form).


Did he do Lupin III? I gotta look into this.


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 19:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The first Lupin III TV series was actually CO directed by him. Here is a link with a little info on Miyazaki's Lupin work: http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/lupin/


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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 20:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah that isn't on of my favortie dubs, I didn't know that wa the second series thanks for the einfo...is there any HK R0s or official R1s you could point me to?

I also know nausicaa.net as well, great site



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Posted: 10 Nov 04, 23:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

www.import-anime.com


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