What is the best Ghibli film?
You're least favorite one.
>implying they aren't all equally shit
The one that's a coming of age story about a young girl.
None of them, because its too mainstream for my hipster taste.
Probably a joint award between Spirited away and Mononoke Hime for me.
she is such a qt
My Neighbor Totoro, because it's comfy as fuck.
Castle in the Sky is probably my favorite.
Kimi wo Nosete is fucking gorgeous.
Mononoke Hime is the one I consider technically the best, but Karigurashi no Arriety is my personal favorite.
Most Ghiblis movies are all about "dream on, sweet child, it's good to dream". Arriety is the only one that says "Dreaming is good, but all dreams must come to an end". I was pretty depressed after watching it, since I was expecting just another cute Ghibli movie, but then I reflected upon the story and came to the conclusion that it was my favorite from then on.
Mah nigga. Castle in the Sky is amazing.
technically not a Ghibli
Though I agree, it's by far their best.
Grave of the fireflies.
I'm just going to call them shit because as in all pseudo underground scenes, you are a better anime fan the less anime you like.
There are too many great Ghiblis to pick the "best" one.
Best Miyazakis are probably Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Nausicaa, Laputa, Kiki's Delivery Service... basically almost all of them.
Takahata directed two brilliant films, Grave of the Fireflies which is a heartwrenching drama "war film," and Only Yesterday, which is a brilliant film about nostalgia and iyashikei.
Whisper of the Heart is underrated and a great film that everyone ought to watch, no matter their age.
To me, you should watch every Ghibli ever made. Each one of them is great in their own way.
Hey anon, don't you know the rules? If it's popular (much less, English translated) /a/ hates it. Lurk more.
Have you watched Whispers of the Hearth?
I wouldn't take the opinion on anime of someone who hates Ghiblis very seriously.
Let's be real here, it's Porco Rosso.
Blond Nippons are always best
/a/ has never hated Ghibli you dumb newfag.
I will go with Grave of the fireflies
It is one of those movies you will never forget about in a good sence even if you do not want to see them for the second time
Yes, one of my favorites from them. Although not set in a magical world, it unarguably had a cute and sweet ending. And the MCs kept on dreaming, both of them.
Casual reminder that there's supposedly a sequel in the works that WON'T be directed by Miyazaki.
Where my Whisper of the Heart bros at?
Fuck that movie was depressing
It's even better if you watch the whole thing and then that first scene again at the end
>implying /a/ hates popular anime
>implying /a/ hates Ghibli, not Miyazaki
You are trying way too hard anon
does it also have and political agenda?
I don't like what's popular so I'd say the least popular one
But they're still all shit
/a/ makes an exception for anime movies most of the time.
I'd actually say Only Yesterday. perfectly encapsulates the melancholy of nostalgia.
out of their bigger ones probably Kiki or Laputa, or Spirited just talking visually
/a/ in general
Don't lose your hopes. Miyazaki is back into business (again).
Yes, it's about raising dyslexia awareness.
I rewatched Only Yesterday just this week, it made me realize a bunch of times how rarely anime characters react like people to anything. I'm not trolling when I say Pom Poko is the best Ghibli film though, it always comes down to that and Only Yesterday for me, and I've noticed that Pom Poko has much better rewatch value.
Really? Wasn't the airplane movie supposed to be his last?
Then again he said the same thing after about Mononoke
He's retired again. The wind rises is his last film
I admittedly watched it for the first time a couple days ago. Beautiful in its realism and heartfelt portrayal of adolescence.
I still think to this date that Spirited Away is the greatest thing ever.
I never got immersed into something like that before, it's just fantastic in every aspect.
Yes, but it's one of the most down to earth Ghibli movies and I like that it reflects about how dreaming isn't enough, the MCs eventually must come back to reality and pursue their dreams.
whisper of the heart was really bad, fuck off.
I never really got into Princess Mononoke.
Probably because the MC was just so uninteresting.
I didn't love Grave of the Fireflies. It wasn't terrible, but I don't get why everyone is raving over it. Sure it's sad, but I didn't break down in tears. The plot was too simplistic/straightforward and it didn't give me enough chances to relate with the kids.
oh come on
Anon, nobody loved Grave of the fireflies.
He's drawing manga right now, but I'm pretty sure he said not so long ago he was planning on doing movies again.
I think he has retired from business after every single movie since Monoke.
Indeed, it was a really good movie. Also, the female MC is just perfect waifu material. I'd sell a kidney in exchange for meeting a woman like her irl, no joke.
Only Yesterday touched me a lot more than, say, 5CM/S, which is often said to have had a profound effect on many here. I felt a surge of childhood memories watching it, and I didn't even have an interesting one. There's something so universally relatable to it.
Laputa's a close second, but they're all excellent.
Am I a bad person for not crying at Grave of the Fireflies?
She was like 12 years old dude.
There are plenty of 12 year olds like that.
Also fuck that movie, worst NTR ever would not watch again.
Same. It's not at all like Takahata to leave it to the viewer to figure out why they never tried to go back to their aunt and the story started feeling really flimsy at latest at the point when Seita took the sister to the doctor.
I hope you'll be able to change your mind when you're a few years older. It's okay to have a different opinion but to say WotH was bad is just plain wrong.
>I think he has retired from business after every single movie since Monoke.
That he did. Seriously he is like a drug addict, quitting all the time. I will not be surprised if he will not stop making movies even after his death
How can you love something as depressing as Grave? i mean it is a great movie but definitely not something i would describe as lovable
Please tell me how a 12 year old violin maker is realistic.
>The plot was too simplistic/straightforward
Not really a valid criticism. It's a drama film about two kids struggling to survive during the last few months of war and ultimately failing. What did you expect? Action scenes and twists?
Where the hell are you from? I'd like to know in which country a girl like the MC of Mimi wo Sumaseba is considered common.
They're not 12. And really? that's where your gripe with the story lies? You completely missed the point, but okay.
Howl's Moving Castle
Did you not have a childhood? 3/4 girls that age were exactly like that.
Of course none of them stay that way.
Forced relationship was pretty awful and completely unbelievable. Should have went childhood friend route.
I did have a childhood, but in Brazil. It's like you live in a different planet, from my point of view. I mean, you're saying that 3/4 of the girls you knew when you were a kid stayed at home writing poetry/novels and reading literature? Really?
OBJECTIVELY GREAT MOVIE, ANIME, GHIBLI, FILM IN GENERAL
CHILDHOOD DISTILLED TIER
Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service
FANTASY ADVENTURE WITH FANTASTIC IMAGERY TIER
Castle in the Sky, Howl's Moving Castle, Nausicaa
JAPANESE-STYLE FANTASY ALSO LENDS ITSELF TO FANTASTIC IMAGERY TIER
Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke
FUN HEIST MOVIE TIER
Castle of Cagliostro
REAL PEOPLE HAVING REAL ISSUES TIER
Whisper of the Heart, Only Yesterday, Up from Poppy Hill, As the Wind Rises
NOT AS GOOD TIER
Ponyo, Arietty the Borrower
Yes? That pretty much sounds like every girl i've ever known.
Of course when high school came around the internet started to become a thing.
I can't recall much from Nausicaa aside from that creepy little kid song, and the Ohm having a based theme.
Totoro has two juggernauts in the Kampfer Tree and Main Theme, Laputa had that one godlike theme, but the winner again is Spirited Away with the opening One Summers Day, The Dragon Boy, and then Itsumo Nando Demo
There's nothing really "forced" about it. You're free to think it's unbelievable, though. Your comment about thinking it should have gone the "childhood friend route" makes me think you're incapable of enjoying a story for what it is, instead of how it should unfold the way you think it should. Shizuku and Seiji obviously have a lot in common, and they commit to what they believe in in a similar way. Obviously they're still naive and worried about the future, but it doesn't make the ending any less "realistic." It's like you've forgotten what it's like to be a teenager.
So is pom poko above porco rosso?
>Castle of Cagliostro
Not a Ghibli.
>NOT AS GOOD TIER
cat returns is better
The real question is why is Ghibli trying to make us all gay? Are they conspiring with the jews?
Shit, think about Haku or Howl, they're the perfect husbando.
I actually really like cat returns. I think it's pretty funny, and the main girl was 2cute when she was going part cat. also the Baron is a cool cucumber.
Nausicaa if you include the manga.
he's some wizard with being a little bitch issues, how is he a husbando?
It's because the movies are for girls you pleb
>find some girl
>she lost her parents
>in a strange part of town
>obviously upset and not of stable mind
>tell her she's got "a disease"
>feed her some pills
>tell her to meet this creepy old lecher behind the brothel and offer her body
I never thought about the, uh, implications of all this until watching it with my family a few weeks ago. they thought Haku was obviously a villain and probably wanted to rape her.
I never understood why people here always complain about Miyazaki pushing his politics into his films. The messages are always pretty universal and uncontentious, like preserving the environment or war being horrible. Do perspectives like that honestly stick in your craw and represent a propaganda attack? They're essentially platitudes.
What a cutie.
People generally used to read more before the coming of the internet, it's kind of sad.
Mimi wo Sumaseba is interesting in that it combines the Takahata Anne of Green Gables dreaming heroine with the strong-willed Miyazaki heroine who wants to decide for her own future. You see that kind in a lot of older youth literature, the wildest most imaginative girls are the ones that get dangerous ideas from books.
this. if anything, I wish he would try and make a point thats remotely unique or not one-sided.
it's almost as bad as the
>friendship is a good thing!
theme that somehow carries almost all shonen manga
like, no shit, nigga. are you going to tell me that breathing air is cool beans next?
I just wish they'd finished it. The manga was far better.
Miyazaki is just gonna say fuck it and let Anno go nuts.
There's nothing shady about Haku at all, I'm sorry but your family is degenerate for thinking the worst about that situation. Tell them anon said this.
Also, I was fucking mad at the way her family treated her.
It's almost as if films that are meant to be watchable by children and adults alike are bad by virtue of delivering moral messages that are not always black and white. There are still some people who think Princess Mononoke is about how mankind is utterly evil as they're destroying nature and innocent little trees.
Laputa is my favorite also. Besides TV imports like Speed Racer, it was the first anime I ever saw. I had such a feeling of happiness coming out of the theater! Its quality set me up for a lifetime of disappointment with the rest of anime.
It was the first Ghibli film I ever saw and it was also my introduction to anime in general. It will always have a special place in my heart because of that.
Anno has long lost it, he's probably a happy normalfag now milking otakus and watching old scifi.
Has anyone here actually watched The Wind Rises? While technically brilliant, it was a pretty boring film for the most part. You can really see how it resonates with Miyazaki though since it's a story about an artist and his creations. One scene that had me in tears though was Jiro and Naoko's wedding. Naoko just looked so beautiful as the perfect Japanese bride.
>I had such a feeling of happiness coming out of the theater
This is why I watch Ghibli movies.
>Its quality set me up for a lifetime of disappointment with the rest of anime
Eh, unfortunately, this too.
I fucking love the HD versions of Ghibli films. The background art is really amazing.
HOLY SHIT. Is the BD out?
That makes no sense. Porco Rosso was all about Hayao Miyazaki's specific love for aeroplanes, but he's now retired. Why make a sequel without him?
Has anyone seen "The Wind Rises" yet? Sounds like it could be really good!
I'm going to watch it in theaters in a week.
I want it too, where are you from? No fucking news in my country.
Arietty was great though.
Quick, post Ghibli fanservice!
>he's now retired.
Not anymore, but he's probably thinking about passing the torch, so to speak, and not necessarily to his own son. He'd still be the one writing the script. The guy who'd direct Porco Rosso's sequel is the one who directed Arietty. Of course at this point, it's nothing more than speculation on whether this will ever see the light of day.
Meh, I'm italian and we still got no news about the realease.
My favorite is Spirited Away because I'm a pleb, Whisper of the Heart's music scenes were the only one's that really got with me. Never saw Porco Rosso and it's been a long ass time since I've seen Princess Mononoke, I've seen everything else though.
fucking finally a reason to dump these pics
But it's objectively the best one. Miyazaki will never make anything as good, no matter how many times he tries.
This one is actually nice.
I now understand why they call it Wind in Nausicaa's Valleys
The pride of the wind valley!
Nausicaa is wonderful
Porco Rosso is the best.
i didn't have much but i hope you enjoyed what i could share with you
This one's good.
>testicle pounding tanukis falling from the sky
This man gets it.
Totoro and Spirited Away.
I find it hilarious how you have this actually asian looking character next to a kawaii anime girl.
That's the joke.
I love the way the film is in love with her ass.
From a cinematography standpoint, Porco Rosso blows them all away.
Grave of the fireflies
Then they understood the film. This is exactly what you are supposed to think for the opening act of the movie, and what makes it such a chilling experience. Most people, especially westerners who watched the dub, won't pick up the whole exploitation angle the film was going for and just treat it as a bunch of crazy adventures.
No face is far more creepy and rapey anyway.
>sexualizing Miyazaki heroines
if you're underage of a new to anime you say Princess Mononoke. Normal people will say Spirited Away.
Nausicaa/Castle in the Sky are good picks too, Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service are the best for children and also up there.
Howl's Moving Castle is absolutely atrocious.
opinions don't actually take me seriously
>if you're underage of a new to anime you say Princess Mononoke.
Princess Mononoke is Miyazaki's most adult film.
That part when Porco was flying to Milan was amazing.
Some people say it's a marketing strategy, but I think he really meant it every time. Not only is animation on that level difficult, but he always pushes himself too hard.
The issue with him is that no matter how draining the last project was, he can't stop creating.
There's a thing called "being an apprentice".
I've never seen Mononoke, is it good? Also is there an upscale yet or am I stuck with the ones on BBT?
I'd have to go with Porco Rosso but Borrower's Arriety is still my favorite.
I think the only reason he keeps on returning is because he's afraid that no one will be there to fill the void once he leaves. The marketing strategy is just a benefit to it but he's probably thinking ah fuck it I'm coming back there's no on e in the industry quite like me.
>I've never seen Mononoke, is it good?
It is widely considered to be one of the best Ghiblis.
Spirited Away on BD when?