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What are your favorite Miyazaki directed movies?

The Castle of Cagliostro
0
No votes
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
4
15%
Castle in the Sky
3
12%
My Neighbor Totoro
6
23%
Kiki's Delivery Service
1
4%
Porco Rosso
2
8%
Princess Mononoke
3
12%
Spirited Away
6
23%
Howl's Moving Castle
1
4%
Ponyo
0
No votes
The Wind Rises
0
No votes
 
Total votes : 26

Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby jabba359 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 13:44 +0000

I've been on a Miyazaki kick lately, recently re-watching Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away (my first time seeing these on Blu-ray, and they blow the DVD's away!), as well as watching the documentary The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness. I'm sure we have lots of Miyazaki fans on here and was wondering about your favorite Miyazaki directed movies.

My top 3 picks are:

1. Princess Mononoke
2. My Neighbor Totoro
3. Spirited Away
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Re: Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby maichan » Sun Jun 19, 2016 13:59 +0000

I love them all, so it's hard to pick three... but I picked these:

1. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
2. My Neighbor Totoro
3. Spirited Away

Nausicaä is my top choice since it was the manga that introduced me to Miyazaki.
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Re: Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby Maka » Sun Jun 19, 2016 14:31 +0000

I voted for Totoro. But I would have voted for Kiki and panda go panda if they were options. Peace, maka
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Re: Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby jabba359 » Sun Jun 19, 2016 15:39 +0000

maichan wrote:I love them all, so it's hard to pick three... but I picked these:

1. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
2. My Neighbor Totoro
3. Spirited Away

Nausicaä is my top choice since it was the manga that introduced me to Miyazaki.


Nausicaä would have been my fourth choice. Narrowing it down to 3 choices was hard, but I figured I had to make a cutoff somewhere or I'd just vote for them all! :mrgreen:

Maka wrote:I voted for Totoro. But I would have voted for Kiki and panda go panda if they were options. Peace, maka


Kiki's on the list. Panda! Go Panda! was directed by Isao Takahata. I haven't seen that one yet, but will try to find a copy to watch.
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Re: Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby maichan » Sun Jun 19, 2016 17:37 +0000

I was greatly tempted to include Princess Mononoke, as it was the first (and so far only) Miyazaki film I have seen on the big screen.
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Re: Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby BuckRogers » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:00 +0000

Oh, so love Miyazaki! All of my kids also just love them.

We have been trying to find MY Neighbor Totoro on DVD for a long time but cannot seem to find it. Any leads would be greatly appreciated!!! :D
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Re: Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby Eltanin » Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:13 +0000

I voted Totoro, Spirited away, and Castle in the Sky.
Hard choice, I love most Miyazaki movies :)
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Re: Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby jabba359 » Mon Jun 20, 2016 10:19 +0000

BuckRogers wrote:Oh, so love Miyazaki! All of my kids also just love them.

We have been trying to find MY Neighbor Totoro on DVD for a long time but cannot seem to find it. Any leads would be greatly appreciated!!! :D


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Re: Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby Angilasman » Mon Jun 20, 2016 17:09 +0000

I love them all, but I typically single out Porco Rosso as my favorite. If I'm feeling down, that one especially lifts my spirits.
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Re: Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby Jubei » Fri Jul 29, 2016 18:27 +0000

Back in the late 80s, HBO aired a dubbed version of Nausicaa titled Warriors of the Wind. I still have it on VHS tape. When the new official DVD version was released awhile ago, I find the differences between the two versions to be interesting.

I've seen the majority of his films but the ones that left a lasting impression on me was Nausicaaa, Castle in the Sky and Howl's Moving Castle.
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Re: Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby maichan » Fri Jul 29, 2016 19:15 +0000

Jubei wrote:Back in the late 80s, HBO aired a dubbed version of Nausicaa titled Warriors of the Wind. I still have it on VHS tape. When the new official DVD version was released awhile ago, I find the differences between the two versions to be interesting.


Interesting. I no longer have the VHS.... what were some differences that you recall?
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Re: Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby Mayhem » Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:58 +0000

Separate dub and release. See "Warriors of the Wind" under releases - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nausica%C ... Wind_(film) . Although in this case it was also heavily edited by the looks of it.

A number of companies released some of Ghibli's output in the West during the 80s and early 90s. When Disney got the rights, it pretty much redubbed all the films itself for its own releases. So you'll find two dubbed versions of some films such as Kiki's Delivery Service. I've seen both versions of that. I actually prefer the original dub to Disney's version!
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Re: Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby Jubei » Sat Jul 30, 2016 17:31 +0000

I would have to watch both versions again to find any edited or deleted scenes between them. I understand that some of his mature themes were probably edited in favor in promoting the film as being more 'kid-friendly' at that time.

But what really stands out to me is the change in voice actors and changes in dialogue. I thought Warrior of the Winds had some terrific voice casting and so upon hearing those changes in the new edition, some of the characters felt 'off' to me. Some of the changes in dialogue were glaring although knowing this was probably a result of the early editing (along with any issues in the translation itself) makes it somewhat more tolerable.

For it's time though, I still love Warriors of the Winds, probably one of my earliest exposures to anime.
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Re: Favorite Miyazaki Movies

Postby Maka » Sat Jul 30, 2016 18:36 +0000

I have the Fox VHS dubbed version of Totoro. I haven't seen the Disney version. But I have a feeling I won't like it as much. Whatever version I watch first is usually the one I end up liking the most. :). Peace, maka
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