Joe Hisaishi Spirited Away
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foxblood
January 4th 2013



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been watching all of miyazaki's movies recently, only one i have left is NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind. Spirited away is probably the best but it's not really possible to choose a favorite between them all. same with all of the soundtracks

FiveLeavesLeft
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January 4th 2013



9823 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Yeah, honestly, Studio Ghibli are ridiculously consistent with their movies

toxin.
January 4th 2013



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Nausicaa is just as great as the rest, though some of the supporting characters are lacking. I need to get on Grave of the Fireflies though.

@Nec
It's definitely that good. Compelling plot, deep and ambiguous characters, awesome soundtrack, gorgeous art/animation. What's not to love?

foxblood
January 4th 2013



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yeah definitely, and re-watching all their movies with subtitles rather than the dubs i saw as a kid make them so much better too. Spirited Away has a decent dub but most of them don't

princess mononoke is incredible yeah, watch it asap

toxin.
January 4th 2013



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Howl's has a cool dub. Disney got Christian Bale, who's pretty high profile (though at the time, maybe not?). Not sure how well he matches the characters though. I also enjoyed Mononoke's dub, though one of the (Asian ofc) characters was voiced by Jada Pinkett Smith, and it was annoying to hear the characteristic black talk from a fair woman. The rest I watched subbed so I can't say anything there.

FiveLeavesLeft
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January 4th 2013



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I'll check 'em out then. What are you guys' thoughts on Secret World of Arrietty? I still have yet to see it. So far, I've seen SA, Ponyo, Kiki's Delivery Service, and My Neighbor Totoro, and I liked/loved them all.

foxblood
January 4th 2013



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it's beautiful and has a great soundtrack. It moves much slower than other ghibli movies and isn't really action packed but it has a good story and characters. but really most ghibli movies are excellent and worth watching, even the ones that aren't essential are still good movies

FiveLeavesLeft
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January 4th 2013



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Alright, thanks man. The only movie in their studio that kinda got a more negative reception was Tales
from Earthsea. Rotten Tomatoes only gave it a 44% or something like that :[

foxblood
January 4th 2013



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oh yeah i haven't seen that one either, it's not a Hayao Miyazaki film so i forget about it

demigod!
January 4th 2013



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I should probably watch this movie. not big on anime though

Digging: Failure - Magnified

FiveLeavesLeft
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January 4th 2013



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@foxblood: Then again, Arrietty wasn't a Miyazaki film either, he was only a co-writer for it.

Trebor.
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January 4th 2013



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Subs sucks hard cuz the movies are really visual and it's distracting and I miss stuff and reading blows and yeah all japanese people sound the same to me

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toxin.
January 4th 2013



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Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

"I should probably watch this movie. not big on anime though"
Don't worry, you don't really need to be an anime fan to appreciate these movies. It'd be like saying,
"I don't like American cartoons so I don't know if I'll like >insert awesome Pixar movie here.

toxin.
January 4th 2013



12178 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Jesus do less than signs truncate the rest of your comment? This site's got serious formatting issues. (Point in case: )

@Treb, you get used to watching subs. Or maybe not---I watched subbed Hindi movies growing up because my vocab isn't good enough to watch a Hindi movie nad understand it all. So maybe that's why I don't have any trouble. Still, I prefer a decent dub to superior sub just because being able to focus 100% of my attention on Miyazaki's beautiful artwork is better than 95/5 or 90/10 or whatever split.

FiveLeavesLeft
Staff Reviewer
January 5th 2013



9823 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Honestly, Spirited Away has one of the best English dubs I've seen, but probably because Disney did it

toxin.
April 16th 2013



12178 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Chihiro's voice being Lilo throws me off a little.

Still love One Summer's Day to death, ugh

toxin.
May 9th 2013



12178 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

day of the river > life

ethos
September 17th 2013



1752 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

that moment where you first hear the dragon boy while watching it

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Rev
September 17th 2013



9402 Comments


yeahhhhhhhhh

ethos
September 17th 2013



1752 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

[never forget]



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