A young girl finds that all the books she chooses in the library have been previously checked out by the same boy. Later she meets a very infuriating fellow... could it be her "friend" from... See full summary »
Told in three interconnected segments, we follow a young man named Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, and finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to test the delicate petals of love.
The short film's main character is a water spider who seems to have fallen in love with a water strider. Though she is scared of him at first, the water strider soon gets used to the presence of the spider.
The witch Baba Yaga keeps her servant the Egg Princess confined and forces her to do hard daily chores around the mill. One night, a batch of kneaded dough comes to life and befriends the Egg Princess.
One of the reasons I went to Tokyo was to visit the Ghibli Museum. The museum ticket included a pass to view one of Miyazaki's short movies. Luckily they played "Hoshi wo katta hi" that day which was an amazing experience. Like every Miyazaki movie, he is able to pull off flawless character development in 16 minutes alongside his signature "goosebump moments". The animation & music mixed very well together, also cool was the dedicated movie theater for Ghibli movies the whole theater had a Ghibli atmosphere without spoiling too much. If you are planning a trip to Japan don't forget to stop by the Ghibli Museum, but remember to get your museum tickets before you go to Japan, they are extremely hard to come by!! It is a must see! Do note that the movie is in Japanese without subtitles.
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