On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her - but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.
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A high-school girl named Makoto acquires the power to travel back in time, and decides to use it for her own personal benefits. Little does she know that she is affecting the lives of others just as much as she is her own.
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.
Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni. Nearsighted from a young age and unable to be a pilot, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company in 1927 and becomes one of the world's most innovative and accomplished airplane designers. The film chronicles much of his life, depicting key historical events, including the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, the Great Depression, the tuberculosis epidemic and Japan's plunge into war. Jiro meets and falls in love with Nahoko, and grows and cherishes his friendship with his colleague Honjo. Written by
Do not go into this movie, expecting Kiki or Castle in the Sky, because it's not. It truly is something different by Miyazaki, and in a way it pays an homage to Takahata's Grave of the Fireflies. However, it provides the same inner warm feeling you expect when watching the incredible animation of Studio Ghibli.
Kaze is sentimental drama, and during the entire 2 hour long run, you will truly understand Jiro Horikoshi. This movie is insightful and will leave you staring at the Japanese film credits long after the movie finishes. It's packed with a familiar and breathtaking score from Joe Hisaishi and still manages to provide the magical Ghibli moments that people have become familiar with.
This is the only film I've ever written anything about, and probably will be the only film I ever write a review about. This is Miyazaki at his finest; perhaps not the imaginative super spiral that Spirited Away was, but definitely a sentimental and powerful film that has a great deal of messages; I think this was the movie that we were waiting for from him.
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