Sponsored Link


Bookmark and Share

Animator Hayao Miyazaki moves beyond good vs. evil plots

Taking upherewith Anime News by Media regarding Japanese Anime.
Japanese Anime Trend will be read via these News.
Forces of Nature, Including Children
Aug 14, 2009 by New York Times
(Sosuke and Ponyo in the 2008 film "Ponyo," directed by Hayao Miyazaki.)

To watch the image of a young girl burbling with laughter as she runs atop cresting waves in “Ponyo” is to be reminded of how infrequently the movies seem to express joy now, how rarely they sweep us up in ecstatic reverie. It’s a giddy, touchingly resonant image of freedom — the animated girl is as liberated from shoes as from the laws of nature — one that the director Hayao Miyazaki
lingers on only as long as it takes your eyes and mind to hold it close, love it deeply and immediately regret its impermanence. ...

Events: San Japan 2.x
Aug 13, 2009 by San Antonio Express

Actually, Japanese anime and manga can be an eye-opener for folks used to their American equivalents. The entire universe of anime and manga will unfold at ...

Anime not just for kids
Aug 14, 2009 by Iowa City Press Citizen

Anime, or Japanese animation, isn't just for kids. "These are television shows and movies that happen to be animated," Schrader said. ...

Asian Cinema Finds Its Zeitgeist
Aug 14, 2009 by Journal of Turkish Weekly

Manga Impact, a retrospective of Japanese anime, has run as a thread throughout the 10-day event in southern Switzerland, drawing curious interest from ...

From the Console to the TV Station: Part 5
Aug 14, 2009 by Destructoid

Japanese TV companies and animation studios started cashing in on the popularity of videogames just a few years after America's did, but they have since surpassed everyone else with an enormous number of game-related anime under their belts. Some of these programs, such as Pokemon, went on to gain a great amount of popularity throughout the world, while others were never broadcast outside of the island.

Bet you didn't know this one was shown in America for a short while, did you?

Either way, there are way too many of them to mention them all here. Ape Escape, Bomberman, Kirby, Final Fantasy, Valkyria Chronicles, Chrono Trigger and Sonic, among many others, have had at least one anime adaptation. For all intents and purposes, I'd like to just focus on the Japanese shows that have had a foreign "equivalent", to study how cultural differences affected the changes made in the transition from the console to the TV station. ...

"Ragnarok: The Animation" Is Grinding in the Wrong Dungeon
Aug 13, 2009 by Toon Zone

There is this much good to be said for Ragnarok, though: the voice acting from both the English and Japanese casts is surprisingly enjoyable. ...

Animator Hayao Miyazaki moves beyond good vs. evil plots
Aug 8, 2009 by Los Angeles Times
(Miyazaki wowed fans at Comic-Con San Diego recently. (Spencer Weiner / Los Angeles Times))

The good-guys-versus-bad-guys formula often falls through the rabbit hole in Miyazaki stories, particularly the ones that suggest a moral philosophy in their portrayals of individuals caught in conflicts between destructive civilization and a mysterious powerful Nature. Kelts pointed to the wizard father in Miyazaki's newest film, "Ponyo," comparing him to Shakespeare's Prospero as "more of a troubled man than an evil one."
Miyazaki responded: "To have a film where there's an evil figure and a good person fights against the evil figure and everything becomes a happy ending, that's one way to make a film. But then that means you have to draw, as an animator, the evil figure. And it's not very pleasant to draw evil figures. So I decided against evil figures in my films." Again, laughter and applause. ...
By A.S. on Aug 17, 2009
Bookmark and Share



Sponsored Link
Sponsored Link
Latest Articles
Monthly Archives
Sopnsored Link
Sponsored Link
Sponsored Link
ONLINE Counter
Recnet Comment
Recent T/B