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Miyazaki Hayao's Next Film Won't Be Viewed At Ease

by dtshyk
Nov 27, 2011 7:19 AM | 53 Comments
According to Hollywood Channel News, Suzuki Toshio revealed the concept of the next film of Miyazaki Hayao. He said Studio Ghibli is now pursuing realism and the audience cannot watch Miyazaki's new movie at ease. "The earthquake has caused a social unrest, which affected the creators' mind greatly. Poverty has become a realistic threat for the general public. We had already expected the paradigm shift of Japanese society before the earthquake," Suzuki said.

Source: Hollywood Channel

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Going with the flow I see.

Nov 28, 2011 9:27 PM by koreye

This actually sound good. Maybe I'll be able to enjoy a Miyazaki film then.

Nov 28, 2011 11:38 AM by Sir_Lexa

Wonder what it will be.

Nov 28, 2011 11:02 AM by Avolion

Realism huh, well I welcome it considering what he's done in the past. A bit concerned but I'm sure he can pull it off.

Nov 28, 2011 7:34 AM by Kamakirii

This is going to be interesting... Can't wait!

Nov 28, 2011 3:58 AM by Son44

anything from Ghibli is better than the crap these days.

Nov 27, 2011 10:46 PM by Kazeshini

Afraid....But excited...

Nov 27, 2011 9:45 PM by Fishcaek-Chan

I think it has to do with a lot of what this generation's anime/manga writers are putting on the table. A lot of moe, loli, fanservice rich content. All eye candy very little substance.


Well, the anime industry is still suffering from all kinds of shit thrown at them (the March 11 earthquake, instability of economies across the globe, and that idiotic Ishihara's wishes to destroy anime and manga), and they need to at least earn a decent buck to live through this.

You can't really blame them. If only things were more stable, there would have been more decent titles on the season lineup. Right now, we just have to learn to trust the industry.

Although I can't trust Miyazaki "saving anime" soon.
He needs to change that "fuck technology" ideology of his and help inspire the minds of the newer generation.

Nov 27, 2011 9:02 PM by Orix

Orix said:
@Veethorn

He's actually talking to this part of your post: "bring great story telling back.", although he's probably exaggerating that part of your post.

@Daimyo

I don't know. The March 11 quake is really incomparable to World War II. However, the 1995 Kobe quake did awaken some renowned writers of that time, but not at the scale of WWII.

That said, a certain sci-fi writer whose biography I watched in NHK World last night was considerably a hater of anime and manga writing when Lum Invader is still very famous.

I'm quite disappointed that bestsellers couldn't acknowledge manga and anime writers as equals. I'm smelling elitism.


I think it has to do with a lot of what this generation's anime/manga writers are putting on the table. A lot of moe, loli, fanservice rich content. All eye candy very little substance.

The stuff sells well so most of the fans are content. However, at the same time it almost gives a negative stigma to the platform as a whole. They're seriously aren't many japanese manga/anime writers today like Go Nagai or Leiji Matsumoto who are willing to think outside the box.

Not to discredit Rumiko Takahashi and her extensive anime library in anyway, but a lot of what she promotes is typically the same thing presented in a slightly package.

Nov 27, 2011 8:06 PM by Daimyo

@Veethorn

He's actually talking to this part of your post: "bring great story telling back.", although he's probably exaggerating that part of your post.

@Daimyo

I don't know. The March 11 quake is really incomparable to World War II. However, the 1995 Kobe quake did awaken some renowned writers of that time, but not at the scale of WWII.

That said, a certain sci-fi writer whose biography I watched in NHK World last night was considerably a hater of anime and manga writing when Lum Invader is still very famous.

I'm quite disappointed that bestsellers couldn't acknowledge manga and anime writers as equals. I'm smelling elitism.

Nov 27, 2011 7:31 PM by Orix

I was wondering how the Earthquake would affect Japanese Animation. Hopefully, we'll see a lot more conscious and imaginative anime like the period after WW2.

Nov 27, 2011 7:29 PM by Daimyo

I'm curious to see how it turns out.

Nov 27, 2011 7:16 PM by Pshaman

ah... Ponyo second season.

Nov 27, 2011 6:43 PM by MorningGlory

Rethardus said:
Veethorn said:
A Nausicaa or Mononoke in a present day setting? Fuck yes, bring great story telling back.


You claim that movies with fantasy settings with a happy end are bad story telling by definition?
Not only you, but I see many posts similar to yours.

What's up with this ignorance? So only depressing stories are worthwile and good?
I understand that some prefer movies with a more serious tone (so do I), but it doesn't mean joyous stories are bad. Change the attitude man.


Stop assuming others are ignorant because they state a wish to see/watch something. You're the one being ignorant and offensive. My comment simply means Im happy about a movie that hopefully will have some of the themes of the movies mentioned in a setting of today, and yyes I think those two movies are Miyazakis best works, I didnt state any facts. So pls dont be a jerk.

Nov 27, 2011 6:43 PM by Veethorn

Aaaaaaaand the Hipster Hayao strikes again.

Nov 27, 2011 6:19 PM by Orix

it'll be intresting depending on how he handles the subject.

Nov 27, 2011 4:51 PM by Atikal

That sounds interesting. I'm be looking forward to seeing it.

Nov 27, 2011 4:50 PM by Samurai_

Mr_Gutts said:
so the movie is about the earthquake ?


No. Miyazaki was inspired by the earthquake, but the movie won't be about the earthquake.

Nov 27, 2011 3:58 PM by GZTC

At ease or not, as long as the film is good that's what matters.

Nov 27, 2011 3:04 PM by AlexSadist-sama

sounds cool and my kinda animu

Nov 27, 2011 2:56 PM by Corpse69

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