Monday, April 28, 2008

Miyasaki's Studio Ghibli

Miyasaki's Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio. The name Ghibli is derived from the nickname the Italians used for their Saharan scouting planes in the Second World War. Founded in 1985, it is lead by the famous director Hayao Miyazaki with his colleague and mentor Isao Takahata,and the studio's executive managing director and long-time producer Toshio Suzuki. I really like their animation. They always have unique stories. I love "My Neighbor Totoro", "Spirited Away", "Howl's Moving Castle", etc. The Grave of Fireflies made me cry the whole time when I watched it. It is a short movie I have ever seen. It talks about how the japanese civilian were affected during the World War II.