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The Little Mermaid Meets Ponyo and Totoros

Organized my Ghibli collectibles in a small cabinet and might post more in my instagram. Feel free to follow me at mermaidsflesh - titled after Rumiko Takahashi’s mermaid horror series, Mermaid Saga. Please let me know if you want me to add you back.

Organized my Ghibli collectibles in a small cabinet and might post more in my instagram. Feel free to follow me at mermaidsflesh - titled after Rumiko Takahashi’s mermaid horror series, Mermaid Saga. Please let me know if you want me to add you back.

君をのせて (sal’s reconstruction) - Sal

House version of 君をのせて from Laputa: Castle in the Sky.


Studio Ghibli’s films have always embraced the connection between nature and magic, and The Tale of Princess Kaguya continues this tradition in fine form.  Writer-director Isao Takahata, who also co-founded Studio Ghibli, breaks from the company’s familiar animation style to venture into a sumi-e look that perfectly suits the story’s celebration of nature’s simplicity and magnificence.  Although Kaguya does become slightly redundant in highlighting its heroine’s values before the film indulges in an abrupt revelation, Takahata and Ghibli have still found fresh life in their classic themes.

A bamboo cutter is working in the forest one day when a tree begins to glow.  As he approaches it, a plant blooms to reveal a tiny girl dressed in fine robes.  He picks her up in the palm of his hand and takes her home to his wife whereupon the girl transforms into a normal, healthy, crying baby.  The bamboo cutter takes this to be a sign that her original form indicated the girl’s destiny is to be a princess.  The girl, Kaguya, physically ages through childhood and adolescence quickly (“like a bamboo shoot!” a playmate observes), but she’s overjoyed to be enjoying the wilderness around her.  However, when another bamboo tree provides the cutter with gold, he uses their new wealth to move his family to the Capital and transform the girl into the princess he believes she was meant to be even though she’d rather be among nature and away from callow suitors.

The movie is based on a 10th century Japanese folktale, and Takahata beautifully animates his picture to the art style of the time period rather than create a straight adaptation.  The story has a deep emphasis on appreciating the simple beauty of nature.  Kaguya and her rural friends happily sing a song celebrating birds, beasts, grass, flowers, and so on.  The more organic art techniques like watercolors, pens, and pencils are in tune with the simple life Kaguya wants to lead.

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New Studio Ghibli Tv Series Ronia the Robber’s Daughter Cast & Characters


imageHaruka Shiraishi (From Up On Poppy Hill’s Sora) as Ronja, Mattis’ only daughter who was born during a thunderstorm. She is cheerful and loving, with an honest heart, but she is also reckless. She loves the forest and gradually starts to learn its ways. She hates Birk when she first meets him, but before long she starts to care for him.

imageTakaaki Seki (Mōryō no Hako’s Shutaro) as Mattis, the leader of a bandit troupe who dotes on his daughter. He is frank and lacks prudence, but he is a good man at heart.

imageYukari Nozawa (Tenchi Muyo GXP’s Seto) as Lovis, Mattis’ wife and Ronja’s mother. She is loving and big-hearted, and often strictly scolds the members of the troupe.

imageUmeji Sasaki (Arc the Lad’s Bibiga) as Skalle-Per, the oldest member of Mattis’ troupe who also serves as a foster parent for Mattis.

imageShoichiro Akaboshi (Hunter X Hunter’s Zeburo) as Fjosok, next in seniority in Mattis’ bandit troupe after Per. He acts as Mattis’ right-hand man.

imageRintarou Nishi (Moribito - Guardian of the Spirit’s Jiguro) as Tjegge, a handsome and cool man who acts as the backbone of Mattis’ bandit troupe.

imageTakeo Ogawa (A Letter to Momo’s Koichi) as Tjorm, a chatterbox who has a vast amount of knowledge. He has a lot of pride, and often serves as the straight man to others.

imageKenji Sugimura (Mobile Suit Gundam AGE’s Ordeo Brown) as Sturkas, the hasty and brilliant leader of Mattis’ special attack unit.

imageTakahiro Shimada (Ping Pong’s Michio Tamura) as Knotas, a large man with superhuman strength and a large personality. In truth, he is quite shy. He never removes his snow glasses.

imageYuusuke Tezuka (Pani Poni Dash!, Kekkaishi) as Pelje, the youngest member of Mattis’ troupe who cannot read situations at all and moves at his own pace. He loves plants.

imageKeiji Himeno (Soul Eater’s Ragnarok) as Lill-Klippen, a bow expert who is a good fighter despite being the shortest member of Mattis’ troupe. He is glib and frivolous.

imageAtsuki Tani (Majin Bone’s Stolz) as Borka, Birk’s father and the leader of another bandit troupe. He is a childhood friend of Mattis and the two are rivals. His personality is much the same as Mattis’, but he also has a nervous temperament and is prudent.

imageSaori Kato (Jormungand’s Karen Lo) as Tori-Onna (Bird Woman), a bad-tempered creature with the face of a beautiful woman. When she sees humans she wants to capture them and tear them apart.

The official website also reveals that the show will premiere on Saturday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m. on BS Premium. The first two episodes will air back-to-back on October 11. The channel will re-air each episode the following Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., although the first two episodes will re-air at 6:00 p.m. BS Premium will air a 90-minute special on October 4 at 7:00 p.m. temporarily titled “Ronja wa Koushite Umareta” (How Ronja Was Born).

The story revolves around Ronja, the only daughter of Mattis, the chief of a tribe of bandits who live in a large castle in a forest. Ronja studies the ways of the mysterious creatures who live in the forest.

imagePOLYGON PICTURES (Knights of Sidonia, The Sky Crawlers) is animating the 3D CG series in collaboration with Studio Ghibli. The show will mark the first time that Miyazaki is directing a television anime series.

Hiroyuki Kawasaki (The Irresponsible Captain Tylor, Sorcerer Hunters, Ryoko’s Case File, Psychic Detective Yakumo) is handling the series composition and scripts. Katsuya Kondo (Kiki’s Delivery Service, From Up On Poppy Hill) designed the characters, and Satoshi Takebe (From Up On Poppy Hill) is handling the music. NHK Enterprise is producing the series, and NHK and Dwango are handling production and writing.

Aoi Terashima is performing the series theme song “Haru no Sakebi” (Spring’s Shout). Mari Natsuki is performing the ending theme song “Player.”

Source Animenewsnetwork