Ponyo: Can a Japanese Fantasy Finally Animate Us Audiences?

Aug 17, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Buzzle.com

Hayao Miyazaki's latest anime releases follows string of acclaimed cartoons that had muted success in America In his native Japan, Hayao Miyazaki enjoys widespread critical and popular acclaim for his exquisitely animated films, which take viewers into surreal alternative worlds of shape-shifting dragons and floating castles.

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steven mayerson

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Sep 12, 2009
 
Ponyo is wonderful. I saw it 3 times. It has gorgeous gesign , a fun storyline and a serious subtext. It is aimed younger that Spirited Away" but that's OK.

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Apr 2, 2010
 
I loved this movie. In terms of animation I usually never expect much because I am used to US productions (except for a couple extraordinary ones)... but Ponyo is just plain amazing.
Hayao Miyazaki has earned a reputable name at his country for a reason, I watched My neighbor Totoro not too long ago and I was amazed and touched.

I like to see reflected on screen japanese values among an important storyline.

I am looking forward on finding more movies from this director and watching them.

But it is a shame to see his movies are not very appealing to the US market despite their greatness.

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...laughs best of all.

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Apr 5, 2010
 
Gibli(sp?) studios usually puts out a movie here in the US every few years and it blows Disney's crap out of the water every time.

I was and still am a fan of Mononoke Hime.(Princess Mononoke US title) Castle in the Sky, Kiki's Delivery service, and Howl's Moving Castle.

I believe Spirited Away even won a few Awards here in the US when it came out.

I look forward to his next master piece

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Apr 6, 2010
 
I watched Spirited Away I consider my self an official Hayao Miyazaki fan. I am looking forward on finding Castle in the Sky and Kiki's Delivery.

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Jul 27, 2010
 

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I am a fan Of his work but I didn't really like Ponyo. My little sister loved it though!!![^^] My favorite was Spirited Away. That is and always will be my favorite movie. I've watched like 35 times. X)
kiki express was cool too.
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Apr 3, 2014
 
The best 1 is Howl's Moving Castle..i loved the magic and the romance ;3 I loved Ponyo too..it was just too adorable..aaand Spirited Away won an award, it's got a really interesting storyline to it, and My Neighbor Totoro is really touching too. I found Princess Mononoke a bit wierd but it's also interesting
Ainu

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Apr 3, 2014
 
Princess Mononoke describes the battles between the Jomon and the Yayoi.
Alisha

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Apr 4, 2014
 
Jomon and Yayoi?..Gods?
Ainu

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Apr 5, 2014
 
No, the Jomon are native Japanese and the Yayoi are Chinese or Korean descendants.

Ashitaka is the Jomon warrior riding on deer Rakkuru. He moved to the western region the Yayoi dominated. The Yayoi brought an iron making method Tatara from Asia and tried to rule Japan. The Jomon are nature boys and fighting with the Yayoi in this animation.

Mononoke originated from Mononobe, the Jomon warrior who lost to the iron armed Yayoi warrior Soga. This animation is telling Japanese history.

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Apr 27, 2014
 
I remember seeing Castle in the sky, howl's moving Castle, and spirited away, they are all great Movies.

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