Tutorial Notes

Nail down your facts on the technique! 2D – CG colouring? How Studio Ghibli makes a hero a shadow Make comparisons to previous Ghibli characters THEMES OF NON-BINARY CONFLICS IN GHIBLI Realistic style conected to historical context – Get quotes on this Historic, cultural context SHINTO Link between character complexity and animation style Look at […]

It’s not bad people that are destroying forests

Hard-working people have been doing it… …After all, this film is just reenacting what humans have done historically. After Shishi Gami’s head was returned, nature regenerated. But it has become a tame, non-frightening forest of the kind that we are accustomed to seeing. The Japanese have been remaking the Japanese landscape in this way.

Miyazaki on Lady Eboshi

While doing some research on Princess Mononoke, I came across an interview with Hayo Miyazaki about the film and his thoughts on some of the characters, including Lady Eboshi. The interview has been translated on a Studio Ghibli fan site here: http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/interviews/m_on_mh.html In the interview, he talks about Eboshi’s back story. “I thought up a story […]

Princess Mononoke: Post Viewing Analysis

The overriding theme I got from watching Princess Mononoke today was the blurred lines between good and evil and not just through the character of Lady Eboshi; A good portion of the cast have dubious morals; The wolves and their vicious blood lust for the humans, Jiko and his manipulative endeavour for the head of the forest […]