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Miyazaki's 'The Boy and the Heron' is No. 1 at North American box office

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By JAKE COYLE

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Wow, That's great. Miyazaki is an artist of the highest notch. I've never grown tired of his earlier work and still watch it again just for the joy of seeing the magic.

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It was a good film.

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Miyazaki is a master of manga story telling, classic art in cartoon film creation.

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Japanese animation is moving towards other kinds of products and new directors that are also very successful, but quality work will always be recognized so Ghibli is not going to worry just yet.

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The only problem is USA disneyland is in Japan but not Japan's Ghibli. It's time Ghibli theme park as bug as Disneyland should be in both East and West Coast.

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I won’t be tricked into watching another Ghibli movie. They’re fine movies, but they’re movies for babies. Any grown adult who’s praising Miyazaki for making anything close to high art needs to expose themselves to better films. I’ve been tricked a couple of times now by peoples saying “You HAVE to watch (insert Ghibli movie here) it’s soooo good” only for me to sit through a movie made for children and babies

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 they’re movies for babies

Watch Grave of the Fireflys and then come back and tell us if that was for babies

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Watch Grave of the Fireflys and then come back and tell us if that was for babies

That was good but it’s an outlier compared to most Ghibli movies

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JboneInTheZone

I won’t be tricked into watching another Ghibli movie. They’re fine movies, but they’re movies for babies. Any grown adult who’s praising Miyazaki for making anything close to high art needs to expose themselves to better films.

Really? What about My Neighbor Totoro? The themes of family, love, resilience, and deep respect for nature don't resonate with you? The movie's exploration of childhood – its innocence, sense of wonder, and ability to accept the extraordinary as part of the ordinary. No feelings?

Sure, not all Ghibli films are as noteworthy, but I feel that they resonate with most people.

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What about My Neighbor Totoro?

This is the movie that made me decide to never watch another Ghibli movie. I had multiple people tell me how good it was only to watch it and realize it’s just a children’s film.

The themes of family, love, resilience, and deep respect for nature don't resonate with you? The movie's exploration of childhood – its innocence, sense of wonder, and ability to accept the extraordinary as part of the ordinary. No feelings?

I mean it’s cute but I don’t think it’s anything adults should be qualifying as some kind of high art to other adults. I enjoy Pixar films but grown adults talking about how great Ghibli movies are is the same as grown adults going on about how great Pixar movies are. They’re fine kids movies but that’s all they are

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