The Conflicting Ideals of Hayao Miyazaki | Video Essay


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In this way-too-long and overdue 100k special, we discuss the masterful films directed by renowned animator Hayao Miyazaki. Through his decades of work, we try to gain a better understanding of his worldview and what makes his art so meaningful for his audiences as well as himself.

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Sources mentioned:
Starting Point / Turning Point – Hayao Miyazaki (interviews, essays, etc)

Miyazakiworld – Susan Napier

Documentaries: Never-Ending Man (2016), The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (2013)

Anime Landscapes as a Tool for Analyzing the Human–Environment Relationship
https://www.mdpi.com/2076-0752/7/2/16

Miyazaki’s Animism Abroad
https://www.google.com/books/edition/…

The Toxic Heroine in Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
https://www.researchgate.net/publicat…

Nature and Asian Pluralism in the Work of Miyazaki Hayao | Nippon.com
https://www.nippon.com/en/in-depth/a0…

My Neighbor Totoro: The Healing of Nature, the Nature of Healing
https://muse.jhu.edu/article/614508/pdf

Princess Mononoke and beyond: New nature narratives for children
https://www.researchgate.net/publicat…

The City Ascends: Laputa: Castle in the Sky as Critical Ecotopia
https://web.archive.org/web/201005311…

When Pigs Fly: Anime, Auteurism, and Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso
https://www.researchgate.net/publicat…

Howl’s Moving Castle examines war by focusing on its victims | Counteract
https://counteract.co/film-and-tv/fea…

‘The Wind Rises’: the beauty and controversy of Miyazaki’s final film | The Verge
https://www.theverge.com/2014/1/23/53…

Animating grandma: the indices of age and agency in contemporary children
https://dro.deakin.edu.au/eserv/DU:30…

Hayao Miyazaki interview | Roger Ebert
https://www.rogerebert.com/interviews…

Longing for the “Absolute Satoyama”: Reconsidering Nostalgia and Environmentalism in My Neighbor Totoro
https://www.researchgate.net/publicat…

0:00 Intro
2:35 1) Nature – Nausicaa
11:56 1) Nature – Totoro
21:32 1) Nature – Princess Mononoke
31:44 1) Nature – Ponyo
35:30 1) Nature – Laputa
39:12 2) War – Porco Rosso
44:58 2) War – Howl’s Moving Castle
50:15 2) War – The Wind Rises
1:00:22 3) Heroines
1:14:38 4) Present
1:23:23 5) Longing
1:31:05 6) Resilience
1:36:58 Conclusion

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