First things first. I want to apologize to you all for being absent for months. Life got a little hectic and I wasn’t able to blog for a while, but its a new year with lots of new anime so lets start fresh and pretend that I never left.
Now for my tribute to the man whose work changed my life forever, Hayao Miyazaki. The first anime I ever saw was Spirited Away with Chihiro and Nigihayami Kohaku Nushi, better known as Haku. (Yes I know his full name. Don’t judge me!) I was so obsessed with the animation style and the way in which the story was portrayed that I had to watch more films by this legendary creator and so I fell in love. My hours began being consumed by My Neighbor Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle reruns, late nights with Ponyo and Sasuke, and wondering how I could meet a guy like Seiji Amasawa from Whisper of the Heart. Miyazaki’s movies never cease to amaze me. The stories he tells through animation are so magical and heart warming that you can’t help but smile every time you see them.
So to the master story-teller, Happy Birthday Miyazaki-san!