Event: Hyper Japan welcomes back Laputa, Totoro and Kiki’s Kihara Hirokatsu

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Hyper Japan will be back for its next fest at Tobacco Dock, London from July 14th to 16th, and so will Kihara Hirokatsu. An anime professional who worked on the production desk for Laputa, My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service, he was a guest at last year’s Hyper Japan too. But he ruffled a […]

The princess and the portrayal: feminism and self-love in Miyazaki’s movies

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The set-ups of certain of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli films make you feel as though you’ve returned to Disney’s fairytales. In Howl’s Moving Castle, downtrodden hat maker Sophie has her Cinderella moment when she’s waltzed across the sky by Howl. And the enduring curse catalyst is flipped onto the male […]