Hayao Miyazaki’s most recent film The Wind Rises was finally released in the U.S. over the weekend. Earning an estimated $306,000 from 21 theaters, Miyazaki’s final Oscar-nominated film has prompted the Nerds to reminisce about some of their favorite Studio Ghibli movies.
So all week, we’ll be hearing from many of the Nerds as they share memories about the movies that affected them the most.
In the meantime, you can get started by checking out some of our past Miyazaki coverage from recent months.
Junko got an early screening of The Wind Rises, and reviewed it for us here.
We also commenced this Roundtable when Miyazaki first announced his retirement back in September.
So tune in all week as we look back at the career of a living legend.
- Keith on why Howl’s Moving Castle is better in English
- Martin Hsu sketches his way through the Ghibli Museum outside Tokyo
- Bao reflects on the magic of Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away
- Noah looks at the various versions of Nausicaä that have made their way across the Pacific
- Junko revisits Miyazaki’s pre-Ghibli period with Horusu: Prince of the Sun
- Martin follows up his Ghibli Museum visit with a trek to the house from Totoro.
- Rodrigo looks at how Miyazaki uses magic realism in Ponyo.
- Raymond ruminates on what drives the aviators in Porco Rosso and The Wind Rises.
- Sondra Morishima wraps up the Week with a specially designed bingo card for your next Ghibli Movie Marathon!