One of my favorite animation director is Hayao Miyazaki. After reading Darly’s post, she reminded me of Hayao Miyazaki’s Kiki’s Delivery Service. It’s a story about a girl from the country that has move away from home to spend a year in the city where she works in a cute bread and cake shop.
Here’s a quote from Darly’s comment, “Funny how you and I are somewhat on the same wavelength. I love light houses and at one point in time wanted to build one in Laos by a river. It would be a light house but a book shop/reading place and with a nice garden and of course would serve coffee and tea and cookies and cakes since I love to bake more than cooking.”
Anime – TV.com says that “Hayao Miyazaki is one of the most famous and well-respected creators of anime. He has three brothers, he being the second oldest. His older brother, Arata Miyazaki, was born in July 1939. His first younger brother is Shirou Miyazaki. His youngest is brother is named Yutaka Miyazaki and was born in January 1944.”
One of my favorite of all from Hayao Miyazaki is Kiki’s Delivery Service. Here is a music video which brings out a lot great feelings in me. Kiki’s Delivery Service -Youtube
Here’s a quote from Nausicaa.Net
“Kiki is a 13-year old witch. When a witch turns 13, it is traditional for her to move away from home to spend a year in another city or town where there is no witch already living, so that she can learn to be independant and practice her trade.
This is Kiki’s story of the beginning of her year away from home. She and her black cat Jiji run into a little trouble at first, but they soon make friends in their new city by the sea.”
This is one of the few DVD that is great to have around the house if you are bored. The media you see aired on TV are are mostly non-critical thinking commercialism. Some people are actually uploading the whole movie into youtube, although the videos are stretched, due to a crappy video encoder, and not an accurate representation of his work, it’s worth to take a peek. Makes you wonder how can Youtube allow so much copyrighted stuff to go loose. Take a peek at some of the videos see if you like them.
The videos were taken due to copyright claim by Studio Ghibli Inc.