Analysis, Culture, Reviews

The Tale of Princess Kaguya: Divinity, Freedom, and Happiness

To say that the art of this animationĀ is beautiful and refreshing is an understatement. The watercolor brush style is superb and unique in a world of anime dominated by flat colors and smooth lines. The story itself is certainly a timeless one of the yearning for happiness in a world mediated by notions of happiness… Continue reading The Tale of Princess Kaguya: Divinity, Freedom, and Happiness

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Analysis, Culture, Reviews

Princess Mononoke: Struggle and Life

This animation is a favorite of greens and Bookchinites to be sure, but it goes far beyond such ecological concerns. As an animation it is very good, it has the typical Miyazaki character designs. As a story, however, this film is superbĀ in that it is far more complex than most who watch it realize. There… Continue reading Princess Mononoke: Struggle and Life