Posts Tagged ‘hayao miyazaki’


August 27, 2010

I am at work right now, its only 5:13 and I work at 6, so im trying to get a little entry done. I think i’ve been drinking too much coffee because nothing taste all that appealing anymore. I always crave it so I drink it anyway but I think I need some new options! The last few nights i’ve worked have been extremely slow, and im predicting another slow night since everyone goes out on Fridays. I havent been up to anything interesting because I work all night and its nearly too hot to go out during the day. I cant wait for it to cool off, although in Florida there isnt much of a “cool” season unfortunately. I dont know why I always end up back in Florida when I hate this weather so much. I want to round-house kick it in the face.


This morning when I woke up, I ate some Lucky Charms and while flipping through the channels I saw that one of my favorite movies was about to come on! This is always a great way to start your day before you have to work. I was elated. The movie is a Hayao Miyazaki film titled “Spirited Away” – I was fortunate enough to catch it in theaters when it came out in 2001! It’s about a young girl named Chihiro who by chance ends up in a spirit world inhabited by japanese spirits and monsters. Humans are not allowed, so when she is discovered she begs for a job at the Spirit bath-house so she can earn her way while she figures out an escape plan. Most humans are turned into pigs if discovered or disrespectful to the spirits, but Chihiro meets a magical boy who guides her through the world and keeps her safe. It is just an all around strange and entertaining movie that I can watch over and over.

I want to have a Miyazaki marathon.

Miyazaki and “The Borrowers”.

July 5, 2010

Combining two of my loves: coffee and one of my favorite Studio Ghibli films – Kiki from Kiki’s Delivery Service!

i’ll be trying the above at work later!

I really love Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibili. I have never been disappointed in any of the movies put out by them, and am always overly excited when I hear about a new one. So color me excited, because I just found these teaser trailers for the next one titled ” The Borrowers Arrietty ” which was inspired by Mary Norton’s fantasy book filled with tiny people.

The Borrowers is a series of children’s fantasy novels by Mary Norton about tiny people who live in the homes of big people and “borrow” things to survive while keeping their existence unknown. The central characters of the novels are a borrower family surnamed Clock: Pod, Homily and their spirited teenage daughter, Arrietty.

No doubt Miyazaki will transform this story into something more magical than it already is. It is supposed to be released in Japan on July 17th, 2010 – but I couldn’t find a US release date. Hopefully sooner than later!