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Heidi80
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Gahh, I'm trying to write an article about why I love studio Ghibli for an autism web magazine (I have Asperger's syndrome, a form of high-functioning autism) and it's so damn hard. I mean, how can you explain the magic of ghibli movies to someone who has never seen one? It's impossible...

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I've found that I basically can't. I can only really talk about Ghibli films to people who have seen at least one of them, or else I just come across as a rambling lunatic. ^^||


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When i mention the word studio ghibli or hayo miyazaki amoungst a group of friends a nearly 100% reply is, ghibli... what is ghibli?
does nobody watch decent films these days?


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I have Aspergers as well. Just thought I'd mention that.

But to actually address the question, the two words that always come to mind when I think of Hayao Miyazaki's films are honest and pure. There is a sort of purity that Miyazaki-san films have have that I think is incredible. You should definitely say something about that in your article.

And then there are the obvious things you could say. You could mention the beautiful artwork, the Japanese culture and environmental themes present in his films, Joe Hisaishi's musical scores, ect. You could talk about the characters he creates, their realism, and the fact that he uses children as his protagonists often could be mentioned as well.

By the way, if you don't mind, could you post the article once you've finished writing it? I'd like to read it.


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I have it too!!! Guess it's more common than I thought!

Write about the sense of majesty and adventure we get from Ghibli's movies, a feeling absent from most modern cinema. Something evocative of the Hollywood golden days, with a deep passion adults might understand more than children. Capitalizing on the theme of flight might be a good idea too.


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I knew it! There's a link between asperger and Ghibli. Almost all the people with asperger I know love ghibli movies. *goes into scholar mode and starts to study link between asperger and ghibli* Thanks for the suggestions on the article, I have a clearer image on how I want to do it now. I'll start with describing the first time I saw a ghibli film (Mononoke hime), then I'll write about how ghibli became a special interest for me, then about themes and motifs in ghibli films and round up with when I saw Mononoke hime again at the cinema last year, 81/2 years after I first saw it.

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I've also noticed that a lot of people with Aspergers like Ghibli movies. I wonder why that is?


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That is so weird lol. Haha, I don't have aspergers and i luv Ghibli. But, it sounds like Ghibli appeals to most with aspergers. This calls for advanced experimentation (AKA. survey lol).


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