Hayao Miyazaki's Masterpieces You Must See Before How Do You Live Release
The incredible works of the Japanese master can change your perception of the world.
The legendary filmmaker is known for his incredible stories and breathtaking animation. With a unique ability to immerse viewers in exciting worlds, the Japanese has created many wonderful works that have left a lasting impression on audiences around the world.
On July 14, the Japanese master's latest anime, How Do You Live? will be released in theaters, so we decided to collect 3 Miyazaki classics you should watch before going to the cinema.
1. Spirited Away
The movie is about a little girl named Chihiro who moves to a new house with her mom and dad. After getting lost on the way, they find themselves in a strange abandoned town where a great feast awaits them. Her parents greedily devour the food, turn into pigs, and become prisoners of the evil sorceress Yubaba.
Now Chihiro must figure out how to free her parents from the evil old woman's spell.
As the heroine travels through the mysterious world, she meets many fantastic creatures and faces many challenges. The movie's themes of resilience, self-discovery, and the importance of empathy make it truly unforgettable.
2. Howl's Moving Castle
Another Miyazaki masterpiece, based on the novel of the same name by an English author.
An evil witch imprisons 18-year-old Sophie in the body of an old woman. The girl escapes from the city and finds a beautiful house on legs, where she meets the powerful wizard Howl and the demon Calcifer.
The enchanting story touches on themes of self-acceptance, love, and the destructive nature of war. Miyazaki's attention to detail is once again evident in the intricate design of the moving castle and the fantastic creatures that inhabit the world.
3. The Wind Rises
An incredibly tragic story about a boy named Jiro who dreams of flying and beautiful planes that can outrun the wind. But he can't become a pilot because he was born short-sighted. But the young protagonist does not give up his dream of the sky, he begins to invent the ideal airplane and eventually becomes one of the best engineers in the world.
Along the way, he not only meets many interesting people, survives the great Tokyo earthquake and World War II, but also finds the love of his life.
The film departs from Miyazaki's usual fantasy worlds to explore the conflicting themes of creativity, ambition, and the ethical dilemma of participating in the war effort.