PAST BLOGS

12/27/2006

gaga over ghibli

it was vacation years ago when i found myself caught in deep argument with my family regarding the social relevance of anime. most of my family members think that anime is just moving colored sketches of crap that was made to entertain children; little did they realize that anime has shaped and influenced the psyche as well as the social constructs of the society of its viewers since its emergence.

i am watching samurai x (rurouni kenshin: romance of a meiji swordsman) then when my grandmother, together with my aunts, judged my maturity by saying that cartoons were only for kids.
as a reaction, i argued to them the whole afternoon explaining the social and humanitarian benefits of anime but they never considered my explanations. all that mattered to them that time was for me to quit watching anime and to shift to the news channel, if not, to the telenovelas that they watch.

since childhood, i’ve always seen the potential of animated series and movies as an influential means of shaping one’s personality and society.
my early favorites were saber riders , voltron, voltes v and daimos. since then, series like the dog of flanders, julio at julia, cedi, princess sarah and others has contributed to my collective ideology and views about life.

lately, i got hold of a studio ghibli collection dvd set for only 700php at quiapo.
the set contains 19 dvds of the earliest studio ghibli collections to the latest.
some titles included are:
nausicaƤ of the valley of wind
laputa: the castle in the sky
my neighbor totoro
kiki's delivery service
porco rosso
panda! go panda!
princess mononoke
grave of the fireflies
spirited away
howl's moving castle
my neighbors the yamadas
the cat returns
whisper of the heart
ocean waves
only yesterday

so far i have only seen mononoke and howl’s moving castle.



howl's moving castle


howl's moving castle movie premiere


princess monnoke


spirited away


grave of the fireflies


kiki's delivery service


laputa, castle in the sky


studio ghibli


so far, i found the ghibli movies very moving and entertaining.
japan has tapped one area of the arts that helped them regain andstrengthen their dignity, history and nationality as a people; i hope the filipinos also do.

8 comments:

kepikups said...

nakakatuwa naman.
may kaibigan din akong medyo nahook ngayon sa studio ghibli.
sabay kaming bumili ng dvd set before xmas, we got the 3 disc-21 titles for 150. pero mas gusto ko pa rin sana yung set na hiwahiwalay, i saw one kasi na 15 titles pero 1,500 swerte mo na jan sa 700.

first studio ghibli ko ata was laputa, tapos mula noon sinearch ko na mga pelikula ni miyazaki hayao. sana gumawa na uli siya ng bago.

i also love anime. super dami kasing ok [aside from the ones that they show on local tv]. interested ako dati sa mga gruesome, dystopian anime [kaya bibilhin ko next time yung evangelion na series] ngayon yung mga cute muna at medyo light, hehe tulad ng sa mga gawa ng studio ghibli

[hahaha napahaba comment ko pasensya]

---------

http://freewebs.com/pelikulakepipula
the come back blog of mine hehe.

jhay said...

Bumili din ako ng CD nyan, di ko lang alam kung nasaan na dahil hindi ko na matandaan kung sino ang nanghiram.

Hindi naman lahat ng anime, pero ilan sa kanila may social relevance at mensahe talaga. Tulad ng gundam series, samurai x etc.

bulitas said...

@ kepikups: wow! 3disc 21 titles! cool! saan nyo yun nabili? naghahanap din ako nun eh. may naita ako sa MOA na 8/9 title set kaso 3500 (at orig yun).

haha. maikli pa yang comment kumpra sa iba. hehe.

wow! comeback blog! ayus!

salamat sa quiapo.

hapi new year sau!

apir!

@ jay: naku, sayang naman. hanapinn ang nanghiram na hindi nagbabalik ng cd!
well, i got yer point. lam ko namng me mga wala lang sa unang tingin. (i.e. hentai anime) pero kung titignan mo ng mabuti, me underlying message pa rin namn. hehe.
darn. parang gusto kong sumali sa blog herald contest! haha.haoi new year!

Anonymous said...

wow dun pala galing yung movie na spirited away, yun lang yung alm ko dyan n title e napanood ko yan last summer well maganda nga yung movie n yun kso bitin...ang mura nun ha 19dvd for p700?

dapat mga nasa 1k dapt yan kung tag-p60..lumalabas p36+ lang bawat dvd laking tipid nun ha...

well as for me, mga koreanovela nmn pinapatos ko isang cd mhigit 30+ hours of series hahaha ang dami noh?

kung gusto mo ng mga ganyan title try to download sa mga bit torrent sites libre pa!

kepikups said...

oo kahit hentai anime naman may mga cultural context yan. hehehe. naku japan pa, super ineteresting ng anime culture sa japan, i remember nung umattend ako ng isang anime forum sa school. dami niyang pinakitang study sa research nya dun. hehehe. sana makapunta din ako sa japan at iexplore yung 'underground' anime culture dun. hehehe

kakasimula ko pa lang uli magblog. blogspot din ako dati pero lumipat na. i'll add you sa links pag nagawa ko na :D

thanks for dropping by.

Kironobu said...

WAW...
magagandang movies yan...
asteg at nakakuha ka ng studio ghilbi collection... gusto ko ren nyan... galing nyan eh... kahit mejo weird asteg pa rin!

arvin said...

studio ghilbi? ngaun ko lang ata 'to narinig... cguro hahanap na din ako ng piratang dvd nito.

since mahilig ka sa anime, watch bleach pati full metal alchemist. hehe :D

bulitas said...

@ ron: di namn weird. iba lang ang take ng ghibvli sa animation. but still, asteg pa rin!

@ arvin: yup. naaliw ako s afull metal alchemist. makabili na nga ng dvd nun. yung bleach, ivheard maganda nga daw.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...