Hayao Miyazaki – Part 3 of 3 – Female and Relatable Protagonists

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Yubaba and Chihiro from Spirited Away

There is no doubt Studio Ghibli gains popularity from the beautiful artwork which there is in every film they release. However, another asset Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki incorporate in their films is the feminine character. Often times the protagonist, and others the antagonist. But there is a clear creative decision for the lack of male protagonists, that is often seen with the likes of DreamWorks or Disney Pixar, or the majority of Hollywood films.

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Hayao Miyazaki – Part 1 of 3 – Ecologically Friendly

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San with Wolf from Princess Mononoke

With the news of Hayao Miyazaki coming out of retirement once again for yet another film, I felt inspired for the next three blog posts to talk about how Mister Miyazaki shares his views in his films, starting things off with the theme of Nature, ecology and his thoughts regarding the greed of humans and we treat the environment. We will look at different films and how much in common they are in respect to this topic.

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