Review of “Bokkō (A Battle of Wits; Mo gong, Chinese) Memo: As an Animated Film” (1991)


Miyazaki Hayao (writer).

Read in Starting Point.

A proposal to adapt Sakemi Kenichi’s novel Bokkō (“Mohist Attack”) for TV.

Ignorance about military technology and military history will not be tolerated.

The novel was eventually adapted as a 1992 comic and a 2006 Hong Kong film. It is hard to imagine how it would have turned out if Ghibli had actually made it.

References here: “The World of Anime and the Scenario” (1995), Starting Point: 1979–1996 (1996/2009).

text non-fiction Japanese production