Review of “On Japan’s Animation Culture” (1997)


Miyazaki Hayao (interviewee).

Read in 2021.

Read in Turning Point.

Largely a retread of “The World of Anime and the Scenario” (1995) apropos of Princess Mononoke (1997). Miyazaki again contrasts his own work against anime “locked in its own enclosed world”, claiming that Ghibli films are meant to “express time and space with more universality” and therefore be “understandable to a country grandpa”.

References here: Turning Point: 1997–2008 (2008/2014).

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