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Spirited Away reclaims its throne

Discussion in 'Akihabara Lounge' started by Keishin, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Keishin

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    Was starting to get worried there for a sec, as Your Name is honestly garbage it shouldn't get to represent the best of japanese cartoons.
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    Sometimes I worry that someone will try a load of lazy live-action/CGI remakes of gorgeous Studio Ghibli films, like they're currently doing with the best Disney films.

    EDIT: Wait... Ponyo is fourth? Ponyo?!
     
  3. Keishin

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    Ponyo is a Miyazaki film so it's not that surprising...
    They're already going hard on Pokemon with the 3D remake of the first film. Lion King is also getting 3D remake but it doesn't look that bad I guess.
     
  4. Aduro

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    I'm just surprised that Ponyo did so well when its the runt of the litter. Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, The Cat Returns, Porco Rosso, Arrietty. They're all much better Miyazaki films and its not like they're any less family friendly.

    A pokemon movie that's a tacky cash grab relying on nostalgia is not even slightly out of the ordinary...
    From what I've seen of the Lion King trailers, the voice acting is good, but its mostly a copy-pasted script with the same songs. And the CGI lions look less emotive than sock puppets.
     
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  5. Keishin

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    I mean it's not that surprising to have bland, boring and uninspired films take up like 30% of the slot.
     
  6. EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!

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    Ponyo had Sosuke's Mom, so it's place up there in the top 5 is well deserved :datass



    It'll be interesting to see if Shinkai's Weathering With You will be light the world on fire again. It still feels surreal to see him go from a low key movie about angsting over a teacher's feet in the rain, to then being atop the anime world with a crowd pleasing, body swapping film with some music video esque sequences strewn throughout.

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    Also, got to say I'm mighty impressed to see Arrietty's placement, above even the Wind Rises. It was such a lovely movie, and its soundtrack was divine.
     
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    I haven't watched Your Name and I don't plan to do so :torishrug
     
  8. Keishin

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    Me sitting through Your Name :doggokek
     
  9. Amol

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    Your name is awesome movie and so is Spirited Away.
    I pity you if you feel need of bashing one of them just to like other one. This is not either or scenario.
     
  10. Keishin

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    Your name is a bad film tho.
    :haha
     
  11. Imagine

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    Your Name is overrated, but so is Spirited Away. It's not even top 5 Miyazaki.
     
  12. Lew Retired Staff

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    Bit of a overreaction to call Your Name garbage. Nice to see Spirited Away top it though.
     
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    Always preferred Princess Mononoke or My Neighbour Totoro Kappa
     
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    your name isn't as amazing as the insane amount of hype made it out to be but it's far from garbage lol.
     
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