View Full Version : How many Miyazaki NON-fans do we have here?

John Booty
10-19-2002, 07:53 PM
This is just a companion thread to this one (http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=2275) .

Well, nearly everybody loves Miyzaki. I can't even imagine anyone NOT liking him.

So, if you actually exist, I'd like to hear from the few perverse souls who don't like Miyazaki and/or Ghibili!

10-19-2002, 09:57 PM
That'd be me.

John Booty
10-19-2002, 10:38 PM
Ah! Please elaborate! I'm not going to argue or anything, I'm just extremely curious. ^_^

10-19-2002, 11:24 PM
The worst part is that I can't even properly articulate WHY I don't like any of the Miyazaki movies I've seen so far (Porco Rosso, Pom Poko, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Laputa; I didn't mind Totoro and I'd sit through it again, but I'm sure that was just because it was super-sweet) - I keep *trying* to like them because I know I'm *supposed* to like them, but there's something about them that just leaves me completely cold. Maybe it's that his themes or his artistic style just don't resonate with me; I can't explain it.

Mei Lan Chang
10-19-2002, 11:32 PM
Ahhhh, you have odviously not seen Miyazaki's greatest work of all, Unico! Cute little unicorn running around spreading love.

10-19-2002, 11:33 PM
Originally posted by Mei Lan Chang
Ahhhh, you have odviously not seen Miyazaki's greatest work of all, Unico! Cute little unicorn running around spreading love.

No. And yet somehow I don't find myself running for the video store right now, either. ;)

10-19-2002, 11:35 PM
Even though Miyazaki works can be enjoyed by all and had themes that only older viewers might realize, I guess some people might not like them because they're too kiddie like. But that's not stopping me ^_^ I love Miyazaki stuff ^_^

10-19-2002, 11:42 PM
I love Miyazaki! I don't love *all* of his stuff, but there's nothing of his that I dislike. I didn't really like Pon Poko or Nausicaa as much as the others, and I've never seen Laputa. I'd have to say my favorites are Totoro and Spirited Away, even though when I saw Totoro I couldn't understand a word of it because it was in raw Japanese.

10-20-2002, 12:04 AM
He's not a god or anything. I liked princess mononoke, but not enough to go buy the dvd ^_^;

10-20-2002, 01:11 AM

10-20-2002, 01:26 AM
Originally posted by camipoop
non-fan right here!!! point one, i don't even know who the heck this anime character is. point two, i don't really know about it's whereabouts and point three, read point one and two. ? HA! ?

Hayao Miyazaki is a mangaka and director of his own anime - I haven't seen him place himself in his own productions yet ^^;

10-20-2002, 01:42 AM
>I can't even imagine anyone NOT liking him.

Heh. Don't be so close-minded, darling. :D

First off, the art is HIDEOUS. You cannot convince me otherwise. All of his films are butt ugly (especially the characters, yuck), old and new. I find the art style simply disagreeable. Secondly, they're not particularly "exciting" films- I suppose they are trying to be thought-provoking and meaningful, but it comes across as dull. Personal preference, I guess. And finally, it does come across as being aimed at children, and not in a good way. I can usually tolerate most children's shows and movies, but his stuff just totally rubs me the wrong way. Honestly, I've never been able to sit through the entirety of any of his works because it's just too painful.

10-20-2002, 01:44 AM

10-20-2002, 09:55 AM
I really don't like his work whatsoever... for more details, see Celine's post. I think she has everything in there. It's very good, and it perfectly executes every point that I would like to make about him as well.

10-20-2002, 12:45 PM
Yeah. Non-fan right here. ^^ *raises hand*

I dunno, it's just.. I agree with Celine about everything being extremely DULL. The only thing I really like about Miyazaki works are the environments and landscapes he creates (like the forest in Mononoke Hime), but that's really about all. I really dislike his art style, because everyone just looks the SAME.. and that's not really a good thing in this case. Totoro was okay, Porco Rosso nearly put me to sleep, and I haven't seen enough of Nausicca to make a judgement on it, but it really hasn't hooked me and I just have no desire to see any more.

I can totally relate to Koumori's statement about knowing they're good and I really should be liking them and fawning over them because it's such a big deal.. but.. I'm not. I feel sort of bad, but there's just no emotion of any sort for me, except that watching one of his films took a few hours of my life that I'll never get back. ^^;;;;

But to those that enjoy it, more power to them. :) I'm glad that Spirited Away has hit theaters, hopefully setting a precedent for theatrical anime in the future!

10-21-2002, 09:42 AM
*waves arms madly*

But you knew that already, uh, John? I ranted enough about it on other threads. ^___^