Saturday, July 7, 2012
Hello dear blog followers! My previous post is about Howl’s Moving Castle and I know that it has been awhile since I wrote that. School days are filled with so many assignments and I still squeeze in watching my favorite anime shows and drawing them after I'm done with all of my homework, that's why blogging seem to take a backseat for now.
Anyways, The topic for today is again, one of my very favorite anime movies called Spirited Away! Happy reading!
This wonderful and unforgettable story is all about Chihiro Ogino, a 10-year old who is moving with her parents to a new home in Japan. On their way there, to get away from so much traffic, her father decided to take a shortcut along the woods. They go through a tunnel and come across a restaurant filled with delicious food. Her parents were so hungry that they started eating lots of food from a restaurant. They insisted that she should go eat with them too. But she refused because she senses danger.
After a while, Chihiro finds out that her parents have been turned into pigs, and a boy from her past meets her once again. His name is Haku. He tells her to work in the bathhouse so she could stay and save her parents. She then she meets Kamaji, the boiler man, Lin (to whom she becomes an assistant), and Yubaba, the witch who rules the bathhouse. She has a gigantic baby named Boh, who is very spoiled.
She meets No Face and lets him in the bathhouse, where he creates a lot of trouble. One day Haku comes back to the bathhouse hounded by flying papers and he gets deeply wounded. She gives Haku the gift the river spirit gave her and he coughs a golden seal, something he took from Zeniba -Yubaba’s twin sister. She set off to Zeniba’s house with No Face and she returns the golden seal and apologizes for Haku. Then she figures out Haku’s name and Haku is freed from his curse.
But before she could go home, Yubaba gives her a final test and if she fails, she will never see her true parents ever again. She passes the test and is free to leave with her parents to the real world. Then she and Haku go to the tunnel and Haku made a promise to see her again and she is told not to look back, not until she went through the tunnel.
So that’s the summary in my point of view. I like the movie because it is adventurous, full of courage, bravery, and funny moments. I think should add some improvements to the story, though. No big ugly wart in Yubaba’s face (LOL!) and no piggified parents (some other animal instead). What do you think? :)
The movie-maker and writer is once again Hayao Miyazaki. Mom downloaded some of his movies and we enjoy watching them together. How cool is that?! I highly recommend his films, so much that I'm making a couple of fanfics about his stories, but I still need to finish them before showing it to you. I do hope to be an author someday, although I have many other ambitions I want to fulfill.
So that’s all for today. Thank you for always supporting me. God Bless us all!
Sunday, June 3, 2012
Hello, dear blog friends! I am very sorry if I haven’t updated my blog lately. I had sooooooooooooo much fun during my summer vacation, and I promise to tell you all about it on my next posts. In the meantime, the topic for today is about one of my favorite anime movies, Howl’s Moving Castle! I wrote this post months ago, but wasn't able to share it right away.
This story/movie is all about a young and simple girl named Sophie Hatter, who runs her family’s hat shop (no wonder their last names are called Hatter). She then meets the notorious Howl, who is a wizard and is famed for eating the hearts of beautiful girls. One day, when she comes home, she is cursed by the evil Witch of the Waste into the body of a 90 year old woman, and, as the witch said it, she could not speak of the curse to other people. She sets off to find Howl’s castle and is helped by a scarecrow who she calls Turnip Head.
Then she meets Calcifer, a fire demon who holds Howl’s heart. She also meets Markel, Howl’s young apprentice. When Howl finally sees her again, she tells him that she was hired by Calcifer to be their cleaning lady. But Howl could sense the curse the witch cast into her and could see her true age like Calcifer. Sophie turns Howl’s life upside-down as they encounter problems, friendship, and love.
Suddenly, Howl realizes that he loves her even though she is cursed and Sophie also loves Howl even though he is cursed too, by the Witch of the Waste into a bird-like monster. Howl also finds out that she is the girl from his dreams who frees him and Calcifer from their curses. She doesn’t only free Howl, but their relationship also deepens. She also broke the curse of Prince Justin, who was the scarecrow Turnip Head, who helped her earlier. She has the ability of talking life into things and she also got Howl’s heart back literally. Then slowly, her curse is lifted and she becomes her young self again.
This movie was based on a book written by Dianne Wynne Jones. I hope that more people will watch movies by Hayao Miyazaki. I recommend this to everyone! I super loooooove it because it's very inspiring, magical, romantic (though a little too cheesy) and teaches one to stand up for himself and for others.
I made some improvements on the story (yes, my own fanfiction!) no witch with wobbly layers of neck :), no spell on Sophie, and a little more fluff to the story. I will post my fanfiction stories here and share them with you soon! I hope I don't get very busy with school, but I will try my best to update my blog as frequently as I can.
I am a little addicted to Howl’s Moving Castle that, I watch it almost like every day after the first time I laid my eyes on it. I also watch repeatedly another one of my favorite movies entitled Spirited Away. But I will tell all of you about that, on my next blog article. More stories to come so please come visit me back again.
Thank you for reading dear friends! I love you all!