This month’s What’s the Difference covers a beloved movie in Howl’s Moving Castle.
I have to admit to not having gotten onboard of the Studio Ghibli lovefest bandwagon. At best, I can claim to have watched half of Spirited Away and some film analysis videos that sing the studio’s praises.
But, but, Fantasy! And anti-war! And environmentalism! And anti-consumerism! And anti-discrimination!
Yes, I know. I watched Astroboy as a kid.
Seriously, what is it about drawing and animation that leads to having a social conscious?*
Anyway, I like that a lauded production company manages to make book adaptations that improve on the source material. Maybe I’ll give it a watch at some stage.
* Let’s just ignore examples like Scott Adams… who is just terrible despite making some really funny comics in the past.