They Shot Pictures Ep#29: Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli


On this episode of They Shot Pictures, Jhon and Sean are joined by guest Mike and the three of them discuss the magical world of Hayao Miyazaki and more broadly, Studio Ghibli. Over the course of nearly 3 hours, they discuss in detail the films NausicaƤ of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), Only Yesterday (1991) and Miyazaki’s latest film, The Wind Rises (2013).

Jhon writes about a variety of visual media including anime and manga on his blog. He also really would love for you to reach out to him about all things cinematic on twitter, @cruyffbedroom.

Mike writes about cinema on his blog and also co-hosts the podcast, The George Sanders Show with Sean.

Sean writes about all things film on his blog and is also on twitter @theendofcinema.

Show Notes:

- Mike’s Review of Kiki’s Delivery Service
- Sean’s Review of The Castle of Cagliostro
- Jhon’s Studio Ghibli Rankings on Letterboxd
- Noel Vera on Only Yesterday
- Mike D’Angelo on Grave of the Fireflies


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