Studio Ghilbi
November 8, 2005 9:39 AM   Subscribe

I have been enjoying a complete set of the works of Studio Ghilbi and the anime of Hayao Miyazaki in particular. Can anyone recommend anime of similar quality?
posted by Raybun to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
banana bread pudding (1977) and the star of cottonland (1978) both created by oshima yumiko.

also, the tv series heidi: girl of the alps (1974).
posted by dorian at 9:56 AM on November 8, 2005


(oops banana bread pudding was never made into an anime, must have been thinking of something else sorry)
posted by dorian at 9:58 AM on November 8, 2005


Grave of the Fireflies is good, but very sad.

You might like the TV series Last Exile and Haibane Renmei.
posted by gnat at 10:09 AM on November 8, 2005


Grave of the Fireflies iis included on this ghilbi set. I agree very strongly with gnat.
posted by Raybun at 10:12 AM on November 8, 2005


Wings of Honneamise is good if you liked the Crimson Pig.
posted by Alison at 10:32 AM on November 8, 2005


gnat is a mefite after my own heart, I really loved the two series recommended. I plan on giving copies of "Haibane Renmei" to my little nieces when they get older.
For more TV series, I'd also mention "Witch Hunter Robin" and "RahXephon".
For stand alone movies with the same heart and complexity of Miyazaki, I'd recommend Satoshi Kon's movies - especially "Millenium Actress", "Tokyo Godfathers" and "Perfect Blue".
posted by willmize at 10:47 AM on November 8, 2005


You will probably enjoy Nadia and the Secret of Blue Water, but only the TV series (the movie is heartbreakingly awful, and was not made with any of the members of the original creative team). You may also enjoy the somewhat overlooked Kino's Journey. And I will also add another recommendation for Haibane Ranmei.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 10:57 AM on November 8, 2005


Can you also suggest good sources for these titles?
posted by Raybun at 11:37 AM on November 8, 2005


The Netflix and Greencine online rental services both carry a lot of anime, if you want to try before you buy. You can also try Amazon, Deep Discount DVD, and rightstuf.com. Avoid "great deals" on full series sets on eBay and elsewhere: these are usually bootlegs, often with terrible subtitles and no dubbing options. "Region free" or "zero region" sets are a big tip off: I don't think there's anything that's been recommended in this thread that comes in a region free version. Also, if it's got Chinese subtitles as an option, 98% of the time it's a bootleg.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 11:54 AM on November 8, 2005


Can you also suggest good sources for these titles?
This is where it can get grey.
I'll just say that there are legit sources (amazon, netflix, rentanime.com, greencine.com) and there are less than legit (bit torrent, any number of US folks who import Hong Kong Region-Free versions).
If you're looking just to enjoy without having to sell a kidney (owning US Region 1 DVDs is more expensive than heroin), go the route that I do, and put those suckers on your netflix queue.
posted by willmize at 11:56 AM on November 8, 2005


Oops! After posting, GMTA with the PST.
posted by willmize at 11:56 AM on November 8, 2005


Depending on how comprehensive your Miyazaki boxset was you could try Whisper of the Heart, Castle of Cagliostro, Barefoot Gen, Kiki's Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, Nausicaa, Porco Rosso, Pom Poko and My Neighbour the Yamadas. You may have seen all these however. I haven't seen them all but they came highly recommended to me when I asked a similar question. Of the ones I have seen Whisper of the Heart is probably the best.
posted by fire&wings at 12:49 PM on November 8, 2005


I watch most of my anime by renting through Netflix, I'm sure they have Last Exile and Haibane Renmei. Many sources for anime like rightstuf.com and adv.com have sales on specific titles. Some of the series mentioned may be coming out in a discounted "thinpak" edition sometime soon.
posted by gnat at 1:17 PM on November 8, 2005


Makoto Shinkai's beautiful Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised In Our Early Days. Sweet and simple stories.
posted by junesix at 1:31 PM on November 8, 2005


There's nothing like Miyazaki. Miyazaki's one of a kind.
posted by AmbroseChapel at 2:14 PM on November 8, 2005


Now and Then, Here and There
Serial Experiments Lain
Metropolis
posted by SPrintF at 8:50 PM on November 8, 2005


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