Dedicated to my loyal friend, edittor and supporter, Elliot Hodgett
Author: Sofie Liv
“The idea that there are ‘geek’ places that are a completely devoid of girls is just bullshit, and only serves to further propagate the image that girls don’t know how to have fun and don’t understand geek culture.”
Finally, the last video in Sofie’s Miyazaki March series, as she takes a bit of time to look both backwards and forwards at the legacy that director Hayao Miyazaki left the world, and what it actually means to the world of animation.
And so Miyazaki March finally comes to an end, as Sofie reviews Miyazaki’s swan song, The Wind Rises, just released in Danish theaters.
Sofie returns to an oldie but a goodie as she nears the end of Miyazaki March, looking at the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind manga that was the source of the movie of the same name, and thus also the catalyst for Miyazaki’s movie career.
Sofie’s almost to the finish line of Miyazaki March as she looks at… Well, let’s just say it’s a good thing this wasn’t Hayao Miyazaki’s final film.
In this episode, Sofie talks about a movie with a main character named Sophie.
Sofie looks at the strangest of Miyazaki’s movies, which, in a way, also makes it the most admirable one.
Sofie nears the finish line of Miyazaki March with one of the crown jewels of Miyazaki’s career.
Sofie takes a break from the actual Miyazaki movies to talk about one of the people who never gets enough praise in making Miyazaki’s movies what they are. She discusses the music of Joe Hisaishi, and movie music in general, before we return to her regularly scheduled Miyazaki March… er, March-ish.
“It’s funny that in a world inhabited by iron-clad, god-like, and star-spangled superheroes, we end up with such bland and boring villains.
Yes, pigs do fly, and so does Sofie… While watching this, movie that is.
Sofie’s Miyazaki March continues with Kiki’s Delivery Service, which features cats, which makes Sofie happy.
Sofie’s Miyazaki March continues with the most insanely cute, innocent movie ever. Also, the Film Renegado is in this video!
“In Pinkie Pie’s world, you can never have too much of anything!”
“Oh sweet, sweet freedom of being home alone! Now she can walk around naked just as much as she wants! But then again, Apple Bloom is already naked all the time. Huh. Well, I’m all out of good things to say about being home alone now.”
Sofie’s Miyazaki March continues with the first Miyazaki movie in the Studio Ghibli era. And yes, before you say it, she knows what “Laputa” means in Spanish.
“So really, Fluttershy could have potentially committed genocide on all of these small things with her kindness. Isn’t there a Doctor Who episode with that theme?”
“The last time we had a Cutie Mark Crusaders episode, we got a long wished for and well-handled character exploration. This time… we have children going nuts. Joy.”
Sofie’s Miyazaki March continues in this second installment of the month.