Five Reasons To is basically my way of convincing you to love the same things I do. Because I love a lot of things for a lot of reasons. Hopefully my powers of persuasion will work their magic on you, and you can find new things to love!
Today, I am going to give you five reasons to:
Watch Studio Ghibli
1. They’re Emotional AF
Seriously. I mean, the messages behind some of these movies are ridiculously deep and emotional. For example: Princess Mononoke is all about the environment (which is why it remains my favourite), Howl’s Moving Castle is about seeing what lies underneath, and Spirited Away has so many messages it’s hard to pick just one. These movies are incredibly emotional, but they weave it into the storyline without making it feel like they’re shoving it in your face.
2. They’re Also Light-hearted
Even though a lot of Ghibli movies have deep and meaningful messages, there are light and fluffy ones, too. Of these my favourites are Whisper of the Heart which is a hate-to-love story about a writer girl who falls in love with a violin maker and it is PRECIOUS, and Arrietty which is just beautiful and whimsical and *dreamy sigh*
3. The Animation
Is freaking BEAUTIFUL, I tell you. Seriously. No matter how many times I watch Ghibli movies, I always marvel at how pretty everything is. Especially the scenery. Like in Princess Mononoke and Howl’s. They’ll blow you away.
4. They’re Like Disney … For Adults
Just because these movies are animated, does not mean that they are for kids. I mean, there’s no cheesy (albeit somewhat cute) songs or that slapstick comedy shit that annoys the hell out of me. These are just … animated movies. Period.
Seriously, Jiji is a reason in himself to watch Ghibli movies, but in reality this point is more like “the cute as shit creatures” because there are so many. Like in Spirited Away there are the adorable little soot things that eat sugar candies, in Howl’s there’s Calcifer, in Princess Mononoke there’s the adorable tree sprites. There are just adorable creatures in EVERY single Ghibli movie, and they’re literally the best.
So these are five reasons for you to watch Studio Ghibli! I hope I have convinced you because they are THE BEST.
Ta ta for now,