Jonetsu: Passion, enthusiasm, zeal, or spirit.
Passionate characters mark all of Miyazaki Sensei’s work, and it seemed to me that Jirou and Naoko are no exception. I wanted to draw them while they were young and full of promise, before their dreams are really realized, to also pay tribute to the countless young people Miyazaki Sensei has inspired to strive for beauty in art and storytelling. I don’t think you can really retire from storytelling. Miyazaki Sensei may not be making movies anymore, but he will always be a genius storyteller. I had to enter, just for the small chance that he would be able to receive a print of something I had done (I mean, seriously, who gives a darn about any of the other prizes in comparison?). But I’m still satisfied that I created a tribute to the absolute best of my ability for what is sure to be an incredible final masterpiece.
Oh, and if America doesn’t select him for an Academy Award, I won’t want to live in this country anymore.
Arigatou, Miyazaki Sensei.
I want see this film! But I can't do
Aw, hopefully you can see it when it comes out on DVD. I think I might wait for the DVD too, since I prefer watching Miyazaki's films in Japanese.
i like thisss !!
Lovely Good luck with the contest!
I haven't watched this movie yet, but I definitely will soon! ^^ I love his works too, especially Kiki's Delivery Service and Totoro. Howl's Moving Castle was also great too.
Awesome! I haven't seen it either, just trailers, which I had to watch a lot for inspiration for this picture. Howl's Moving Castle is my favorite, but Kiki's Delivery Service was the first one I ever saw. I've been watching it since I was 6!
Beuatiful picture. I want to see the movie so badly! Is it better than howl's moving castle?
Thank you!! I don't know, I feel nothing could really take the place of Howl's Moving Castle for me. But it must be amazing if it's up for an Academy Award!
I so want to see this movie. You are so right this man is amazing I loved all his work.