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Kaze Tachinu; Jonetsu by akszirules Kaze Tachinu; Jonetsu by akszirules
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.

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Trebolman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
I want see this film! But I can't do
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akszirules Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, hopefully you can see it when it comes out on DVD. :hug: I think I might wait for the DVD too, since I prefer watching Miyazaki's films in Japanese.
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cheniie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i like thisss !!
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akszirules Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:dance: Thank you!!
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DaisyNova Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely :) Good luck with the contest!
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akszirules Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. :)
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Kogata-Yatsura Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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. :)
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akszirules Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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! :D
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AvatarxAdventureTime Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Beuatiful picture. I want to see the movie so badly! Is it better than howl's moving castle?
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akszirules Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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! :D
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