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Studio Ghibli

February 19, 2012

Growing up, my childhood was enriched with many beautiful Studio Ghibli and other anime movies.

At an earlier age, I was influenced by my older brother, who as a kid, was intelligent and like all boys, had a knack for adventure in many aspects including anime shows.  Each day after school, I would ran back home with pack of boys, just in time to catch the latest anime – Mickey Mouse, Tom and Jerry, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Transformers, Ninja Turtles, The Smurfs, and of course, Saint Seiya, these were just few of the many diamonds in the bin.

As I got older, I start to observe objects constructively and learned to appreciate the amazing art of anime.  To me, anime became a series of drawings and paintings seamlessly woven together and sprinkled with golden dusts of music and sound.  Watching an anime is like standing in the center of an art museum and having a stream of thousands of favorite paintings, photos, drawings, sculptures, millions of colors and textures come into view.

As I fell in love, watching anime became part of many things we shared and enjoyed together.  Kiki’s Delivery Service, Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Nightmare before Christmas, Coraline, Ponyo, and Up – I have watched so many of these movies with him.  Love was spending minutes of life watching these movies with him and being innocent.  The characters in each of these anime shows were lit with that strange and mythical emotion composed of unadulterated motivation, fearless and not an instinct for self-preservation – it was part of our relationship with each other.  Anime to him and I were panacea to growing up and to the day we realized that the world was not made for us.

The Secret World of Arrietty was released this weekend.  We would have watched it together, and for a short magic hour, forget about the rest of the world.

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