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My Neighbors the Yamadas: The Complete Riffs

The ultimate test for any diehard Studio Ghibli fan is spotting all the “Ghibli Riffs,” the shots and moments that directly quote earlier works. It is a staple of the Takahata-Miyazaki canon and is found in all of their films and television series. Today, we’re taking a look at Takahata’s 1999 masterwork My Neighbors the…

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The Cat Returns: The Complete Riffs

Continuing our series of “Ghibli Riffs,” let’s take a short look at the 2002 animated feature The Cat Returns (Neko no Ongaeshi), which was directed by Hiroyuki Morita and based on an idea by Hayao Miyazaki to feature a movie about the Baron character from Mimi wo Sumaseba. There are not many riffs in this…

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