Katie Grubbs, Marie Hause, and Maria Chappell discuss the films of Japanese director Hayao Miyazaki, which are often identified as feminist because of his focus on young female protagonists.

*Welcome to new panelist Maria!*


-Background on Miyazaki

-How does Miyazaki fit in with the larger landscape of Japanese animation?

-Our first experiences with Miyazaki, favorites, and least favorites



Shanna Jones’ “Hayao Miyazaki: The Great Feminist Filmmaker of His Time”

Gabrielle Bellot’s “The Magic of Miyazaki’s Literary Imagination”


Passing On

Katie: Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men

Marie: Zen Cho’s Sorcerer to the Crown

Maria: The Simpsons’ Miyazaki Tribute Episode ; Fruits Basket ; Inuyasha



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