The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode #45: The Films of Hayao Miyazaki

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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