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LordRobin



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 6:42 am Reply with quote
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Miyazaki wants to make "Porco Rosso: The Last Sortie," his previously introduced sequel idea which would be set during the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). Miyazaki's first Porco Rosso film was set between World War I and World War II.

Two things that have me a bit confused: First, the Spanish Civil War itself was "between World War I and World War II", so this tells us nothing as to whether it's a sequel or a prequel.

Secondly, and far more important, Porco Rosso ends with the strong implication that spoiler[Marco has been cured of his "pig face"], but refuses to admit it outright. If this movie is a true sequel, and stars Marco, it will have to show spoiler[Marco's face], and that will ruin the ending to the original movie a little bit. (Unless Marco spoiler[wears a mask for the entire film for some reason].)

------RM

[Mod Edit: Please tag spoilers. Old movie or not, there's still a distinct possibility people have yet to see the film. - Keonyn]
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Had The Borrowers not been a success, Suzuki was considering downsizing Ghibli to just five staff members. This smaller hypothetical Ghibli would not make any more films, and just handle the copyrights for the studio's existing works.


Well that doesn't sound good. It would have sucked if Ghibli decided to do that.
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Miyazaki is doing sequels now? Yikes.
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penguin: There's an exclusive short with Mei and the Catbus which plays @ the Ghibli Museum.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:18 am Reply with quote
Mmm, not so sure about this one. It seems like Miyazaki's talent has been on the wane for a while now, and the last thing he needs to do is start revisiting old concepts that have already reached their conclusions.

Koji98 wrote:
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Had The Borrowers not been a success, Suzuki was considering downsizing Ghibli to just five staff members. This smaller hypothetical Ghibli would not make any more films, and just handle the copyrights for the studio's existing works.


Well that doesn't sound good. It would have sucked if Ghibli decided to do that.


Especially considering that this is Ghibli we're talking about here – if they can't keep going in this business, no one can.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:30 am Reply with quote
Porco Rosso is one of my favorite Ghibli movies ever, but I loved how complete it was and I kind of hope this doesn't happen. It's totally odd that Miyazaki is doing sequels now; I vaguely remember reading somewhere that he didn't like them.

Hmm, though if you guys could pick any Studio Ghibli movie to get a sequel, which would you pick? I know lots of people would love to see a more manga-like Nausicaa. Myself, I've always kind of wanted to see what happens to Kiki when she grows up.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:41 am Reply with quote
I don't think Miyazaki's talent has been waning. He is getting on in age though, so he can't work as hard on his movies as he used to.

As for Ghibli downsizing, wow, I didn't think they were that desperate. I know they've been looking for (a) successor(s) to Miyazaki for many years now, at least since Kondou's untimely death. Yonebayashi must be one of the people they think will carry Ghibli on.

Regarding Porco Rosso: Last Sortie, yeah that is kinda confusing. I thought Porco Rosso took place in/around the Adriatic Sea, not near Spain. I think Miyazaki has earned more than enough reknown to do whatever he wants though, even if it is a sequel of sorts to one of his less successfull movies.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 7:46 am Reply with quote
penguintruth wrote:
Miyazaki is doing sequels now? Yikes.

We could summarise this fear using the following tabloid-inspired headline: Can Porco save Ghibli's bacon?
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toru



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 8:38 am Reply with quote
Studio Ghibli publishing department re-released Chizuru Takahashi's girls' manga "Kokuriko-Zaka Kara(From Kokuriko slope)"
http://www.ghibli.jp/shuppan/new/n_index.html
http://www.kadokawa.co.jp/comic/bk_detail.php?pcd=201004000737

This is the sales message:
Hayao Miyazaki recommends!
Can the girls' manga become the movie? We are examining it now. - Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki

The leading character is a girl . And positive boys.

In the interview, Miyazaki revealed that Goro Miyazaki is preparing a film.
Goro Miyazaki is young but not rookie director.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:31 am Reply with quote
LordRobin wrote:

Two things that have me a bit confused: First, the Spanish Civil War itself was "between World War I and World War II", so this tells us nothing as to whether it's a sequel or a prequel.


Mostly likely a sequel set after Marco had to leave Italy. Given the nature of politics at the time of the end of the first movie Spain would have been a good place to go as it was a growing democratic society unlike many other European nations that had become very right wing.

I wonder if Antoine de Saint-Exupéry will show up.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:24 am Reply with quote
GATSU wrote:
penguin: There's an exclusive short with Mei and the Catbus which plays @ the Ghibli Museum.


I've seen "Mei and the Kittenbus", and as far I could understand, the film is not a sequel. It takes place within the film's timeframe.

And I think people here are taking the whole "downsizing Ghibli" talk a bit too seriously. I'm not calling him a liar or anything, but I think that, at best, Suzuki was greatly exaggerating here.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:25 pm Reply with quote
Thank goodness The Borrowers has been doing pretty well in Japan. Even if Suzuki's statement was a slight exaggeration, it would have been a sad day if Ghibli decided to start cutting people from their studio and stop making movies. I'll take whatever movies Ghibli puts out, even if they are unnecessary sequels.
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Had The Borrowers not been a success, Suzuki was considering downsizing Ghibli to just five staff members. This smaller hypothetical Ghibli would not make any more films, and just handle the copyrights for the studio's existing works. (The Borrowers earned almost US$75 million in Japan as of last weekend.)


Wow. Just how much money does it take to make a Ghibli film and just how much money do they need to make off of them? I was kind of under the impression that Ghibli films alway did well. Greed is a scary thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 12:43 pm Reply with quote
pajmo9 wrote:
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Had The Borrowers not been a success, Suzuki was considering downsizing Ghibli to just five staff members. This smaller hypothetical Ghibli would not make any more films, and just handle the copyrights for the studio's existing works. (The Borrowers earned almost US$75 million in Japan as of last weekend.)


Wow. Just how much money does it take to make a Ghibli film and just how much money do they need to make off of them? I was kind of under the impression that Ghibli films alway did well. Greed is a scary thing.


How big is Ghibli right now? I was not aware that they were in any financial trouble.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 1:26 pm Reply with quote
My impression was that it isn't about Ghibli being in financial trouble, but about keeping up the quality of movies they make when the company's leaders retire. Miyazaki is 69 now, Takahata is 75, and Suzuki is 62. They may make a few movies yet, but they can't just leave the company and expect the animators to be able to direct and produce as well. That kind of work needs someone with a lot of experience. Experience which they will have to gain mostly while working at Ghibli, or else the studio's signature style will change radically.
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