Little late, aren't you Americans? Who still hasn't seen the best Ghibli film?
OP if you call something "the best Ghibli film" then it'll spark a fucking shitstorm. a lot of people here have a favorite Ghibli film and there are many different Ghibli films which means this thread will be a war of blood and gore and guts and bones and shit flinging.
this might be MY favorite Ghibli film though, but I'm not sure. It's definitely very good and I loved it, but I loved Gauche the Cellist and Chie the Brat more.
Horus/Hols/whatever is hugely flawed though, I guess worth a 6/10. Really great fight scenes but the character animation didn't stand out to me and the plot was a mess.
collectively it has the best critics' scores of all Studio Ghibli's movies. You could say thats enough to dub it the best without taking personal favourites into consideration
I love Only Yesterday. I watched it rather late and I think I appreciated it even more because of that, because I could relate a lot to the main character being in their mid 20s and reminiscing their childhood. Great film.
>if you call something "the best Ghibli film" then it'll spark a fucking shitstorm
That is how you guarantee the replies.
I watched this a long time ago. I think I even got this from Kazaa. I still like it. I´ve seen all Takahata´s animated works as a director and this is my number 2.
Not really. Non-anime fans are the ones that obsess over Ghibli.
>/a/ tells me that Ponyo is shit
>it's a solid 8/10
/a/ here I shill Ponyo constantly.
My fav is Totoro though. I know Takahata is the patrish pick and he may be a technically better director, but I think Miyazaki has a better track record when it comes to film.
>but why is he a pig
Because when pigs fly, anything is possible.
But honestly it's a metaphor for having lost his humanity after participating in the War.
If you see the typical /a/ ghibli thread, the loud majority - while they clearly like some of the movies - feel that the works are rather overrated by the general public that puts Miyazaki movies in the highest pedestal.
Only Yesterday is pretty much the best. It's not held down by cliches or childishness like a lot of Ghibli's work. It displays more humanity than any other Ghibli film, especially Miyazaki's, who struggles with human psychology. I'll definitely buy it once it's released over here.
It is true that When Marnie Was There is a lot better when you can empathise with Anna. I couldn't get into Watamote because Tomoko is always on edge, making her speak in an ear-gratingly unnatural manner; and the intro is screamo shit, which I detest.