This man shows up to your door and asks you to show a post-2000 anime to impress him. If he is impressed, you will be come the head of his former studio and you can decide which anime they make.
What do you show him?
Ass to Ass, because I know he likes strong females.
>implying Nausicaa isn't old and busted when Mononoke Hime exists
Face it, Nausicaa is dated. It may have been impressive upon release but everything about it just feels so rushed now and underwhelming compared to Princess Mononoke.
I always thought Kamichu had a Miyazaki vibe about it.
There's been plenty of good post-2000 anime, but I'm not sure if it would impress Miyazaki, because in a similar vein to Disney, he produces stuff that is intended to be mass-marketed and consumed. Would I offer up something with well-crafted characters, a well-fleshed out narrative, and a story that makes sense? Would I try something that is more abstract with a lot of metaphorical meaning and symbolism? Would I look for something which has visual flare similar to his movies?
>not reading the manga
Nausicaa manga is better than any movie that Miyazaki has put out
Yeah, that's what I'd show him. Torture the old faggot. THIS IS WHAT ANIME IS NOW, YOU FAGGOT.
Why is /a/ like this? so fuckin flip flop
I show him Working! What's there to not like? There are cute girls but they're not just walking moe fetishes, almost everyone is earnest and hardworking people who care for each other, work ethic is shown, nice banter.
Sure. Doesn't mean you're not going to see contrasting opinions, though, and it doesn't mean you need to make a post about /a/ "flipflopping" whenever someone posts something you don't expect of the hive mind you perceive /a/ to be.
and then we can sit and wait for season 2 ;_;
>There are cute girls but they're not just walking moe fetishes
>Cut girl who is short with big breasts. Has a complex about her height, which makes her endearing.
>Cute girl who hates men, but takes a liking to the self-insert male MC. However, she struggles to battle through her condition and articulate her feelings for him properly.
You know what?
This, no joke. It has everything that he hates and more, but it's also very different from what he's used to criticizing. The taste in humor is old-fashioned, and I'm sure he'll appreciate some of that old Showa feel. I would expect Miyazaki to come out of watching KLK angry, flustered, nostalgic, and oddly feeling fulfilled. He'll probably talk a few books' worth of trash about it, then get to work on a real masterpiece while handing over Ghibli to me.
>not realising Miyazaki would hate everything post-2000
>still giving a fuck about Miyazaki, whose last decent movie was 'Spirited Away'.
>inb4 Howl's Moving Castle hipster defense force
>It says here you've only seen 10 anime shows, and rated SnK a 10/10. Care to explain your shit taste?
Does anyone else agree?
He's into coming of age stories of girls, and it's colorful. And he's probably been to Venice, since he's rich and all.
I forgot what makes him angry these days. Remind me what he hates, /a/.
Is it the story? Characters? Archetypes? Moe? Pacing? Animation or lack thereof? Style? What does he hate?
Everyone needs fun.
Fun is subjective. I have fun watching slow-paced atmospheric anime like Mushishi or Kino no Tabi. I don't consider them deep, I have fun watching them.
There are people who love banal shit like harems or ecchi. Or people who have fun watching vapid shows about cute girls doing nothing. See, it's not that simple.
I honestly think pic related would be something Miyazaki out of self-interest has most likely seen at some point.
Cute girls aren't bad per se. But anime directors don't know how to utilize them properly. Because of this we have a huge stream of very similar sitcoms (called here SoL comedies) with different gimmicks.
>girls running a cafe
>girls being lesbians
>girls being idols
And so on. These shows are really similar in execution and often very uncreative. They are still better than harems which are just vile and disgusting.
Either Cross Game or Kimi ni Todoke.
The only series to rival Whisper of the Heart.
>implying Miyazaki would consider a TV anime to be good
Considering Miyazaki picked up directing the film halfway, it is easy to see why it feels so off. Half the film he didn't even do. Parts of it are clearly Miyazaki, like the whole shooting star scene or the transformation sequence. But other parts...don't feel like a Miyazaki movie at all. And the whole flow of the movie feel totally off. because two different directors and teams worked on it.
Spice and Wolf. Different from his works, but he might like it.
>wah Kiki didn't have tons of fighting or adult themes!
But it did have plenty of conflict and character development. Like it or not, that is plot. Maybe Utena and Madoka would be more your type of thing.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Not just a fantastic film but one I think he specifically would enjoy. I think it's the best possible answer really.
I'd show him Kyousou Giga, which had a bit of a Ghibli-feel to me. It is an absolute acid trip of an anime, but i'm sure Grandmaster Miyazaki would enjoy it quite a bit.
But I really doubt its something I would need to show him.