This Miyazaki Tribute Video Just Might Make You Cry


Hayao Miyazaki may be retired, but his fans will keep his work timeless…

Henry Gilbert here, the host of Cape Crisis, member of the Laser Time Patreon, and lover master animator Hayao Miyazaki and his team at Studio Ghibli. I’ve seen all his films visited the Ghibli Museum twice, and have written about him extensively on this site. I even own all the Blu-rays (and am both excited and envious of this fancy collection). So any time I’m alerted to a new piece of Miyazaki love, I am more than ready to share it. So, without further ado, check out this

If you weren’t feeling chills by the end of that, I’m afraid to say you may not be human. Made by Vimeo user Dono, this masterfully blends clips from almost all of Miyazaki’s work, including little seen stuff like Sherlock Hound, and puts it all in a gorgeous 3D world that fits Ghibli’s style. So many heartwarming moments bleed into each other that by the end I was a pile of shivering nostalgia. And, of course, all the footage is timed perfectly to a track by Joe Hisaishi, the composer who has worked with Ghibli for decades. *exhale* So nice…

If you’re looking for further reading on Miyazaki’s animation, LT has so many articles to choose from. There’s the the best Miyazaki animation you’ve never seen, my essay praising Hayao’s first film The Castle of Cagliostro, and another wonderful tribute video. Best of all, the Laser Time crew made a group trip to the astoundingly lovely Ghibli Museum in Tokyo, and we have the travelogue to prove it!

Now, if the world of Ghibli and Miyazaki still mystifies you, here are some link to informative stuff on Amazon…








6 thoughts on “This Miyazaki Tribute Video Just Might Make You Cry

  1. you can’t have a header like that and not give people heart attack thinking Miyazaki has died.
    I mean, I know he will one day and maybe sooner rather than later now that he’s all rtired and has nothing to do with his time but get old.
    but I just DON’T want to see the breaking news here.
    this is my happy place and that would make me too sad to come by here for a while.

  2. I remember watching Kiki’s Delivery Service when it was released here and shown on Cartoon Network. That was probably 98 or 99. And then in 2000 or so I borrowed a VHS copy of Princess Mononoke taped off some cable movie channel from a friend. Been a superfan ever since.

  3. I kick myself for waiting to so long to watch this. I teared up a little. So well done. Props to the creator of this tribute video. I really need to get that Ghibli Blu Ray collection.

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