6 years.

6 years after the Tohoku Great Earthquake, let us not forget. Let us remind of everything we have been doing, and make an effort to build a better future.

Studio Ghibli: My Neighbors the Yamadas (ホーホケキョとなりの山田くん)

My Neighbors the Yamadas(ホーホケキョとなりの山田くん, Hōhokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun) is a 1999 Japanese animated comedy film written and directed by  Takahata Isao (高畑 勲) and produced by Studio Ghibli. Unlike the other films of Studio Ghibli, the film is presented in a stylized comic strip aesthetic, a departure from the traditional anime style of the studio’s other … More Studio Ghibli: My Neighbors the Yamadas (ホーホケキョとなりの山田くん)

Studio Ghibli: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (かぐや姫の物語)

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (かぐや姫の物語, Kaguya-hime no Monogatari) is a 2013 Japanese animated fantasy drama film produced by Studio Ghibli, co-written and directed by Takahata Isao (高畑 勲) A bamboo cutter named Sanuki no Miyatsuko discovers a miniature girl inside a glowing bamboo shoot. Believing her to be a divine presence, he and his wife decide to raise her as their own, … More Studio Ghibli: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (かぐや姫の物語)

Studio Ghibli: When Marnie Was There (思い出のマーニー)

When Marnie Was There (思い出のマーニー, Omoide no Ma-ni-, lit. Memories of Marnie) is a 2014 Japanese anime film written and directed by Yonebayashi Hiromasa (米林 宏昌), produced by Studio Ghibli, and based on the novel When Marnie Was There by Joan G. Robinson. It was the final film for Studio Ghibli, before they announced that its division took … More Studio Ghibli: When Marnie Was There (思い出のマーニー)

Hello again!

As you probably have noticed, this is my new “The Rising Sky” blog. Due to design and functionalities reasons, I decided to change to a WordPress platform. I made not only that change, but also took other decisions in order to make this a better place. While in blogger, I had already taken the decision … More Hello again!

Guest Post: How to Learn The Basics in the Japanese Language

It’s been a long time since we had a Guest Post in “The Rising Sky”, so today I’m presenting you to Dan Chabert’s guide to learn the basics of Japanese language! To find out more about Dan Chabert, scroll down to find his picture and website below! ~~~ Learning Japanese is a great thing, whether … More Guest Post: How to Learn The Basics in the Japanese Language