Dealing with problems

Dealing with problems

Studio Ghibli films never hide the difficulties of life. Instead, the character battles with the hardships and the inner character struggles.

It is the characters' relationships to adversity that reveal their identity and spirit. It shows their ability to overcome or rise above and their determination and resilience.

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Studio Ghibli's central pull

Studio Ghibli films are beloved for it's life-affirming, humanist sensibility and is the foundation from which all its other great cinematic qualities flows.

The main attraction of the 'Ghiblian' film is the stories of human tribulation and challenge, self-exploration, and triumph.

Hayao Miyazaki
Always believe in yourself. Do this and no matter where you are, you will have nothing to fear.
Relationships

Studio Ghibli films are united around the importance of relationships as an essential part of achieving great things.

Victories are rarely achieved alone, but trustworthy friends, companions, and allies make it possible. Their triumphs are shared with friends and family. They are embracing, laughing, and smiling together.

The thematic idea

The thematic idea on which Studio Ghibli films are based - that humans are inherently good, autonomous, productive - is traceable from ancient Japanese history that encourages people to be modest, diligent, and respectful to others.

It seems apparent Studio Ghibli was motivated to create humanist films to support and educate its young target audience.

The humanist principles are providing adolescents with more than an entertaining experience. Youngsters become familiar with the obstacles and complications of life and are empowered to identify what values and choices are necessary to live a meaningful life.

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Life lessons from Studio Ghibli Films
  • Keep believing in yourself in spite of the struggles you find yourself in. 
  • You don't always need someone to save you. You can do it yourself. 
  • Your family is your top priority and worth fighting for.

  • Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone to face the unknown.

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5 Ghibli lessons to life
  • Cooking and cleaning can be fun! The way these films artfully portray everyday tasks encourages us to work hard even at dusting.
  • A human relationship is more than just romance. The relationship develops from knowing the other person, having a common goal, and wanting that other person to succeed and be protected.
  • We all feel overwhelmed sometimes, but we must keep going. It will lead to a positive transformation if we choose to act. 
  • We have a lasting impact on nature, and we must be conscientious of it. "Princess Mononoke" taught us that the war humanity wages with nature is a losing one. 

  • Hardship, while difficult, can improve your outlook on life in the end.

Everybody loves a good story. When watching anime, you actually give your consent to enter a world where topics such as death, acceptance, morality or war are being presented in a quite realistic manner. Besides, even though they are just drawn characters, you will find yourself in love with the creations of the anime author: they are portraits of each of us.

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