02/20/19 – Choice Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Re-watched “Laputa/Castle In The Sky” Monday night. Miyazaki still honing his skill, and yet already in full force. Brilliant. First Strip First Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series| Archive | Most Recent 02/19/19 – Fire 02/21/19 – Hardened and Heartless 12 Comments Felixscout February 20, 2019 at 12:23 am 3 years ago Laputa is quite lovely. I watched it years ago and then watched it again last year and realized I forgot almost all of it so it was very much like watching it for the first time. I simply loved the air pirates and you can see the heavy influences from the manga of Nausicaa in play especially in the morals, horrors of war, and the relationship to nature. I would suggest Porco Rosso as a change of gears for your next Miyazaki. Christopher Baldwin February 20, 2019 at 12:33 am 3 years ago Thank you! Yes, I actually own and have seen every one of the studio’s movies. 🙂 (And a Porco Rosso is great!) TB February 20, 2019 at 1:58 pm 3 years ago What’s great about the Miyazaki discs I own is that they have the dubbed version, with subtitles for hard of hearing, and the Japanese version, with subtitled English translations, for purists. The fun part is, the dialogue isn’t actually the same. The English dubbing requires at least some alterations to match lip motions, and it’s amazing they do as well as they do. For a good time, switch to the English dub, and turn on the Japanese English translation subtitles, and compare what the characters say in English to what they said in Japanese. I sometimes get foreign movies on Netflix or Prime where they’ve done this by accident. EN February 20, 2019 at 3:04 pm 3 years ago Oh, I’ve done this too!! A particular difference I like: The dubbed version of Porco Rosso has a moment where a character mentions something about “back home in Illinois” while the subtitles say something like “my mama in Texas”. I saw that years ago with my sister and we’ll still joke about it from time to time. Gregg Eshelman February 22, 2019 at 4:54 am 3 years ago When the ovoidal robots began falling from the city, my first thought was “Ah, they’re eggdrop bots.” Anyone who’s ever used IRC should have at least heard of the eggdrop bot. I also noticed in the English dub how they were always very careful to put the emphasis on the first syllable of Laputa and chunk it up as Lap-u-ta rather than having the emphasis on the second syllable an pronouncing it La-pu-ta. (Ask someone who knows Spanish.) tim February 20, 2019 at 12:59 pm 3 years ago The *only* problem I have with Laputa is I find it overlong. But I love how the Air Pirates first come on the scene, portrayed as villains, and eventually they become heroes – and without really changing who and what they are. FlySwatter February 20, 2019 at 12:28 am 3 years ago Porco Rosso is an excellent next choice 😉 Coyoty February 20, 2019 at 12:58 am 3 years ago Emily has more double crosses than the Vatican. Peter Rogan February 20, 2019 at 2:02 pm 3 years ago Oh, Emily. You could have trusted Devyat’s instincts and let her do what she does so naturally. She very much wants to be a force of good, and didn’t need prodding. Now the Galaxy will wonder who it really was that Saved the Day and even in the best of circumstances, it’s Devyat’s death sentence. Somebody’s gonna find out. Or blab. Or make a lucky right guess. And then the mob will appear and darkness will fall again. Couldn’t leave well enough alone, could you, Emily? Nomi February 20, 2019 at 5:57 pm 3 years ago So the putative hero is a being with one eye? Lets Devyat off the hook. Seriously, though, I’m kinda confused what’s happening now. Everyone seems to be playing everyone else and I can’t figure out what they really know. Meran February 24, 2019 at 11:12 pm 3 years ago I’m finding the comments to be as funny as the comic… especially lately. Thanks guys! Chasqui April 30, 2020 at 4:11 pm 2 years ago You mentioned earlier that Gounder was gender unclear. Just wanted to let you know that you used HIM and HIS in panels 2 and 4. Leave a Reply to Chasqui Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.