Hello everyone! Last weekend, I saw the new Studio Ghibli movie, The Wind Rises, which was really terrific! It was a lot more adult than any of the other Ghibli movies I've seen, dealing with issues such as terminal illness and balancing work and social life. The story was centered around building airplanes; it seems like Miyazaki explores the topic of airplanes quite often in his films. Of course, the airplane designs were really cool; some of the dream planes reminded me of the weird aircraft seen in Howl's Moving Castle, while some of the more realistic planes reminded me of Porco Rosso. I also enjoyed the sound effects they used for the planes, which were all made with human voices. You could tell they weren't real, but they were still impressive, and kind of charming.
I still haven't seen From Up on Poppy Hill, which came out in the States last year, even though I've been meaning to for a while now. I should get around to finally watching that one soon.
As for the recaps, today was a rather ho-hum day for blogs. Kind of unfortunate, but it happens. Hopefully things start picking up soon, with all of the interesting games coming out in the next month.