Top Recent Anime Movie Director ComparisonPosted: August 23, 2012 Filed under: Anime, Director, Ghibli, Movies | Tags: Anime, Ghibli, hayao miyazaki, hosoda mamoru, Japanese animation, kon satoshi, mamoru hosoda, Miyazaki, satoshi kon, spirited away, Studio Ghibli 10 Comments
One thing I sometimes wonder is how movies from all the great directors stack up. Over the last decades, the four directors whose films consistently come up on the best of list are Hayao Miyazaki, Mamoru Hosoda, Satoshi Kon and Makoto Shinkai. I also want to add Mamoru Oshii in to the mix as well. To judge which films are better than others, I look at their rating across the websites listed below. Note that the methodology is similar to the one I used to measure the Ghibli films:
More Ghibli AnalysisPosted: December 31, 2011 Filed under: Anime, Ghibli, Movies | Tags: Ghibli, Ghibli Studio, grave of the fireflies, hayao miyazaki, isao takahata, laputa, Miyazaki, movie, movie analysis, Movie ranking, my neighbour totoro, popularity, Princess mononoke, spirited away, takahata, totoro 4 Comments
School life has really drained all the time I used to have to collect data and write this blog. Who would have thought I actually had more free time when I was working! Anyway, here is a long-delayed post, just before the end of the year.
This post is the second part of my previous post about Ghibli. It contains a few more analysis and interesting tidbits from the data I have collected.
RATING VS. POPULARITY
The chart below is a scatter plot of rankings for rating and popularity for all Ghibli-related films. The cool thing about this chart is that it also indicates the overrated and underrate films. For example, Whisper of the Heart is ranked 7th overall based on all the ratings but only 12th on the number of people watching and rating the film. This means that not as many people watch it as it deserves based on its rating
Ghibli Movies Ranking and AnalysisPosted: June 13, 2011 Filed under: Anime, Anime studio, Ghibli, Movies | Tags: Ghibli, Ghibli Studio, grave of the fireflies, hayao miyazaki, isao takahata, laputa, Miyazaki, movie, movie analysis, Movie ranking, my neighbour totoro, Princess mononoke, spirited away, takahata, totoro 29 Comments
I watched anime on TV quite religiously on weekend morning during my primary school years but moved away from it during my teens. That is until I came across this one studio called Ghibli. My brother took me to watch a movie called Princess Mononoke. It was amazing, with the combination of flawless animation and exciting action and story telling. I wanted more. This godt me to researching what other films the director has done and that led me to Spirited Away. At that point, the film still has 100% record on rotten tomatoes and I really made it my mission to track this down and watch it. I got a hold of a bootleg copy and was blown away by the film. It remains one of my favourites to this day. I also started to pay more attention to anime and the rest is history.
A decade on, Studio Ghibli still remains my favourite studio, anime or not. The movies from the studios are also among the first I would recommend to anyone that show the vaguest interest in anime. This particular post is my homage to the studio an a guide for those reading it to find out what the rankings of each movie based on all the English sources on the internet I can think of. This includes
|IMDB||Rating||10%||Votes from global movie goers|
|Rottentomatoes||Review||5%||Compilation of many Wester reviews|
|DVD Talk||Review||3%||General theatrical and dvd review site|
|DVD Verdict||Review||3%||General dvd review site|
|Anime Academy||Review||4%||Used to be my main source of reviews back when it updated more regularly|
|ANN||Rating||12%||Anime News Network|
|MAL||Rating||15%||MyAnimeList – Most votes among anime sites|
|AniDB||Rating||10%||Anime DataBase. Vote compilation sites with demographic breadown|
|Blogs||Ranking||10%||Including Canne’s Anime Review, Kitsune’s Thought, Omohide, wa-pedia, Herons! Make blogs and Japan Cinema|