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I just watched Stardust and I found this movie is so much similar the Hayao Miyazaki's films! There are so many, even the storyline is similar. Be more specific, the hilarious and joyful airship pirates are a dead set give-away (see Miyazaki's Laputa, the castle in the sky). I love it so much. I found all these similarities, did a little search online, then I realised that Mr. Gaiman did the English adaptation of Princess Mononoke, one of Hayao Miyazaki's!

Anyone have watched Hayao Miyazaki's films? I read that Mr. Gaiman has actually visited Mr. Miyazaki. So is this an intentional thing?

And lastly, I found this quote from Mr. Gaiman on a Miyazaki's funsite: "Before I was a vague anime fan. Now I am still a vague anime fan but now I am a huge Miyazaki fan".

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I did a little search on Miyazaki on this forum, whoa... It looks like its intentional. From a Miyazaki's fan's point of view, I testified that I can see connections here and there.
 
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Hello tailshk and welcome to the board.

I'm one of the moderators here, the others are aitapata (who's our technical administrator) and dweller in darkness. Once you're read our FAQ we'd love you to make yourself at home here - most of the social chit chat takes place in Worlds End and I'm sure you'll find plenty of like-minded people there. If you have any problems or questions, feel free to PM or email us.

And your right, there is a HUGE miyazaki fan base here, myself not least amongst them. Living the in the UK i haven't seen stardust yet - but your likening to mayazaki films has just made me want to see it one little bit more than the already enormous bit i already wanted to. Big Grin


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Gaiman is indeed a fan of Miyazaki, and of course he wrote the English version of Mononoke. I can see the similarity you're talking about, but I suspect the origin more comes from the current popularity of pirates right now and the presence of airships in Neil's original story (which lacked sky pirates). You may want to research Jane Goldman to see if she's a Miyazaki fan too since she wrote the script to the film
 
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Look for the Totoro in the illustrated version of Stardust.

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OK, I can't find it anywhere in my copy, but it was in one of the market scenes, and I thought it was toward the begnning. I'll look some more, but can someone back me up on this?

EDIT: Well crap, I got the right artist, but the wrong book! Charles Vess drew 2 Totoros in the Fairyland marketplace in the Books of Magic, Chapter 3. The only thing that looks vaguely Totoro-like in Stardust is hanging up behind the woman selling eyes. And you only see its back.

Sorry about that. I should know by now to never post when I'm tired.

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Upper left corner, Totoro is walking away with Kiki on his shoulder
 
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Oh my gosh, you're right! It was so subtle I missed that one. Thanks!


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When I saw the movie, Stardust, the pirate ship reminded me of Miyazaki, without a doubt. He certainly likes to incorporate sky and flight into his work. In fact, one of the things I love so much about Miyazaki's films are the great attention to detail and the beautiful skies and clouds.


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The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money.
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
'O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
You are
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!'

 
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