Monday, February 4, 2013

Professor O | Anime Goodness

Greetings, fellow readers, one and all!

The Professor is no dummy, as a certified genius, he knows better and takes full  advantage of all the different media that is available through the SSJCPL. From books, to dvds, to manga and comics,  Professor O enjoys it all! Today, I want to share one of the of the fantastic anime titles that awaits an adveturer who bravely searches the hallowed shelves of the SSJCPL.

Any anime fan worth their chops knows Studio Ghibli is the home to some of the best family friendly films around. Classic anime stories that can be enjoyed by kids, young people, right on up to the most diehard fan of action films. Any anime fan would also recognize the name of Hayao Miyasaki as the master artist, director, idol of the genre. 

Princess Mononoke (1997) is considered to be one of Miyasaki's masterpieces. There is a princess (not your usual passive Disney princess either) who is fighting the evil of unchecked human progress, which willy nilly destroys the forests and the habitat. These are times of Gods that roam the earth in the shape of exotic and fantastic animals, and a time of industrial and human gains (and ecological destruction). Our princess is no push over, for she is a strong female protagonist fighting against greedy and powerful forces threatening to annihilate nature's existence.

One of the biggest mainstream blockbusters for Studio Ghibli, this film entered the consciousness of American viewers and opened the door for anime to be accepted on a much larger scale. Young and old viewers hold this story close and it is considered a classic of the genre. Professor O recommends it!

Princess Mononoke

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