Howl’s Moving Castle

This anime told us a love story between an 18 year old girl named Sophie, cursed by a witch into an old woman’s body, and a magician named Hauru. Under the curse, Sophie sets to Hauru’s strange moving castle. In the castle, Sophie meets Hauru’s fire demon, named Karishifa. Seeing that she is under a curse, the demon makes a deal with Sophie if she breaks the contract he is under with Hauru, then Karushifa will lift the curse that Sophie is under, and she will return to her 18 year old shape. This Japanese animation is another beautiful work by Ghibli studio, a stunning work by Hayao Miyazaki. This anime story is very unique and enjoyable to watch.

Ghost In The Shell

This anime was based on the manga (Japanese Comic) by Masamune Shirow. The story takes places in the year 2029 when the obstacles to our world has broken down by the net and cybernetics it has brought new vulnerability of the human brain because of the brain hacking. When looking for a high degree of hackers known as “The Puppet master” it was involving them in politics. Article 9 was a group of cybernetically enhanced cops and they was called in to investigate and stop the Puppet master. The pursuit will call into question what makes a human and what is the Puppet master in a world where the distinction between human and machine is increasingly blurry.

This Japanese animation was Mamoru Oshii futuristic animated masterpiece. Ghost In The Shell is the perfect Japanese animation that seamlessly merging traditional cel animation with the latest computer graphic imagery.

Director : Mamoru Oshii

Screenplay : Kazunori Ito

Animation Director : Toshihiko Nishikubo

Key Animation Supervisors : Kazuchika Kise, Hiroyuki Okiura

Poduced by : Kodansha

Character Design : Hiroyuki Okiura

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