A Hayao Miyazaki documentary is free to stream for anime fans and cinephiles. The man behind the world-renowned Studio Ghibli has his own documentary. The documentary takes a look at Miyazaki, one of the men behind the anime medium’s popularity in the West. His thoughts, process, journey as well as musings about everyday things are all documented in the 4-part documentary. The 10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki documentary is now available for everyone to stream.
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The Hayao Miyazaki documentary goes inside the mind of this legendary filmmaker. Miyazaki is already well-known by anime lovers, animation insiders, and filmmakers worldwide. Even casual audiences know his pop culture contributions in Totoro or Princess Mononoke. Both are movies that would not have been possible without Hayao Miyazaki. In other words, the man is a legend in anime circles and filmmaking in general. Miyazaki’s movies have pierced the cultural divide for years. Most notably with Spirited Away, for example. The 2001 fantasy movie is, to date, the only non-English movie to win an Oscar for Best Animated Feature.
10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki Documentary Is Now Available Online
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If anyone ever wanted to deep dive into Studio Ghibli, now is the time. With the world on lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there could be an escape in Studio Ghibli movies. Some of the studio’s films are already on Netflix in some parts of the world. While others will begin streaming on HBO Max later this year. In the meantime, the Hayao Miyazaki documentary is a great way to start your journey. It could work as a primer to get into Studio Ghibli movies. And above all, experience the work of this iconic filmmaker first hand. The documentary is currently streaming on the Japanese broadcasting site, NHK.
With Studio Ghibli movies on streaming, Miyazaki will be even more known than before. His movies will be available in homes worldwide at the click of a button. Therefore, it only makes sense for his documentary to be just as easily accessible. With the COVID-19 pandemic, studios are findings new ways to provide content to their fans. As a result, many studios have made feature films available online through digital release. With some even creating their own content like John Krasinski’s Some Good News. So this could be NHK’s way of doing the same; making content available for fans during this trying time. As of now, there’s no information if the Hayao Miyazaki documentary will be available for a limited time. Or if it will be always accessible through NHK. So take advantage while you can.
All parts of the 10 Years With Hayao Miyazaki documentary can be found at NHK.
So what do you think of Hayao Miyazaki as a filmmaker? Fan? Not your cup of tea? Let us know in the comments below.
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