In the Studio Ghibli 25th anniversary concert, Hayao Miyazaki appears in the audience with a bouquet of flowers for Joe Hisaishi. A symbolic act showing that the animation and music are equally important.
“The concept of portraying evil and then destroying it - I know this is considered mainstream, but I think it is rotten. This idea that whenever something evil happens someone particular can be blamed and punished for it, in life and in politics, is hopeless.” - Hayao Miyazaki
In the past, humans hesitated when they took lives, even non-human lives. But society had changed, and they no longer felt that way. As humans grew stronger, I think that we became quite arrogant, losing the sorrow of ‘we have no other choice.’ I think that in the essence of human civilization, we have the desire to become rich without limit, by taking the lives of other creatures.
- Hayao Miyazaki (via cultureofresistance)
“We’ve been seen, and Borrowers aren’t supposed to be seen.”