director: hayao miyazaki

douhaveacomrade  asked:

What do you think of Mary and the Witch's Flower? Do you think Studio Ponoc will be a successor to Studio Ghibli?

I’m excited for it, but cautiously optimistic I guess?

No, I don’t think it’s Ghibli’s successor. Maybe in art and story style, but Ghibli was a once-in-a-lifetime company with once-and-a-lifetime talent. There are plenty of people who imitate Ghibli (who are super talented) and other incredible artists who were influenced by it, but I wouldn’t consider any of them successors.

As much as it pains me, I’m trying just to look forward, understanding that Ghibli is not the same as it was, and that it won’t be the same again, but also trying to embrace the bits we’re still getting, like Mary and the Witch’s Flower and Miyazaki’s new film.

@adrinettemonth Day 19 is Studio Ghibli AU!  Spirited Away sounded fun, so I attempted a screenshot redraw with my own style.  I hope you guys like it!  (I spent way too long on it, lololol)  XD