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Highfill, Samantha (September 6, 2013). "Hayao Miyazaki on his retirement: 'This time I am quite serious' ". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013 . Retrieved October 27, 2019. a b Wu, Valerie (October 17, 2023). "Hayao Miyazaki's 'The Boy and the Heron' Announces English Voice Cast: Christian Bale, Florence Pugh and Robert Pattinson to Star". Variety . Retrieved October 17, 2023. Two dominant nations go to war in already war ravaged world where life is precariously balanced but still not respected, (the lesson that we may actually never learn). The smaller vassals to these nations get dragged along in the power struggle of tyrants and political strategists, and a gigantic relentless wave of bloodshed turns into a beast without any purpose other than that of feeding its own hunger. Factions form, alliances change, and cascading affects of collateral damage affect even those who have nothing to gain (or lose) from the conflict. The ultimate end game for dominance is geared towards controlling the remnants of old-world technology, that may or may not have been preserved for considerate motives. Once the battles start rolling out, action becomes relentless, all of which has been exceptionally well done without ever being over the top. There's no deus ex machina or cliched last minute heroic interceptions. People die of hunger, of war, of diseases, of sheer tiredness.
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Serialization in a newspaper of a feature film by Toei Doga (Toei Animation Studio), for which Miyazaki worked as a key animator. Based on Charles Perrault's book. Pero, the dandy cat, helps a boy defeat an Ogre and win the heart of a princess. In 1943, during the Pacific War, 12-year-old Mahito Maki's mother Hisako is killed in a hospital fire in Tokyo. A year later, Mahito's father Shoichi, an air munitions factory owner, remarries his late wife's younger sister, Natsuko. They evacuate to her estate in the countryside where they live with several old maids. Mahito struggles in the new town as he continues to grapple with grief, is pestered by a mysterious grey heron at the estate and endures a tense relationship with Natsuko, who is now pregnant. Pursuing the heron, he discovers a ruined and sealed tower in the woods near the house and makes himself a bow and an arrow from the heron's feathers. Rosser, Michael (September 12, 2023). "Hayao Miyazaki's 'The Boy And The Heron' lands UK-Ireland distribution". Screen Daily. Archived from the original on September 27, 2023 . Retrieved September 23, 2023.ORICON NEWS. August 7, 2023. Archived from the original on August 10, 2023 . Retrieved September 12, 2023. By the end, the world is a shambles with the survivors left to clean up the mess. It's a strong ending, one I'd rank up there with the Elric Saga or the Amber books. While I was sad it was over, I'm glad it ended rather than dragging on forever. Lang, Brent (September 17, 2023). "Cord Jefferson's 'American Fiction' Wins Toronto Film Festival Audience Award". Variety. Archived from the original on September 18, 2023 . Retrieved September 17, 2023.
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GKIDS managed casting for the English version in collaboration with Studio Ghibli, adhering to the SAG-AFTRA Foreign Dubbing Agreement during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike. The dub was directed by Michael Sinterniklaas at NYAV Post, and Stephanie Sheh wrote the English script.  The English cast, unveiled on October 17, features Christian Bale, Dave Bautista, Gemma Chan, Willem Dafoe, Karen Fukuhara, Mark Hamill, Robert Pattinson and Florence Pugh.  Music [ edit ] Sponichi Annex 芸能". スポニチ Sponichi Annex (in Japanese). Archived from the original on August 13, 2023 . Retrieved September 13, 2023.A sprawling, unique post-apocalyptic story. Even if you've seen the movie of the same name, do yourself a favor and read this, Hiayao Miyazaki's most significant work of manga.