Forums - Movies Discussion - Isao Takahata, Studio Ghibli Co-Founder and Director, Dies at Age 82

He is best known for directing Grave of the Fireflies a movie that many here, including myself hold in high regard. According to Yahoo Japan he died at age 82 and his health had been declining steadily. He also directed the films Only Yesterday, My Neighbor the Yamadas, and The Tale of the Princess Kaguya, for which he received an Oscar Nomination for Best Animated Film. I think Miyazaki is more famous but Takahata's film were special in their own right.

http://www.indiewire.com/2018/04/isao-takahata-dead-dies-studio-ghibli-grave-of-the-fireflies-1201949581/

https://headlines.yahoo.co.jp/hl?a=20180406-00000503-sanspo-ent

R.I.P.



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There was one period of my life where I watched My Neighbor the Yamadas every day for a month.

May he rest in peace.



rip



I don't trust the new Japanese generations to continue what their elders did in the anime genre. anime went from quality to quantity since like 1999.



Always sad to see someone quitting this wicked world.

I'll always remember Grave of the Fireflies as the only movie which has made me cry legit and feel a palet of emotions I've never felt while watching a movie before that day. And you also watch it only once for obvious reasons.

I doubt I'll probably feel this way again someday.



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Ultrashroomz said:
There was one period of my life where I watched My Neighbor the Yamadas every day for a month.

May he rest in peace.

Ah, that's what I think I may have seen at a restaurant before.



Well fuck, that sucks... Grave of the Fireflies is one of my favourite Ghibli films, and I really enjoyed The Tale of the Princess Kaguya too.

Not much I can say other than rest in peace.



MasterThief said:
I don't trust the new Japanese generations to continue what their elders did in the anime genre. anime went from quality to quantity since like 1999.

I disagree completely.  Every generation has had its share of classics.  If anything, average quality has probably risen.

Mar1217 said:
Always sad to see someone quitting this wicked world.

I'll always remember Grave of the Fireflies as the only movie which has made me cry legit and feel a palet of emotions I've never felt while watching a movie before that day. And you also watch it only once for obvious reasons.

I doubt I'll probably feel this way again someday.

I watched it twice.  I think I cried harder the second time.  I bought the DVD after that but I never intend to watch it a third time.

Only Yesterday was really good, too.  Very down to earth and genuine.



RIP :(
I only saw Grave of the fireflies (a sad masterpiece), but the other movies are very famous too. Very sad news... And it also remind us that Miyazaki is pretty old too...



pokoko said:
MasterThief said:
I don't trust the new Japanese generations to continue what their elders did in the anime genre. anime went from quality to quantity since like 1999.

I disagree completely.  Every generation has had its share of classics.  If anything, average quality has probably risen.

Mar1217 said:
Always sad to see someone quitting this wicked world.

I'll always remember Grave of the Fireflies as the only movie which has made me cry legit and feel a palet of emotions I've never felt while watching a movie before that day. And you also watch it only once for obvious reasons.

I doubt I'll probably feel this way again someday.

I watched it twice.  I think I cried harder the second time.  I bought the DVD after that but I never intend to watch it a third time.

Only Yesterday was really good, too.  Very down to earth and genuine.

Pretty much why I don't wanna watch it again. I would cry a river again. 

Maybe that could help me feel human again though ...



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