Hey AniTAY! Its April and while we didn’t schedule movie weekend for April Fools- In that spirit we have chosen to watch two special Ghibli movies with you all. We will be watching Tales from Earthsea (the worst reviewed Ghibli movie ever) on Friday April 8 at 10 PM EST, and The Wind Rises (the film with the most AniTAY reviews in existance) on Saturday April 9 at 9 PM EST.

If you want to join us, find a copy of the movie(s) to watch at home, then join our AniTAY Movie Discord Chat here: https://discord.gg/0nSQ1qoaqLFYX1… We press Play on the hour so don’t be late!


Tales from Earthsea

Something bizarre has come over the land. The kingdom is deteriorating. People are beginning to act strange... What’s even more strange is that people are beginning to see dragons, which shouldn’t enter the world of humans. Due to all these bizarre events, Ged, a wandering wizard, is investigating the cause. During his journey, he meets Prince Lebannen, a young distraught teenage boy. While Lebannen may look like a shy young teen, he has a severe dark side, which grants him strength, hatred, ruthlessness and has no mercy, especially when it comes to protecting Tehanu. For the witch Kumo this is a perfect opportunity. She can use the boy’s “fears” against the very one who would help him, Ged. -ANN


The Wind Rises

Before the Great Kanto Earthquake of 1923, before the great war that tore Japan asunder, Jirou Horikoshi lived in a world of dreams - dreams of flight, and dreams of making the world a better place.

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The Wind Rises is the story of the man who created the Mitsubishi A6M Zero fighter, the most famous airplane in Japanese history. From his childhood in Fujioka, Jirou dreamed of designing flying machines like his hero, Italian aviation pioneer Giovanni Battista Caproni. Through disaster, romance, war and loss, Jirou continues to chase that dream - learning along the way that once released into the world, dreams can take on a very different shape. -MAL