jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Sun Nov 2 22:36:43 EST 2003
Welcome to the list, you'll find not only lots of DWJ
fans here (now there's a suprise), but quite a few of
us are also anime fans. There are even several other
Kiwis on the list, a group which technically includes
me in that I have a New Zealand passport although I
left NZ in 1959 at a very young age (5) and have only
been back once, in 1974. I also have a Sarah, my
younger daughter a couple of years younger than you
and also a DWJ and anime fan.
--- Sarah <sarah-neko at dove.gen.nz> wrote:
> Hello... I hope it's okay to pipe up like this. I am
> brand-new to your
> list, which I found when I was doing web searches
> for any information
> on the forthcoming Miyazaki movie of 'Howl's Moving
> Castle.' I am 25
> now and have been a DWJ fan since I was a child
> (maybe 9 or 10?). The
> first of her books that I read was 'Witch Week,'
> which I seem to
> remember my mother bringing me from the library when
> I was sick in bed
> and very bored. I'm especially excited about the
> movie because I am,
> quite separately, also an anime fan, so learning
> that the mighty
> Miyazaki planned to adapt a book by one of my
> favourite writers was...
> well... spiffy. I'm actually rereading 'Howl' at the
> moment and
> enjoying it as much as ever. The weird coincidence
> is that when I was
> watching Miyazaki's last movie, 'Spirited Away' at
> the cinema, the
> scene in which Haku leads Chihiro by the hand
> through a magnificent but
> bewildering garden of rhododendrons made me think of
> the flowering part
> of the Waste. I got home, shared my impressions of
> the movie with
> friends on an anime forum, said 'I wonder what
> Miyazaki will do next'
> and someone said 'He's adapting some English fantasy
> book called
> "Howl's Moving Castle".' I was gobsmacked.
> Actually, it seems like a very logical progression
> from 'Spirited Away'
> since both stories are strongly focused on the rules
> of fairy-tale
> life. I was intrigued to find with a little more
> searching that there
> seems to be a substantial Japanese fanbase, and I
> adore the fanart that
> I've seen so far (if only, if *only* I could lay my
> hands on some of
> those doujinshi).
> Anyway, I hope we'll have plenty of interesting
> conversations, both
> about the books and the movie when it's finally
> - La Déesse (http://www.airandangels.com)
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