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Someone Made a Powerful 30-Year Supercut Tribute to Studio Ghibli's Heroines

The women in Hayao Miyazaki’s work don’t need saving – never have.

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Someone Made a Powerful 30-Year Supercut Tribute to Studio Ghibli's Heroines

The women in Hayao Miyazaki’s work don’t need saving – never have.

Studio Ghibli’s earliest works date back to 1984 – be it older classics or newer cinematic delights, women have always heralded the right and wrong in Miyazaki’s animated kingdom.

Director Hayao Miyazaki once said:

“Many of my movies have strong female leads –brave, self-sufficient girls that don’t think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart. They’ll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man.”

Film journalist Leigh Singer’s heroine supercut proves how true Miyazaki’s word stands. 15 films that include Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro and Ponyo lead the supercut complete with “thrilling adventure, passionate drama or sophisticated humor.” Watch above and plunge into nostalgic stupor.

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