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- If you enjoyed Artemis Fowl I think you might enjoy Percy Jackson & The Olympians and The Kane Chronicles. To sum it up, Percy Jackson & The Olympians is about a summer camp full of modern day Olympian Demi-gods and the story revolves around the adventures of Percy Jackson (son of Poseidon), Annabeth Chase (daughter of Athena), and Grover Underwood (a satyr of Pan).
The Kane Chronicles is basically the same thing as Percy Jackson & The Olympians (it's written by the same author) however it's centered around Egyptian Gods. The story revolves around Carter and Sadie Kane (whom posses the gods Horus and Isis respectively) and their adventure around the globe trying to stop a great and powerful evil from returning.
But if I could recommend only two series, they would be Percy Jackson & The Olympians and The Kingkiller Chronicles. Those two are the best series I've read recently.
PS: Just when the heck is the last Artemis Fowl book coming out?
- Well lets face it, when it comes to movies based off of a book, of course the movie will have to expose some things (like romance) a little soon to develop the relationship, and leave a few things out (due to time constraints but sadly that also means they will leave out some key character development).
What books do you like to read (outside of manga and graphic novels)? I like fantasy novels. So far I've recently (for the past year or so) been reading these series: Percy Jackson & The Olympians, Artemis Fowl, The Kane Chronicles, The Kingkiller Chronicles (by far my favorite), His Dark Materials, and I'm looking into starting A Song of Fire and Ice.
- Then tell me, what's the novel about? How does it differ? Feel free to spoil it for me, I don't see myself reading it any time in the future.
OoooH! I didn't know Miyazaki wrote it himself, then heck yeah, it's an original (as original as you can make it). Now do you think the manga keeps going after the movie's end (you know, when Nausicaa becomes the "Prince in a field of light".
- Howl's Moving Castle was an adaptation of a novel? I didn't know that. I actually thought the movie was somewhat original, but paralleling on The Wizard of Oz. You see it too, right? Sophie is Dorothy, Howl is the Wizard, Calcifer & the House is Tin Man, The Witch of the Waste is the Witch of the West, Turnip is the Scarecrow, and Heen is Toto.
...another thing I didn't know (that there was a manga). Tell me this, which one came first? The manga or the movie? Because if the movie is based off of the manga, then that's yet another un-original movie they've made I want ORIGINAL original. As in not based on any manga, folklore, story, etc..
- I know, it's sad isn't it? There are two things that make me bawl like a baby. 1 Is the death of Setsuko and 2. The song Tears in Heaven by Eric Clapton (he made the song after his son died from accidentally jumping out of a window).
I'll be honest and say I did not know about the existence of this book series until about a few months ago (after I knew about the Borrower Arriety movie). Since you were a fan of the book series, by any chance did you ever watch the cartoon "The Littles" as a kid? Or how about the 1997 live action movie "The Borrowers"?
If I can make one minor complaint about the recent Studio Ghibli films it's this: I just feel like it's been awhile since they've made something completely original. Tales of Earthsea, Ponyo on a Cliff, The Borrower Arrietty, Kokurikozaka kara, and The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter are all books (or folklore tales when it comes to the Bamboo Cutter). I mean, even Howl's Moving Castle felt a lot like The Wizard of Oz. I want to see something completely original again!
When it comes to his son's work, Tales of Earthsea is an "ok" movie. What makes Hayao Miyazaki films so special is the wonderful experiences of fantasy these girls get to feel and share with the audience. I didn't get that feeling for Tales of Earthsea (I've only seen it once, so maybe I should watch it again). I say if you liked the action taken place in Princess Mononoke, then maybe you'll like Tales of Earthsea.
- I would have to say Graveyard of the Fireflies is my favorite movie (it's very sad, but well made). But my other favorites are Spirited Away and The Cat Returns.
I haven't seen The Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor the Yamadas, and Lupin the III.
I personally can't wait to see The Borrower Arrietty:
And Studio Ghibli are also working on these other movies: Kokurikozaka kara, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, and Porco Rosso: The Last Sortie.
But from all four upcoming movies, The Tale of the Bamboo Cuter seems most interesting to me.
When it comes to Hayao Miyazaki himself, every movie he directs becomes a masterpiece. But the sad thing is, he is getting pretty old, I hope he won't retire soon. I know he's let his son direct Tales of Earthsea (and he's also directing Kokurikozaka Kara), but I wonder if he's going to let his son take the reins after he's gone.
- das nog redelijk close dan want kzit juist op de rand van Oost Vlaanderen! Liedekerke, ma zult ge waarschijnlijk ni kennen XD
En same, zijn er wel een paar die ik ken da Zelda spelen ma lang ni zo neig als ik, als ge zou zien wa ik allemaal Zelda related op mijn kamer heb liggen XD
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