Girl Week 2021 - Studio Ghibli Edition
The wonderful Dell over at Dell on Movies is once against hosting a Girl Week blogathon! From November 22nd through the 28th, the topic on Dell's blog is going to be focused on women and anyone can participate. If you follow me on letterboxd, you might know that I've been going through HBO Max's Studio Ghibli library in order to watch all of the films. So I thought I would start my first Girl Week post focusing on my favorite Heroines from the Ghibli films I've seen so far.
Chihiro - Spirited Away: I have to start my list with the main character in one of my all time favorite movies. What I love about Chihiro is her heart. She comes to care deeply about many of the people she encounters in this film, and her loser parents don't deserve her.
Sophie - Howl's Moving Castle: Sophie is another character with a lot of heart, she's sweet and a bit of a smart ass and very brave. Not that she would acknowledge the last part.
Kiki - Kiki's Deliver Service: I adore Kiki, she's a go-getter. She's excited to be out on her own for the first time, she jumps right into her new job head first. I admire her ambition.
Umi - From Up on Poppy Hill: Umi is a dreamer with a hell of a work ethic. I love her for that. I wanted her to take a break because Lord, does she deserve one, but she kept going. She's strong.
Shizuku - Whisper of the Heart: Watching Shizuku, I felt like I was watching myself in junior high. Being awkward, writing little songs, overthinking conversations I had with boys, I just love her. On top of that, this is such a cute young love story.