5 Studio Ghibli couples that portray healthy love and respect
The Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli, is renowned for romanticism in its works. Founded in 1985 by animated film directors Isao Takahata and Hayao Miyazaki, the studio has produced twenty-two feature-length films.
Studio Ghibli films have a very special place in my heart for not just their meticulous attention to detail in the movies' animation, but also because of their stunning landscapes and fantastical creatures that generate a sense of wonder and magic, which is a reflection of their romanticism.
Every Studio Ghibli film has shown me strong distinct protagonists who show different sort of relationship perspectives that portray growth, understanding, maturity, and respect.
Shizuku & Seiji (The Whisper of the Heart)
Shizuku and Seiji are two characters who are book nerds, career & goal-oriented individuals, and creative in their own fields.
The two characters work well together because they bring out the best and encourage one another to follow their hobbies. Their bond is evidence of the transforming power of friendship and love since it is based on mutual respect, honesty, and trust.
Jiro & Naoko (The Wind Rises)
The study of love, sorrow, and the sacrifices required to pursue one's ambitions is essential to "The Wind Rises," a 2013 Studio Ghibli film starring the main characters Jiro and Naoko.
Jiro and Naoko's relationship is filled with passion and beauty. Their love story is a tender and emotional portrayal of the sacrifices required to pursue one's goals.
Both of them are skilled as artists and have a knack for observing the beauty of mundane & extraordinary things, which shows us the importance of appreciating simple moments.
Umi & Shun (From Up on Poppy Hill)
Umi is a conscientious, diligent young woman who is committed to her family and her neighborhood. Shun is reflective and modest despite his many gifts and accomplishments, and he is genuinely touched by Umi's generosity and willpower.
Their love story is a tender and moving illustration of young love and how partnerships can aid in our own development.
Howl & Sophie (Howl's Moving Castle)
Howl is a kind-hearted, sympathetic wizard who is secretive and mysterious. He is a kind and loving person who is greatly bothered by the injustices in the world.
Sophie, on the other hand, goes from being a timid and insecure adolescent to becoming a self-assured teen. She develops a courageous and resourceful personality as the film progresses, showing her growth and diligence towards Howl.
Kiki & Tombo (Kiki's Delivery Service)
A young witch, Kiki, decides to launch her own delivery service. Despite her innocence, Kiki struggles with emotions of uneasiness and self-doubt. She is driven to overcome these sentiments and establish her identity in the world.
On the other hand, a small boy named Tombo is mesmerized by the magic of flight and Kiki's flying broomstick. Tombo is a bright, savvy young man who is motivated to do anything he can to support Kiki.
The film's fundamental relationship between Kiki and Tombo is characterized by the purity and wonder with which they engage. Their bond is endearing and emotional which shows the value of friendship and the ways in which connections may foster personal development.