On this week’s episode we compare some of our favorite Studio Ghibli movies with their Disney princess counterparts in the context of their feminism. Ghibli is famous for its representation of girls in leading roles, but critiques rarely go beyond that. We believe Ghibli does an excellent job of creating realistic, inspiring, and well-rounded portrayals of women. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more!
2:38- Kiki’s Delivery Service vs. Ariel (+Nausicaa)
17:00- Only Yesterday and Beauty and the Beast
34:47- Porco Rosso
37:46- Princess Mononoke vs. Mulan
45:06- Spirited Away
47:07- From up on Poppy Hill vs. Brave