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Why does Kiki flood the floor of her flat to clean it?

She is scrubbing the floor. It is a very common way to clean floors -- a search engine turned up many images showing people doing just this for "scrub the floor." Given that the water is on ...
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Is there any connection between "Whispers of the heart" and "The cat returns"?

The story of "The Cat Returns" was inspired by some of the scenes shown in "Whisper of the Heart" namely the ones depicting the fantasy story the main character wrote. This story was later realized as ...
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Are there any resources about the inspirations of Miyazaki in making Howl's Moving Castle?

I don't think this book has anything about Howl's Moving Castle in particular, but Starting Point: 1979 - 1996, written by Hayao Miyazaki himself, and translated by Beth Cary and Frederik L. Schodt, ...
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Why do Spirited Away, Ponyo, and Arrietty have so much in common?

Hayao Miyazaki is a great writer, but he frequently recycles plots in his stories. Compare the stories in Future Boy Conan, Nausicaa, and Laputa Castle in the Sky. All post apocalyptic stories ...
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Is there any connection between "Whispers of the heart" and "The cat returns"?

Some of the instrumentals in the movies match! There is a segment in the music "Kidnapped to be the Prince's Bride" from The Cat Return's that matches a theme played within Whisper of the ...
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How does Miyazaki portray his female characters within his films?

In all of the films that you listed, the main female leads are portrayed as very strong and perseverant individuals who are not afraid to take things into their own hands to get things done. ...
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Does there exist official material on the story of Laputa before its fall?

I am not aware of an additional material on the Laputian civilization from Studio Ghibli but Laputa as a civilization is lifted straight out of Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (https://en....
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Where I can buy/rent digital versions of Studio Ghibli films?

If you live in Italy, since the 8 November plenty of Studio Ghibli features are available on Infinity, the new streaming service from Mr. Berlusconi's Mediaset: http://www.infinitytv.it/ As I live ...
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