Isao Takahata made it to the memoriam part of the Oscars!!

At both the 76th Golden Globe Awards and the 91st Academy Awards ceremony, it was a drag that “Mirai” from Mamoru Hosoda, didn’t won both awards for Best Animated Feature Film when that lousy spider monkey flick won them. But I was glad that they’ve mentioned on someone we really love on as Studio Ghibli fans….

They’ve finally mentioned Isao Takahata. Co-founder of Studio Ghibli, anime director, and a remarkable friend to Hayao Miyazaki. Born on October 29th, 1936. Died of lung cancer on April 5th, 2018. They’ve mentioned him in the last part of the Oscars in which they did the ‘In Memoriam’ part. On how we’ve lost celebrities from March 2018, until early 2019.

From his anime masterpieces that he did, including the ones from Studio Ghibli, he did had one that was critically acclaimed like “Princess Mononoke”. “Grave of the Fireflies”. Roger Ebert, a famous film critic thought it was really amazing. And therefore, and I quote that wrote….

It belongs on any list of the greatest war films ever made.

Since Roger Ebert died in 2013, Isao Takahata had one anime masterpiece that finally made it to the Oscars. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film, his last masterpiece was “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”. Unfortunately, it was left out nominated if it weren’t for the voters on what occurred at the 87th Academy Awards ceremony.

4 years since then, until he diagnosed with lung cancer, us anime fans felt really emotional when he died on April 5th, 2018, that one tragic fateful day. Some anime fans when they heard the news, they wouldn’t ate or slept.

A year later in 2019, I was glad that they’ve finally mentioned him at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony. We will miss him a lot. But we do need a new anime masterpiece to MUST WIN an Oscar award for Best Animated Feature Film since “Spirited Away” from Studio Ghibli, thanks to Hayao Miyazaki. A Golden Globe Award too first, before the Oscars.

Anime will be remarkable forever. And we’ll never forget Isao Takahata. For he was remarkable as his loving friend and partner to Hayao Miyazaki.

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