i am dead...yet i live.
If Oppenheimer depicts the world after the atomic bomb being one headed straight for armageddon, The Boy and the Heron offers a counter vision of a utopic world being rebuilt in its wake.
This is clearly a deeply personal project for Miyazaki and because of that I can let the aimlessness of its plotting slide by. It’s got bomb imagery galore, classic fairy tale allusions at every corner as well as an army of Nazi Parakeets. However… we seem to hop from…