When I watched Grave of the Fireflies, I literally was forcing my tears to fall down just to get it over with. Nevertheless, the film was absolutely incredible, especially in the scene where Seita begins joyfully swinging upside down on a pole in a desperate attempt to cheer up the bawling Setsuko while beautiful emotional music builded up, and Fireflies was the most emotional film I have ever watched.
Though we only see the Warrior for about 1 minute, I loved how the decomposition process of its body is almost emotional, as all hope for humanity is brutally destroyed when the Warrior's mass falls down to the ground and Nausicaä's people become distressed and panic almost uncontrollably.
I literally just finished Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind yesterday, and honestly, the beautifully complex designs of the Ohmus as well as their mobilization and piercing eyes. I especially loved how their pupils turned red when they became aggressive and then blue when they eventually calmed down at the end of the movie. I believe this represents perspectives of nature and emotions (blue meaning calmness and red meaning anger) which is absolutely ingenious of Miyazaki Hayao to me.
@ Practice Page My Neighbor Totoro was actually the first Studio Ghibli movie I ever watched (which I got on my 12th birthday) , but I am hoping to watch Spirited Away very soon. Right now, I'm writing a biography on Miyazaki Hayao and I'm also planning to write a review on Kondo Yoshifumi's Whisper of the Heart, a film I watched about 3 months ago.
I finished watching Howl's Moving Castle about a week ago and I absolutely loved it. Though I did have some problems with the film, they generally didn't ruin my viewing, and Howl's Moving Castle is now (at the moment) my favorite Studio Ghibli movie.