- Member: SamuraiJake
- Studio: Samurai Jake
- Title: Paper Miyazaki
- Premiered: 2009-04-01
- MIA Paper Planes
- Anime Punch! Armageddicon IV, Anime Punch! 2009 AMV Contest (2009-04-11)
- Tora-Con, Tora-Con 2009 AMV Contest (2009-04-25)
- AnimeNEXT 2009, AnimeNEXT 2009 AMV (2009-06-12)
- METROCON, METROCON AMV Contest 2009 (2009-06-21)
- AniMix, AniMix AMV Contest 2009! (2009-07-17)
- Tsubasacon, Saturday Morning Cartoons AMV Contest (2009-10-09)
AMV Contest Winner "Tsubasacon 2009" for Runner-Up
Well you might want to know how I came to marry these two ideas together, as I’ve been told from close colleagues and friends that it’s a strange song to put to a Miyazaki tribute. I originally just wanted to make an AMV for the song “Paper Planes” because it’s a very catchy tune and fun to listen to. Plus, as popular as this song is I’m kinda surprised that it’s not had more videos for it.
So then, why the works of auteur anime director Hayao Miyazaki? I think I was originally inspired by Kiki’s Delivery Service and thought to make a video just for Kiki. However, it became a little tough to match all the lyrics so then in deciding to branch out a little bit I thought, “Why not use all of the Miyazaki films?” As I thought more about it, the thought began to make more sense. But please note: there are not all of the Studio Ghibli films here. I just wanted to focus on Miyazaki’s directing work itself. I even put in “The Castle of Cagliostro”, a Lupin the III anime!!!
My only regret was not being able to add Miyazaki’s latest film, “Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea” but it’s not even released yet in America. Nevertheless, I think you’ll enjoy watching this video as much as I had making it. As always, enjoy.
- Samurai Jake