“My Neighbors the Yamadas” is probably the first movie I watched by Isao Takahata, and I watched it in my Japanese class back in high school. The more I think about his passing, the more focused I become on my path and dreams. I let myself cry today, and indulge in the memory of an amazing creator and inspiration. I think I just want to make people smile and feel nostalgic like the scenery in every Studio Ghibli movie, to give everybody a sense of magic and wonder! Anyways, thank you if you read this.