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Posted By: amnesiackInterestingly, this thread is really making me think a lot about Miyazaki movies likeNausicaa of the Valley of WindandPrincess Mononoke. In many ways, those movies feel like "verdant wastelands" as someone put it, with lots of PC-NPC-PC triangles and non-horrifying-but-still-dangerous threats.And no one really commented on it. We all agree the game can mean lots of different things to different people, and can be hacked into many shapes -- but could Apocalypse World, in its current form, really play out as a Miazaki movie? Whatever the answer to that may be, this comment immediately made me think of how beautiful those movies Amnesiack mentioned were, how sometimes bad things happened but the movies were basically about good people. But this was the exact opposite of my first impression of Apocalypse World, after reading it through the first time. In another discussion called [Apocalypse World] love and brutality I basically tried to argue that the game has doom and gloom, hate and brutality built into the very rules of the game, but tons of people wrote back to me saying, no, it's a game about hope! It was specifically written so that it wasn't just about screwing other people over. I tried and tried but couldn't see it at the time. Now I want you to show me.
Also, the anime filmOrigin: Spirits of the Pastfits the bill signifcantly.