The reference analyzes works directed by Hayao Miyazaki, which are often mentioned by anime-loving clients whom the author (a clinical psychologist) meets in clinical settings. The author seeks to draw nearer to the heart of puberty, revealing its characteristics.
Animation has various psychological effects on the people who view it. Receptivity to animation depends on the viewer’s developmental stage, and animation can play a supportive role for people who have mental issues. On the other hand, an animator’s psychological developmental themes can have demonstrable effects on the animation, and this aspect can be explained in psychological terms. Moreover, animation can be understood as a clue for deciphering the mental issues of the modern age.
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