HoboWolf, a fairly new video creator has recently released his thoughts on how Breath of the Wild could have been inspired by various Studio Ghibli films. In particular, HoboWolf mentions Hayao Miyazaki’s works, such as Princess Mononoke and My Neighbor Totoro, to give a couple of examples.

HoboWolf’s style seems to be a little rambly with bits of humor thrown into the topic, though he does make some solid comparisons, such as the character development in a Miyazaki film seems to be how Breath of the Wild’s characters develop. HoboWolf also points out that both Studio Ghibli films and the most recent Zelda title also focus on large, open worlds where actions have consequences.

If you like the video above, consider checking out more of HoboWolf’s work and discuss the video’s content in the comments!

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  • Dragonmaster 150

    Macintyre Productions already did a video about this like 3 months ago or something.

  • Jebradiah Drake

    You know I’m honestly not a big fan of Princess Mononoke, but I suppose they do have odd similarities. I guess the biggest one would be that a dark figure shows up in the form of an evil pig.

  • Dylan

    heck eyah but I think everyone knew ghbili of the wild was like this :#

  • David García Abril

    He doesn’t talk about character development at all.

    In any case, come on, people spotted the Ghibli influences since the 2014 reveal teaser. And they are nothing new in the series anyway. “The Wind Waker” was the other big example. Not only because of the art style, but because of the story, too. Seriously, in some respects, TWW is basically “Laputa” but in the ocean, rather than in the sky.

  • K2L

    TWW reminded me more of The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon.