History Main / GhibliHills

15th Nov '17 12:39:40 PM BeerBaron
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** Both Cyrodiil and Morrowind feature large tracts of unspoiled wilderness between cities and towns. While some areas veer more towards {{Arcadia}}, most of the countryside remains wild and untamed.
** The wilderness areas of Cryodiil in ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' are, however, actually patrolled by the Imperial Legion, so it's not '''entirely''' untamed wilderness.
*** Inverted in [[spoiler:Paradise, where believers of Mythic Dawn go to when they die.]] While it looks like something from Ghibli Hills, it's anything but.
** And [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]] is a sort of reverse of the above -- while there aren't a whole lot of guards (or "people") in certain areas of the game world, some areas themselves aren't too pleasant, either, ranging from ashstorm-covered deserts to areas of hardened (and not-so-hardened, for the very misfortunate) volcanic lava.
** Falkreath hold in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]], more classically. There are only two settlements in the entire hold (Falkreath itself and the ruined village of Helgen), the land is sprawling with forests and animals, and the main industry seems to be logging.

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** Both Cyrodiil ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]]'' both plays it straight and Morrowind feature subverts it in different areas. To note:
*** Vvardenfell has
large tracts of unspoiled wilderness between cities and towns. While some areas veer more towards {{Arcadia}}, most towns, much of which is quite beautiful. However, because Vvardenfell is a sparsely populated island which only opened to outside settlement a few decades before the start of the countryside remains wild and untamed.
** The wilderness
game, many of these areas are still wild, untamed, and dangerous.
*** Vvardenfell also has other less-pleasant but still unspoiled (by settlement) areas, such as the ashstorm-blasted Ashland deserts and the [[LethalLavaLand lava scathes]]
of Cryodiil Molag Amur. Several characters in these place still mention them as being beautiful in their own ways.
**
''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIVOblivion Oblivion]]'' are, however, actually patrolled by Oblivion]]'':
*** Cyrodiil has large tracks of unspoiled wilderness, veering closer to {{Arcadia}} thanks
the Imperial Legion, so it's not '''entirely''' untamed wilderness.
Legion patrols who keep it (mostly) safe for travelers.
*** Inverted in [[spoiler:Paradise, Paradise, a pocket realm of Oblivion where believers followers of the [[ApocalypseCult Mythic Dawn Dawn]] go to when they die.]] die. While it looks like something from Ghibli Hills, it's [[FateWorseThanDeath anything but.
** And [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind Morrowind]] is a sort of reverse of the above -- while there aren't a whole lot of guards (or "people") in certain areas of the game world, some areas themselves aren't too pleasant, either, ranging from ashstorm-covered deserts to areas of hardened (and not-so-hardened, for the very misfortunate) volcanic lava.
but]].
** Falkreath hold in [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]], ''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]'', is a more classically.classic example. There are only two settlements in the entire hold (Falkreath itself and the ruined village of Helgen), the land is sprawling with forests and animals, and the main industry seems to be logging.
1st Nov '17 2:48:21 PM Killerikala
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* ''VideoGame/RedDeadRedemption'' features a large forest in the game's final territory. While random encounters can happen there, the area is mostly meant for hunting, as the game's most valuable and dangerous animals spawn only on this area. It's located within a few minutes of horse riding from Blackwater, the most advanced town in the game. (The game takes place from 1911 and 1914)
26th Oct '17 12:23:33 AM PaulA
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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', Troy finds living in the Wild, even on limited supplies, a wonderful time.

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* In Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/{{Catseye}}'', ''Literature/{{Catseye|1961}}'', Troy finds living in the Wild, even on limited supplies, a wonderful time.
24th Jun '17 9:54:28 AM nombretomado
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** ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' is a more western equivalent, with the suggestion that it takes place in a sort of European setting where WorldWarTwo never happened.

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** ''Anime/KikisDeliveryService'' is a more western equivalent, with the suggestion that it takes place in a sort of European setting where WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII never happened.
4th Jun '17 1:08:54 PM TheAphid
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Often paired with AdventureTowns, this area consists of the entire relatively pristine wilderness outside of TheCaCity. Urban sprawl is not much of an issue, especially if you just start building your cities ''up'' (or underground). An hour's drive from your house can take you to a place that's virtually a national park.

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Often paired with AdventureTowns, this area consists of the entire relatively pristine wilderness outside of TheCaCity.TheCity. Urban sprawl is not much of an issue, especially if you just start building your cities ''up'' (or underground). An hour's drive from your house can take you to a place that's virtually a national park.
23rd May '17 6:50:13 AM xanthopinna
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* ''Manga/HotarubiNoMoriE'' uses such woods as its principal setting, with all the spirits, monsters, mysteries and romance that implies.
28th Apr '17 9:16:54 PM SpitbreakFTW
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** Really, most of Alaska that isn't so far north as to be tundra. At least in the summer when it isn't all under six feet of snow. Outside of Anchorage, there aren't any cities larger than about 32,000 people, and even Anchorage is anywhere from a 15 minute to hour drive (depending on where in Anchorage you live) to nearby mountains fit for hiking in the summer.
23rd Apr '17 2:53:49 PM nombretomado
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* Numerous games from the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' feature this trope as well In ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' practically the whole Kingdom of Windor consists of Ghibli Hills, with only a few sizeable settlements and cities interrupting this perfect idyll.

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* Numerous games from the ''Franchise/TalesSeries'' ''VideoGame/TalesSeries'' feature this trope as well In ''VideoGame/TalesOfGraces'' practically the whole Kingdom of Windor consists of Ghibli Hills, with only a few sizeable settlements and cities interrupting this perfect idyll.
18th Apr '17 6:54:52 PM nombretomado
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Named for the lush, friendly settings of StudioGhibli films. Which largely stems from the fact that Mitaka and Musashino, Tokyo's affluent residential suburbs where the studio itself is headquartered, [[note]]To the point that Creator/HayaoMiyazaki is {{Fan Nickname}}d as The Lord of Mitaka.[[/note]] generally have [[WriteWhatYouKnow exactly that kind of scenery.]]

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Named for the lush, friendly settings of StudioGhibli Creator/StudioGhibli films. Which largely stems from the fact that Mitaka and Musashino, Tokyo's affluent residential suburbs where the studio itself is headquartered, [[note]]To the point that Creator/HayaoMiyazaki is {{Fan Nickname}}d as The Lord of Mitaka.[[/note]] generally have [[WriteWhatYouKnow exactly that kind of scenery.]]



* ''NiNoKuni'' also features this - and given the fact that StudioGhibli helped with the designs, it stands to reason.

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* ''NiNoKuni'' also features this - and given the fact that StudioGhibli Creator/StudioGhibli helped with the designs, it stands to reason.



** The city of Ba Sing Se has a large agrarian zone between the outer wall and the city proper that looks like it would come straight out of a StudioGhibli film (which is weird considering [[PatchworkMap it's a barren wasteland right outside the wall]]).

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** The city of Ba Sing Se has a large agrarian zone between the outer wall and the city proper that looks like it would come straight out of a StudioGhibli Creator/StudioGhibli film (which is weird considering [[PatchworkMap it's a barren wasteland right outside the wall]]).
10th Apr '17 3:56:34 PM ScorpiusOB1
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* Also in Spain, its capital {{UsefulNotes/Madrid}}. Not only it is stated to be the second city in number of trees of the world surpassed only by Tokyo, it has west of its downtown a big park, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casa_de_Campo Casa de Campo]] as well as the extensive [[https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_de_El_Pardo Monte de El Pardo (link in Spanish)]], a big forest inhabited by endangered species[[note]]That most of it is closed to the public helps a lot[[/note]]. It's quite an experience to transverse it by train -it's crossed by a railway- and to see from your seat deers and the occasional eagle in the middle of an extensive oak grove.

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* Also in Spain, its capital {{UsefulNotes/Madrid}}. Not only it is stated to be the second city in number of trees of the world surpassed only by Tokyo, it has west of its downtown a big park, the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casa_de_Campo Casa de Campo]] as well as to the northwest the extensive [[https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monte_de_El_Pardo Monte de El Pardo (link in Spanish)]], a big forest inhabited by endangered species[[note]]That most of it is closed to the public helps a lot[[/note]]. It's quite an experience to transverse it by train -it's crossed by a railway- and to see from your seat deers and the occasional eagle in the middle of an extensive oak grove.grove, when just half an hour before you were in the very center of the city.
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