he FUCKING KNEW THE WHOLE TIME.
I have literally watched this movie 58 times, and I never made this connection.
Oh my fuck, HOW COULD I HAVE MISSED THIS!?!?
And that’s why this is my favorite Miyazaki movie.
god i love this movie so much more now <3
Oh god I feel like such a derp…
…how did I never notice this. I’ve only seen this movie about 100 times -_-
WHAT. HOW DID I NOT MAKE THE CONNECTION?