#1My Neighbor Totoro
My Neighbor Totoro is one of the classics from Studio Ghibli. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, this tale of magic, love, fantasy and adventure shows us the story of two young little sisters, Satsuki and Mei, that move with their father to a new house in the countryside while her mother is at the hospital. There, they will meet a forest spirit called Totoro only visible for the kids.Movies
One of the epic adventures of Studio Ghibli, the Princess Mononoke tells the epic story of the young warrior Ashitaka that travels to the west to find a cure for a deadly curse that is haunting him. In the west, he finds the powerful Lady Eboshi and her people of Iron Town that are in conflict with the mysterious Princess Mononoke, a girl that was raised by wolves. The Princess wants to save the forest and the animal and spirits that live there.Movies
DID YOU KNOW?
The name Studio Ghibli was based on the Arabic name for "hot sahara wind"? Its founders wanted Studio Ghibli to blow a new wind through the anime industry. Ghibli was also the name of an Italian warplane. It also represented Hayao Miyazaki's love for planes and for Italy. The first original movie directed by Miyazaki was Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind in 1984. People argued that it's not a real Ghibli production. The movie released a year earlier than the official formation of Studio Ghibli. The honor of being one of the first studio ghibli films went to Laputa: Castle in the Sky. The anime industry was not as mainstream and prevalent before like it is today.
The studio had their first big break in 1989 with the release of Kiki's Delivery Service. Their 1997 movie, Princess Mononoke helped the studio gain international presence and recognition. Miyazaki and company went on to make some of the best Studio Ghibli films ever produced. From the supernatural hit, Spirited Away to the period piece, From Up On Poppy Hill. The recent The Wind Rises movie drew inspiration from Miyazaki's love for planes. The studio has become prevalent, often compared to Disney. This is due to the level of quality for both their art style and story-telling. Studio Ghibli has changed the anime industry forever and how people see it in general. They have become an inspiration for other anime shows and anime movies. All trying to live up to the same high-quality standard and artistic excellence.
#4Grave of the Fireflies
Porco Rosso is one of the finest movies from Hayao Miyazaki and his Studio Ghibli. Porco Rosso is a human that was a flying hero during World War I but now, with his face transformed into that of a pig by a spell, and in the decade of the 30's he is a tortured spirit that must face a sky pirates band. The pirate's gang hire Curtis and old rival to get rid of Porco but both share the love for Gina.Movies
#6Howl's Moving Castle
Isao Takahata brings us in Studio's Ghibli Pom Poko an ecological fable that explains the importance of nature in humanity. The magical raccoons of Tama Hills are forced to move from their homes as the human cities are starting to grow and shopping malls grow everywhere. Those Raccoons can transform into humans and they will use this power to scare off the workers to stop the growth of civilization destroying the Nature.Movies
#8Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Hayao Miyazaki told in this movie by his Studio Ghibli an apocalyptic story about the importance of ecology, forests, and environment. A thousand years after a global war, the Valley of the Wind is one of the few areas that are still populated in Earth, Nausicaa is her princess and they fight a constant struggle with giant insects called "ohmu" that guard a poisonous jungle that is spreading across the planet. She is the only one to notice the bond between the forest and life on Earth.Movies
Based on the classic tale by Hans Christian Andersen, Hayao Miyazaki tells us the story of Sosuke that rescues a little goldfish named Ponyo. But the father of Ponyo, a powerful sea sorcerer, forces her to return home to the sea. Ponyo wants to be human and her mother, a sea goddess will try to restore balance between nature making her wishes come true.Movies
#11Castle in the Sky
Castle in the Sky is a timeless classic by Hayao Miyazaki. In the movie we'll learn how Pazu, a young apprentice of engineer meets Sheeta a young girl that floats down from the sky held by a pendant. Both are searching for the legendary floating castle of Laputa and bond together to find it. In the journey, they will encounter air pirates, secret agents and many adventures to live.Movies
#12Kiki's Delivery Service
#13The Secret World of Arrietty