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Friday, April 11, 2008

Studio Ghibli

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The best animation studio in the world. And this is no understatement.


Over the years, the tandem of Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata have made millions of fans dreamers. With their amazing storytelling, emotional background music and unmatched animation, Studio Ghibli movies have enchanted audiences all around the world since its conception in 1985.

Here's a chronology of Studio Ghibli films over the years:

Film

Original release date

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

March 4, 1984

Laputa: Castle in the Sky

August 2, 1986

Grave of the Fireflies

April 16, 1988

My Neighbor Totoro

April 16, 1988

Only Yesterday

July 20, 1991

Porco Rosso

July 18, 1992

I Can Hear the Sea

May 5, 1993

Pom Poko

July 16, 1994

Whisper of the Heart

July 15, 1995

Princess Mononoke

July 12, 1997

My Neighbors the Yamadas

July 17, 1999

Spirited Away

July 27, 2001

The Cat Returns

July 20, 2002

Howl's Moving Castle

November 20, 2004

Tales from Earthsea

July 29, 2006

Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea

July 19, 2008


I have a DVD collection of all Ghibli movies, as well as an OST collection. My personal favorites are My Neighbor Totoro (the first Studio Ghibli film I watched), Laputa: Castle in the Sky, and Spirited Away.

3 comments:

Lily Boynton said...

I'm a fan of Japanese animations myself. I saw most of the film from Studio Ghibli. My favorite is 'Spirited Away' but I'm very impressed with 'Graves of the fireflies', I cried every time something reminds me of the movie.

Thanks for sharing :-)

undecided21 said...

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4ever7 said...

Thanks for the comments...

Lily ~ I love Grave of the Fireflies but I decided never to watch it again because it was hardcore drama. The film brought me to tears.

Thanks, undecided!