Studio Ghibli anime

Anime is my favorite. As a anime fans, Studio Ghibli is one of the best anime studios in the world. There are several maestros in this studio such as Academy Award winner Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Yoshifumi Kondo, and Goro Miyazaki. The profile can be viewed in: , or (Japanese)

My Neighbour Totoro is one of his masterpieces

My Neighbour Totoro is one of the masterpieces

Their masterpieces include:

Film Original release date Director
Laputa: Castle in the Sky August 2, 1986 Hayao Miyazaki
Grave of the Fireflies (shown alongside My Neighbor Totoro) April 16, 1988 Isao Takahata
My Neighbor Totoro (shown alongside Grave of the Fireflies) April 16, 1988 Hayao Miyazaki
Kiki’s Delivery Service July 29, 1989 Hayao Miyazaki
Only Yesterday July 20, 1991 Isao Takahata
Porco Rosso July 18, 1992 Hayao Miyazaki
I Can Hear the Sea (also known as Ocean Waves) May 5, 1993 Tomomi Mochizuki
Pom Poko July 16, 1994 Isao Takahata
Whisper of the Heart July 15, 1995 Yoshifumi Kondo
Princess Mononoke July 12, 1997 Hayao Miyazaki
My Neighbors the Yamadas July 17, 1999 Isao Takahata
Ritual (live-action film produced by Studio Ghibli’s live-action offshoot, Studio Kajino) December 7, 2000 Hideaki Anno
Spirited Away July 27, 2001 Hayao Miyazaki
Ghiblies Episode 2 (shown alongside The Cat Returns) July 20, 2002 Yoshiyuki Momose
The Cat Returns (shown alongside Ghiblies Episode 2) July 20, 2002 Hiroyuki Morita
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence (co-production between Studio Ghibli and Production I.G) March 6, 2004 Mamoru Oshii
Howl’s Moving Castle November 20, 2004 Hayao Miyazaki
Tales from Earthsea July 29, 2006 Gorō Miyazaki
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea July 19, 2008 Hayao Miyazaki
Untitled Yoshiyuki Momose Film 2009 or 2010 Yoshiyuki Momose
Unnamed Isao Takahata Film 2009 or 2010 Isao Takahata
Unnamed Gorō Miyazaki Film TBA Gorō Miyazaki

There many reasons that make his anime are generally better than the others.

Unlike Hollywood’s CGI generated animations, Studio Ghibli’s works are drawn by hand. Dozens of artists worked night and day to produce such arts that filled with human touch. Watching their anime is like seeing a series of beautiful paintings that tell you the stories behind them.

Tales from the Earthsea

Tales from the Earthsea


Spirited Away

Spirited Away












The stories are so deeply touch the audiences, including me. Grave of the Fireflies is very sad tragedy which I could not hold my tears. Totoro is very fun, cute, and sweet. The Oscar winner Spirited Away is mystique and elegant. The Oscar nominee Howl Moving Castle is romantic. Laputa and Nausicaa are beautiful even they were produced in 1980s. And don’t forget the majectic Princess Mononoke. Their version on the Tales of the Earthsea that based on a novel by Ursula K. Le Guin is better than the Hollywood live action version. The other masterpieces have their own beauty too.

In addition, the soundtracks by the composer Joe Hisaishi are nice and elegant. No anime apart from Gundam series that has so many good soundtracks.

So, I can only say that you are not a real anime fans if you never watch at least one of Studio Ghibli’s masterpieces.


3 Responses

  1. I’m going to do a project on studio Ghibli and I was wondering what I should do. I was going to do a plush doll, but theres already too many of those out there. Does anybody have any good ideas for me? BTW it has to be an artistic project of a sort.

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This article is trying to put in your memory the name of Hayao Miyazaki. Hayao Miyazaki (1941) is a filmmaker and cofounder of Studio Ghibli (animation production). When he was young drew airplanes for Miyazaki Airplane, a enterprise owned by Hayao Miyazaki’s uncle and developed a lifelong fascination with aviation and flying machines, a recurrent theme on his films.In April 1963, Miyazaki got a job at Toei Animation. He played an important role as chief animator, concept artist, and scene designer.Miyazaki co-founded the animation production company Studio Ghibli with Isao Takahata in 1985.For Television,  in 1974 Mizayaki created the scene design and  layout of Heidi, girl of the Alps. This anime serie is based on Heidi of Johanna Spyri. Miyazaki directed six episodes of Sherlock Hound, an Italian-Japanese co-production which retold  Sherlock Holmes tales. These episodes were first broadcast in 1984-85.He was widely known with the film Princess Mononoke, but he had a long time directing movies: The Castle of Cagliostro, 1979; Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, 1984; Castle in the Sky, 1986; My Neighbor Totoro, 1988; Kiki’s Delivery Service, 1989; Porco Rosso, 1992; Princess Mononoke, 1997; Spirited Away, 2001 (winner, Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, 2002); Howl’s Moving Castle, 2004 (nominee, Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, 2005); and Ponyo, 2008.I strongly recommend you to watch the movies with a lot of attention to the details. It was amazing for me to pause the movie and see every detail of the room of the wizard in Howl’s Moving Castle, with tons of amulets hanging in the walls and ceiling. Or be scared with the demon snakes on the film the Princess Mononoke, which by the way, is a mix between traditional animation (hand-draw) and computer graphics. Since Princess Mononoke to Ponyo Mizayaki used the mixed techniques and now he had shifted to traditional animation only.As The Guardian said:” In the past he has been vocal in his criticism of computer-generated imagery, describing it as “thin, shallow, fake”. These days he seems to have made his peace with the beast. He admits that he likes Toy Story because it opened the doors to a new breed of animation and even admits to using CGI in his own movies (but never more than 10% of the finished print). “Actually I think CGI has the potential to equal or even surpass what the human hand can do,” he says. “But it is far too late for me to try it.”I am leaving you with some images from his movies, but you must remember to watch at least Princess Mononoke. 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  3. I was a big fan of Princes Mononoke and Ghost in the Shell but exploring other tremendously great amine of Ghibli ihave to just say ‘ MORE….. MORE!!! ‘

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