My favorite Studio Ghibli movies


This is probably one of the first studios people outside Japan learn about when they start watching anime, mostly thanks to its latest movies by Miyazaki Hayao: Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea.

None of those is in my favorites list, though… Actually, I like Takahata Isao’s works best and I can say I love all his movies, at least those I watched:

Grave of the Fireflies Grave of the Fireflies

Only Yesterday Only Yesterday

Pom Poko Pom Poko

My Neighbors the Yamadas My Neighbors the Yamadas

Goshu The Cellist Goshu The Cellist… Yeah, I know it’s not a Ghibli production.

It’s not like I enjoy nothing by Miyazaki-san, I love these:

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

My Neighbour Totoro My Neighbour Totoro

Kiki's Delivery Service Kiki’s Delivery Service.

And there are also a couple other movies by Ghibli, but not by the above directors, which I happen to love as well:

Ocean Waves Ocean Waves

Whisper of the Heart Whisper of the Heart.

All in all, I owe this studio a lot of favorites and wanted to share them with you. Rent or buy them, well worth your time and money. If possible, get them in Japanese with subtitles, not dubbed in english, they’re much better in their original form. ;)

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