Studio Ghibli: Porco Rosso (紅の豚)

Porco Rosso (紅の豚 Kurenai no Buta, lit. Crimson Pig) is a 1992 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Miyazaki Hayao (宮崎駿). It is based on Hikoutei Jidai (飛行艇時代), a three-part watercolor manga by Miyazaki. The film stars the voices of Moriyama Shuuichirou, Katou Tokiko, Okamura Akemi and Ootsuka Akio. Suzuki Toshio produced the … More Studio Ghibli: Porco Rosso (紅の豚)

Studio Ghibli: Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (崖の上のポニョ)

Ponyo (崖の上のポニョ Gake no Ue no Ponyo, literally “Ponyo on the Cliff”), initially titled in English as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, is a 2008 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Miyazaki Hayao (宮崎駿) of Studio Ghibli and Toho. It is Miyazaki’s eighth film for Ghibli, and his tenth overall. The … More Studio Ghibli: Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (崖の上のポニョ)

Studio Ghibli: Kiki’s Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便)

Kiki’s Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便, Majo no Takkyūbin, lit. Witch’s Express Home Delivery) is the title of the 1989 Miyazaki Hayao (宮崎駿) and Studio Ghibli anime film based on the children’s fantasy novel written by Kadono Eiko (角野栄子) and illustrated by Hayashi Akiko (林明子). It was first published by Fukuinkan Shoten on January 25, 1985. The original … More Studio Ghibli: Kiki’s Delivery Service (魔女の宅急便)

Studio Ghibli: My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ)

Yet another great Ghibli work, today I bring you My Neighbor Totoro! My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ, Tonari no Totoro) is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Miyazaki Hayao (宮崎駿) and produced by Studio Ghibli. The movie tells the story of the two young daughters (Satsuki and Mei) of a professor and their … More Studio Ghibli: My Neighbor Totoro (となりのトトロ)

Studio Ghibli: Grave of the Fireflies (火垂るの墓)

As we head for Summer (still a lot of rain falling though), what better movie to review than this one. Grave of the Fireflies (火垂るの墓, Hotaru no Haka) is a 1988 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Takahata Isao (高畑 勲) and animated by Studio Ghibli. It is commonly considered an anti-war film, but this … More Studio Ghibli: Grave of the Fireflies (火垂るの墓)

Studio Ghibli: Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し)

Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し) is a 2001 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Miyazaki Hayao and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film tells the story of Ogino Chihiro, a sullen ten-year-old girl who, while moving to a new neighborhood, enters the spirit world. After her parents are transformed into pigs by the witch Yubaba, … More Studio Ghibli: Spirited Away (千と千尋の神隠し)

Studio Ghibli: Laputa: Castle in the Sky (天空の城ラピュタ)

Laputa: Castle in the Sky (天空の城ラピュタ, Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta) (or simply Laputa) is a 1986 animated adventure feature film written and directed by Miyazaki Hayao. It is the first film produced and released by Studio Ghibli. The film was distributed by Toei Kabushiki Kaisha. Laputa: Castle in the Sky won the Animage Anime Grand … More Studio Ghibli: Laputa: Castle in the Sky (天空の城ラピュタ)