Isao Takahata

How personal trauma and national tragedy inspired Grave of the Fireflies

By Alex Dudok de Wit

Read an exclusive extract from the new BFI Classics book on Isao Takahata’s seminal 1988 anime.

Studio Ghibli has released 400 free images from its film library

By Charles Bramesco

From Spirited Away to Ponyo, your screensavers and wallpapers will never be the same again.

Whisper of the Heart remains Studio Ghibli’s most moving outlier

By Kambole Campbell

The first and only film from Miyazaki protégé Yoshifumi Kondo stands among the studio’s best works.

The story of Border 1939, the great lost Studio Ghibli film

By Alex Dudok de Wit

Isao Takahata’s unrealised passion project was intended as a follow-up to Grave of the Fireflies.

Only Yesterday is a masterful reflection on youth’s impermanence

By Kambole Campbell

With the release of Studio Ghibli’s back catalogue on Netflix, we look back at one of their unsung greats.

How we launched Studio Ponoc by Yoshiaki Nishimura and Hiromasa Yonebayashi

By Michael Leader

The creative minds behind Japan’s newest animation house share their vision for the future.

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