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Studio Ghibli

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.

Studio Ghibli’s next feature will air on TV this winter

By Charles Bramesco

Aya and the Witch tells the story of the smartest girl in the world and her hex-casting companion.

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.

A second wind for Ocean Waves, Studio Ghibli’s only TV movie

By Zoe Crombie

Tomomi Mochizuki’s teenage love triangle drama is fascinating outlier in the studio’s catalogue.

Most of Studio Ghibli’s back catalogue is coming to Netflix

By Hannah Woodhead

Rejoice, Totoro fans: 21 of the Japanese animation studio’s feature films are headed your way.

Studio Ghibli’s films are being made available for digital purchase

By Charles Bramesco

GKIDS will bring the anime classics to the North American market.

In this age of ecological crisis, Nausicaä’s message is more vital than ever

By Serena Scateni

The radical ethics of Hayao Miyazaki’s fearless heroine still resonates today.

How Kiki’s Delivery Service saved Studio Ghibli

By Jake Cunningham

In the mid ’80s, the anime stable was struggling following back-to-back box office flops. All that changed with the arrival of a young witch.

Former Studio Ghibli artists are making a short for the Tokyo Olympics

By Charles Bramesco

A new Studio Ponoc film is the first anime ever commissioned by the IOC.

Studio Ghibli wins April Fools’ Day (again)

By Charles Bramesco

The Japanese animation house continued a noble tradition by teasing a fake upcoming sequel.

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.

Mary and the Witch’s Flower

By Trevor Johnston

There’s shades of Spirited Away and Kiki’s Delivery Service in this charming animation from Studio Ponoc.

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My Neighbour Totoro at 30: In praise of Hayao Miyazaki’s gentle giant

By Beth Webb

How this great grey tree-dweller became the Studio Ghibli co-founder’s most beloved creation.

Ronja, the Robber’s Daughter is a pint-sized delight

By Hannah Woodhead

Studio Ghibli take their unique brand of anime magic to the small screen.

Watch this snack-sized sequel to Kiki’s Delivery Service

By Little White Lies

A Japanese ramen company has reimagined Hayao Miyazaki’s sky-high heroine.

In This Corner of the World

By Michael Leader

This Japanese anime from Sunao Katabuchi doesn’t quite reach the dizzy heights of Studio Ghibli.

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