Studio Ghibli

The Deer King

By Katie Goh

Studio Ghibli alums Masashi Ando and Masayuki Miyaji channels Princess Mononoke in their visually striking “medical fantasy”.

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Earwig and the Witch

By Lillian Crawford

Studio Ghibli’s first computer-animated feature boasts bags of charm and one its most endearing heroines.

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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.

A new retrospective reveals the wonders of classic Chinese animation

By Kambole Campbell

The Wan brothers and Te Wei are among the pioneering artists featured in an online film season.

The story of Hayao Miyazaki’s forgotten Sherlock Holmes series

By Alistair Ryder

A copyright dispute around 1984’s ‘Sherlock Hound’ freed the Japanese animator to establish Studio Ghibli.

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.

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 Strong

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 Ren 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.

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