Studio Ghibli

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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Footprints of a god: Princess Mononoke 20 years on

By Nathanael Smith

The ecological message at the heart of Hayao Miyazaki’s 1997 film feels even more urgent today.

A Studio Ghibli theme park is scheduled to open in 2020

By Amy Bowker

The animation house has unveiled plans to build a theme park on the Aichi expo site.

How to draw a Studio Ghibli movie – with the director of The Red Turtle

By William Carroll

Michaël Dudok de Wit reveals how traditional animation comes to life.

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