Studio Ghibli’s Movies
Studio Ghibli is a Japanese animation film studio created in 1985 and headquartered in Koganei (Tokyo prefecture). It was founded by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and the producer Toshio Suzuki. Ghibli is commonly known as the “Disney of Japan” and is certainly one of the largest anime studios in existence.
Studio Ghibli’s representative works include:
1. Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro)
My Neighbor Totoro tells the story of two young sisters who move to the countryside. Their new house sits at the edge of a forest, and as the sisters begin to explore these new surroundings, they encounter nice forest spirits (Totoro) that are invisible to grown-ups.
2. Mononoke Hime (Princess Mononoke)
Princess Mononoke tells the story of the struggle between the supernatural guardians of the forest (all kinds of spirits, deities and animals) and humans, who consume its resources due to economic reasons.
3. Howl ugoku no shiro (Howl’s Moving Castle)
Howl’s Moving Castle tells the story of 18-year-old girl named Sophie, who is transformed into an old woman by a witch. Lost as to what to do with herself, Sophie sets off from her home and finds herself in the mobile castle of the notorious wizard Howl.
4. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited Away)
Spirited Away tells the adventures of a 10-year-old girl, Chihiro, who is accidentally thrown into a „spirit” world. When her parents are turned into pigs, the girl is forced to work for a witch called Yubaba in order to rewerse the spell. She becomes Sen.