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My Neighbor Totoro
“My Neighbor Totoro” is a heartwarming Japanese animated film about two young sisters who encounter friendly forest spirits, including the lovable Totoro, while their mother is in the hospital. The movie explores themes of friendship, imagination, and the importance of connecting with nature.
Kiki’s Delivery Service
“Kiki’s Delivery Service” is a heartwarming coming-of-age film about a young witch named Kiki who sets up a delivery service on her broomstick, navigating through challenges and discovering her inner strength along the way.
“Only Yesterday” is a Japanese animated film that follows a 27-year-old woman named Taeko as she reminisces about her childhood while taking a trip to the countryside. Through her memories, Taeko explores themes of love, family, and personal growth.
The Cat Returns
“The Cat Returns” is a Japanese animated film about a young girl named Haru who becomes involved in a magical adventure after saving a cat from being hit by a truck. As a result, she is whisked away to the Cat Kingdom, where she must navigate a series of challenges to find her way back home.
From Up on Poppy Hill
“From Up on Poppy Hill” is a coming-of-age drama set in 1963 Yokohama, Japan, where a group of high school students work together to save their school’s clubhouse from demolition while navigating personal relationships and uncovering family secrets.”
When Marnie Was There
“When Marnie Was There” is a Japanese animated film about a young girl named Anna who befriends a mysterious girl named Marnie and discovers a hidden connection between their pasts. Together, they navigate a tale of friendship, self-discovery, and the power of memories.
The Secret World of Arrietty
“The Secret World of Arrietty” is a Japanese animated film that follows the story of a young Borrower named Arrietty who lives secretly with her family beneath the floorboards of a human house. When Arrietty is discovered by a human boy named Shawn, their friendship leads to a dangerous adventure to protect the Borrowers’ existence.
“Ponyo” is a Japanese animated film that tells the enchanting story of a young goldfish named Ponyo who befriends a human boy named Sosuke. As their bond grows, Ponyo’s desire to become human creates a magical and whimsical adventure that explores the power of love and the balance between nature and humanity.
The Wind Rises
“The Wind Rises” is a historical drama film directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It tells the story of Jiro Horikoshi, an aspiring airplane designer in pre-World War II Japan, and explores his passion for aviation and the moral dilemmas he faces as his creations are used for war.
“Spirited Away” is a captivating animated film that follows the journey of a young girl named Chihiro as she gets trapped in a spirit world and must work in a bathhouse to save her parents and find a way back home, while encountering various magical creatures and facing personal growth and transformation along the way.
Howl’s Moving Castle
“Howl’s Moving Castle” is an animated fantasy film about a young woman named Sophie who is cursed by a witch and transformed into an old woman. She seeks help from a wizard named Howl and becomes entangled in a magical adventure filled with love, friendship, and self-discovery.
Princess Mononoke is an epic fantasy film that tells the story of a young warrior who gets caught in a conflict between humans and forest spirits, as he tries to find a way to restore balance and harmony between the two worlds.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” is a post-apocalyptic animated film set in a world devastated by toxic forests and giant insects. The story follows the young princess Nausicaä as she tries to prevent a war and find a way to coexist with nature.
Castle in the Sky
“Castle in the Sky” is an animated film that follows the adventure of a young girl named Sheeta and a boy named Pazu as they search for the mythical floating city of Laputa. Together, they must evade pirates and government agents who seek to exploit the city’s powerful technology for their own gain.
“Porco Rosso” is a Studio Ghibli film that follows the story of an Italian World War I fighter pilot who has been transformed into a pig. He now works as a bounty hunter, protecting the Adriatic Sea from air pirates, while also dealing with his own personal struggles and a romantic connection with a strong-willed woman.
Grave of the Fireflies
“Grave of the Fireflies” is a heartbreaking animated film that follows the story of two siblings, Seita and Setsuko, as they struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. It explores their harrowing journey through loss, grief, and the devastating effects of war on innocent lives.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” is a Japanese animated film that follows the story of a tiny girl found inside a bamboo shoot who grows rapidly into a beautiful princess. It explores her journey of self-discovery, the conflicts she faces between her desires and societal expectations, and her ultimate search for freedom and happiness.
“Pom Poko” is a Japanese animated film that follows a group of shape-shifting tanuki (raccoon dogs) as they try to save their forest from destruction by human development. Through their magical abilities and cunning, they engage in a spirited battle to protect their home and preserve their way of life.
“Ocean Waves” is a Japanese animated film that follows the story of Taku, a high school student, as he reflects on his past and his complicated relationships with his friends and a girl named Rikako. Through Taku’s nostalgic recollections, the film explores themes of love, friendship, and the complexities of youth.
The Red Turtle
“The Red Turtle” is a wordless animated film that tells the story of a man who becomes stranded on a deserted island and forms a profound connection with a giant red turtle. Through their interactions, the film explores themes of isolation, resilience, and the cycle of life.