火垂るの墓 Hotaru no Haka

Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 Japanese animated war drama film written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. It is based on the 1967 semi-autobiographical short story of the same name by Akiyuki Nosaka. The film stars Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Yoshiko Shinohara and Akemi Yamaguchi. Set in the city of…

かぐや姫の物語 Kaguyahime no monogatari

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya  is a 2013 Japanese animated fantasy drama film produced by Studio Ghibli. Co-written and directed by Isao Takahata, the film is based on the folktale The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter.] It is Takahata’s fifth and final film for Studio Ghibli, and his first since 1999’s My Neighbors the Yamadas….

崖の上のポニョ Gake no ue no Ponyo

Ponyo initially titled in English as Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, is a 2008 Japanese animated English-language fantasy comedy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. It is the eighth film Miyazaki directed for Ghibli, and his tenth overall. The film stars the voices of Tomoko Yamaguchi, Kazushige Nagashima,…

平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ Heisei tanuki gassen ponpoko

Pom Poko is a 1994 Japanese animated comedy-drama fantasy film directed by Isao Takahata, produced by Studio Ghibli and distributed by Toho. The phrase “Pom Poko” in the title refers to the sound of tanuki (Japanese raccoon dogs, Nyctereutes procyonoides viverrinus) drumming their own bellies as a form of Tanuki-bayashi. Specifically, the phrase started as a…

となりのトトロ Tonari no Totoro

Another masterpiece by my favourite Hayao Miyazaki and the studio Ghibli. Imagination, fantasy, Spirits..how two girls cope with sickness and loss in their own magical way. Highly recommended ! My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and produced by Studio Ghibli. The film – which stars the voice…

Ghibli Studio

There is nothing I love more in cinema than Studio Ghibli!!!! The first movie I watched was Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (Spirited away) and since then I have watched everything that Ghibli Studio ever produced. Well there are some short movies I can’t find but I wish I will soon. I even tried to visit…

Celestial beings

Celestial beings by Joe Hisaishi from the Ghibli movie “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”  

Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi

Chihiro and her parents are moving to a small Japanese town in the countryside, much to Chihiro’s dismay. On the way to their new home, Chihiro’s father makes a wrong turn and drives down a lonely one-lane road which dead-ends in front of a tunnel. Her parents decide to stop the car and explore the…