Ghibli Studios and the Art of Japanese Animation

Studio ghibli It is perhaps one of the most famous animation studios in Japan. His films are of international stature and have come to compete in international film festivals, and have given a fresh touch to animation. The name of “Ghibli” it was taken from the Italian word that refers to the arid and sandy wind of the Sahara. They are said to have taken this word referring to a “New wind” in the anime industry.

Hayao Miyazaki

The study originated after the success of the film Nausicaä in the Desert Valley (1984). It was founded in 1985 by the directors Hayao Miyazaki Y Isao Takahata, in addition to the producer Toshio suzuki. Although most films have been produced and directed by Miyazaki, there are other directors who have also produced. Takahata, for example directed The fireflies’s grave (1988). Other guest conductors have been Yoshifumi Kondo, Hiroyuki Morita, and Gorō Miyazaki.

Ghibli movies

The films he has produced are:

  • Nausicaä in the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  • The castle in the sky (1986)
  • The fireflies’s grave (1988)
  • My neighbor totoro (1988)
  • Kiki: Home delivery (1989)
  • Memories of yesterday (1991)
  • Porco rosso (1992)
  • I can hear the sea (1993)
  • Pompoko (1994)
  • Whispers of the heart (nineteen ninety five)
  • Princess mononoke (1997)
  • My neighbors the Yamada (1999)
  • Spirited Away (2001)
  • Haru in the kingdom of cats (2002)
  • Howl’s castle (2004)
  • Tales of earthsea (2006)
  • Ponyo on the cliff (2008)
  • Arrietty and the world of the tiny (2010)
  • Poppy hill (2011)

kaze tachinu

Additionally, Studio Ghibli announced that two more films would be released in 2013: The wind is rising (風 立 ち ぬ, Kaze Tachinu) Y The Story of Princess Kaguya (か ぐ や 姫 の 物語, Kaguyahime no monogatari).

Ghibli Museum

In 2001 he opened the Ghibli Museum based in Tokyo, which includes an exhibition based on the films and animations, as well as showing animations that cannot be found elsewhere.


  • Studio Ghibli has a policy of “No-edit”, after Nausicaä in the valley of the wind was cut for its overseas premiere.
  • Disney is the company that is responsible for distributing Studio Ghibli films internationally.
  • Hayao Miyazaki is feminist Y environmentalist. That is why in all her films the protagonist is a woman, and in many of them she touches on environmental impact issues.
  • Chihiro’s world won a Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. It was the only non-American animated film to win the award.
  • The character appears in the Studio Ghibli logo Totoro, a forest spirit that appears in the film My neighbor totoro.