A Month of Ghibli (Studio Ghibli)

A MONTH OF GHIBLI #11: Hohokekyo tonari no Yamada-kun (My Neighbours the Yamadas, 1999)

A MONTH OF GHIBLI #11: Hohokekyo tonari no Yamada-kun (My Neighbours the Yamadas, 1999)

With the future of the famed animation studio in doubt, R.G. picks up his Ghibli retrospective with one of the more forgotten entries.

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A MONTH OF GHIBLI #10: Mononoke-hime (Princess Mononoke, 1997)

A MONTH OF GHIBLI #10: Mononoke-hime (Princess Mononoke, 1997)

Miyazaki dials up the epic in this masterful period adventure-drama.

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A MONTH OF GHIBLI #9: Mimi o Sumaseba (Whisper of the Heart, 1995)

A MONTH OF GHIBLI #9: Mimi o Sumaseba (Whisper of the Heart, 1995)

Studio Ghibli looks at teenage life in this highly underrated school drama.

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A MONTH OF GHIBLI #8: Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko (Pom Poko, 1994)

A MONTH OF GHIBLI #8:  Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko (Pom Poko, 1994)

Shape-shifting tanukis with big balls are on a mission to save their homes in this hilarious folklore-based comedy.

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A MONTH OF GHIBLI #7: Kurenai no buta (Porco Rosso, 1992)

A MONTH OF GHIBLI #7: Kurenai no buta (Porco Rosso, 1992)

R.G. returns to his Ghibli duties with a humanoid pig as he hunts down sky pirates in this post-war adventure.

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A MONTH OF GHIBLI #6: Omohide Poro Poro (Only Yesterday, 1991)

A MONTH OF GHIBLI #6: Omohide Poro Poro (Only Yesterday, 1991)

Ghibli explores childhood nostalgia in Isao Takahata’s understated romantic drama.

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A MONTH OF GHIBLI #5: Majo no Takkyūbin (Kiki’s Delivery Service, 1989)

A MONTH OF GHIBLI #5: Majo no Takkyūbin (Kiki’s Delivery Service, 1989)

A teenage witch lives independently in this charming coming-of-age story from Ghibli. 

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A MONTH OF GHIBLI #4: Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro, 1988)

A MONTH OF GHIBLI #4: Tonari no Totoro (My Neighbour Totoro, 1988)

We take a ride on the Cat Bus and hang out with Studio Ghibli’s mascot in this cheerful children’s fantasy.

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A MONTH OF GHIBLI #3: Hatoru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies, 1988)

A MONTH OF GHIBLI #3: Hatoru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies, 1988)

A brother and sister struggle to survive in one of the most powerful and evocative war films ever made.

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A MONTH OF GHIBLI #2: Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta (Laputa: Castle in the Sky, 1986)

A MONTH OF GHIBLI #2: Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta (Laputa: Castle in the Sky, 1986)

Hayao Miyazaki goes higher into the skies in this exciting fantasy adventure.

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