A couple of months ago, news broke that Hayao Miyazaki is headed for retirement (… or maybe not?). With the upcoming release of Miyazaki’s film (The Wind Rises), as well as Studio Ghibli co-founder Isao Takahata’s first movie in fourteen years (The Tale of Princess Kaguya), what better time than now to revisit — or visit, for the first time — the Studio Ghibli films?

Unless otherwise stated, I watched the Disney English dub of each movie. Oh, and I’d be remiss not to mention the scores for these movies, because they’re AMAZEBALLS. Even if I don’t mention the music, it’s pretty safe to assume that I love it anyway.

So, dear readers: have y’all watched all of these movies? Which is your fave from this set?

Exploring the Studio Ghibli Vault

Mandy (she/her) lives in Edmonton, AB. When she’s not raiding the library for YA books, she enjoys eating ice cream (esp. in cold weather), learning fancy pole dance tricks, and stanning BTS. Mandy has been writing for FYA since 2012, and she oversaw all things FYA Book Club from 2013 to 2023.