To me, Studio Ghibli is like my door to Japan. Once I opened it, by watching Spirited Away, I stepped into a new world. My passion for Japan began, and I still enjoy learning more about its language and culture.
If you are also a fan of Japan or anime like me, then Studio Ghibli, Hayao Miyazaki, and Joe Hisaishi will likely be names very familiar to you. You will probably recognize the cuddly-looking gray Totoro, printed on countless bags, key chains, or even phone cases. Or one of the many other popular characters that Studio Ghibli has brought to life.
For those who are not (yet) familiar with Studio Ghibli, let me introduce you to one of Japan’s most famous animation studios. They have created some wonderful (and internationally acclaimed) movies, including Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro. Recent titles include The Tale of Princess Kaguya and When Marnie Was There.
What I personally love about re-watching Studio Ghibli movies are the new details I notice every time. I also start to understand more without subtitles as my Japanese improves. These movies are great for those who are learning Japanese.
Definitely check out any movie from Studio Ghibli on Netflix or at your local library. Let us know in the comments what your favorite movie is!
In this article, I will briefly introduce you to Studio Ghibli and its history. Then, let’s dive into the best of Studio Ghibli in Nagoya and its surroundings. And finally, I will give you a sneak peek at some exciting upcoming Studio Ghibli additions in 2022!
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