A Studio Ghibli fan and a Studio Ghibli newbie discuss film-by-film the works of the venerable Japanese animation studio.
This 72-minute TV-movie curio doesn't get discussed often within the Studio Ghibli canon. In this episode we talk about why that might be while comparing it to Ghibli's own 'Only Yesterday' as well as 'It Chapter 2' and 'Ladybird'.
On this episode of Ghibli Jabber we discuss Hayao Miyazaki's 1992 film Porco Rosso and attempt to answer the age-old question, 'Why is he a pig?'. No seriously, why?
Animation doesn't have to be all catbuses and gunships. In this episode we look at Isao Takahata's Only Yesterday - his second feature released in 1991 - a quiet slice-of-life drama about a young woman who travels to the countryside while reminiscing about her childhood.
1980s Ghibli retrospective
Join us as we look back on all the movies we've discussed so far and offer our definitive rankings of Ghibli's 1980s (plus Lupin III, I guess) output.
Kiki's Delivery Service
We reach the end of Studio Ghibli's 1980's output with a story that's timeless. This week we're discussing Miyazaki's 1989 coming of age witch dramedy Kiki's Delivery Service.
Grave of the Fireflies
We've made it to our first non-Miyazaki film and what an emotional 180 after My Neighbor Totoro. Of course we refer to Isao Takahata's wrenching 1988 WWII drama 'Grave of the Fireflies'.