10 episodes

A Studio Ghibli fan and a Studio Ghibli newbie discuss film-by-film the works of the venerable Japanese animation studio.

Ghibli Jabber Nick & Trevor

    • Visual Arts

A Studio Ghibli fan and a Studio Ghibli newbie discuss film-by-film the works of the venerable Japanese animation studio.

    Ocean Waves

    Ocean Waves

    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'.

    • 24 min
    Porco Rosso

    Porco Rosso

    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?

    • 29 min
    Only Yesterday

    Only Yesterday

    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.

    • 45 min
    1980s Ghibli retrospective

    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.

    • 22 min
    Kiki's Delivery Service

    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.

    • 35 min
    Grave of the Fireflies

    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'.

    • 40 min

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