Top 10 Best Studio Ghibli Movies
Top 10 Best Studio Ghibli Movies
start they set the standard for Japanese animation and today we’re counting down our list for the top ten Studio Ghibli films this is a dream this world’s a dream welcome to my kingdom we’re gonna keep it pretty straightforward for this list we’ve accepted be somewhat difficult task of choosing the most beloved of the films from the legendary anime studio whether they’re miyazaki directed or otherwise how strange I can’t quite remember number 10 whisper of the heart this tall ball of Shizuku and her blossoming romance with the violin maker say gee you’re the one who inspired me say gee I’m glad I pushed myself I know myself a little bit better now whisper of the heart is a deeply personal story about creativity and the ups and downs of teenage love play the few dream sequences for extra fun oh we go this film is a notable entry as it is one of the first Studio Ghibli films to be directed by someone other than Hayao Miyazaki .
Takahata it’s a gorgeous film that showed the promise of director you shifu me Kondo who sadly passed away shortly after the film’s completion the movie stream sequences also inspired a spin-off film 2002 s the Cat Returns centering on minor fantasy character the Barron Judy welcome to the bureau number 9 the tale of Princess Kaguya your highness hahaha when a bamboo cutter named me Atsuko and his wife discover a tiny girl within the stalk of bamboo their lives and the lives of their village change forever she’s standing the first thing that comes to mind with the tale of Princess Kaguya is how undeniably gorgeous the film is boasting an impressive art direction by utilizing the ink washing style it’s clear that this is some of the best animation ge is put out to date courtesy of longtime director Esau Takahata it’s beautiful it’s no wonder this film went on to join the ranks of Studio Ghibli masterpieces that have been nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature it’s criminal that it didn’t win that’s an outrage since Princess OH number 8 castle in the sky this is where it all began the story of pazu and princess sheeta’s quest to find the fabled flying castle Laputa was the first official release from the studio many of the creative teams core elements are on full display a deeply imaginative world endearing main characters and excitement in danger at every turn plus it’s got Hayao Miyazaki in the director’s seat this was the film that set the course for Studio Ghibli’s resume for the next 30 years and it still holds up against the modern anime of today sure we’re floating many call this a perfect adventure bill and who are we to argue I wouldn’t miss an adventure like this for anything in the world number 7 grave of the fireflies what you doing making it grave Mama’s renew glue to set during the tail end of world war 2 grave of the fireflies follow sibling Seita and Setsuko as they try to survive a war-torn Japan probably many consider this film to be one of the most heartbreaking anime of all time the film is a harsh realistic look at youth struggling to get by in the darkest of times it may bring a tear to many and I however the film’s dedication to its tone in animation no less has earned it considerable praise much like whisper of the heart grave of the fireflies showed that Studio Ghibli could not only turn out great fantasy but also heart-tugging tragedy and truth at the same time number six my neighbor totoro when Satsuki and her younger sister may move out to the countryside the last thing they expect to see is a giant furry beast with a wide-eyed smile the same lovable monster known as
Totoro has been studio G pleased mascot ever since the film debuted in 1988 I bet yah while the film doesn’t have a lot of conflict it’s really not needed to make a great story much of that is left to the enjoyable bond between the two sisters and the unexpected adventure they get into with Totoro and his companions this makes my neighbor totoro an anime for all ages plus it has a cat bus everyone loves cat bus everyone needs a cat bus am i right number five Nausicaa of the valley of the wind I’m glad you’re okay so this one is a little bit of a cheat now Scout was released just prior to the founding of studio ghibli it’s still the showcases the studios high quality animation and dedication to fleshing out characters though nothing to fear see nothing to fear featuring themes of environmentalism and empowering young girls to save the day nasca has been a title beloved by animation fans worldwide despite appearing before jeebies inception nazca is still regarded as one of their phelps as such it has been re-released several times on DVD and blu-ray under the studio’s banner you crying it’s okay though I’m just happy it makes sense as without this film the studio might not have ever been created in the first place clearly deserves your courtesy and respect number four Kiki’s Delivery Service in this coming-of-age classic the young witch Kiki heads off to the big town to learn her craft she ends up using her slowly developing powers to run a delivery service for the town she resides in thank you so much my pleasure let’s go Gigi Oh Kiki is an instantly likable character with a drive and optimism that makes her a true role model for girls of all ages the film also boasts a great amount of humor particularly from Kiki’s adorable sidekick Gigi and some heart racing action sequences once Kiki really kicks her broom into high gear see Kiki overcome all challenges personal and external is part of what makes this film a treat for all audiences here we go number three Howl’s Moving Castle now straighten your legs and start walking based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones this man cheap like follows Sophie a beautiful girl turned into an old woman by a wicked witch hmm come searching for a cure Sophie comes across the wandering Castle of howl and soon finds herself joining a motley crew of eclectic characters as one of Studio Ghibli’s follow-ups to spirited away Howl’s Moving Castle boasts some of the best quality animation the studio has to offer there’s still plenty of room for good story though between themes of building confidence and of course innocent love but you don’t understand I love you Howell was so brilliant it even netted a nomination for Best Animated Feature after its release
I’m sorry did I come too late I didn’t mean to make you wait this long number two Princess Mononoke that’s enough I’m not listening to you anymore yeah beautiful in a land where humans are in constant battle with forest spirits I should talk got teams up with a wolf princess to bring balance to the land and to rid himself of a dreaded curse look everyone this is what hatred looks like this is what it does when it catches hold of you majestic powerful exciting and gorgeous these are just a few of the words that come to mind when talking about Princess Mononoke the forest Spirit with stellar animation quality a story of grandiose scale and strongly developed characters it’s no wonder that many consider this to be one of the greatest anime films of all time the film’s also noteworthy for being one of the studio’s more violent films and we are talking a hefty amount of blood here I’m warning you before we reveal our top pick here are a few honorable mentions job you’re a good person no the good guys were the ones who died or maybe I’m dead in life as a pig is the same thing as hell number one spirited away I said come in this Miyazaki masterpiece is one of legend in the world of animation following youngji hero’s journey through a supernaturally populated bathhouse spirited away is a triumph of imagination there are so many creatures and working parts to this world that every single frame is something of beauty take a deep breath hold it spirited ways brilliant storytelling made it an accessible film even to those not familiar with the anime genre and it went on to become the only anime in history to win an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature not even a Kira could pull that off but like we said this film is legendary do you agree with our list I’m just supposed to accept that Ted is so unfair what studio ghibli film has a special place in your heart what do you say for more time-honored top 10s published every day .
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Top 10 Best Studio Ghibli Movies