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###Top 5 Studio Ghibli films Japanese viewers are tired of watching
July 9, 2017 / Sora News 24
These responses prove that when you’re spoiled with the best anime in the world, you really can have too much of a good thing.


###Miyazaki’s “Kiki’s Delivery Service” Returns to Theaters on July 23 & 24
July 10, 2017 1:59pm CDT
Sunday’s screenings will be dubbed, followed by the subbed version on Monday


###Win Tickets to See Kiki’s Delivery Service in Theaters
July 17, 2017


###GKIDS Licenses Studio Ghibli’s Full Catalog for Blu-ray/DVD Release
posted on 2017-07-17 14:04 EDT
1st 6 releases slated for this fall


First thanks to everyone for your kind words and enthusiasm!! It’s surreal to have gone from owning a VHS tape as a kid to putting our logo on the same film decades later. Literally a dream come true.

I wanted to provide some quick answers to frequent questions:

  • we may have gotten carried away with “ALL FILMS”. The actual press release is more specific… we will now have all films in our collection except Grave of the Fireflies (always excluded due to the fact it is not represented by Ghibli in USA), and The Wind Rises, which is still new. And we are not going to re-release our current Ghibli titles (Poppy, Ocean Waves, Only Yesterday, Kaguya, Marnie). I’m proud of them, think we did a great job, and there’s nothing I’d change yet.

  • there will be three subtitle streams on every film: English for Japanese audio (translation), English SDH (aka “dubtitles”), and French

  • if it’s on the Japanese Bluray (from Ghibli), we probably have it. If it’s not, sorry, I wouldn’t expect to see it at this time. Old dubs, old tweaks etc. Ghibli is extremely particular about their masters and what is “studio approved.” While I share some fondness/nostalgia for previous versions of things, Ghibli is particular about the dub you hear and the presentation you receive. In a good way. These editions will be “studio approved.” We are carefully reviewing transfers, updating subtitles (where appropriate) and going nuts on the QC process. And pushing some buttons on requests every now and then. If you already own these releases, I don’t expect a double dip… yet. We are going to try to earn it :slight_smile:

  • We are starting to release the catalog titles in October and will release a few new ones each month with a goal to get them all on shelves by end of Q1 2018.

  • Yes this includes Yamadas on Bluray. I am really looking forward to spreading the joy of that film across the land.

  • Artwork is going to be similar to previous US editions on some releases, different on others. It will be revealed this week for the October titles. Every Bluray will have a translated booklet, DVD and BD combo will have O-cards (slipcovers).

  • You should all get your Kiki’s Delivery Service tickets this weekend!!! English dub on Sunday / subtitles on Monday. We are going to do a great job, but the best place to see these films is still in a theater. Find a theater near you at



Miyazaki’s New ‘Boro the Caterpillar’ Short Not Scheduled Before October

posted on 2017-08-04 04:30 EDT


Miyazaki’s Classic “Castle in the Sky” Hits Theaters August 27 and 28

August 07, 2017 8:24pm CDT
GKIDS and Fathom Events prepare for the next Studio Ghibli Fest 2017 showings


Ghibli Receives More Applications Than Ever Before for Miyazaki’s New Film

posted on 2017-08-16 12:30 EDT
Recruitment of in-betweeners, background artists also draws more foreign applicants than ever before


GKIDS Castle in the Sky Give Away

August 21, 2017


GKIDS Adds Additional Dubbed Showings for “Studio Ghibli Fest 2017”

August 22, 2017 3:55pm CDT
Wednesday tickets available for “Castle in the Sky”, “Nausicaä”, “Spirited Away”, and “Howl’s Moving Castle”


ANN Interview: Studio Ghibli Key Animator Hiroshi Shimizu

by Zac Bertschy, Sep 8th 2017


Japan Society Presents U.S. Premiere 25th Anniversary Screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s Porco Rosso on 35mm

Sep 8th 2017


The Best (And Worst) Of Studio Ghibli

by The Anime News Network Editorial Team, Sep 13th 2017


ANN Interview: Studio Ghibli Theme Singers Azumi Inoue & Yuyu

by Zac Bertschy, Sep 15th 2017


Studio Ghibli in Real Life video beautifully combines the worlds of reality and Hayao Miyazaki

September 27, 2017 / Sora News 24
The characters of Ghibli’s anime films live in our hearts, and in this amazing video, they live in our towns too.


Director Mamoru Oshii Dishes On Studio Ghibli in New Book

October 16, 2017 4:47pm CDT
"Let’s Talk About the Ghibli That No One Talks About" hits bookstores in Japan on October 20, 2017


GKIDS and Shout! Factory Re-release Studio Ghibli Films on Bluray

October 18, 2017 12:10pm CDT
October 17th line-up includes Academy Award winner “Spirited Away”, “Howl’s Moving Castle”, and more


Hayao Miyazaki’s latest comeback is so that he can leave an anime behind for his grandson

October 19, 2017 / Sora News 24
76-year-old anime legend wants the film to be his legacy after he moves on to the next world.


Ghibli film secret revealed as Japan Self-Defense Forces soldier deciphers secret code in Laputa

October 19, 2017 / Sora News 24
According to this former soldier, the message that director Hayao Miyazaki hid in morse code has never been revealed until now.


Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki Reveals His ‘Final’ Film’s Title, Release Window

posted on 2017-10-28 08:55 EDT
Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka expected 3-4 years from now