Things Ashe Likes: Studio Ghibli Movies

Studio Ghibli films are special because not only do they look spectacular, they also know how to kick you right in your feels every time. I don’t think there’s a single one I’ve seen that hasn’t made me tear up at some point during the film. I’d like to share with you guys a few of my favorites!

Kiki's delivery service 2Kiki’s Delivery Service

Kiki is an enterprising young girl who must follow tradition to become a full-fledged witch. Venturing out with only her black cat, Jiji, Kiki flies off for the adventure of a lifetime. Landing in a far-off city, she sets up a high-flying delivery service and begins a wonderful experience of independence and responsibility as she finds her place in the world.

howl's moving castle 2

Howl’s Moving Castle

A young woman named Sophie is cursed by the Witch of the Waste and is turned into an old woman who is unable to tell anyone of her plight. Unable to continue her job at her mother’s hat shop, she goes to the ambulatory castle of the notorious wizard Howl and insinuates herself into his household in hopes of finding a solution to the curse.

Can’t get enough of the film?The film was based on a book by Diana Wynne Jones of the same title!

spirited awaySpirited Away

When a young girl gets trapped in a strange new world of spirits, she must call upon the courage she never knew she had to free herself and rescue her parents.

Seen all of those already? Well, there’s plenty more where these came from! Wikipedia has a full list of their films.

You’ve seen ALL of those too??? Wow, you are the ultimate Ghibli fan! But! Have you seen the documentary about Studio Ghibli called the Kingdom of Dreams and Madness?

You have????

HOW ABOUT THE GRAPHIC NOVELS? Bet you haven’t read those!

Enjoy all the Ghibliness! Get out there and experience some great stories whether through book or movie!
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Ashe

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