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Studio Ghibli, Inc. (株式会社スタジオジブリ Kabushiki-gaisha Sutajio Jiburi?)

Is a Japanese animation film studio based in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan.[1] The studio is best known for its anime feature films, and has also produced several short films, television commercials, and one television film. It was founded on June 15, 1985 after the success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), with funding by Tokuma Shoten.
Eight of Studio Ghibli's films are among the 15 highest-grossing anime films made in Japan, with Spirited Away (2001) being the highest, grossing over US$290 million worldwide. Many of their works have won the Animage Anime Grand Prix award, and four have won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. Five of Studio Ghibli's films received Academy Award nominations in the United States. Spirited Away won a Golden Bear in 2002 and an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2003.
On August 3, 2014, Studio Ghibli announced it was temporarily halting production following the retirement of director Hayao Miyazaki.[2][3]

Isao Takahata. Life and career[edit] Takahata was born in Ujiyamada (now Ise), Mie prefecture, Japan.

Isao Takahata

On June 29, 1945 at just nine years old, he survived a major US air raid on Okayama City.[1] Later on in life, after seeing a French animated cartoon feature called Le Roi et l'Oiseau (The King and the Mockingbird) he became intrigued by the animation that was used. [citation needed] He graduated from the University of Tokyo French literature course in 1959. [citation needed] While he was job hunting at his university, Takahata was tempted to join Toei Animation by a friend who knew the company wanted an assistant director. Grave of the Fireflies. Grave of the Fireflies received acclaim from film critics.

Grave of the Fireflies

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times considered it to be one of the best and most powerful war films and, in 2000, included it on his "Great Movies" list.[3] Two live-action remakes of Grave of the Fireflies were made, one in 2005 and one in 2008. It is commonly described as an anti-war film, but this interpretation has been denied by the director.[4][5] Plot[edit] The flashback begins in Kobe on 16–17 March 1945, with a fleet of several hundred American B-29 Superfortress bombers flying overhead.

Setsuko and Seita, the two siblings, are left to secure the house and their belongings, allowing their mother, who suffers from a heart condition, to reach a bomb shelter. Seita and Setsuko finally decide to leave and move into an abandoned bomb shelter. Only Yesterday. Only Yesterday is significant among progressive anime films in that it explores a genre traditionally thought to be outside the realm of animated subjects, in this case a realistic drama written for adults, particularly women.

Only Yesterday

The film was, however, a surprise box office success, attracting a large adult audience of both genders and becoming the highest-grossing Japanese film of the year in the country. It was also well received by Western critics, with a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In 1982, Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, has lived her whole life in Tokyo and now works at a company there. She decides to take another trip to visit the family of the elder brother of her brother-in-law in the rural countryside to help with the safflower harvest and get away from city life. At the arrival train station, she is surprised to find out that her brother in law's second cousin, Toshio, whom she barely knows is the one who came to pick her up.

From Up on Poppy Hill. From Up on Poppy Hill (Japanese: コクリコ坂から, Hepburn: Kokuriko-zaka Kara?

From Up on Poppy Hill

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Japanese: かぐや姫の物語, Hepburn: Kaguya-hime no Monogatari?)

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

Is a 2013 Japanese animated fantasy drama film produced by Studio Ghibli. When Marnie Was There. When Marnie Was There (Japanese: 思い出のマーニー, Hepburn: Omoide no Mānī?

When Marnie Was There

, literally Marnie of [my] Memories) is a 2014 Japanese anime film written and directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, produced by Studio Ghibli and based on Joan G. Robinson's novel of the same name.[3] The film was released on 19 July 2014,[4] and follows Anna Sasaki, who while living with her relatives in the seaside town, finds the abandoned mansion and meets Marnie, as a girl who promises her to keep secrets from everyone.

Throughout her life, Anna spends time with Marnie and to find the truth about her family and foster care. Plot[edit] Anna sees an abandoned mansion, dilapidated and overgrown, across a salt marsh and wades across the marsh to investigate it. On the night of the Tanabata festival, Anna fights with Nobuko Kadoya about her blue eyes, an unusual feature which Anna cannot explain because she does not know who her biological family is.