View Full Version : What is your favourite Studio Ghibli film?

A Pixy
August 17th, 2009, 4:11 PM
As the title states, what's you're favourite movie from Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata's legendary animation studio.

Is it the pre-Studio Ghibli original Nausicaa: Valley of the Wind? Or how about the movie that's on the logo, My Neighbor Totoro and the one is bound with, Grave of the Fireflies? The Oscar winning Spirited Away? The not released here until 2010 Tales from Earthsea? The recent Howl's Moving Castle? Or maybe you can't decide until you watch Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea? Or maybe even the quirky but awesome My Neighbors the Yamadas?


Well, it rolled down to Kiki's Delivery Service and Laputa: Castle in the Sky. Both are here because, well, deciding your favourite movie in the Studio Ghibli franchise is like deciding which conjoined twin is going to live and which one is going to die because there's only enough brain for one. And it rolled right down to Laputa.

I'd go on and on about how the action scenes were awesome, how the animation was beautiful as always and how they made me feel when a robot died. But I think you probably know why.

August 17th, 2009, 4:42 PM
Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliosto

I've seen almost all of their video except Ponyo. I refuse to see that.

August 17th, 2009, 4:54 PM
I haven't seen all of them yet, but I plan on seeing Ponyo sometime in the near future. My favorite is probably Princess Mononoke. I was surprised on how maturely the environmental message was handled. It wasn't totally one sided, which is usually what you see from Miyazaki.

Miz en Scène
August 17th, 2009, 5:06 PM
Yep, I'd have too say Princess Mononoke too. The action was intense. Also, another personal favourite of mine would have to be Grave of the Fireflies. The message in that movie was clear as day and it was also very touching. I think these two were one of the first anime movies that I watched (subbed) excluding Pokemon.

August 17th, 2009, 7:01 PM
At this moment my favorite is Porco Rosso. That is one suave pig.

I've seen almost all of their video except Ponyo. I refuse to see that.
What? Why?

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 18th, 2009, 4:51 PM
The only two movies I ever heard of was Ponyo (which I want to see) and My Neighbour Totoro which I saw a couple of times, so its that one for me


Ayano Katagiri
August 18th, 2009, 8:59 PM
Tonari no Totoro is probably my favourite~ I've seen quite a lot of these films but Totoro is the main one that sticks in my mind.

August 20th, 2009, 10:41 AM
Grave of the Fireflies is definitely my favorite Studio Ghibli film. It's so sad, but it's a really powerful movie. The name in Japanese, Hotaru no Haka, is actually what prompted this username of mine. :)

Howl's Moving Castle also has a special place in my heart, and I hope to see Ponyo soon. :D

August 20th, 2009, 10:49 AM
Grave of the Fireflies was overwhelmingly moving, but I LOVED x3 My Neighbor Totoro for its charm and enchantment.

A Pixy
August 28th, 2009, 12:48 PM
I watched Ponyo and it was okay. Better than Howl's Moving Castle but still insanely good.

Bay Alexison
August 28th, 2009, 4:03 PM
My favorite is My Neighbor Totoro. It was actually my favorite movie when I was a kid. I loved the characters, the music, and Totoro. Oh, don't forget the cat bus! :P

I watched Spirited Away and it's a very good movie and nice art, but some parts are a bit weird to me. XD;

August 28th, 2009, 7:21 PM
Castle in the Sky and Kiki's Delivery Service were so cute~ <3 Love those movies, too bad I don't own them =[

August 30th, 2009, 9:21 PM
Spirited Away or Totoro. I love those movies and still own them. (:

August 30th, 2009, 9:54 PM
For me it's a tie between My Neighbor Totoro and Grave of the Fireflies, just love them both. And Howl's Moving Castle gets an honorable mention, because I just loved Miyazaki's interpretation of the world.

August 30th, 2009, 10:14 PM
Well, I heard Howl's Moving Castle was pretty good and I'm going to watch it in my English class.
But my favorite would be Kiki's Delivery Service.
I really love Kiki, shes so cute!! xD

September 10th, 2009, 3:01 PM
Spirited Away, closesly followed by Howl's Moving Castle and Princess Monoke.

September 11th, 2009, 12:39 PM
Totoro ftw.

September 19th, 2009, 1:14 AM
Nassuica or Princess Monooke.
It was made in the Year I was born.
The action was intese and it made me cry.

Laputa as well.
I love anna Paquin!

Uh, whats with this 2010 earthsea?
I've watched the Real-dubbed version two years ago.
And I have it.

September 27th, 2009, 8:04 AM
Castle in the Sky was my fave. it had such a beautiful plot, i never get tired of watching it.
i also liked Whisper of the Heart and the Cat Returns