Search results for "Hayao Miyazaki"


Never-Ending Man: Hayao Miyazaki (2017)

3 years ago, the Academy Award-winning animated film director Hayao Miyazaki shocked the world when he announced his retirement at age 72. But his creative impulse never faded ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  Kaku Arakawa
CAST:  Hayao Miyazaki

Princess Mononoke (1997) RT 92% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Dec 2000

Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Yōji Matsuda  •  Yuriko Ishida  •  Yūko Tanaka  •  Kaoru Kobayashi

Spirited Away (2001) RT 97% / Audience 96%

DVD release: Apr 2003

A young girl, Chihiro, becomes trapped in a strange new world of spirits. When her parents undergo a mysterious transformation, she must call upon the courage she never knew ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Rumi Hiiragi  •  Miyu Irino  •  Mari Natsuki  •  Takashi Naitô

Castle in the Sky (1986) RT 95% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Apr 2003

The orphan Sheeta inherited a mysterious crystal that links her to the mythical sky-kingdom of Laputa. With the help of resourceful Pazu and a rollicking band of sky pirates, ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Keiko Yokozawa  •  Mayumi Tanaka  •  Minori Terada  •  Kotoe Hatsui

Howl's Moving Castle (2004) RT 87% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Mar 2006

When Sophie, a shy young woman, is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Takuya Kimura  •  Akihiro Miwa  •  Tatsuya Gashûin  •  Mitsunori Isaki

Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) RT 96% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Apr 2003

A young witch, on her mandatory year of independent life, finds fitting into a new community difficult while she supports herself by running an air courier service.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Minami Takayama  •  Rei Sakuma  •  Kappei Yamaguchi  •  Keiko Toda

Mei and the Kittenbus (2002)

Mei has an adventure with a Kittenbus and her relatives. Totoro appears.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Hayao Miyazaki  •  Chika Sakamoto

My Neighbor Totoro (1988) RT 93% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Mar 2006

Two sisters move to the country with their father in order to be closer to their hospitalized mother, and discover the surrounding trees are inhabited by Totoros, magical ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Noriko Hidaka  •  Hitoshi Takagi  •  Chika Sakamoto  •  Shigesato Itoi

Porco Rosso (1992)

Porco Rosso, known in Japan as Crimson Pig (Kurenai no Buta) is the sixth animated film by Hayao Miyazaki and released in 1992. You're introduced to an Italian World War I ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Shûichirô Moriyama  •  Tokiko Katô  •  Sanshi Katsura  •  Tsunehiko Kamijô

The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

After a successful robbery leaves famed thief Lupin III and his partner Jigen with nothing but a large amount of fake money, the so called "Goat Bills", he decides to track ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Yasuo Yamada  •  Eiko Masuyama  •  Kiyoshi Kobayashi  •  Gorō Naya




Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

After a global war, the seaside kingdom known as the Valley Of The Wind remains one of the last strongholds on Earth untouched by a poisonous jungle and the powerful insects ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Sumi Shimamoto  •  Mahito Tsujimura  •  Hisako Kyōda  •  Gorō Naya

On Your Mark (1995) RT Audience 73%

This animated short by Miyazaki was created as a music video for the song "On Your Mark" by Japanese duo Chage & Aska. The narrative is non-linear with no dialog and ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Music • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
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The Wind Rises (2013) RT 88% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Nov 2014

The Wind Rises is the 11th animated theatrical film directed by Hayao Miyazaki at Studio Ghibli. Based on Miyazaki’s own manga and the 1937 short novel of the same name by ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Hideaki Anno  •  Jun Kunimura  •  Mirai Shida  •  Miori Takimoto

Kujiratori (2001)

Kujiratori tells the story of school children pretending they are building a boat. As imagination replaces reality, they find themselves on the ocean, hunting for a whale. A ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Yoshiaki Hakamada  •  Hiroki Ise  •  Keito Ishihara  •  Mao Onodera

Looking for a Home (2006)

A girl goes exploring to find a new house. .Along the way, she encounters many of Japan's guardian spirits.  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
CAST:  Tamori  •  Akiko Yano

Mizugumo Monmon (2006)

The short film's main character is a diving bell spider who seems to have fallen in love with a water strider. Although she is scared of him at first, the water strider soon ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
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Hoshi o Katta Hi (2006)

The short film is about a boy who lives and works on a farm. One day when going to sell vegetables at a market, his cart breaks down. Two strangers, a frog and a mole, offer ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
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A Sumo Wrestler's Tail (2010)

Chu Zumo is the story of an old farmer who discovers a group of rats heading to a sumo wrestling bout. After they lose miserably he decides to feed the rats to boost their ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki  •  Akihiko Yamashita
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Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess (2010)

Pandane to tamago hime is the story of a tiny Egg-girl who is forced to serve the evil Boar-like witch Baba Yaga. But after a blob of Dough comes to life, she befriends him ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
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Kūsō no Sora Tobu Kikaitachi (2002)

Kuso no Sora Tobu Kikaitachi (Imaginary Flying Machines) is a 2002 Japanese animated short film produced by Studio Ghibli for their near exclusive use in the Ghibli Museum. It ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation
DIRECTION:  Hayao Miyazaki
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