‘Spirited Away’, ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’, ‘My Neighbor Totoro’ – these are just some Studio Ghibli films we grew up watching.

Now that they are coming soon to Netflix, we can’t help but scream impatiently!

If we were to honestly tell you one of our favorite animated movies, it would totally be Hayao Miyazaki’s “Spirited Away“. Produced by the Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli, it is honestly really a film for children that is one of a kind. So when we learned that the aforementioned film is coming to Netflix along with other Studio Ghibli classics, we kid you not – we legit screamed from excitement.


To be frank, we kind of thought we were dreaming when we saw the announcement from Netflix themselves. However, upon further inspection and enough pinching of our cheeks to make sure we were fully awake, we knew that it really is true.

So mark your calendars ladies and gents, because our favorites from Studio Ghibli will be on Netflix starting this February 1!

21 Studio Ghibli films in 3 months

On the first of every month from February to April, Netflix will be releasing 7 Studio Ghibli films each batch. Moreover, as part of their partnership, the said subscription streaming service will subtitle the Ghibli titles into 28 languages, and dub them in up to 20 languages.

If you want to know what films you can look forward to, the roster for February 1 includes:

“Castle in the Sky”
“My Neighbor Totoro”
“Kiki’s Delivery Service”
“Only Yesterday”
“Porco Rosso”
“Ocean Waves”
“Tales from Earthsea”

On March 1, we will be having:

“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”
“Princess Mononoke”
“My Neighbors the Yamadas”
“Spirited Away”
“The Cat Returns”
“The Tale of The Princess Kaguya”

Lastly, we could look forward to these films to be released on April 1:

“Pom Poko”
“Whisper of the Heart”
“Howl’s Moving Castle”
“Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea”
“From Up on Poppy Hill”
“The Wind Rises”
“When Marnie Was There”

As fans of Japanese anime and animated films, we can’t really sit down calmly. We are just so thrilled! After all, these are movies that are very close to our hearts. So if you ask us how we plan February to be like, we’re pretty sure you would know what we are doing.

How about you though? Netflix and chill? *wink*

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