Studio Ghibli Anime Classics To Be Released On International Netflix

Studio Ghibli is coming to Netflix. It has been announced that 21 movies from the legendary Japanese animation studio will hit the streaming service for the first time from next month. While fans in US, Canada, and Japan won’t be able to stream the movies, they will be available throughout the rest of the world.

Netflix has confirmed that the Ghibli titles will be released in three batches, starting on February 1, with the next two following in March and April. The catalogue includes classics from legendary director Hayao Miyazaki, including Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, The Wind Rises, and Princess Mononoke, plus other much-loved movies such as My Neighbours the Yamadas, Tales From Earthsea, and From Up on Poppy Hill.

Check out the line-up below:

February 1, 2020

  • Castle in the Sky (1986)
  • My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  • Only Yesterday (1991)
  • Porco Rosso (1992)
  • Ocean Waves (1993)
  • Tales from Earthsea (2006)

March 1, 2020

  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  • Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
  • Spirited Away (2001)
  • The Cat Returns (2002)
  • Arrietty (2010)
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

April 1, 2020

  • Pom Poko (1994)
  • Whisper of the Heart (1995)
  • Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
  • Ponyo (2008)
  • From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
  • The Wind Rises (2013)
  • When Marnie Was There (2014)

This announcement follows the news that US fans will be able to watch these Ghibli classics on Warner’s upcoming streaming platform HBO Max. In October, it was confirmed that the studio has signed a deal for the same 21-film catalogue to appear on HBO Max when it launches in May.

For more, check out GameSpot’s guide to the biggest anime to look forward to in 2020, as well as our look back on the best anime of 2019.

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Author: Dan Auty