Netflix and Studio Ghibli. Studio Ghibli and Netflix.
Take a moment. Let this sink in.
For over 35 years Studio Ghibli has been creating fantastical worlds and epic sagas with lovable protagonists. Their influence on animation, storytelling and live-action directors like Wes Anderson cannot be underscored enough. But for 35 years these films have only existed in the physical form.
But now, for the first time in history, all 21 of Studio Ghibli’s major films will be available for streaming online. On Netflix. Subtitled in 28 languages and dubbed in 20.
Now everyone will get to immerse themselves in the Studio Ghibli universes. (That is if you live outside of Japan and North America. They have their own streaming partners.)
According to Netflix’s Australia and New Zealand Twitter account, Netflix will release the films in three instalments beginning next month.
From February 1 you can expect to see:
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)
— Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) January 20, 2020Advertisement
And, no joke, from April 1 you’ll be able to catch:
Pom Poko (1994)
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
The Wind Rises (2013)
When Marnie Was There (2014)
— Netflix ANZ (@NetflixANZ) January 20, 2020
So take a moment. You’ve got a week to figure out which film you’re going to watch first.