Great news anime lovers! Netflix has just announced that they will be rolling out a bunch of Studio Ghibli movies soon.

The giant streaming platform has acquired the rights to 21 movies produced by the legendary Japanese animation studio, including the Oscar-winning “Spirited Away”.


Producer Toshio Suzuki at Studio Ghibli said in a statement, “In this day and age, there are various great ways a film can reach audiences. We’ve listened to our fans and have made the definitive decision to stream our film catalogue. We hope people around the world will discover the world of Studio Ghibli through this experience.”

This marks the first time where these animated films will be available in for streaming in Asia, Europe and Latin America (the streaming rights in North America and Japan are picked up by HBO Max). This expansive catalogue will be subtitled in 28 languages, and dubbed in up to 20 languages.

Plus, Netflix will be rolling them out in batches over 3 months.

Here are the release schedule:

1st February 2020

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

1st March 2020


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

1st April 2020

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

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