Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki – Mononoke-hime AKA Princess Mononoke (1997)

Ashitaka is infected with an incurable disease by a possessed boar/god. He is to die unless he can find a cure to rid the curse from his body. It seems that his only hope is to travel to the far east. When he arrives to get help from the deer god, he finds himself in the middle of a battle between the animal inhabitants of the forest and an iron mining town that is exploiting and killing the forest. Leading the forest animals in the battle is a human raised by wolves, Princess Mononoke. Read More »

Hayao Miyazaki – Majo no takkyûbin AKA Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)

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. Read More »

Hayao Miyazaki – Kurenai no buta AKA Porco Rosso (1992)

In 1930s Italy, a veteran World War I pilot is cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig. Read More »

Hayao Miyazaki – Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro AKA Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979)

A dashing thief, his gang of desperadoes and an intrepid policeman struggle to free a princess from an evil count’s clutches, and learn the hidden secret to a fabulous treasure that she holds part of a key to. Read More »

Hayao Miyazaki – Gake no ue no Ponyo AKA Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008)

A five-year-old boy develops a relationship with Ponyo, a young goldfish princess who longs to become a human after falling in love with him. Read More »

Hayao Miyazaki – Hauru no ugoku shiro AKA Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)

When an unconfident 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 his companions in his legged, walking castle. Read More »

Hayao Miyazaki – Kaze no tani no Naushika AKA Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)

In the far future, man has destroyed the Earth in the “Seven Days of Fire”. Now, there are small pockets of humanity that survive. One pocket is the Valley of Wind where a princess named Nausicaa tries to understand, rather than destroy the Toxic Jungle. Read More »