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Welcome to The Studio Ghibli Collection

Studio Ghibli logoStudio Ghibli was established in 1985, following the success of Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind. Led by the Oscar®-winning Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata and Toshio Suzuki, the studio became a forerunner in animation, producing features loved in Japan and beyond. Here's where you can find out all the latest news on Studio Ghibli cinema and DVD releases from Optimum, check out a great selection of stills in the Image Gallery and read more about each of the films in the collection.

The Latest Releases

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Only Yesterday

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Realising that she is at a crossroads in her life, bored twenty-something office worker Taeko heads for the countryside. The trip dredges up forgotten memories, the first stirrings of childish romance, puberty and growing up, the frustrations of maths and boys. Beautifully evoking both the 1960s and 1980s, Only Yesterday is a double period piece, and the quintessential drama of Japanese schoolday nostalgia. It is a classic of the anime medium and the last movie from the world-beating Studio Ghibli catalogue previously unreleased in the United Kingdom... until now.

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My Neighbours The Yamadas

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The little victories of the quirky Takashi Yamada and his wacky wife Matsuko are followed in this touching animation from Studio Ghibli. The Yamadas navigate their way through the ups and downs of work, marriage, and family life with a sharp-tongued grandmother who lives with them, a teenage son who wishes he had cooler parents, and a pesty daughter whose loud voice is unusual for someone so small. Even the family dog has issues! Featuring the voice talents of comedic stars Jim Belushi and Molly Shannon.


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Whisper Of The Heart

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Teenage bookworm Shizuku plans to read away the summer vacation. But when she finds that the same mystery borrower has got to every book before her, she meets Seiji, a trainee violin-maker who challenges her to stop reading and start writing. A masterpiece about the awakening of creative talent, Whisper of the Heart was the first and only full-length feature by Hayao Miyazaki's protégé Yoshifumi Kondo before his sudden death at the young age of 47. It remains one of the classics of Japanese animation.

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My Neighbour Totoro

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While their mother recovers from an illness, Satsuki and her little sister Mei get away from it all in an idyllic rural retreat. Far from the bustle of the city, they discover a mysterious place of spirits and magic, and the friendship of the Totoro woodland creatures. A universal classic for all generations, My Neighbour Totoro shows Studio Ghibli at its very best, and is an elegy to two ever-fading miracles: the fairytale world of childhood and the disappearing countryside.


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Princess Mononoke

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Young warrior Ashitaka receives a wound that refuses to heal in a battle with a cursed beast. Searching for a remedy, he leaves his remote village for the forbidding forests of the south, where he finds a human enclave under siege from divine powers: deities of times past, wolves of the hills, and San, a wild girl of the woods. The first of Miyazaki's films to gain mainstream attention in the West, Princess Mononoke features vocal performances from Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Billy Crudup and Gillian Anderson.

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Howl's Moving Castle

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Following on from the record-breaking and Oscar-winning success of Spirited Away, legendary director Hayao Miyazaki returns with his latest animated masterpiece How's Moving Castle. Featuring the voices of Christian Bale, Emily Mortimer, Lauren Bacall and Billy Crystal, the film is an unforgettable new adventure that takes place in a magical world of wizards and spells and is based on the popular book by British author Diana Wynne Jones.


These films are already available from the Optimum Releasing Online Store, click on a title to find out more.

Spirited Away
£19.99 delivered

Grave Of The Fireflies
£19.99 delivered

The Cat Returns
£19.99 delivered

Porco Rosso
£19.99 delivered

Pom Poko
£19.99 delivered

Laputa Castle In The Sky
£19.99 delivered

Kiki’s Delivery Service
£19.99 delivered

Howl’s Moving Castle
£19.99 delivered

Princess Mononoke
£19.99 delivered

My Neighbour Totoro
£19.99 delivered

Whisper Of The Heart
£19.99 delivered

My Neighbours The Yamadas
£19.99 delivered

Only Yesterday
£19.99 delivered