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Studio Ghibli, Inc.
株式会社スタジオジブリ
Kabushiki gaisha
Industry Motion pictures
Video games
TV commercials
Predecessor Topcraft
Founded Tokyo, Japan
(June 15, 1985; 30 years ago (1985-06-15))
Founders
Headquarters Koganei, Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Koji Hoshino
(Executive director, President)
Hayao Miyazaki
(Director)
Toshio Suzuki
(Executive director)
Products Animated feature films (anime), television films, commercials, live-action films
¥1.426 billion (2011)
Total assets ¥15.77 billion (2011)
Owner Tokuma Shoten (1999–2005)
Independent (2005–present)
Number of employees
300
Website www.ghibli.jp

Studio Ghibli, Inc. (株式会社スタジオジブリ Kabushiki-gaisha Sutajio Jiburi?) is a Japanese animation film studio based in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan.[1] The studio is best known for its anime feature films, and has also produced several short films, television commercials, and one television film. It was founded on June 15, 1985 after the success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), with funding by Tokuma Shoten.

Eight of Studio Ghibli's films are among the 15 highest-grossing anime films made in Japan, with Spirited Away (2001) being the highest, grossing over US$290 million worldwide. Many of their works have won the Animage Anime Grand Prix award, and four have won the Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year. Five of Studio Ghibli's films received Academy Award nominations in the United States. Spirited Away won a Golden Bear in 2002 and an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2003.

On August 3, 2014, Studio Ghibli announced it was temporarily halting production following the retirement of director Hayao Miyazaki, who co-founded the studio with Isao Takahata.[2][3]

Name[edit]

The name Ghibli was given by Hayao Miyazaki with reference to the Caproni Ca.309 Ghibli.[4] The Italian noun "ghibli" is based on the Libyan-Arabic name for the sirocco, or Mediterranean wind, the idea being the studio would "blow a new wind through the anime industry".[4][5] Although the Italian word is pronounced with a hard ɡ, the Japanese pronunciation of the studio's name is with a soft g, [dʑíbu͍ɾi]

History[edit]

Three of the four founders of Studio Ghibli. From top to bottom: Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Toshio Suzuki.

Founded on June 15, 1985, the studio is headed by the directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and the producer Toshio Suzuki. Prior to the formation of the studio, Miyazaki and Takahata had already had long careers in Japanese film and television animation and had worked together on Hols: Prince of the Sun and Panda! Go, Panda!; and Suzuki was an editor at Tokuma Shoten's Animage manga magazine.

The studio was founded after the success of the 1984 film Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, written and directed by Miyazaki for Topcraft and distributed by Toei Company. The origins of the film lie in the first two volumes of a serialized manga written by Miyazaki for publication in Animage as a way of generating interest in an anime version.[5][6] Suzuki was part of the production team on the film and founded Studio Ghibli with Miyazaki, who also invited Takahata to join the new studio.

The studio has mainly produced films by Miyazaki, with the second most prolific director being Takahata (most notably with Grave of the Fireflies). Other directors who have worked with Studio Ghibli include Yoshifumi Kondo, Hiroyuki Morita, Gorō Miyazaki, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi. Composer Joe Hisaishi has provided the soundtracks for most of Miyazaki's Studio Ghibli films. In their book Anime Classics Zettai!, Brian Camp and Julie Davis made note of Michiyo Yasuda as "a mainstay of Studio Ghibli’s extraordinary design and production team".[7] At one time the studio was based in Kichijōji, Musashino, Tokyo.[8]

In August 1996, Disney and Tokuma Shoten Publishing agreed that Disney would distribute internationally Tokuma's Studio Ghibli animated films.[9]

Many of Ghibli's films in Japan are theatrically distributed by Toho while home video releases are handled by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment Japan.[10] Wild Bunch holds the international sales rights to many of Ghibli's films.[11] Ghibli's main international distribution partners also include Disney (Japan Home Video, Taiwan, North America, France),[10][11] GKIDS (North America),[12] StudioCanal UK, and Madman Entertainment (Australia).

Over the years, there has been a close relationship between Studio Ghibli and the magazine Animage, which regularly runs exclusive articles on the studio and its members in a section titled "Ghibli Notes." Artwork from Ghibli's films and other works are frequently featured on the cover of the magazine. Between 1999 and 2005 Studio Ghibli was a subsidiary of Tokuma Shoten, the publisher of Animage.

In October 2001, the Ghibli Museum opened in Mitaka, Tokyo.[13] It contains exhibits based on Studio Ghibli films and shows animations, including a number of short Studio Ghibli films not available elsewhere.

The studio is also known for its strict "no-edits" policy in licensing their films abroad due to Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind being heavily edited for the film's release in the United States as Warriors of the Wind. The "no cuts" policy was highlighted when Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein suggested editing Princess Mononoke to make it more marketable. A Studio Ghibli producer is rumoured to have sent an authentic Japanese sword with a simple message: "No cuts".[14]

On February 1, 2008, Toshio Suzuki stepped down from the position of Studio Ghibli president, which he had held since 2005, and Koji Hoshino (former president of Walt Disney Japan) took over. Suzuki said he wanted to improve films with his own hands as a producer, rather than demanding this from his employees. Suzuki decided to hand over the presidency to Hoshino because Hoshino has helped Studio Ghibli to sell its videos since 1996, also helping to release the Princess Mononoke film in the United States.[15] Suzuki still serves on the company's board of directors.

Two Studio Ghibli short films created for the Ghibli Museum were shown at the Carnegie Hall Citywise Japan NYC Festival: "House Hunting" and "Mon Mon the Water Spider" were screened on March 26, 2011.[16]

Takahata developed a project for release after Gorō Miyazaki's (director of Tales from Earthsea and Hayao's son) From Up on Poppy Hill – an adaptation of The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter. The last film Hayao Miyazaki directed before retiring from feature films was The Wind Rises which is about the Mitsubishi A6M Zero and its founder.[17]

On Sunday, September 1, 2013, Hayao Miyazaki held a press conference in Venice to confirm his retirement, saying: "I know I've said I would retire many times in the past. Many of you must think, 'Once again.' But this time I am quite serious."[18]

On January 31, 2014, it was announced that Gorō Miyazaki will direct his first anime TV series, Sanzoku no Musume Rōnya, an adaptation of Astrid Lindgren's Ronia the Robber's Daughter for NHK. The series is computer-animated, produced by Polygon Pictures, and co-produced by Studio Ghibli.[19][20]

In March 2014, Toshio Suzuki retired as a producer and assumed a new position of general manager. Yoshiaki Nishimura replaced Suzuki in the producer role.[21]

On August 3, 2014, Toshio Suzuki announced that Studio Ghibli would take a "brief pause" to re-evaluate and restructure in the wake of Miyazaki's retirement. He stated some concerns about where the company would go in the future.[22] This has led to speculation that Studio Ghibli will never produce another feature film again. On November 7, 2014, Miyazaki stated, "That was not my intention, though. All I did was announce that I would be retiring and not making any more features."[23]

Works[edit]

Significant achievements[edit]

  • The highest-grossing film of 1989 in Japan: Kiki's Delivery Service
  • The highest-grossing film of 1991 in Japan: Only Yesterday
  • The highest-grossing film of 1992 in Japan: Porco Rosso
  • The highest-grossing film of 1994 in Japan: Pom Poko
  • The first Studio Ghibli film to use computer graphics: Pom Poko
  • The first Japanese film in Dolby Digital: Whisper of the Heart
  • The first Miyazaki feature to use computer graphics, and the first Studio Ghibli film to use digital coloring; the first animated feature in Japan's history to gross more than 10 billion yen at the box office and the first animated film ever to win a National Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year: Princess Mononoke
  • The first Studio Ghibli film to be shot using a 100% digital process: My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • The first Miyazaki feature to be shot using a 100% digital process; the first film to gross $200 million worldwide before opening in North America; the film to finally overtake Titanic at the Japanese box office, becoming the top grossing film in the history of Japanese cinema; the only anime, non-English-speaking and traditionally animated winner, so far, of an Academy award for Best Animated Feature: Spirited Away
  • The highest-grossing film of 2013 in Japan: The Wind Rises[24]

Films[edit]

While Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is often considered a Studio Ghibli film, it was produced and released before the studio's official founding.

Feature films

# Film Release date Director Screenwriter(s) Producer(s) Music RT
1 Castle in the Sky August 2, 1986 Hayao Miyazaki Isao Takahata Joe Hisaishi 95%[25]
2 Grave of the Fireflies April 16, 1988 Isao Takahata Toru Hara Michio Mamiya 97%[26]
3 My Neighbor Totoro Hayao Miyazaki Joe Hisaishi 93%[27]
4 Kiki's Delivery Service July 29, 1989 Hayao Miyazaki 96%[28]
5 Only Yesterday July 20, 1991 Isao Takahata Toshio Suzuki Katz Hoshi 100%[29]
6 Porco Rosso July 18, 1992 Hayao Miyazaki Joe Hisaishi 94%[30]
7 Pom Poko July 16, 1994 Isao Takahata Shang Shang Typhoon 78%[31]
8 Whisper of the Heart July 15, 1995 Yoshifumi Kondō Hayao Miyazaki Yuji Nomi 91%[32]
9 Princess Mononoke July 12, 1997 Hayao Miyazaki Joe Hisaishi 92%[33]
10 My Neighbors the Yamadas July 17, 1999 Isao Takahata Akiko Yano 75%[34]
11 Spirited Away July 20, 2001 Hayao Miyazaki Joe Hisaishi 97%[35]
12 The Cat Returns July 20, 2002 Hiroyuki Morita Reiko Yoshida Nozomu Takahashi & Toshio Suzuki Yuji Nomi 89%[36]
13 Howl's Moving Castle November 20, 2004 Hayao Miyazaki Toshio Suzuki Joe Hisaishi 87%[37]
14 Tales from Earthsea July 29, 2006 Gorō Miyazaki Gorō Miyazaki & Keiko Niwa Tamiya Terashima 41%[38]
15 Ponyo July 19, 2008 Hayao Miyazaki Joe Hisaishi 92%[39]
16 Arrietty July 17, 2010 Hiromasa Yonebayashi Hayao Miyazaki & Keiko Niwa Cécile Corbel 95%[40]
17 From Up on Poppy Hill July 16, 2011 Gorō Miyazaki Satoshi Takebe 83%[41]
18 The Wind Rises[42] July 20, 2013 Hayao Miyazaki Joe Hisaishi 89%[43]
19 The Tale of the Princess Kaguya[42] November 23, 2013 Isao Takahata Isao Takahata & Riko Sakaguchi Yoshiaki Nishimura & Seiichiro Ujiie 100%[44]
20 When Marnie Was There[45] July 19, 2014 Hiromasa Yonebayashi Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Keiko Niwa & Masashi Ando Yoshiaki Nishimura & Toshio Suzuki Takatsugu Muramatsu 90%[46]

Television films

Ocean Waves May 5, 1993 Tomomi Mochizuki Kaori Nakamura Toshio Suzuki, Nozomu Takahashi & Seiji Okuda Shigeru Nagata N/A

Anime series[edit]

Short films[edit]

These are short films, including those created for television, theatrical release, and the Ghibli Museum. Original video animation releases and music videos (theatrical and television) are also listed in this section.

Year Film Director Producer Purpose
1995 On Your Mark Hayao Miyazaki A promotional music video for Chage & Aska
2000 Ghiblies Yoshiyuki Momose Hiroyuki Watanabe TV short film
2001 Kujiratori (The Whale Hunt) Hayao Miyazaki Ghibli Museum
2001 - 2009 Film Guru Guru
- Kūsō no Kikaitachi no Naka no Hakai no Hatsumei (2002)
- The Theory of Evolution (2009)
Hiromasa Yonebayashi
2002 Ghiblies Episode 2 Yoshiyuki Momose Shown theatrically before The Cat Returns
2002 Koro's Big Day Out Hayao Miyazaki Ghibli Museum
2002 Imaginary Flying Machines Toshio Suzuki
2002 Mei And The Kittenbus
2004 Portable Airport Yoshiyuki Momose A music video created by Studio Kajino for Capsule
2004 Space Station No. 9
2005 Doredore no Uta Osamu Tanabe A promotional music video for Meiko Haigou
2005 A Flying City Plan (Soratobu Toshikeikaku) Yoshiyuki Momose A music video created by Studio Kajino for Capsule
2005 Looking For A Home Hayao Miyazaki Ghibli Museum
2006 The Day I Raised/Harvested a Planet
2006 Water Spider Monmon
2006 The Night of Taneyamagahara Kazuo Oga A DVD version was released for Japan on July 7, 2006
2007 Iblard Jikan Naohisa Inoue Released in Japan on DVD and Blu-ray disc on July 4, 2007, as part of the Ghibli ga Ippai Collection
2009 Piece Yoshiyuki Momose A promotional music video for Yui Aragaki
2010 Chu Zumo Ghibli Museum
2010 Mr. Dough and the Egg Princess Hayao Miyazaki
2011 The Treasure Hunt
2012 Giant God Warrior Appears In Tokyo Shown at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo

Commercials[edit]

Release Date Title Translated title Type Publisher Director Notes
1992 Nandarō What's That? TV spot Nippon TV Hayao Miyazaki Produced for the NTV 40th anniversary
1992 Sora Iro no Tane The Sky-Colored Seed TV spot Nippon TV Hayao Miyazaki Based on the book by Rieko Nakagawa with illustrations by Yuriko Ōmura
1996 Hotaru no Haka TV spot Kinyō Roadshow Yoshifumi Kondō Based on the film Grave of the Fireflies
1997 Kinyō Roadshow Opening TV spot Kinyō Roadshow Yoshifumi Kondō
2000 www.TVshop1.com TV spot TVshop1.com Yoshiyuki Momose
2001 LAWSON Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi TV spot Lawson Lawson convenience store tie in with Spirited Away DVD
2001 Umacha Tasty Tea TV spot Asahi Soft Drinks Yoshiyuki Momose Several commercials featuring voices by Rina Uchiyama and Takashi Naitō
2002 Ghibli Museum Tickets TV spot Ghibli Museum Hayao Miyazaki Announcement for the opening of the Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka, Tokyo
2002 House Foods – The Cat Returns TV spot House Foods House Foods products tie-in campaign for The Cat Returns
2003 Resona Bank TV spot Resona Holdings For the bank owned by Resona
2003 O-uchi de Tabeyou TV spot House Foods Hayao Miyazaki
Yoshiyuki Momose
House Foods commercial, summer version
2004 O-uchi de Tabeyou TV spot House Foods Yoshiyuki Momose House Foods commercial, winter version
2004 KNB Yumedegi TV spot Kitanihon Broadcasting Shinji Hashimoto
2004 Yomiuri Shimbun – Kawaraban TV spot Yomiuri Shimbun
2005 Yomiuri Shimbun – Dore Dore Hikkōshi TV spot Yomiuri Shimbun
2010 Nisshin Seifun TV spot Yomiuri Shimbun Katsuya Kondō TV spot designed by Toshio Suzuki and Gorō Miyazaki
2010 Yomiuri Shimbun TV spot Yomiuri Shimbun Gorō Miyazaki TV spot for the newspaper, animated in the style of Shigeru Sugiura

Video games[edit]

Stage productions[edit]

Other works[edit]

The works listed here consist of works that do not fall into the above categories. All of these films have been released on DVD or Blu-ray in Japan as part of the Ghibli Gakujutsu Library.

  • Sekai Waga Kokoro no Tabi (1998) (documentary following Isao Takahata to Canada to meet Frédéric Back)
  • Sekai Waga Kokoro no Tabi (1999) (documentary travelling with Hayao Miyazaki as he follows the footsteps of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
  • Mononoke Hime wa Koushite Umareta. ("How Princess Mononoke Was Born", 2001; behind the scenes film directed by Toshio Uratani, documenting the production of Princess Mononoke. Shot over a 2-year period, split into 3 chapters with a total running time of 400 minutes).
  • Lasseter-san, Arigatou ("Thank You, Mr. Lasseter", 2003; thank you video created for John Lasseter)
  • Miyazaki Hayao Produce no Ichimai no CD ha Kōshite Umareta (2003; a film about Tsunehiko Kamijo's Okaasa no Shashin CD)
  • Yanagawa Horiwari Monogatari ("The Story of Yanagawa's Canals") (2003; a part-animated documentary originally broadcast on NHK in 1987)
  • Otsuka Yasuo no Ugokasu Yorokobi (2004; a documentary about animator Yasuo Otsuka)
  • Miyazaki Hayao to Ghibli Bijutsukan (2005; a film featuring Gorō Miyazaki and Isao Takahata touring the Ghibli Museum)
  • Jiburi no Eshokunin – Oga Kazuo Ten – Totoro no Mori o Kaita Hito ("A Ghibli Artisan – Kazuo Oga Exhibition – The Man Who Painted Totoro's Forest") (2007; a documentary to commemorate an exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, featuring the work of Studio Ghibli background artist Kazuo Oga)
  • Ghibli no Fūkei ("Scenery of Ghibli") (2009; a documentary hosted by Japanese actresses Mayu Tsuruta, Yui Natsukawa and actor Tetsuta Sugimoto, that follows them around Europe and Japan matching Miyazaki's storyboards to the real world scenery and attractions that served as inspiration to the settings of his animated films)
  • Suzuki Toshio no Ghibli Asemamire, 99 no Kotoba ("Suzuki Toshio's Ghibli Asemamire, 99 Words") (2009; a compilation of 49 interviews conducted by Toshio Suzuki on his weekly radio program Ghibli Asemamire, broadcasting on Tokyo FM)
  • Joe Hisaishi in Budokan – 25 years with the Animations of Hayao Miyazaki (2009; concert footage of Joe Hisaishi's 3 nights at the Nippon Budokan venue in August 2008, where he played various pieces from throughout his 25-year collaboration with Studio Ghibli. Originally broadcast on NHK)
  • Ghibli no Hondana [Ghibli's Bookshelf] (documentary), NHK, August 2011 . Explores the influence of children's literature on Miyazaki and Takahata's body of work and on Studio Ghibli as a whole.
  • Yume to Kyōki no ōkoku (The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness) (2013; director Mami Sunada follows Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki and Isao Takahata over the course of a year as Studio Ghibli prepares to release two films. Released theatrically in Japan in 2013 and in the United States in 2014)
  • The Making of The Tale of Princess Kaguya (2014; 3-hour behind-the-scenes film documenting the production of The Tale of the Princess Kaguya. Released on Blu-ray in Japan in December 2014)

Exhibitions[edit]

A selection of layout designs for animated productions was exhibited in the Studio Ghibli Layout Designs: Understanding the Secrets of Takahata and Miyazaki Animation exhibition tour, which started in the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (July 28, 2008 to September 28, 2008) and subsequently travelled to different museums throughout Japan and Asia, concluding its tour of Japan in the Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (October 12, 2013 to January 26, 2014) and its tour of Asia in the Hong Kong Heritage Museum (May 14, 2014 to August 31, 2014). Between October 4, 2014 and March 1, 2015 the layout designs were exhibited at Art Ludique in Paris. The exhibition catalogues contain annotated reproductions of the displayed artwork.[47][48][49][50]

Related works[edit]

These works were not created by Studio Ghibli, but were produced by a variety of studios and people who went on to form or join Studio Ghibli. This includes members of Topcraft that went on to create Studio Ghibli in 1985; works produced by Toei Animation, TMS Entertainment, Nippon Animation or other studios and featuring involvement by Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata or other Ghibli staffers. The list also includes works created in cooperation with Studio Ghibli.

Pre-Ghibli[edit]

Cooperative works[edit]

Title Release Date Company Creator Director Studio Ghibli Role Notes
Ozanari Dungeon 1991 TMS Entertainment Motoo Koyama Hiroshi Aoyama Animation Corporation OVA series
Armored Dragon Legend Villgust 1993 Animate Film and Studio Fantasia Katsuhiko Nishijima Animation Assistance Studio Studio Ghibli was one of the Animation Assistance Studios for Episode 2: "The Revived Land"
Sailor Moon SuperS: The Movie 1995 Toei Animation Naoko Takeuchi Hiroki Shibata Production Association Studio Studio Ghibli was one of the production association studios
Neon Genesis Evangelion 1995-1996 Gainax and Tatsunoko Production Hideaki Anno Hideaki Anno Co-Producer & Animation Studio Animation and co-produced by Studio Ghibli on Episode 11: "The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still"
Lupin III: Farewell to Nostradamus 1995 TMS Entertainment Monkey Punch Shunya Itō
Takeshi Shirato
Animation Cooperation
Dragon Ball Movie 4: The Path to Power 1996 Toei Animation Akira Toriyama Shigeyasu Yamauchi Production Cooperation Studio Studio Ghibli was one of the production cooperation studios
Kaiketsu Zorro 1996-1997 Ashi Productions Johnston McCulley Katsumi Minoguchi Production Cooperation Studio Production cooperation by Studio Ghibli
Shiki-Jitsu 2000 Studio Kajino Hideaki Anno
Satorare (Transparent: Tribute to a Sad Genius) 2001 Katsuyuki Motohiro Co-Production by Studio Ghibli[51] live-action film
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence 2004 Production I.G Masamune Shirow Mamoru Oshii Co-Production
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn 2010-2014 Sunrise Hajime Yatate
Yoshiyuki Tomino
Kazuhiro Furuhashi Co-Production OVA series; co-produced by Studio Ghibli on Episode 3: "The Ghost of Laplace"
The Red Turtle 2016 Wild Bunch Michael Dudok de Wit Michael Dudok De Wit[52] Co-production
The Overcoat In Production Yuri Norstein Funding Possibly being funded by Studio Ghibli president Toshio Suzuki)[citation needed]

Distributive works[edit]

These Western animated films (plus one Japanese film) have been distributed by Studio Ghibli, and now through their label, Ghibli Museum Library.

Title Release Date Country of Origin Film Made By Notes
Mr. Bug Goes to Town 1941 America Fleischer Studios
The Humpbacked Horse (Russian: Konyok Gorbunok) 1947 Russian Ivan Ivanov-Vano
Animal Farm 1954 Britain / France Halas and Batchelor
The Snow Queen (Russian: Snezhnaya koroleva) 1957 Russian Lev Atamanov
Margo the Mouse (Polish: Przygody Myszki) 1976 Poland Eugeniusz Kotowski animation series
The King and the Mockingbird (French: Le Roi et l'oiseau) 1980 France Paul Grimault
Kirikou and the Sorceress (French: Kirikou et la Sorcière) 1998 France / Belgium Michel Ocelot
Prince and Princess (French: Prince et princesse) 1999 France Michel Ocelot
Les Triplettes de Belleville (French: Les Triplettes de Belleville) 2002 France Sylvain Chomet
Winter Days (Japanese: 冬の日 (Fuyu no Hi)) 2004 Japan Kihachirō Kawamoto experimental animation anthology
Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest 2006 France Michel Ocelot
My Love (Russian: Moya Iyubov) 2006 Russian Aleksandr Petrov
Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (French: Kirikou et les bêtes sauvages) 2007 France Michel Ocelot
The Illusionist (French: L'Illusionniste) 2010 Britain / France Sylvain Chomet
Tales of the Night (French: Les Contes de la nuit) 2011 France Michel Ocelot
Wrinkles (Spanish: Arrugas) 2012 Spain Ignacio Ferreras

Contributive works[edit]

Studio Ghibli has made contributions to the following anime series and movies:

Title Year Company Studio Ghibli Contribution
Otaku no Video 1991 Gainax series in-between animation
Crayon Shin-chan 1992–present Shin-Ei Animation series in-between animation
Giant Robo 1992 Mu Animation Studio key animation assistance on episode 2 only
Memories 1995 Studio 4°C cooperation in photography on Cannon Fodder sequence
Legend of Crystania - The Motion Picture 1995 Triangle Staff backgrounds
Gunsmith Cats 1995-1996 Oriental Light and Magic in-betweeners and photography on episodes 1 and 2 only
Fushigi Yûgi 1995-1996 Pierrot in-between animation on episodes 5, 6, 9-12, and 14
Fire Emblem 1996 Studio Fantasia and KSS in-between animation on episode 1 only
Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo 1996-2004 Studio Gallop series in-between animation
Flame of Recca 1997-1998 Pierrot series backgrounds
Trigun 1998 Madhouse Studios series in-between animation and key animation on episode 3 only
Spriggan 1998 Studio 4°C in-between animation
Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target 1998 TMS Entertainment in-between animation
Popolocrois Monogatari 1998-1999 Bee Train and Production I.G series in-between animation
Kochira Katsushika-ku Kamearikouen-mae Hashutsujo: The Movie 1999 Studio Gallop in-between animation
Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie 1999 Madhouse Studios special effects
Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card 2000 Madhouse Studios special effects
The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Final 2000-2003 Sunrise series in-between animation
s-CRY-ed 2001 Sunrise series in-between animation
Captain Kuppa 2001-2002 Bee Train series in-between animation
You're Under Arrest 2001 Studio Deen in-between animation on episode 26 only
Azumanga Daioh 2002 J.C.Staff backgrounds on episode 11 only
A Tree of Palme 2002 Palm Studio in-between cooperation
Overman King Gainer 2002-2003 Sunrise in-between animation on episode 26 only
.hack//Liminality vol. 1: In the Case of Mai Minase 2003 Bee Train in-between animation
Fullmetal Alchemist 2003-2004 Bones series in-between animation
Samurai 7 2004 Gonzo background art on episodes 6-9, 11, 12, 15, 16 and 18-23
Gankutsuou: The Count of Monte Cristo 2004-2005 Gonzo in-between animation and digital coloring on episodes 20, 23 and 24
InuYasha the Movie: Fire on the Mystic Island 2004 Sunrise backgrounds
The Prince of Tennis: The Two Samurai, The First Game 2005 Production I.G and NAS in-between animation
Immortal Grand Prix 2005-2006 Production I.G in-between animation on episodes 1 and 2 only
Elemental Gelade 2005 Xebec background art on episodes 2-6 and 9
Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage 2006 Madhouse Studios background art on episode 24 only
Tekkonkinkreet 2006 Studio 4°C background art
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006 film) 2006 Madhouse Studios character and background art
Le Chevalier D'Eon 2006-2007 Production I.G digital paint and in between animation on episodes 1-3 and 6
xxxHOLiC 2006 Production I.G in-between animation on episodes 18, 20 and 23
Reideen 2007 Production I.G and Tohokushinsha Film digital paint and in-between animation on episodes 1-3
Gurren Lagann 2007 Gainax series finish animation and in-between animation
Tetsuwan Birdy: Decode 2008 A-1 Pictures in-between animation on episode 5 only
Xam'd: Lost Memories 2008-2009 Bones series in-between animation
Mobile Suit Gundam 00 Second Season 2008-2009 Sunrise in-between animation on episodes 4 and 9 only
Shikabane Hime: Aka 2008 Gainax and Feel in-between assistance on episodes 2, 5, 8 and 10
One Outs 2008 Madhouse Studios series backgrounds
King of Thorn 2009 Sunrise background art
Tsubasa Chronicle: Spring Thunder 2009 Production I.G series in-between animation
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood 2009-2010 Bones series in-between animation
Bleach: Hell Verse 2010 Pierrot backgrounds
Usagi Drop 2011 Production I.G in-between animation on episodes 7, 8, 10 and 11
The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky 2011 Kinema Citrus in-between animation
Scryed Alteration I Tao 2011 Sunrise in-between animation
Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo" 2012 Studio Khara in-between animation
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent 2013 Studio 4°C background art

Notable animators and character designers from Studio Ghibli[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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Further reading[edit]

Documentaries[edit]

  • This Is How Ghibli Was Born (ジブリはこうして生まれた Jiburi wa kōshite umareta?). 1998 documentary, Nippon TV, 28 min.
  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness (夢と狂気の王国 Yume to Kyoki no Okoku?). 2013 documentary by Mami Sunada, 118 min.

External links[edit]

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