Netflix Singapore Will Release Studio Ghibli Shows In Stages

Even if you’re not an anime fan, titles like “My Neighbour Totoro” and “Spirited Away” will surely sound familiar.

The famous movies by Japanese animation film studio Studio Ghibli are making their way to Netflix soon, so you can watch them from the comfort of your home.

Image courtesy of Netflix Singapore

Here’s a sneak peek of what you can expect.

Studio Ghibli classics available anytime on Netflix

If you’re still clueless about Studio Ghibli and are wondering what your friends are raving about, don’t bother searching on Google.

1 Feb is only a few days away, so you can watch the movies yourself to catch up on what you’ve been missing out.

The cute grey rabbit that you’ve probably seen many plushies and other adorable merch of is the titular character from the 1988 animation My Neighbour Totoro.

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With the film now on Netflix, you can follow Totoro’s story and know more about it than its marketable appearance.

Those who remember the catchy soundtrack from Ponyo on The Cliff by the Sea will probably want to throw back to 2009, when the film first came out in Southeast Asia.

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The English dubbing featured the voices of big names like Cate Blanchett and Matt Damon, so you best believe that the film is a good one.

Of course, we can’t forget the cult classic Spirited Away, which won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature in 2003, becoming the only anime to do so.

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These are only 3 of the films you can watch. There are 18 others, so you’ll have all your free time sorted out.

21 masterpieces on 1 streaming platform

Netflix announced in a press release that it will be releasing the 21 titles in stages, according to the following dates:

1 Feb 

  • Castle in the Sky
  • My Neighbour Totoro
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • Only Yesterday
  • Porco Rosso
  • Ocean Waves
  • Tales From Earthsea

1 Mar

  • Spirited Away
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Princess Mononoke
  • My Neighbours the Yamadas
  • The Cat Returns
  • Arrietty
  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

1 Apr

  • Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • The Wind Rises
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • Pom Poko
  • From Up on Poppy Hill
  • When Marnie Was There

Ardent fans of Studio Ghibli probably can’t contain their excitement, and we can totally understand.

Mark your calendars for the above dates so you’ll be the first to check out the special releases.

Featured image adapted from Film School Rejects and Into Film.