Studio Ghibli

There’s a new movie coming out from Studio Ghibli, The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (Kaguya-hime no Monogatari). It looks like a bit of a departure from their usual style, but being a Ghibli film, it still looks utterly gorgeous. It’s based on a 10th century Japanese folktale, and tells the story of Kaguya, a princess who was discovered as a baby inside the stalk of a glowing bamboo plant.

We’re all huge Ghibli fans in our house. Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and our favourite, My Neighbour Totoro.

I’m even wearing my glow-in-the-dark Totorobot t-shirt today, though depressingly few of my colleagues recognise it. I see it as an opportunity to spread the word of Totoro. 🙂

We even built a Snowtoro last winter, which is possibly the best snowman I’ve ever made.

So, dear reader. Are you a Studio Ghibli fan? What’s your favourite film? Do you want to see The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter?

Author: dave

Book reviewer, occasional writer, photographer, coffee-lover, cyclist, spoon carver and stationery geek.

8 thoughts on “Studio Ghibli”

  1. I’m a Spirited Away girlie, M is more Princess Mononoke.
    I love Studio Ghibli stuff in general though, there’s always something to look at, rather like the Richard Scary books from my childhood.

  2. Meep >.< Howl's Moving Castle is my favourite, it's so magical intricate. The book is pretty good too so I recommend that. I haven't heard of this new film – thanks for bringing it to my attention. I love Studio Ghibli, I have a little Totoro tattooed on my arm. People ask why I have a cat tattoo, so I understand the frustration of people not recognising what's on your tshirt

    1. I *loved* the book of Howl’s Moving Castle. So different from the film, yet with so many similarities. Can’t decide which I love more, though I think the film would just edge it.

  3. We love almost all of the Ghibli films, but Spirited away will always be a special film for us.

    Totoro is absolutely briliiant too, but we can’t bring ourselves to watch Grave of the Fireflies ever again. It’s just too sad 😦

    We weren’t that inpressed with Arietty.

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