Studio Ghibli

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Studio Ghibli, Inc. is a Japanese animation film studio based in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan.wikipedia
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Anime

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The studio is best known for its anime feature films, and has also produced several short films, television commercials, and one television film.
The anime industry consists of over 430 production studios, including major names like Studio Ghibli, Gainax, and Toei Animation.

Spirited Away

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Six of Studio Ghibli's films are among the 10 highest-grossing anime films made in Japan, with Spirited Away (2001) being the highest, grossing over US$360 million worldwide.
It was written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki, animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten, Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Buena Vista Home Entertainment, Tohokushinsha Film and Mitsubishi and distributed by Toho.

Japan Academy Film Prize for Animation of the Year

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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.
Animation films have included top grossing Japanese films of the year, such as Doraemon (1980,1981,1983,1984), Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service (1989), Only Yesterday (1991), Porco Rosso (1992), Pom Poko (1994), and Whisper of the Heart (1995).

Tokuma Shoten

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It was founded on 15 June 1985, after the success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), with funding by Tokuma Shoten. 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.
Companies that were part of Tokuma Shoten include Studio Ghibli, Daiei Film and the record label Tokuma Japan Communications.

List of highest-grossing anime films

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Six of Studio Ghibli's films are among the 10 highest-grossing anime films made in Japan, with Spirited Away (2001) being the highest, grossing over US$360 million worldwide.
Studio Ghibli is the most represented anime studio, with eleven films on the list.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (film)

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It was founded on 15 June 1985, after the success of Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), with funding by Tokuma Shoten. 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.
Though it was made before Studio Ghibli was founded, it is often considered a Ghibli work, and was released as part of the Studio Ghibli Collection DVD and Blu-ray range.

Hayao Miyazaki

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On 3 August 2014, Studio Ghibli temporarily halted production following the retirement of director Hayao Miyazaki, who co-founded the studio with the late Isao Takahata.
A co-founder of Studio Ghibli, a film and animation studio, he has attained international acclaim as a masterful storyteller and as a maker of animated feature films, and is widely regarded as one of the greatest animation filmmakers of all time.

My Neighbor Totoro

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Totoro, a character from My Neighbor Totoro, is the studio's mascot.
My Neighbor Totoro is a 1988 Japanese animated fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and animated by Studio Ghibli for Tokuma Shoten.

Isao Takahata

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On 3 August 2014, Studio Ghibli temporarily halted production following the retirement of director Hayao Miyazaki, who co-founded the studio with the late Isao Takahata. Founded on June 15, 1985, the studio is headed by the directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and the producer Toshio Suzuki.
In 1985, he co-founded Studio Ghibli with his long-time collaborative partner Hayao Miyazaki and Miyazaki's collaborators Toshio Suzuki and Yasuyoshi Tokuma.

Toshio Suzuki (producer)

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Founded on June 15, 1985, the studio is headed by the directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and the producer Toshio Suzuki.
Toshio Suzuki is a film producer of anime and a long-time colleague of Hayao Miyazaki, as well as the former president of Studio Ghibli.

Ghibli

The name Ghibli was given by Hayao Miyazaki from the Italian noun ghibli, based on the Libyan-Arabic name for the hot desert wind of that country, the idea being the studio would "blow a new wind through the anime industry".

Yoshifumi Kondō

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Other directors who have worked with Studio Ghibli include Yoshifumi Kondō, Hiroyuki Morita, Gorō Miyazaki, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
Yoshifumi Kondō was a Japanese animator who worked for Studio Ghibli in his last years.

Caproni Ca.309

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It also refers to an Italian aircraft, the Caproni Ca.309 Ghibli.
Its nickname 'Ghibli' refers to a desert wind and later served as the inspiration for animation Studio Ghibli's name.

Topcraft

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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.
Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki and Isao Takahata bought the studio while laying off most of its animation staff, changing its name to Studio Ghibli.. Topcraft's animators later formed another studio, called Pacific Animation Corporation, to continue working with Rankin/Bass on shows like ThunderCats and Silverhawks, but eventually joined Ghibli once the studio was bought out by The Walt Disney Company and became Walt Disney Animation Japan.

Grave of the Fireflies

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The studio has mainly produced films by Miyazaki, with the second most prolific director being Takahata (most notably with Grave of the Fireflies).
It was written and directed by Isao Takahata, and animated by Studio Ghibli for the story's publisher Shinchosha Publishing (making it the only Studio Ghibli film under Tokuma Shoten ownership that had no involvement from them).

Hiromasa Yonebayashi

Other directors who have worked with Studio Ghibli include Yoshifumi Kondō, Hiroyuki Morita, Gorō Miyazaki, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
Hiromasa Yonebayashi, nicknamed Maro, is a Japanese animator and director, formerly for Studio Ghibli.

Hiroyuki Morita

Other directors who have worked with Studio Ghibli include Yoshifumi Kondō, Hiroyuki Morita, Gorō Miyazaki, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
He is best known for working as director on the Studio Ghibli film The Cat Returns as well as doing key animation for the Studio Ghibli production My Neighbors the Yamadas and in-between animation for Kiki's Delivery Service.

Gorō Miyazaki

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Other directors who have worked with Studio Ghibli include Yoshifumi Kondō, Hiroyuki Morita, Gorō Miyazaki, and Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
He is the son of animator Hayao Miyazaki, who is one of the co-founders of Studio Ghibli.

Michiyo Yasuda

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".
Michiyo Yasuda was an animator and colour designer who worked for Toei Animation, A Production, Nippon Animation, Topcraft, and Studio Ghibli.

Toho

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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.
Outside Japan, it is best known as the producer and distributor of many kaiju and tokusatsu films, the Chouseishin tokusatsu superhero television franchise, the films of Akira Kurosawa, and the anime films of Studio Ghibli, TMS Entertainment and OLM, Inc..

Panda! Go, Panda!

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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.
In 1985, Takahata and Miyazaki would found Studio Ghibli.

Koganei, Tokyo

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Studio Ghibli, Inc. is a Japanese animation film studio based in Koganei, Tokyo, Japan.
Gainax, Studio Ghibli and KOGANEI have their corporate headquarters in Koganei.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (manga)

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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.
The manga and film versions of Nausicaä are also credited for the foundation of Studio Ghibli, the animation studio for which Miyazaki created several of his most recognized works.

Tomomi Mochizuki

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Saeko Himuro's novel Umi ga Kikoeru was serialised in the magazine and subsequently adapted into Ocean Waves, Studio Ghibli's only animated feature-length film created for television and it was directed by Tomomi Mochizuki.
Tomomi Mochizuki, sometimes incorrectly romanized as Tomomichi Mochizuki, is a Japanese storyboard artist, screenwriter, and director, known for having collaborated with leading animation studios such as Studio Ghibli, Nippon Animation, Pierrot, and Sunrise.

Wild Bunch (company)

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Wild Bunch holds the international sales rights to many of Ghibli's films.
Wild Bunch is also the international seller of Studio Ghibli's works.