It’s time to mark your calendars because 21 of Studio Ghibli’s 22 iconic movies are headed to Netflix. Sadly, there’s just one catch, as not every region will be able to access the new offerings headed to the streaming platform.
If you’re in North America or in Japan, you sadly won’t be able to watch the best of Ghibli at the touch of a Netflix button (unless you have use a VPN of course). Sorry!
As confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, Ghibli distribution and show rights are somewhat different in its home country of Japan, and North America HBO Max currently has the rights for NA. The rest of the world is free game though, so if you’re not in either of those territories then rejoice!
The full collection of movies will be rolled out throughout the whole of 2020, with the schedule as follows:
Castle in the Sky (1986)
My Neighbor Totoro (1988)
Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
Only Yesterday (1991)
Porco Rosso (1992)
Ocean Waves (1993)
Tales from Earthsea (2006)
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
Princess Mononoke (1997)
My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999)
Spirited Away (2001)
The Cat Returns (2002)
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)
Pom Poko (1994)
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Howl’s Moving Castle (2004)
Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008)
From Up on Poppy Hill (2011)
The Wind Rises (2013)
When Marnie Was There (2014).
Those in North America are pretty bummed about the news, and have taken to social media to voice their sadness.
Cue the memes!
Studio Ghibli is known for its outstanding movies which each feature whimsical stories and characters contained within in a breathakingly gorgeous art style.
20 of the Netflix movies will feature English dubs, with subtitles available in 28 languages.
I think it’s time to take a few months off work!
Featured Image credit: Studio Ghibli