Studio Ghibli has been providing popular and popular works one after another, starting with “Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind,” released in 1984. Even if you don’t have many chances to watch anime, many people have seen Ghibli’s works.
Now, let me introduce some of the masterpieces of Ghibli.
● Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
“Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind” was produced by Studio Ghibli’s predecessor, Topcraft, and was released in 1984. Although the box office record was not good at its release, it gained popularity at once after it was televised. Also, since it was drawn in the middle of the original, a sequel was expected from the beginning. The sequel was once planned but has not been produced to date.
● Castle in the Sky Laputa
“Castle in the Sky” is Ghibli’s first original work, released in 1986. Although the box office revenue is low among Ghibli works, it is trendy and is often broadcast on TV, and in the final scene, it is customary to tweet “Bals” at the same time on Twitter. The last movie ends with Theta and Pazu returning by plane from the Dora family, but the novel tells a later story that they will each return to their hometowns, and Pazu will see Theta six months later. ..
● If you listen
“Whisper of the Heart” is a movie adaptation of the manga of the same name based on Aoi Hiiragi in 1995. This is a love story between Shizuku Tsukishima, a junior high school student who wants to be a novelist, and Seiji Amasawa, who dreams of becoming a violin craftsman (the original painter). The spin-off work “The Cat Returns” is positioned as a work written by Shizuku Tsukishima, and finding a connection is one way to enjoy it. In addition, “Listen to your ears” will be made into a live-action film in 2020, but the release date is undecided.
● Spirited Away
“Spirited Away,” released in 2001, became a big hit with box office revenue of 31.6 billion yen and was the first in Japan until it was overtaken by “Theatrical Version Devil’s Blade Infinite Train Edition” released in 2020. It was continued to hold the rank. The story of Chihiro, the main character, wandering into a city visited by eight million gods on his way to his new location. If you want to make a sequel, it seems that you can enjoy stories other than Chihiro, such as Haku, Yuma, and Kaonashi.
● Ponyo on the cliff
“Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea” is a work in which Hayao Miyazaki is in charge of all the original work, screenplay, and director with the motif of “Mermaid Princess” and was released in 2008. All are handwritten without using CG for drawing. When it comes to making a sequel, will I not use CG after all? I would like to see it, but it seems to be complicated.
● Which Ghibli work do you want to do a sequel to?
All of Ghibli’s works are so popular that you’ll want to see a sequel to them. Hayao Miyazaki is pessimistic about making a sequel, so you may not be able to expect it, but that’s why your imagination expands. Which Ghibli sequel do you want to see?