Studio Ghibli stories never disappoint. They also offer different genres like coming-of-age, romance, fantasy, mystery, sci-fi, and more. Children can also watch their shows because they can learn a lot from them.
WARNING: This article may contain spoilers.
I became interested in Ghibli films due to the popularity of their characters. My Neighbor Totoro was my introduction to Ghibli films. It was fantastic! I have a movie that, despite the fact that Totoro was my favorite character, I still like watching over and over again.
Here are my all-time favorite Ghibli movies:
Kiki’s Delivery Service
After watching this Ghibli movie, I realized that failure is an essential yet temporary aspect of the creative process. And if we stop having fun, the magic will disappear. What I love about this film is how Kiki, when her magic faded, never stopped trying. She keeps trying and trying until her magic came back.
Honorable mention: Jiji. How I wished my pet can talk to me too. I was really sad when I learned at the end that Kiki can’t talk to him anymore.
The Secret World Arrietty
When I first watched this Ghibli movie, I felt very envious of Arrietty’s room. It was so pretty! I’m also happy to know that her father is not the typical ungrateful type that I often see in movies. Instead, he was very patient with Arrietty. He did not get mad at her when she failed to take the sugar cube.
Honorable mention: Sho. I loved how he was very respectful of Arrietty and her family. He even protected her family and saved Arriety’s mother.
I applaud Chihiro, even though she’s afraid and full of uncertainties, that she bravely did everything so that her parents could return to being human. Although, I was mad because should Chihiro be responsible for her parents’ mistake? Anyway, who drooled over the food shown in this Ghibli movie? Me!
Honorable mention: Of course, it’s Haku! Helping Chihiro every step of the way. He’s the type of friend that you would want to have. I actually hoped that he’d meet Chihiro in the world of people, but they didn’t.
Which Ghibli film can you watch over and over again? Let me know in the comments!
Isaac Mae enjoys reading. In her spare time, she usually writes stories. She also enjoys watching K-Drama and listening to K-Pop. Isaac also enjoys trying something new to improve herself. Although she appears to be quite reserved, as soon as she gets close to you, she starts talking nonstop.