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21 Studio Ghibli animations will arrive on Netflix Hong Kong!

By Catharina Cheung 20 January 2020

Starting from 1 February, 21 beautiful films from Studio Ghibli will be available to stream on Netflix Hong Kong!

Fans of Hayao Miyazaki and the works of this award-winning Japanese art house should be weeping with joy right now, as these films have always been notoriously exclusive and difficult to find. We’re still reeling slightly from the realisation that we can soon easily meet various strange and marvellous creatures with Chihiro, go into battle alongside San, or witness Howl having a mental breakdown, any time we want.

For the first time ever, this expansive catalogue of Ghibli films will also be subtitled in 28 languages and dubbed in up to 20 languages. This partnership will make these beloved cult films much more easily accessible to viewers in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America.

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Here is Netflix Hong Kong’s release schedule for Studio Ghibli films:

1 February 2020:

  • Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986)
  • My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989)
  • Only Yesterday (1991)
  • Porco Rosso (1992)
  • Ocean Waves (1993)
  • Tales from Earthsea (2006)

1 March 2020:

  • Nausicäa of the Valley of the Wind (1984)
  • Princess Mononoke (1997)
  • My Neighbours the Yamadas (1999)
  • Spirited Away (2001)
  • The Cat Returns (2002)
  • Arrietty (2010)
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

1 April 2020:

  • 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)

There go all of our plans for spring nights out the window! Which Studio Ghibli films are you most looking forward to watching on Netflix?

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Catharina Cheung

Senior editor

Catharina has recently returned to her hometown of Hong Kong after spending her formative years in Singapore and the UK. She enjoys scouring the city for under-the-radar things to do, see, and eat, and is committed to finding the perfect foundation that will withstand Hong Kong’s heat. She is also an aspiring polyglot, a firm advocate for feminist and LGBTQIA+ issues, and a huge lover of animals. You can find her belting out show-tunes in karaoke, or in bookstores adding new tomes to her ever-growing collection.

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