SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: The Studio Ghibli Collection

Many will know, I am a big fan of Ghibli (and especially so of the soundtracks to the films – Joe Hisaishi is awesome!!), and so I figured that it was time that the World had a Spotify playlist – a collective of some of the songs that have come out of The Studio Ghibli Collection […]

Ghibli Music: “Itsu demo Dare ka ga” (Pom Poko)

I am a huge fan of the music used in the Ghibli films, however currently storming to the top of my Ghibli music charts is Itsu demo Dare ka ga (which roughly translates to ‘There Is Always Someone’). SUCH a cheerful piece of music, sung by raccoons (Tanuki) with mutant testicles that do all kinds […]

Ponyo [2008/2009]

‘Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea’, the latest film from Hayao Miyazaki / Studio Ghibli, opens in cinemas across the US today (14th August) having already been released in Japan last year. Plot Synopsis (click this link to see the full plot synopsis from the source website,  which does contain spoilers!) Ponyo on the […]

Howl’s Moving Castle [2004]

After watching Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle seemed to be the next logical Studio Ghibli film to watch. I have to say that I rather liked this film – it certainly was different to what I was expecting, but in a good way. I would go so far as to say that […]