The entire Studio Ghibli catalogue is set to hit streaming services for the first time ever. In 2020, the beloved realm of Miyazaki will be available to stream exclusively on HBO Max.
The list of titles that will be available to view include; Castle in the Sky, The Cat Returns, From Up On Poppy Hill, Howl’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, My Neighbors the Yamadas, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Ocean, Waves, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko, Ponyo, Porco Rosso, Princess Mononoke, The Secret World of Arrietty, Spirited Away, The Tale of The Princess Kaguya, Tales From Earthsea, When Marnie Was There, Whisper of the Heart and The Wind Rises.
There’s been no word yet as to when, or if, Australian fans will be able to stream the magic. Though I have the utmost appreciation for the enchanting nature of a Ghibli DVD, I am but a poor Gen Xer that craves the convenience of a monthly payment to a streaming service.
All three films were scored by renowned Japanese composer and longtime Studio Ghibli contributor Joe Hisaishi. The vinyls were released through Tokuma, a publisher based in Tokyo, for Japanese Record Store Day.
In other Ghibli news, in June it was revealed that a theme park dedicated to the worlds of Ghibli is set to be built in Japan.