Juan is in Mexico on a family vacation.
Welcome to Episode Two of Instant Ramen Frienship with Sarah Voigt!
Netflix hires a director in charge of anime.
In This Corner of the World is named “Best Japanese Film of 2016” by Kinema Junpo (Japans's oldest
film magazine), Sunao Katabuchi wins the Best Director Award.
Amazon launches an anime subscription Channel.
Kizumonogatari III Film earns 87 Million Yen in first Weekend debut.
Your Name debuts at #1 in South Korea, the first Japanese film to do so since Howl's moving Castle.
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind- Hayao Miyazaki- Studio Hibari- 1984
Had an english release under the name Warriors of the Wind which was heavily edited and told a
different narrative aimed toward children, appealing as a childhood adventure film.
Castle in the Sky- Hayao Miyazaki- 1986
Won 7 first place awards for animation, design, and best film.
Grave of the Fireflies- Isao Takahata- 1988
Won 3 awards, 2 retroactively in 1994. Two live action films were made during 2005 and 2008, the
story being told from cousin of the main characters.
My Neighbor Totoro- Hayao Miyazaki- 1988
Won 6 awards for best film.
Kiki's Delivery Service- Hayao Miyazaki- 1989
The highest grossing film in Japan of 1989
Porco Rosso- Hayao Miyazaki- 1992
The highest grossing film in Japan of 1992
Howl's Moving Castle- Hayao Miyazaki- 2004
Won 9 awards for music, directing, voice acting, animation, writing and best film.
The Wind Rises- Hayao Miyazaki- 2013
The highest grossing film in Japan of 2013
When Marnie Was There- Hiromasa Yonebayashi- 2014
Won one award for best animated film and was nominated for 7 other awards for animation and
writing. Because the movie was based off of a book, sales for the novel went up significantly on an
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