Welcome! We offer translations from Japanese authors and books, focusing on your beloved Ghibli movies. Prepare to gain a fresh perspective on the world’s leading animation studio!
Taeko, a single woman from Tokyo, takes a trip to the countryside, triggering memories from her childhood. Reflecting on her past, she navigates life decisions, self-identity, and unfulfilled dreams in adulthood.
Ocean Waves is a high school love triangle between Taku, his best friend Yutaka, and a new girl, Rikako. The story explores friendship, adolescence, and the complexities of love and jealousy.
Pom Poko follows a community of magical shape-shifting raccoons battling to protect their forest home from urban development, exploring themes of environmental conservation, tradition, and the cost of modernization.
My Neighbors, the Yamadas
My Neighbors, the Yamadas uses episodic, humorous vignettes to depict the daily lives of the quirky Yamada family. It explores themes of familial love, individuality, and the beauty in ordinary life.
The Cat Returns
The Cat Returns follows Haru, a girl who saves a cat and is involuntarily engaged to a cat prince in a magical kingdom. She navigates this strange realm with the help of a dapper cat, Baron.
Tales from Earthsea
Tales from Earthsea follows Arren, a troubled prince, who allies with wizard Sparrowhawk to confront a sinister power causing imbalance in their world. They explore themes of balance, identity, and redemption.
Ponyo, a goldfish princess, befriends a human boy, Sosuke, and desires to become human herself. Their friendship upsets the balance of nature, leading to a series of fantastical and heartwarming events.
From Up on Poppy Hill
Up on Poppy Hill centers around Umi and Shun, two high school students in post-war Yokohama, striving to save their school’s clubhouse from demolition while unraveling a shared, surprising past.
The Wind Rises
The Wind Rises is a biographical drama about Jiro Horikoshi, a designer of WWII Japanese fighter planes. The film explores his passion for flight, love story, and the moral complexities of his work.
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya follows a tiny girl discovered inside a bamboo shoot. As she mysteriously grows into a beautiful woman, she grapples with human experiences, noble life, and her true origin.
When Marnie Was There
When Marnie Was There follows Anna, an introverted, adopted girl sent to the countryside for health reasons. She befriends the mysterious Marnie and uncovers profound family connections and her own sense of belonging.
ABOUT THIS SITE
Hey there, I’m Tom, the creator of this website. I noticed there wasn’t a whole lot of information on the web on Studio Ghibli films that would explain the deeper meaning of a film, how they were made, the challenges faced, etc. There were, however, a lot in Japanese without an English translation.
So, I decided to fill that gap with this website.
I hope all Ghibli fans explore more about the Ghibli world here and get something out of it. I’ll be adding a new translation every week and will post any updates in the Blog section.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
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