Studio Ghibli love letter begs anime studio to stay

Studio Ghibli is taking a break. It’s not you. It’s them. The company’s trouble started after co-founder Hayao Miyazaki retired in 2013. Their most recent release, When Marnie Was There, was a relative flop for the studio.

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Animation Domination High-Def is hoping to entice them to stick around with a musical tribute showcasing some of their more memorable films including Howl’s Moving Castle, Pom Poko, The Wind Rises, The Secret World of Arrietty, Spirited Away, The Cat Returns, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Grave of the Fireflies, My Neighbor Totoro, Laputa Castle in the Sky, Porco Rosso, Kiki’s Delivery Service and Princess Mononoke.

The song touts their trademark storytelling featuring imaginative worlds and strong female leads.

“Everyone has one that they look on in awe. The reason it’s different for each of us is it’s usually the first one we saw,” the song explains.