The Wind Rises, We Must Try to Live: A Ghibli Syllabus

Week 1

Yuki's Sun (Miyazaki, 1972): trailer for a TV pilot that never aired.

Panda! Go Panda! (directed by Takahata, written by Miyazaki, 1972)

Panda! Go Panda!: Rainy Day Circus (directed by Takahata, written by Miyazaki, 1973)


Week 2

Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (Miyazaki, 1979)

Chie the Brat (Takahata, 1981)


Week 3

Gauche the Cellist (Takahata, 1982)

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Miyazaki, 1984)


Week 4

Castle in the Sky (Miyazaki, 1986) with egg on toast or nimono, soup, stew 🍲

The Story of Yanagawa's Canals (Takahata, 1987)


Week 5

My Neighbor Totoro (Miyazaki, 1988) with bento box 🍱

Grave of the Fireflies (Takahata, 1988)


Week 6

Kiki's Delivery Service (Miyazaki, 1989) with pancakes & milk

  • Yuki's Sun
  • Panda! Go Panda!
  • Panda! Go Panda!: Rainy Day Circus
  • Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro
  • Chie the Brat
  • Gauche the Cellist
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Castle in the Sky
  • The Story of Yanagawa's Canals
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • Grave of the Fireflies
  • Kiki's Delivery Service
  • Only Yesterday
  • Porco Rosso
  • Pom Poko
  • Princess Mononoke
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • Spirited Away
  • Howl's Moving Castle
  • Ponyo
  • The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
  • The Wind Rises
  • The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness