Hayato's peaceful life with his parents and his dog is brought to a dramatic, terrible end when a giant robot, said to be sent from a flying ghost ship, devastates the city, killing ... See full summary »
An (almost) live action documentary movie, this independent movie was produced by Nibariki (Miyazaki's personal office), with the royalty revenue from Nausicaä. At first, it was supposed to... See full summary »
The witch Baba Yaga keeps her servant the Egg Princess confined and forces her to do hard daily chores around the mill. One night, a batch of kneaded dough comes to life and befriends the Egg Princess.
A timeless classic which started the golden age of magical girl genre
Simply a classic. Shows after shows present the timeless human story punctuated by comic relief with the cats. No special effect, no complicated plot, just simple stories with simple lessons.
This was an enormous success in Japan, which explained why 2 more TV series came in the 80's and the 90's and also 2 movies made in the 70's.
The success of this TV series validated the magical girl genre - a girl possessed a magical object which she used to solve everyday's problems. Later successful animation series such as Hana no Ko Lunlun built on this theme.
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