With the announcement that Studio Ghibli is going to cease production on feature films we take a look back at eight of the best films that they produced. So get ready for some serious magical realism, their world is not what you think it is.

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First on the list is Hayao Miyazaki’s 1986 masterpiece Castle in the Sky. This is about a flying castle that is hidden from the world. Pretty much foreshadowing BioShock: Infinite.

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My Neighbor Totoro is about a girl and her friend, it just so happens that her friend is a forest spirit. This isn’t just any forest spirit, but one that uses a Catbus for transportation.

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Kiki’s Delivery Service focuses on a witch that just wants to make a living. She does deliveries aided by her flying broom. It’s like the most boring version of Quidditch.

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Princess Mononoke is another great film that features forest spirits. This means you’re going to have more than your fill with giant wolves, not a horrible thing to get used to.

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Miyazaki’s 2001 film Spirited Away is a beautiful fantasy film, but honestly that can be said about pretty much everything he’s done. If you haven’t seen this, go out right now and rent it or steal it.

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Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle is all about fantasy creatures and their mobile homes. In this movie a witch curses a young girl by transforming her into a very old woman, just what every young girl wants.

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Ponyo, another Miyazaki classic, is kind of like The Little Mermaid, but just different enough to make it Miyazaki’s. In this tale a goldfish turns human because it drank a little boy’s blood.

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The Wind Rises is a fictionalized biography of a very talented Japanese designer. You will get to see what made the man that designed some of the best aircraft Japan used in WWII.

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