Great news for Studio Ghibli fans – a new deal means you can rent your favorite movies online for the first time ever.

According to Variety, GKIDS, the distributor responsible for the Studio Ghibli catalog, has partnered with major digital media rental platforms to distribute Ghibli films to North American audiences. The deal includes Studio Ghibli classics like Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and My Neighbor Totoro.

In total, 22 animated films will be available to rent on platforms like Apple TV, Amazon VOD, Vudu, and Google Play. All will be made available in HD, and priced at $4.99 per rental. Most features will be offered in the original Japanese as well as their English dub versions.

You can see the full list of films available to rent below.

  • Castle in the Sky
  • The Cat Returns
  • Earwig and the Witch
  • From Up on Poppy Hill
  • Howl’s Moving Castle
  • Kiki’s Delivery Service
  • My Neighbor Totoro
  • My Neighbors the Yamadas
  • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
  • Ocean Waves
  • Only Yesterday
  • Pom Poko
  • Ponyo
  • Porco Rosso
  • Princess Mononoke
  • The Secret World of Arrietty
  • Spirited Away
  • The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
  • Tales from Earthsea
  • When Marnie Was There
  • Whisper of the Heart
  • The Wind Rises

Eagle-eyed fans will note a feature missing from the list: Grave of the Fireflies. Distribution rights for that film belong to Shinchosha Publishing, so it’s not a part of this GKIDS deal.

If you have an HBO Max subscription, you can also stream these movies any time. They’ve been on the platform since 2020.

So, are you excited for the chance to rent your favorite Ghibli movie? (Or maybe just one you haven’t seen in a while?) Let us know in the comments what you’re watching first.

Source: Variety

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