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I’m losing track of all the stops that the Studio Ghibli Retrospective – courtesy of GKIDS, the US distributor of the Japanese animation studio – has been making since December 2011 (when it first launched in New York) on its tour of North America. It has been in California before – in Santa Monica and Hollywood – but not yet in San Diego, where Ghibli films old and new (okay, not totally new as neither「借りぐらしのアリエッティ」/ Karigurashi no Arrietty/Arrietty, 2010 nor 「コクリコ坂から」/ Kokuriko-zaka Kara/From up on Poppy Hill, 2011 are included) will be screening for two weeks. The retrospective is split over two Landmark Theatres, La Jolla Village and Ken’s Cinema, with the line-up as follows:

At Landmark’s La Jolla Village Theatres:

  • January 4:「もののけ姫」 (Mononoke-hime/Princess Mononoke, 1997)
  • January 5:「風の谷のナウシカ」(Kaze no Tani no Naushika/Nausicaä, 1984)
  • January 6:「となりのトトロ」 (Tonari no Totoro/My Neighbor Totoro, 1988) – dubbed.
  • January 7:「ハウルの動く城」 (Hauru no Ugoku Shiro/Howl’s Moving Castle, 2004)
  • January 7:「耳をすませば」 (Mimi o Sumaseba/Whisper of the Heart, 1995)
  • January 8:「天空の城ラピュタ」 (Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta/Laputa Castle in the Sky, 1986)
  • January 8:「魔女の宅急便」 (Majo no Takkyūbin/Kiki’s Delivery Service, 1989)
  • January 9:「猫の恩返し」 (Neko no Ongaeshi/The Cat Returns, 2002) – REVIEW.
  • January 9:「千と千尋の神隠し」 (Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi/Spirited Away, 2001)
  • January 10:「崖の上のポニョ」(Gake no Ue no Ponyo/Ponyo, 2008) – dubbed.
  • January 10:「紅の豚 」(Kurenai no Buta/Porco Rosso, 1992)
If you are going to watch Ponyo, I would recommend planning a ramen dinner afterwards!

If you are going to watch Ponyo, I would recommend a ramen dinner afterwards. 🙂

At Landmark’s Ken Cinema:

  • January 11:「風の谷のナウシカ」(Kaze no Tani no Naushika/Nausicaä, 1984) at 2:00, 4:30, 7:00 and 9:30pm.
  • January 12:「もののけ姫」(Mononoke-hime/Princess Mononoke, 1997) at 1:45, 4:30, 7:15 and 10:00pm.
  • January 13:「魔女の宅急便」(Majo no Takkyūbin/Kiki’s Delivery Service, 1989) at 2:30 and 7:15pm.
  • January 13:「平成狸合戦ぽんぽこ」(Heisei Tanuki Gassen Ponpoko/Pom Poko, 2004) at 4:45 and 9:30pm.
  • January 14:「紅の豚 」(Kurenai no Buta/Porco Rosso, 1992) at 3:00 and 7:10pm.
  • January 14:「ホーホケキョとなりの山田くん」 (Hōhokekyo Tonari no Yamada-kun/My Neighbours the Yamadas, 1999) at 5:00 and 9:10pm.
  • January 15:「おもひでぽろぽろ」(Omoide Poro Poro/Only Yesterday, 1991) at 2:15 and 7:00pm.
  • January 15:「天空の城ラピュタ」(Tenkū no Shiro Rapyuta/Laputa Castle in the Sky, 1986) at 4:30 and 9:15pm.
  • January 16:「となりのトトロ」(Tonari no Totoro/My Neighbor Totoro, 1988) (1988) at 1:30, 3:15, 5:00, 6:45 and 8:30pm.
  • January 17:「千と千尋の神隠し」(Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi/Spirited Away, 2001) at 2:00 and 7:00pm.
  • January 17:「ハウルの動く城」(Hauru no Ugoku Shiro/Howl’s Moving Castle, 2004) at 4:30 and 9:30pm.


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(Not sure why the banner says 1984-2002, given that some post 2002 films are part of the retrospective.)