Isao Takahata

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
IMDb: 8.0
137 min

Found inside a shining stalk of bamboo by an old bamboo cutter and his wife, a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady. The mysterious young princess enthralls…

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My Neighbors the Yamadas

My Neighbors the Yamadas

My Neighbors the Yamadas
IMDb: 7.2
104 min

The Yamadas are a typical middle class Japanese family in urban Tokyo and this film shows us a variety of episodes of their lives. With tales that range from the…

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Pom Poko

Pom Poko

Pom Poko
IMDb: 7.3
119 min

The Raccoons of the Tama Hills are being forced from their homes by the rapid development of houses and shopping malls. As it becomes harder to find food and shelter,…

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Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday

Only Yesterday
IMDb: 7.6
118 min

It’s 1982, and Taeko is 27 years old, unmarried, and has lived her whole life in Tokyo. She decides to visit her family in the countryside, and as the train…

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Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies

Grave of the Fireflies
IMDb: 8.5
89 min

In the final months of World War II, 14-year-old Seita and his sister Setsuko are orphaned when their mother is killed during an air raid in Kobe, Japan. After a…

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