WIN! The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki And Other Studio Ghibli Stuff!

Who's up to win The Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki? This new limited-edition box-set packs 11 films — from The Castle of Cagliostro to the Academy Award-nominated The Wind Rises — and offers a rare look at his earliest works, presented with English translations for the first time. The Collected Works is available now in Australia on DVD or Blu-ray. Thanks to Madman Entertainment, we've got one box-set up for grabs (valued at up to $314.95) plus 10x copies of Spirited Away on just-released Blu-ray! (worth $39.95 each).

Entering is easy: Tell us in the comments what your favourite Ghibli movie is — and why.

Entries close 10am AEST Thursday April 30. Full terms and conditions.

What’s in the Collected Works of Hayao Miyazaki box-set:

• Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro (1979) • Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) • Laputa: Castle in the Sky (1986) • My Neighbor Totoro (1988) • Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) • Porco Rosso (1992) • Princess Mononoke (1997) • Spirited Away (2001) • Howl's Moving Castle (2004) • Ponyo (2008) • The Wind Rises (2013)

Extra features: • Deluxe limited edition collector's box with bonus postcards and a 32 page booklet. • Bonus disc featuring rare early works and Hayao Miyazaki's retirement press conference in Japanese language with English subtitles. • All special features from all special edition versions of the featured films.


    My Neighbour Totoro. Blissful enjoyment of youth - especially with friends both furry and otherwise - is hard to beat.

    I unfortunately haven't seen one yet but I've heard that these are definitely must sees! And I'd like to watch them all!

    I can't go past My Neighbour Totoro. It's such a gorgeous simple story of innocence, makes me smile every time.

    Princess Mononoke easily, i just love the visuals even though its old it looks fantastic

    Laputa: Castle in the Sky because it was the first Hayao Miyazaki (and Studio Ghibli) film I ever saw. It was also one of the first anime's I ever payed attention to. It opened up a whole new world (worlds really) of cinematic story telling and art that I will never forget.

    So glad I took the time to watch it randomly on SBS late one night.

    my neighbor totoro because my dad was a japanese teacher growing up some people had monsters inc, some people had toy story I had Totoro! Totemo yoi!!!

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    Has to be My Neighbor Totoro. The first Miyazaki I ever saw absolutely changed animated film for me. Plus the Catbus.

    Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro
    This was my first Miyazaki movie and It just started my love for Ghibli/Miyazaki.
    It was amazing...
    lupin himself is an excellent character and i always... ALWAYS remember the scene of him running down the castle and smile because i get that moment of nostalgia of how amazingly fun the movie was when i was a child.

    It's a tie between Princess mononoke and Nausica of the valley of the wind. they are both fantastic films. Princess mononoke's story and giant earth god things are amazing and I love the fantastic distopian world of Nausica with it's many eyed bug monsters and giant lazer beam firing ultimate warriors. I just can't decide which one I love more

    Princess Mononoke. I had previously seen Miyazaki movies before watching this, but Mononoke was the movie that completely sold me on Studio Ghibli. I still remember watching it for the first time. It was with a youth group I was a member of and we were to answer these questions related to the movie - about things like nature and the themes. The movie really stuck with me after that. Love that it is also one of the darker movies which explore more mature themes - in contrast to Miyazaki's Totoro, or Ponyo.

    The one with the water skimmer and the spider. I don't know what it's called, it's some short that they showed us at the Ghibli museum.

    It has to be my favourite because it's the only thing I've seen. But I did like it a lot though :P

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      I watched that too in Japan. Such a cute thing.

    howls moving castle as the moral to the story is lovely and judging a book buy its cover is a big mistake as its whats on the inside that counts and love can overcome any old witches curse

    Grave of the Fireflies. Devastating to say the least.

      That's not a movie by Miazaki

    As the legend states, 'your first is your favourite' So Spirited Away for me. It was the first movie to hook me in and it hasn't let go since.

    I love the story of Spirited Away, it's beautifully written and the iconic characters will stand the test of time.

    Porco Rosso, loved it so much I bought it twice when I lost the first copy. The story is so whimsical, the backgrounds and animation so amazing. I think I secretly want to live in Porco's beach cave...also - Sky pirates! What's not to love?

    Castle of Cagliostro
    This was the first real anime I watched by accident. I was up late one night and stumbled onto SBS and this was only just starting. I was hooked instantly and love watching the movie, let alone other animes that I got into afterwards

    Spirited away, there are so many wonderful films in this collection, but it was the first one I watched and I was both mesmorised and brought into that world. The beautiful visuals and accompanying soundtrack make it such a joy to watch and always brings a smile to my face, I would be overjoyed to watch each and every film in the same way I first watched Spirited Away, and watching them in HD would be like a first time viewing.

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind because it has a kickass protagonist, environmental themes and some of the best action out of all the movies. In a word: flawless!

      Have you read the manga? It's an incredible read, and beautiful artwork. The story totally diverges from the anime after a while, so it's like experiencing the same world, but from a completely different perspective.

    oops, I said my favourite Ghibli film.


    The Castle if Cagliostro, it's just such a fun film with amazing action.

    I'll never forget the trailer on Manga Videos in the early 90s claiming that the car chase scene was Steven Spielberg's favourite car chase scene ever.
    That narrator was so over the top, it's awesome.

    And yeah, that car chase scene is pretty amazing.

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    Nausicaa was a film I caught the last half of when staying up late one night watching sbs. It looked like the japanese cartoons I was familiar with, but it built a more fantastical and detailed world than I'd ever seen before.

    It took me too long to track it down so I could see it in full (the days when you had to have a tv guide on hand to know what you were watching!), and it sparked my hopelessly expensive journey into anime fandom.

    Finding that on sbs also primed me perfectly for the airing of evangelion (oh my, I was so hooked on catching that each week!).

    Honourable mentions go to lupin and porco rosso.

      I think I ended up with a Pavlovian response to the Evangelion theme (, I'd nearly memorised the lyrics by the end of the series, and it helped that SBS ran the whole series through a second time straight after it finished. Great show.

    Howl's Moving Castle is probably my favourite because I got to see it at the cinema with my family and we all enjoyed it. Then around the time the DVD came out my brother and I hired it and watched it with our grandparents. At that time my parents and sister were in Melbourne and when they got back, they bought the Special Edition DVD. :P

    I love Princess Mononoke. My university Environmental Society and Anime Society had a joint movie night in my first week as a student. I couldn't work out why they would get together on this event, until I watched the movie and discovered how environmentally conscious Miyazaki is. The way he drew nature with such wonder juxtaposed with the starkness of the industrial effects on the land really stuck with me. I love how he wove myth and a message in his story telling, created amazing characters and narrative and love his animation style. That was 12 years ago now, but I have been a fan ever since. It was also my entry into anime.

    Howls moving castle, it was just so surreal when I watched it the first time that I sat and watched it twice again. Had never seen anything like it.

    Spirited Away!
    It was the very first Ghibli movie I watched, and while I adore the others as well, Spirited Away will always hold that special spot in my heart :)

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