Numerous commentators, both in the popular press and in scholarly literature, have recognized the works of Studio Ghibli, and in particular, the films directed by Hayao Miyazaki, as superb contributions not only to anime (Japanese animation), but to cinema in general. As with many other topics in anime/manga studies, however, so far, no attempt has been made to systematically bring together the full range of critical responses to them. An obvious – and potentially unfortunate – effect is that scholars and students who are interesting in Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli are directed to writings that may be easily accessible through major databases and popular search engines, but that are in no way representative of the full range of scholarship that is potentially available.
This bibliography serves to address this shortcoming.
(Last update: January 8, 2014)