Studio Ghibli, based in Tokyo, Japan, is best known for animated feature films including Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle and Ponyo.  Spirited Away won the 2003 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.   These are recommended readings for fans of Studio Ghibli Films. 

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

The Ancient Magus Bride Vol. 1 by Kore Yamazaki

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by Julie Abe

Tidesong by Wendy Xu

The Cat Who Saved Books by Sosuke Natsukawa

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

How Do You Live by Genzaburo Yoshino

Temple Alley Summer by Sachiko Kashiwaba

The Girl Who Fell Beneath the Sea by Axie Oh

The Girl with Ghost Eyes by M. H. Boroson

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

The Borrowers by Mary Norton

The Paper Magician by Charlie N. Holmberg

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov