Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki's favorite books for young people

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No anarchist’s cookbook? What about Book of Lies by Aleister Crowley? No. Hmmm… The Trial by Franz Kafka?


If I could add to his list, my addition would include at least these:
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
The Complete Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson
Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs by Gerald Jay Sussman and Hal Abelson


Odd that there’s no Diana Wynne Jones on his list, given that two Ghibli movies are based on her work.

I would throw fistfuls of money at a Miyazaki version of The Three Musketeers. Hey! He’d probably put some airships in there! The Three Musketeers on an airship that’s a great idea what could possibly go wrong ohhhhhhh wait.


I could only spot two Japanese titles on the full list. Is Japanese children’s literature not much of a thing?

If Miyazaki-sensei adapts any book by Astrid Lindgren I will explode with happiness :smiley:


It’s called Manga.

I joke. I don’t actually know :stuck_out_tongue: but i can’t imagine why they couldnt make manga-like kids books.

He did (well, Ghobli did).,the_Robber%27s_Daughter(anime)


Yay!! Thanks!

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Hey, “Swallows and Amazons”! I have a dim but very fond memory of those.

I thought Go Panda Go was initially supposed to be a Pippi Longstocking movie.

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