Sure, I could easily get my Studio Ghibli fix by renting one of its movies digitally, or by watching them on HBO Max. But I’ve realized that I’m a sucker for these steelbook Blu-ray versions of Studio Ghibli films that came out in 2020 via GKids. What nice timing, then, as a decent selection of them are a couple bucks cheaper than their usual price over at Amazon, costing about $17, or in some cases a little less.
Obviously, I want them for the movies (each includes both high resolution Blu-ray and standard definition DVD copies), as well as the booklets and special features contained within each steelbook. But I’m swooning over the steelbooks themselves, with their simple, single-toned designs. They’d look fantastic lined up on a shelf.
Sadly, not every Studio Ghibli movie has gotten the vivid steelbook Blu-ray treatment (yet), but its most popular ones have. There’s Spirited Away, The Wind Rises, Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro. I’m just going to list a handful below, but this link has many more.