A number of classic Studio Ghibli films will finally be available on Netflix from February.
Until recently, the company had refused to offer digital versions of its content in any format.
The films will be screened in their native Japanese with subtitles, and available globally on Netflix with the exception of the US, Canada and Japan.
In a statement, producer Toshio Suzuki at Studio Ghibli said: “In this day and age, there are various great ways a film can reach audiences. We’ve listened to our fans and have made the definitive decision to stream our film catalogue.
“We hope people around the world will discover the world of Studio Ghibli through this experience.”
The first wave of releases is on 1 February and includes:
Castle in the Sky
My Neighbor Totoro
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Tales from Earthsea
On 1 March, Netflix will add:
Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
My Neighbors the Yamadas
The Cat Returns
The Tale of The Princess Kaguya
On 1 April, the service will stream:
Whisper of the Heart
Howl’s Moving Castle
From Up on Poppy Hill
The Wind Rises
When Marnie Was There