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Pre-Ghibli Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata Complete Works

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bygiffica
Aug 09 2023, 2:36 PM | Updated Aug 9, 2023 2:39 PM
Complete list of works where Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata had some form of involvement prior to founding Studio Ghibli.

This is a companion to the Studio Ghibli list which can be found here:

Wanpaku Ouji no Orochi Taiji

The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon

Wanpaku Ouji no Orochi Taiji
Movie, 1963, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
Isao Takahata was the assistant director.
Ookami Shounen Ken
TV, 1963, 86 eps Me:- Author:6
Isao Takahata was director, and Hayao Miyazaki was one of the in-between animators.
Wanwan Chuushingura
Movie, 1963, 1 ep Me:- Author:6
Hayao Miyazaki was one of the in-between animators.
Shounen Ninja Kaze no Fujimaru
TV, 1964, 65 eps Me:- Author:-
Hayao Miyazaki was one of the in-between and key animators.
Gulliver no Uchuu Ryokou
Movie, 1965, 1 ep Me:- Author:5
Hayao Miyazaki was one of the in-between animators.
Mahoutsukai Sally
TV, 1966, 109 eps Me:- Author:-
Hayao Miyazaki was a key animator on this series, based on a manga by Mitsuteru Yokoyama.
Taiyou no Ouji: Horus no Daibouken
Movie, 1968, 1 ep Me:- Author:5
Takahata's directorial debut; Hayao Miyazaki was chief animator, concept artist, and scene designer.
Gegege no Kitarou (1968)
TV, 1968, 65 eps Me:- Author:-
First and second TV series directed by Isao Takahata, based on the manga series by Shigeru Mizuki.
Gegege no Kitarou (1971)
TV, 1971, 45 eps Me:- Author:-
First and second TV series directed by Isao Takahata, based on the manga series by Shigeru Mizuki.

Himitsu no Akko-chan

Secrets of Akko-chan

Himitsu no Akko-chan
TV, 1969, 94 eps Me:- Author:-
Directed by Hiroshi Ikeda; Miyazaki was a key animator.
Nagagutsu wo Haita Neko
Movie, 1969, 1 ep Me:- Author:4
Directed by Kimio Yabuki, written by Hisashi Inoue with gag supervision by Nakahara Yumihiko, key animators include Yasuo Otsuka, Yoichi Kotabe, Reiko Okuyama, Takuo Kikuchi, Akemi Ota, Hayao Miyazaki, and Akira Daikubara. The main character of the film; Pero would become the mascot for Toei Animation.
Muumin
TV, 1969, 65 eps Me:- Author:-
Key animation by Hayao Miyazaki.

Soratobu Yuureisen

Flying Phantom Ship

Soratobu Yuureisen
Movie, 1969, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
Directed by Hiroshi Ikeda with key animation by Hayao Miyazaki.

Doubutsu Takarajima

Animal Treasure Island

Doubutsu Takarajima
Movie, 1971, 1 ep Me:- Author:4
Directed by Hiroshi Ikeda with key animation by Hayao Miyazaki; Hayao Miyazaki was also scene designer and chief animator.
Ali Baba to 40-hiki no Touzoku
Movie, 1971, 1 ep Me:- Author:5
Directed by Hiroshi Shidara with key animation by Hayao Miyazaki.
Lupin III
TV, 1971, 23 eps Me:- Author:7
The majority of the episodes were directed by Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata, based on the manga series by Monkey Punch.

Panda Kopanda

Panda! Go Panda!

Panda Kopanda
Movie, 1972, 2 eps Me:- Author:4
Directed by Isao Takahata and written by Hayao Miyazaki.
Panda no Daibouken
Movie, 1973, 1 ep Me:- Author:5
Directed by Isao Takahata and written by Hayao Miyazaki.
Jungle Kurobee
TV, 1973, 31 eps Me:- Author:-
Created by Fujiko F. Fujio, Directed by Osamu Dezaki and character designs by Hayao Miyazaki.

Alps no Shoujo Heidi

Heidi: Girl of the Alps

Alps no Shoujo Heidi
TV, 1974, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Directed by Isao Takahata, scene setting and layout by Hayao Miyazaki.
Alps no Shoujo Heidi (1979)
Movie, 1979, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
Movie version of the series.

Flanders no Inu

A Dog of Flanders

Flanders no Inu
TV, 1975, 52 eps Me:- Author:1
Animation by Hayao Miyazaki, storyboards of episode 15 by Isao Takahata.
Flanders no Inu (Movie)
Movie, 1997, 1 ep Me:- Author:1
Movie version of the series from a few years later that did not have any involvement of Takahata or Miyazaki.
Haha wo Tazunete Sanzenri
TV, 1976, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Directed by Isao Takahata; scene setting and layout by Hayao Miyazaki.
Lupin III: Part II
TV, 1977, 155 eps Me:- Author:-
Two episodes directed by Hayao Miyazaki in 1980.
Araiguma Rascal
TV, 1977, 52 eps Me:- Author:-
Key animation by Hayao Miyazaki.
Mirai Shounen Conan
TV, 1978, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Directed by Hayao Miyazaki, with two episodes directed by Isao Takahata, and featured animation work by many future Ghibli staffers.
Mirai Shounen Conan (Movie)
Movie, 1979, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Movie version of the series.

Akage no Anne

Anne of Green Gables

Akage no Anne
TV, 1979, 50 eps Me:- Author:-
Directed by Isao Takahata; scene setting and layout by Hayao Miyazaki for the first 15 episodes.

Lupin III: Cagliostro no Shiro

Lupin III: The Castle of Cagliostro

Lupin III: Cagliostro no Shiro
Movie, 1979, 1 ep Me:- Author:8
Miyazaki's directorial feature debut.

Tatsu no Ko Tarou

Taro the Dragon Boy

Tatsu no Ko Tarou
Movie, 1979, 1 ep Me:- Author:6
Original concept by Isao Takahata.
Jarinko Chie
Movie, 1981, 1 ep Me:- Author:8
Directed by Isao Takahata.
Jarinko Chie (TV)
TV, 1981, 64 eps Me:- Author:-
Directed by Isao Takahata.

Space Adventure Cobra

Space Adventure Cobra: The Movie

Space Adventure Cobra
Movie, 1982, 1 ep Me:- Author:-
Key animation by Hayao Miyazaki.
Cello Hiki no Gauche (1982)
Movie, 1982, 1 ep Me:- Author:4
Directed by Isao Takahata.
Meitantei Holmes
TV, 1984, 26 eps Me:- Author:-
Six episodes directed by Hayao Miyazaki.

Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

Kaze no Tani no Nausicaä
Movie, 1984, 1 ep Me:- Author:7
Director: Hayao Miyazaki Screenwriter: Hayao Miyazaki Producer: Isao Takahata Music: Joe Hisaishi

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