Moneysaver One-Shot: Studio Ghibli Friday

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Amazon's Gold Box deal today features many of Studio Ghibli's films at their lowest prices ever. Directed mostly by Hayao Miyazaki, these are some of, if not the finest animated feature films ever made, both in content and presentation. Even if you don't like animation or hate anime because of Dragon Ball Z's American edits, these are still must-see experiences. There are DVD's and Blu-rays available, and it's also worth noting that these movies tend to not make it to streaming services. [Amazon]

Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke are good starting points if you're new, and also probably the two most important ones to see. Personally, I'm a big fan of Whisper of the Heart and Kiki's Delivery Service. Bummer that My Neighbor Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle aren't included in this, but you should definitely still get them anyway.

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So, if I could only buy 2 of these, which 2 should I choose? The only Ghibli anime I've watched was Spirited Away, and I loved the hell out of it.