Beginning February 1, Netflix will offer 21 films from Studio Ghibli on its streaming service. The catch: the films won’t be available in the United States, Canada, or Japan. In the U.S., HBO Max will be the home of Ghibli films when the service launches in spring 2020.

But Netflix subscribers in Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America will have access to the Ghibli library subtitled in 28 languages and dubbed in up to 20 languages. The deal was made with Franco-German distributor Wild Bunch International, which reps Ghibli films globally.

“In this day and age, there are various great ways a film can reach audiences,” Studio Ghibli producer Toshio Suzuki said in a statement. “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.”

Here is the release schedule on Netflix:

  • February 1, 2020: Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbor Totoro (1988), Kiki’s Delivery Service (1989), Only Yesterday (1991), Porco Rosso (1992), Ocean Waves (1993), Tales from Earthsea (2006)
  • March 1, 2020: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984), Princess Mononoke (1997), My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999), Spirited Away (2001), The Cat Returns (2002), Arrietty (2010), The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)
  • April 1, 2020: Pom Poko (1994), Whisper of the Heart (1995), Howl’s Moving Castle (2004), Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (2008), From Up on Poppy Hill (2011), The Wind Rises (2013), When Marnie Was There (2014)

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