My Neighbors the Yamadas (1999) IMDb


Suzuki Toshio (producer), Takahata Isao (writer-director).


Quiet modernist comedy, similar in concept to Chie the Brat (1981). Disjointed character-based episodes.


Scenes from the life of an “average” family in modern Japan.


Ghibli’s first film after the death of Kondō Yoshifumi in 1998. Done on computer in an unusual and interesting style, apparently meant to encapsulate a huge number of references to Japanese culture. Lots of haiku. Based on a strip-format manga.

References here: Ghibli movie titles, “Bonkei: Miniature Garden” (2016).

Ghibli Japanese production animation fiction moving picture